Software Development, Web Design, Training


My CF Camp Schedule

In a little while I’m getting on the train from Frankfurt to Munich for CF Camp. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, learning about a zillion new things. Here’s my attempt at a schedule for the week:

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Speaking at CF Camp

Apparently I didn’t get enough excitement from CF Summit in Las Vegas.  I’m now in Germany getting ready to speak at CF Camp!

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ColdFusion Summit Notes: Become a Security Rockstar with ColdFusion 2016, David Epler

Server update process -
always apply and test on development and test/staging env’s first
update as quickly and reasonably as possible

Notification of updates is the best place

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ColdFusion Summit Notes: Testing Automation, Luis Majano

Most companies - do a little bit of tests, claim it’s automated, but in reality the test plan is pretty bad

why people don’t test
think they’re too busy
“you don’t have time to test, you need to deliver now”
sometimes it’s comfort - don’t feel comfortable applying testing methodologies
- it’s new
- new learned behavior

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ColdFusion Summit Notes: API Economy - Realizing The Business Value of APIs Through Adobe API Management - Elishia Dvorak

How to Monetize your API?
Analytics, expose the metrics
Charge customers by the metrics that we get
Can do it by Access Control
— list of services, expose just the access that the customer needs

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ColdFusion Summit Notes: Where is ColdFusion headed? - Rakshith Naresh

Been hearing “is CF still alive?” for at least 10 years

“ColdFusion is the best undead language ever.”

(Not all these features are guaranteed to be in CF next)

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ColdFusion Summit 2016 Recap

The ColdFusion Summit wrapped up a few days ago; I meant to blog about it sooner (and post my notes from the sessions, which I’ll do later) but as soon as the conference ended, I headed straight back to work and had a mountain of client deadlines to tackle.

Overall I think the Summit was a huge success.  Not only was it the largest number of attendees yet (500+) but over 200 people were attending for the first time!  To have that many new people (whether new to CF or just new to the idea of attending a conference to improve their skillset) is great!

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My ColdFusion Summit 2016 Schedule

Next week is the ColdFusion Summit 2016, in Las Vegas!  With four tracks of content, it was hard to narrow things down, but here’s my best guess as to where you’ll be able to find me:

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Speaking at ColdFusion Summit 2016

Next week is the ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas.  I'll be giving my talk "Dependency Injection: Why Is It Awesome and Why Should I Care?".  This is the same talk I've given at conferences before, with some updated code examples. The talk itself is really about the concept of "Dependency Injection" and isn't specific to any of the libraries available (DI/1, WireBox, ColdSpring, etc).  Typically when I give this talk, it includes pseudocode examples that are loosely based on ColdSpring.  Those will still be included, but I'm also adding some actual code samples using various DI libaries, so there is a bit more of a "real world" takeaway for attendees.  

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Teaching a Git Class at CF Camp

Okay it’s official — I’ll be teaching a Git class at this year’s CF Camp in Munich Germany.  Typically at conferences I give a 1-hour talk called “Git Source Control: For The Rest of Us”, which is an intro to Git (and an intro to source control in general) with a GUI app instead of via the command line.  This class will be an extended version of the same thing.

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