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October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Sync or Async the Aha Moment - Shirak Avakian

understanding sync/async

Synchronous - the operation blocks a process until the operation completes
runs “line by line”

Asynchronous - non-blocking
only initiate the operation

October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit Notes: Geek Out With the Smart Language Additions in ColdFusion 2018, Rakshith Naresh

null support
datatype preservation

null
interacts w/ JavaScript, database,
how do we handle nulls in OTHER platforms?
so now we have REAL null support
and real datatype is preserved
if it’s a ‘string’ it will continue to be a bool in CF2018

October 15, 2018
ColdFusion Summit Notes - Refreshing your UI: Modern Uses for WebSockets, Giancarlo Gomez

websockets are:
full duplex communication channels over a TCP connection
bidirectional communication
little overhead
not holding an http connection open
very low latency

October 8, 2018
ColdFusion Summit 2018 Recap, Part 1

Last week was the 2018 ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas. By all accounts it was a very successful event! This year’s conference was held at the Hard Rock Hotel, slightly off the strip more than past hotels have been, but I didn’t really mind. Between teaching a pre-conference workshop and the various music references in the hotel, I didn’t really have a need (or time) to venture out until after the conference was totally over.

September 30, 2018
My ColdFusion Summit 2018 Schedule

In a few hours I jump on a plane for Las Vegas to attend the Adobe ColdFusion Summit!

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Blogging Basics, Improve Your Blog and Maximize Results - Jennifer Bourn

blog is a file cabinet - a place to store content that other people need to be able to find easily and quickly
place to store info

categories are like drawers
tags are like folders

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Lessons Learned Releasing My First WordPress Plugin - Jamie Bergen

1. Scratch your own itch
think about pain points for YOU
if you built it, YOU would want to use it
will help you feel invested in the project

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Accessibility, Beginning The Journey - Ben Byrne

Accessibility is...
The degree to which a product, device, to services or environment is available to as many people as possible
pertains to more than just websites - also apps, etc.

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Start Your SEO Strong With 4 Key Pieces Of Content - Taylor Waldon

why your website NEEDS a blog
defining your place online
3 key pieces of content

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Local SEO The Old Fashioned Way - Jim Kaspari

local SEO vs global SEO
local = brick and mortar businesses providing services in the local area

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Getting Your First Online Course Published - Bodie Quirk

What do you need to build an online course?
7 things you must know about

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Podcasting With WordPress - Ray Ortega

The Podcaster Studio

Why WordPress for podcasts?
does everything a podcast needs
starts w/ basic creation all the way up to full blown sites and community
membership site, monetizing

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: The Biggest Design Problem I've Confronted Is Project Management - Chris Ford

PRINCIPLES --
guiding principles in design
#1 skill is EMPATHY
REALLY care about people
genuine interest
flexibility

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Site Migration? Redesign? Don't Tank Your SEO - Kathy Alice Brown

what's changing?
migration and redesign can mean a lot of different things
domain name?
url?
design/ theme?
information architecture?
are you rebranding?

September 29, 2018
WordCamp Notes: Leverage Linting To Be A Better Developer - Matt Vanderpol

linting
code quality tool

4 main components

1. the code
2. rules - describe what the code should look like when everything is working well
3. process - a program that runs, pulls in the rules, analyzes the code, figures out where it does NOT match the rules
4. reports - when the process is done, you need a way to see the output, where your code does not match, where the problems are that you need to address

September 26, 2018
WordCamp Sacramento 2018 Recap

Two weeks ago was WordCamp Sacramento 2018.  I’ve spoken there before but haven’t been able to attend in the last couple of years due to scheduling conflicts.   I was actually scheduled to teach an HTML/CSS workshop in San Francisco on the same weekend this year but the client had a conflict of their own and had to cancel, so off to WordCamp I went!

September 4, 2018
Upcoming HTML5 Training Classes in San Francisco

Attention San Francisco Bay Area folks! Who wants to learn how to make web pages?! We’re partnering with the Bay Area Video Coalition and teaching both Beginner and Intermediate HTML5 classes in San Francisco this fall.

August 21, 2018
SacInteractive - Static Website Hosting on AWS

On Wednesday September 19 at SacInteractive we have Dave Jones coming to give his talk "Static Website Hosting on AWS".

June 18, 2018
Speaking at SacInteractive: The Modern World of ColdFusion + CFML

This Wednesday I'll be speaking at SacInteractive, giving a talk we're calling "The Modern World of ColdFusion + CFML".  As anyone that was at Into The Box 2018 knows, modern CFML and tooling rivals other modern languages (even beating them in some areas of functionality).  This talk will be an intro to CFML, CommandBox, and related tooling, showing non-CFML developers that writing ColdFusion in 2018 has all the same perks, language features, and other benefits of JavaScript, Node, and whatever else the "cool kids" are using. 

April 29, 2018
Into The Box 2018 Recap

As is customary these days, I’m at the airport, waiting for my flight, so now I shall write up my thoughts on the latest conference. :)

Into The Box 2018 wrapped up last night, and was a huge success! Attendance has grown since last year, most pre-conference workshops were sold out, and all the regular sessions were streamed on line. Congrats to Luis and his team for all the success — their hard work is clearly paying off!