The latest conference about ColdFusion was IntoTheBox Conference, held on April 26-28, 2017 in Texas. On the official website it says:
ColdFusion (CFML) Java, Redefined
Indeed it was. If you are highly versed in CFML or not familiar with it, you could find something interesting there, and even to start learning about it. The guys from Ortus Solutions chose excellent speakers and even better mariachi band 🙂
ColdFusion software engineers, developers, and designers from all over the world came to share their experiences, to learn something new, and to offer their knowledge to their fellow CF-ers.
Why ColdFusion is not dead?
I talked with Teddie Tapawan about his experience with ColdFusion. He almost excluded CFML from his CV! But, before he decided to do that, a job offer came to him to do just that. How great is that guys…
Here are some photos from the Conference:
Coolest CF podcast is ColdFusion Alive!
With CF guru John Farrar
With IBM evangelist Ray Camden
Charlie at the Fusion Reactor booth
With the guys from Pixel8 and their Preside Puffin
Learning about Box Minions
Amazing new CommandBox features announced
The Mexican hats come out at the HappyBox party
The CommandBox raffle program
- CF Couchbase
- Angular JS
- Preside Platform
- Rabbit MQ
- Fusion Reactor
That's it, folks! It was a pleasure being there.
A BIG thanks to all the speakers for the CF_Alive Podcast.
And to continue learning how to make your ColdFusion apps more modern and alive, I encourage you to download our free ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist.
Because… perhaps you are responsible for a mission-critical or revenue-generating CF application that you don’t trust 100%, where implementing new features is a painful ad-hoc process with slow turnaround even for simple requests.
What if you have no contingency plan for a sudden developer departure or a server outage? Perhaps every time a new freelancer works on your site, something breaks. Or your application availability, security, and reliability are poor.
And if you are depending on ColdFusion for your job, then you can’t afford to let your CF development methods die on the vine.
You’re making a high-stakes bet that everything is going to be OK using the same old app creation ways in that one language — forever.
All it would take is for your fellow CF developer to quit or for your CIO to decide to leave the (falsely) perceived sinking ship of CFML and you could lose everything—your project, your hard-won CF skills, and possibly even your job.
Luckily, there are a number of simple, logical steps you can take now to protect yourself from these obvious risks.
No Brainer ColdFusion Best Practices to Ensure You Thrive No Matter What Happens Next
ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist
Modern ColdFusion development best practices that reduce stress, inefficiency, project lifecycle costs while simultaneously increasing project velocity and innovation.
√ Easily create a consistent server architecture across development, testing, and production
√ A modern test environment to prevent bugs from spreading
√ Automated continuous integration tools that work well with CF
√ A portable development environment baked into your codebase… for free!
Learn about these and many more strategies in our free ColdFusion Alive Best Practices Checklist.