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January 13, 2015
Tonight at SacInteractive -- 2015 Planning meeting and Software Raffle!
This month we're going to do an "all hands on deck" planning session for 2015. Everyone is encouraged to bring their ideas for SacInteractive. If there's a topic you'd like to see us present, or something you'd like to present on yourself, please come to the meeting and discuss with us. We'll also b....
December 8, 2014
Tuesday at SacInteractive -- Intro to Object Oriented JavaScript
This Tuesday night (tomorrow) at SacInteractive, I'll be giving a new (for me) presentation, "Intro to Object Oriented JavaScript". We'll go over basic terms like "class", "object", "constructor" and "encapsulation". And we'll show you how they fit into the JavaScript world. Object Oriented Progr....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Wrap-Up
CF Camp 2014 is done. Overall I think it was a success for everyone. It was a very intense schedule, leaving CF Summit and immediately flying to Germany the very next morning (especially having to give presentations at both conferences). I've been a little und....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Get Grulping With JavaScript Task Runners, Matt Gifford
Get Grulping With JavaScript Task Runners, Matt Gifford "Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated." --Confucius Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures To get ....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Event Gateways, Gert Franz
Event Gateways -- Gert Franz What are Event Gateways anything that java/railo can "react" to is an Event Gateway additional way to contact the app server (aside from web services, etc) doesn't have to be over HTTP, can be triggered by FTP too, etc. CLI -- w....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Hidden Gems in ColdFusion 11, Charlie Arehart
Hidden Gems in ColdFusion 11, Charlie Arehart Not discussing everything in CF11, just things that don't get much PR There's no single document that lists all the new features, that makes it hard to find them. Don't miss the docs: wikidocs.adobe/com/wiki/di....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Notes: ECMAScript 6, Matt Bourke
ECMAScript 6 - Matt Bourke ECMAScript is a "language", JavaScript is a "dialect" of that they're kind of 1 in the same. Creating awesome games in JS is easy -- Phaser.js Automated regression testing w/ casper.js JS is the "assembly language ....
October 22, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Secrets of a Mura Code Ninja, Grant Shepert

Secrets of a Mura Code Ninja, Grant Shepert Core concepts -- Core files should NEVER change. 2 sections in a normal Mura install 1. core base install (admin and api) 2. the site these 2 concepts have "auto updaters" built into them

October 21, 2014
CF Camp Notes: SEO 101
SEO 101 Maximilian Kwapil 2 parts to SEO 1. Search Engine Google Resources from Google: SEO Starter Guide support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35291?hl=en Webmaster Guidelines support.google.com/webmasters....
October 21, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Multiply Like Rabbits
Multiply Like Rabbits - Asychronous Processing with ColdFusion and RabbitMQ Markus Schneebeli What is a Message Queue? order a burger at McDonalds to get a burger you need a cook burger goes into the out-tray to be given to the customer ....
October 20, 2014
CF Camp Notes: Command Box, Luis Majano
CF Camp Notes: Command Box, Luis Majano How do we work in CF? we look in folders, on the web, etc, for pieces of code. so we have all these pieces of code from various places not a lot of order, not a lot of package management / tooling (Book: Core ....
October 20, 2014
My CF Camp Schedule
Here's the best guess as to where you can find me during the CF Camp conference: Monday -- 9:15 - 10:30 -- Command Box, Luis Majano 10:14 - 11:30 -- Multiply Like Rabbits, Markus Schneebeli 11:40 - 12:30 -- Dependency Injection with DI/1, Chris Schmitz
October 19, 2014
CF Summit Wrapup
CF Summit 2014 wrapped up yesterday. I'm currently 35,000 feet in the air, over the Atlantic, on my way to speak at CF Camp in Munich Germany. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment but that's beside the point. :) Overall I think the CF Summit was a success. I heard no major complaints ....
October 19, 2014
CF Summit Notes: Application Security and ColdFusion 11 -- Jason Dean
Application Security and ColdFusion 11 -- Jason Dean Adobe doesn't have a great reputation with regards to security it's undeserved. Adobe security is good and getting better Concurrent User Logins allow / disallow concurrent logins T....
October 19, 2014
CF Summit Notes: Monitoring CF: What are my options and why should I?
Monitoring CF: What are my options and why should I? -- Charlie Arehart How do you know which JVM args and server settings are right for YOU? (slides are available at carehart.org) the 3 main monitors CF Enterprise Server Monitor -bu....
October 19, 2014
CF Summit Notes: ColdFusion Internals
CF Summit Notes: ColdFusion Internals (I didn't catch the name of who gave this presentation, which bums me out. Not only because I like to give credit where credit is due, but also because this presentation was one of the Summit highlights for me. I learned a great deal about the in....
October 17, 2014
CF Summit Notes: Software Craftsmanship, Kev McCabe
Software Craftsmanship Kev McCabe Agile development "we adopted Agile and now things will be ok" ...and the Agile transformation began People really started to think about "how quickly can we get stuff done?" The Agile Hangover ....
October 17, 2014
CF Summit Notes: ColdFusion is Racecar Fast, Patrick Quinn
ColdFusion is Racecar Fast, Patrick Quinn (The slide deck for this talk was really great. I'd recommend downloading that as well; There were several slides pertaining to JVM arguments that I didn't have time to make note of, and some other very useful metrics as well.) ....
October 16, 2014
CF Summit Notes: How The Best Get Better, Mark Sanborn
KEYNOTE / General Session: "How the best get better" -- Mark Sanborn Learning is remembering what's important Leadership is about asking the right questions. Not the ability to change, but the ability to change QUICKLY is key. Customer serv....
October 16, 2014
My CF Summit Schedule
Tomorrow is the start of the Adobe CF Summit! Here's where you can find me. If I'm not at one of these locations, check the poker room. :) Thursday – 9:00 – 10:00 General Session "How the Best Get Better" 10:15 – 11....