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June 9, 2014
SacInteractive: Open Design: Free Open-Source Tools for the Designer
This Tuesday night at SacInteractive, Jon Nutting will be presenting on "Open Design: Free Open-Source Tools for the Designer" The description is like so: ---- Jon Nutting (Ai Instructor & self-proclaimed new-media extraordinaire), will walk you through the process of hi....
May 17, 2014
CF Objective Recap and Highlights
It's Saturday afternoon, I'm at the airport, that must mean CF Objective is officially over. Overall I think the conference was a great success and was run more smoothly than last year (which was the first year at this location). Wifi was excellent throughout the entire conference (both the hotel ....
May 16, 2014
CF Objective Notes - Developing Single Page Apps (SPA) with ColdFusion and Angular
Developing Single Page Apps (SPA) with ColdFusion and Angular Mike Collins Agenda quick understanding of angularJS walkthru key features and main components of an angular JS app learn about CF RESTful svcs w/ angular walk thru a DEMO app
May 16, 2014
CF Objective Notes - Creating Services for Modern Web Applications
Creating Services for Modern Web Applications Mike Nimer in a simpler time, server side rendering request / response model server side rendering is dead (unless you need a static site for search engine spiders) modern web apps single pages a....
May 15, 2014
CF Objective Notes - Javascript: Understanding the Confusing Bits
Javascript: Understanding the Confusing Bits Jason Dean JavaScript is the most confusing thing I've ever tried to learn If you want to advance in JavaScript (beyond jQuery basics) you need to understand the 'weird stuff'. Why things work the way they do. Ca....
May 15, 2014
CF Objective Notes - AngularJS: Getting the UI Sugar without the jQuery Pain
AngularJS: Getting the UI Sugar without the jQuery Pain Sharon DiOrio Can't get around the fact that JavaScript is the only language in the browser, it runs everywhere, so might as well embrace that. Sometimes you need to add Angular into an already existing app.....
May 15, 2014
CF Objective Notes - The JVM is Your Friend
CF Objective Notes - The JVM Is Your Friend Kai Koenig The JVM architecture wanted to build a platform independent runtime client to do that you need a virtual machine First JVM implementations were very simple some limitations Weak Ja....
May 14, 2014
CF Objective Notes - What's a Pull Request? (Contributing to Open Source)
What's a Pull Request? (Contributing to Open Source) Brad Wood What is "Free"? Not all free software is open source not all open source software is free (e.g. linux flavors that pay for support) the license controls what you can/can't do don'....
May 14, 2014
CF Objective Notes - Monitor, Troubleshoot & Protect Your CF/Railo Servers with FusionReactor 5
Monitor, Troubleshoot & Protect Your CF/Railo Servers with FusionReactor 5 Charlie Arehart intro – why I use it ever day and why I think you should use it every day why you would want to move to version 5 (if you're still on 4) Why use FusionReactor....
May 14, 2014
CF Objective Notes - Adobe General Session
CF Objective Notes - Adobe General Session ColdFusion 11 and CF Builder 3 released 3 weeks ago Lots of changes. Challenges Mobile development Device Proliferation – phablets, tablets, different sizes and widths Code Maintenance ....
May 14, 2014
CF Objective Notes - Using OWASP ZAP To Find Vulnerabilities In Your Web Apps
USING OWASP ZAP TO FIND VULNERABILITIES IN YOUR WEB APPS David Epler, OWASP Individual Member Join as a member to give them funding (non profit, tax deductible) what is OWASP ZAP (zed attack proxy) free and open source easy way to use web applicatio....
May 14, 2014
CF Objective Notes - The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability
I'll be posting the various notes I take during CF Objective this week. A lot of it is probably a copy/paste from the different slide decks, which will be available via the conference itself. For my own "I learn better this way" reasons, I tend to type a lot of it out in-line with my other notes an....
May 12, 2014
My CF Objective Schedule
Tomorrow afternoon I jump on a plane and head to Minneapolis for the CF Objective conference. This year I'm speaking not once but twice! Apparently I'm trying to earn some sort of "overachiever" merit badge. :) Here's my best guess at the sessions I'll be attending while I'm there... ....
May 10, 2014
Things I Learned While Teaching Java (part 2)
I blogged a similar thing a few weeks ago. Coincidentally, I also taught a 5-day Java Boot Camp this week (HTML5, Angular JS, and Android Programming classes are scheduled for the near future). A few more interesting observations in this class... A woman in the front row asked "What....
April 26, 2014
Things I Learned While Teaching a Java Boot Camp
Each time I teach a Boot Camp (be it Java or something else), I find that I learn a few things myself during the class. Sometimes syntax issues I have to look up for the students, or just better ways to explain some of the concepts. Other times it's more "big picture" ideas about the state of softw....
April 14, 2014
Teaching Intro to Database Design and SQL
I'm teaching a 2-day "Intro to Database Design and SQL" class this Thursday and Friday (April 17 and 18) here in Sacramento. The class is being held at the amazing Hacker Lab facility, downtown. We have a few seats left in the class if anyone would like to attend. Cost is a mere $99. You can reg....
April 5, 2014
2 chances to hear my Dependency Injection preso before CF.Objective
Have I mentioned I'm speaking at CF.Objective? Twice? The "other talk" I'm doing is "Dependency Injection, why is it awesome and why should I care?". I'll be giving a preview of this talk at 2 upcoming locations. This coming Tuesday April 8 I'm speaking at Sac ....
March 11, 2014
Preso: Intro to Source Control With Git
This May I'll be speaking at the CF.Objective conference, giving a talk titled "Git Source Control, For The Rest of Us". It's an intro to Git and the basic concepts of source control for people that aren't command-line-centric and really just need a starting poi....
February 7, 2014
Presentations, Source Control, and Watch Your Tone When Answering Questions for Junior Developers
Last night I gave an "Intro to Source Control" presentation for the Sacramento Adobe Users Group. This was a first trial run of a similar talk I'll be giving at CF.Obj....
January 20, 2014
Presenting on Bootstrap at BACFUG
Just a quick reminder that I'm speaking tomorrow (Tuesday, January 21) at the Bay Area ColdFusion Users Group. I'll be giving my preso on Bootstrap 3 (technically I've included some info on version 2 as well, so we can compare/contrast). You can RSVP for the meeting