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Conferences & Me

May 20, 2014 ·

I love conferences but I can't attend all of them...

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Tags: cfinnc · cfobjective · clojure · coldfusion

Into The Box - spread the love!

January 25, 2014 ·

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It's not just about ColdBox...

Tags: bdd · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion

Into The Box

January 15, 2014 ·

The Into The Box conference web site is up and running now: May 13th, 2014, the day before cf.Objective().

Into The Box brings together ten speakers, in two tracks, covering all aspects of the ColdBox-family of products for just $199. If you're using any of those frameworks - or you're just curious about them, this is going to be a great opportunity to really get to know them in depth!

Back in 2009, I gave a talk at cf.Objective() about Behavior-Driven Development - a way to describe the expected behavior of software as executable tests. It's an approach I've always believed in but we've lacked the tools in the CFML world until recently: TestBox provides traditional "xUnit" testing, MXUnit compatibility, and Behavior-Driven Development testing.

Tags: bdd · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion · tdd

cf.Objective() 2014 - now you can spread the love!

January 07, 2014 ·

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If you're a ColdBox fan, don't forget Into The Box the day before cf.Objective()!

Tags: cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion

cf.Objective() 2014 - call for speakers!

October 21, 2013 ·

The cf.Objective() 2014 Call for Speakers is open until November 1st so you have just under two weeks to submit your topics. You can also vote for existing topic submission at that same link.

Right now we've only had two general CFML topics submitted (and seven ColdBox-related ones!) but there's a good number of JavaScript-related submissions - and remember that cf.Objective() has a dedicated JavaScript track in js.Objective(), as well as a mobile/front-end track so it's more than a CFML conference... but we still want to see a good spread of CFML topics!

And if you want to submit non-CFML web development topics that you think would appeal to a CFML / JS audience in terms of broadening their skills, you should do that too! Last year Scott Stroz did an excellent talk about Groovy on Grails, and I touched on some advanced CFML techniques inspired by other languages in my polyglot talk.

Note: when you submit a talk, please make sure to follow the guidelines outlined in this blog post about cf.Objective() 2014 submission format!

Tags: cfobjective · clojure · coldbox · coldfusion · grails · groovy · javascript · programming

cf.Objective() 2013 - What I Learned

May 19, 2013 ·

It's Sunday afternoon after the best cf.Objective() ever and I'm looking over my notes to offer some thoughts on the last three days.

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Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion · javascript · mongodb

Humongous MongoDB - cf.Objective() 2013 - Slides and Code online

May 18, 2013 ·

The slides and code for my third presentation at cf.Objective() 2013 are now online:

Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion · mongodb

ORM, NoSQL and Vietnam - cf.Objective() 2013 - Slides and Code online

May 16, 2013 ·

The slides and code for my second presentation at cf.Objective() 2013 are now online:

Updated with the correct PDF link - sorry about that!

Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion · mongodb · orm

Learn You a What for Great Good - cf.Objective() 2013 - Slides and Code online

May 16, 2013 ·

The slides and code for my first presentation at cf.Objective() 2013 are now online - Polyglot Lessons to Improve Your CFML:

The other presentations will be posted after I've given them and the code will appear in that Github repository.

Tags: cfobjective · clojure · coldfusion · groovy · javascript · programming · scala

My cf.Objective() 2013 Presentations

May 12, 2013 ·

Other than noting back in January that all three(!) of my talk proposals were accepted, I haven't blogged about them since, so the only information about them is on the cf.Objective() web site. The session overviews give a fair sense of what you should get out of each presentation and roughly what they'll cover.

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Tags: cfobjective · clojure · coldfusion · groovy · javascript · mongodb · scala