- Moderating "Longevity In An Ever Changing Industry" at CF.Objective
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!
- 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!
- jQuery Class in San Francisco Next Weekend
Bay Area folks! Who wants to learn jQuery? I’m teaching an “Intro to jQuery” class July 8 and 9 at the Bay Area Video Coalition. There are a few spots left in the class; I may be able to get you a discount on the cost (if you're not already a member at BAVC). Drop me a message for more info.
- SacInteractive: What you don't know about your own resume
This Wednesday at SacInteractive we have Josh Gurin from TekSystems coming to talk about "What you don't know about your own resume".
- SacInteractive Show And Tell
For the May SacInteractive meeting we’re going to do something a little different. Rather than having 1 main presenter, we’re going to do a “show and tell” with our group. Got something cool you’d like to show off for a few minutes? Bring it! Found a new plugin, app or tool that’s making your development easier? Come tell us about it! We’ll give everyone 10 to 15 minutes to show off something, and we’ll have some follow-up discussions as well. Come join us!
- Who Wants to Learn jQuery in San Francisco?
San Francisco nerds! Who wants to learn jQuery? I’m teaching an “Intro to jQuery” class May 20 and 21 at the Bay Area Video Coalition. There are a few spots left in the class; I may be able to get you a discount on the cost (if you're not already a member at BAVC). Drop me a message for more info.
- Speaking at CF.Objective 2017
The calendar has been posted, I guess that makes it official. I’m speaking at CF.Objective 2017!
I’ll be giving two talks: “Dependency Injection, Why Is It Awesome and Why Should I Care?” and “Best Practices Are Best, Except When They're Not”. I’ve made some updates to both talks recently; if you’ve seen them at previous conferences, there will be at least some new (to you) content in each talk. Card is subject to change, some restrictions apply. ;)
- Into The Box 2017 Recap
Into The Box 2017 wrapped up last night, I’m currently on a flight home (coincidentally on the same flight as Gavin, Bill and Esme from the Ortus team). Hands down, Into The Box 2017 was the best, most advanced, ColdFusion conference I’ve attended in a while.
- Into The Box Notes: Slaying the ORM Dragons with CBORM, Luis Majano
#1 - modeling is key
ORM relationship modeling is key
UML will be your best friend
stop thinking about the DATA
start thinking about object orientation: data AND behavior
- Into The Box Notes: Bringing Legacy Apps Back To Life with *Box Micro-services, Brad Wood and Jon Clausen
People are writing “new apps” in CF but the reality is, a lot of them are legacy apps
when you have a language that’s 20 years old, statistically a lot of the code will not be “fresh, new” code. a lot of time we have to work with an older codebase.
We want to get off of “legacy hell” but don’t know how to do it?
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.