Software Development, Web Design, Training


PHP Training in San Francisco This Weekend

Bay Area folks, who wants to learn PHP?! I’m teaching a 2-day Intro to Web Programming With PHP class this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 9 and 10) in San Francisco at BAVC. There are still a couple slots left in the class; I can get you a discount on the price if you book through me. More info at the link in the comments section; any questions, just ask.  Hope to see you there!

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Mura CMS: Display Objects Inside Display Objects

Among other changes, Mura 7 includes several new updates to Display Objects. One of the new features we learned about (and helped QA with Blue River while working on a project with them) was the ability to add Display Objects inside other Display Objects. It's actually quite simple, and gives you a lot of flexibility for more advanced UI options.

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SacInteractive Needs a New Co-Manager

Local techie friends, I'm in need of a co-manager to help run my SacInteractive monthly meetup. The current co-manager is moving out of state next month. Anyone interested?

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SacInteractive presents: Docker For Developers

This August SacInteractive will have Dave Jones back to give his talk "Docker For Developers".

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CF.Objective 2017 Recap

Greetings from 30,000 feet in the air!  I never used to “splurge” for airplane wifi. These days there is just too much to do to lose 5 or 6 hours being disconnected, especially after a conference.

CF.Objective 2017 wrapped up last night.  There were quite a few changes from previous years. In no particular order:

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CF.Objective Notes: Docker In Production, Geoff Bowers

(I didn’t take a ton of notes while Geoff was speaking, I was busy trying to focus on what he was saying.  Docker is one of those tools that hasn’t “clicked” completely for me yet.  I use it pretty regularly, but mostly via instruction from other people on my teams.  Mark Drew’s talk on Docker was great, as was Geoff’s other talk on Docker. Hopefully they present again at future conferences for others to learn from.)

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CF.Objective Notes: Automate Thyself, Luis Majano

why most people don’t test

test harness — they start but they never finish

where do you start applying testing techniques

what to test?

what NOT to test?

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CMD Office Hours: Get your hot consultancy here! at CF.Objective

Fun fact: South of Shasta splits a lot of projects with other agencies. A great one among them is our collection of friends from across the pond, Charlie Mark Delta.  

Mark Drew from CMD and I will be speaking together at CF.Objective, hosting “CMD Office Hours: Get your hot consultancy here!”.  Come ask us questions about the projects we do together at CMD, tools we use to manage projects, software practices, Mark’s favorite Aliens references, Nolan’s favorite guitar players, languages and frameworks we use, anything you like!

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Moderating "Longevity In An Ever Changing Industry" at CF.Objective

Are you going to CF.Objective? Did you know there is a great panel discussion happening titled “Longevity In An Ever Changing Industry”?

As luck would have it, I’ll be moderating said panel discussion!  Come join Mark Drew (CMD), Luis Majano (Ortus Solutions) Dave Ferguson (Silvervine Software) and myself as we all talk about our experiences of writing software professionally for, well, a really long time!

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My cf.Objective 2017 Schedule

Next week is cf.Objective 2017! Yes, they’re back to the original name, moved to D.C. and with more of a ColdFusion / CFML focus than the last couple of years.  I’m really looking forward to seeing the new take on the conference (and doing a bit of tourist stuff while I’m in DC).  Below is my best guess as to where you can find me at the conference.  Shameless plug: I’m giving 2 presentations this year on Dependency Injection and Best Practices (or lack thereof), come join us!

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