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May 18, 2013
Grow a Backbone.js and drag your apps out of the past with JavaScript Templating - Brad Wood
Grow a Backbone.js and drag your apps out of the past with JavaScript Templating - Brad Wood What problems do JS MVC frameworks address? spaghetti front-end code separation of markup from data separation of markup from behavior deep linking / history ....
May 17, 2013
Using PhoneGap to Build Mobile Applications - Matt Gifford
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....
May 17, 2013
CFObjective Notes: How Groovy and Grails made me a better ColdFusion Developer - Scott Stroz
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....
May 17, 2013
CFObjective notes: Locking Down CF Servers - Pete Freitag
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 ....
May 17, 2013
CFObjective Notes: Errors Are Best When Emailed Said Nobody Ever - Adam Tuttle
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....
May 16, 2013
Mura 6 for Developers - Steve Withington
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....
May 16, 2013
CFObjective notes: Navigating the Front-End Ocean - Sam Farmer
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....
May 16, 2013
CFObjective: Bend Minds With CSS and JavaScript - Adrian Pomillio
Bend Minds With CSS and JavaScript - Adrian Pomillio 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....
May 16, 2013
CFObjective Notes: 6 ways to secure, tune & fail-proof your VPS in a snap! - Jon Cavanaugh
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....
May 16, 2013
CFObjective Notes - Mobile Debugging Tips and Tricks, Ray Camden
(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. Viewing y....
May 3, 2013
My CF.Objective Schedule
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....
April 12, 2013
The First SacInteractive Meeting Was a Success!
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....
March 13, 2013
New Adobe User Group -- Sac Interactive!
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,....
March 13, 2013
New Mura Books
In case you haven't heard yet, the folks at Blue River just released 3 Mura training books. So in addition to the website, forums,
February 26, 2013
Best FW/1 Preso I've seen yet.
I'm spending today refactoring an older web app. Specifically, I'm... Replacing the older UI with Bootstrap (for no real reason other than get more practice with Bootstrap)... Adding
February 19, 2013
Along for a Ride with Side-Car
I was teaching some classes in San Francisco recently. While walking down Geary looking for a taxi, I saw a woman talking about Side-Car. Having nothing to lo....
January 31, 2013
Teaching Android/Java and Ruby on Rails
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....
January 11, 2013
New Year Resolutions for 2013
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....
January 9, 2013
Reading List From 2012
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 ....
December 17, 2012
I/O Exception: peer not authenticated
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: httpS://sitename/process_pdfs.cfm?firstName=joe&lastName=Smith&date=4/1/2012 ...which is just a call to the CFDocument tag, makes a PDF and s....