What problems do JS MVC frameworks address?
spaghetti front-end code
separation of markup from data
separation of markup from behavior
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Using PhoneGap to Build Mobile Applications - Matt Gifford
(Ray Camden was originally supposed to do this presentation, but had to fly home early, so Matt stepped in to cover for him. It seriously didn't come across like any sort of "last minute" thing; Matt's presentation went except....
How Groovy & Grails made me a better ColdFusion Developer - Scott Stroz
What is groovy?
OO language for java
dynamic language w/ similar feature set to Python and Ruby
compiled to JVM byte code
interoperates w/ other java code and libraries
-- most j....
Locking Down CF Servers - Pete Freitag
Lots of attacks lately against CF servers.
Much better to get they call "can you help me lock down my server" than the call "I got hacked, can you help me now?"
Talking about protecting against "vulnerabilities that ....
Errors Are Best When Emailed Said Nobody Ever - Adam Tuttle
Not unreasonable to get 100 errors/day, depending on the app you support
that's 12 errors/hour
1 every 5 minutes
have to interrupt what you're doing to go look at them.
stopping what you're doing e....
Mura 6 for Developers - Steve Withington
(As soon as the presentation started, Steve mentioned that the title was a bit misleading and it wasn't really a "for developers" session, but moreso to show people what's new in Mura 6, and just give a once-over of Mura in general, for those t....
Navigating the Front-End Ocean - Sam Farmer
Before you build an app, ask 3 questions
1. what are you building?
-- an app? for internal users? just a web form? that's used once a day? never again? daily?
2. What devices are you supporting?
-- are all....
3D animations are cute, but I build business apps!
Let's take a look at transitions/animations, how to incorporate that into business apps that are more practical
The Four Horsemen -- why you see "css is only f....
6 ways to secure, tune & fail-proof your VPS in a snap! - Jon Cavanaugh (Hostek)
How to shape up your VPS
Every environment is different
key is do what can be done now
What intrusion is acceptable?
Nothing. No kind of hacking into the server is acce....
(Last year I blogged all my notes from the CF.Objective sessions, and received a lot of positive feedback about that. I'll do my best to post them all again this year too...)
Mobile Web Debugging Tips and Tricks - Ray Camden
Debugging is a pain.
There were definitely some tough decisions to be made in terms of which sessions I attend! So many good things available; I had to skip a few presos from local (to me) folks, in hopes that I can get them to give their talk at SacInteractive later. That bei....
Three days later, I finally have a few minutes in front of my computer to sit down and regroup. :) (I've been teaching a jQuery class on-site at a client office for the last 2 days and haven't had much time to catch up on other things.) On Tuesday night Seth Duffey and I ran the first meeting for ou....
For the last several years, Seth and I have been running the Sacramento Area ColdFusion User Group. For a variety of reasons (which maybe I'll post at a later date...but they're not really that exciting, honestly) we've changed things up a bit. More than a bit. Quite a bit. A whole lot. Actually,....
Hi all --
Next week (February 4 - 8) I'll be teaching a 5-day Java/Android Bootcamp in San Francisco. There are a few seats left, and if you book the class through me, I can even get you a bit of a discount on the price! Just drop me an email if you're interested. You can view the c....
I'm not going to post my entire list of resolutions this year. Some of them were personal and/or music-project related and don't really fit the theme of this blog. Also, the list is rather long...I may have bitten off more than I can chew! :)
While I do have several tech-related reso....
It's that time again where I post a list of the books I read this year, and make some comment about how I didn't read nearly as much as I would have liked to, but I did accomplish other things during the year as well...
Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoire - Dave Mustaine
Death Row ....
I have a client site running everything thru httpS (the box is ColdFusion 8 and IIS of some flavor, probably older). We have a URL on the site like so:
...which is just a call to the CFDocument tag, makes a PDF and s....