Nolan Erck talks about “CF Alive (Revolution Retrospective) ” in this episode of the CF Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light.
- Show notes
- What has changed in ColdFusion since it started
- What are you looking forward to in 2020 for CF Alive?
- WWIT to make CF more alive this year?
- Mentioned in this episode
- Listen to the Audio
- Interview transcript
- Join the CF Alive revolution
What is the CF Alive revolution
- Making ColdFusion Modern, Vibrant and Secure!
- ColdFusion is a vibrant and modern language for complex, data-driven enterprise apps. While some companies have abandoned ColdFusion as dying, more visionary dev teams have embraced CF. Learn how they are making it the most modern, secure and state-of-the-art web development ecosystem.
Why was it started?
- What aspects of CF are preventing you or your company from embracing CF?
- 72% CF is seen as dying/legacy.
- Annual State of CF Union survey, 2018
- Language shame, depression, Burnout → excited and learning again
- Make CF Cool again
- Hiring issues
- More Young CFers
- 9-5 programmers
- Contant “Homeplay” and learning
- 30 mins per day method
- Lunch and learn
When did it start
- 001 Amazing Adventures with CF WebSockets with Giancarlo Gomez
- March 29, 2017
What has changed in ColdFusion since it started
- CF Alive podcast
- Modernize or Die podcast
- CF Alive book released
- CommandBox and ForgeBox
- Non-ColdBox Box products
- Soft Skills and open to mental health issues more openly discussed
- Conference inclusivity and diversity including speakers – anonymous topic selection
- CF conferences
- CF Summit East growing
- CF Summit India
- Improved CF Camp in Europe
- ITB Latin America
- Improved code of conduct
- Separate Q&A in CF Camp
- Office Hours area for 1 on 1 questions
- Shy questioners
- New speakers
- Learned Modern CFML in 100 minutes released
- CF Angular book new edition
- LearnCFInAWeek revamp
- CF Certification released
- New CF tools
- Framework updates for ColdBox, CFWheels, FW/1
- Foundeo new products Fixinator and FuseGuard (on top of HackMyCF)
- FusionReactor new release and cloud version
- Adobe PMT Security Auto Lock
- Adobe API Manager
- Ortus CF box products 4 year roadmaps released
- Adobe at non-CF conferences such as DevWeek and NAGW promoting CF
- And Brad Wood at DevNexis
- CF 2018 release
- Auto lock down
- Mega performance increase
- CF containerization revolution
- Lucee 5
- Modern CF, cfscript
- CF 2020 multi cloud and containerization
- CF top in web Security
- Performance, Productivity and Security
- More positive atmosphere in CF Community
- CF Slack channel more positive
What are you looking forward to in 2020 for CF Alive?
- CF 2020
- Lucee 6
- Adobe and Ortus roadshows and webinars
- CF Rocks book
- New CF conferences
WWIT to make CF more alive this year?
- Be the change you want to see in the world – Gadhi
- StackOverflow public and searchable
- Friendly and professional answers
- Being visible about using CF
- Made with CF logo
- Social share on Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn etc
- CF Pride
Mentioned in this episode
- Jeffrey Kunkel, Oh My GAD episode
- CF Suicide, Depression and Recovery episode with Jorge Reyes
- Hear Us Roar: A Manifesto for Women and Minorities in Startup, Tech, and Business Communities with Sophia Eng
- Getting Real with Women in Tech with April Graves
- Smart Developer Career Strategies and How Women Can Get Ahead in Tech with Sami Gardner
- The Opportunities of Being a Woman in Tech Today with Elliotte Bowerman
- Learn ColdFusion in a Week with Carl Von Stetten, Daniel Fredericks and Dave Ferguson
- Adobe ColdFusion Specialist Certification (new at CF Summit), with Elishia Dvorak
- Adobe CF Summit West 2019 (All that is new) with Kishore Balakrishnan
- Into The Box Conference
- CF Camp 2019 (Everything CFML) with Kai Koenig and Mitchi Hnat
- Adobe PMT
- Adobe Security Auto Lock down
- How to Implement Adobe API https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2018/07/server-auto-lockdown/
- TT YouTube channel
Listen to the Audio
Michaela has been programming in ColdFusion for over 20 years. She founded TeraTech which focuses on ColdFusion development and optimization. She founded the CFUnited conference and ran MDCFUG. She is the current host of the CF Alive podcast and has interviewed over 60 ColdFusion experts about What It Would Take to make CF more alive this year.
Nolan Erck has been developing software for 21 years. Starting in the video game industry working on titles for Maxis and LucasArts, then advancing to web development in 1999, his list of credits includes Grim Fandango, StarWars Rogue Squadron, SimPark, SimSafari as well as high-traffic websites for a variety of clients.
Nolan manages the SacInteractive User Group, teaches classes on aspects of software development, and regularly gives presentations at conferences and user groups across the country.
When he's not consulting or talking about himself in the third person, Nolan can usually be found working on one of several music projects.
- Twitter: @southofshasta
- Twitter: @sacinteractive
- TeraTech podcast
- TeraTech Facebook
- TeraTech LinkedIn
- CF Alive Inner Circle (ask to join)
- TeraTech Twitter
- TeraTech Pinterest
- TeraTech YouTube
Michaela Light: 00:00:03 Welcome back to the show here we have a special episode of the hundredth episode of BC apply podcast. I have a very special guest with us today, Nolan, who is the person who's appeared on the show the most, I think you've appeared like six or seven times because you just have so much to say about cold fusion. So, um, and you're very generous with your time, uh, which I appreciate. So in today's show, we're gonna turn the view a little bit back, um, and look at the CFLI revolution and how things have changed since the cold fusion. A live podcast has been more and a lot of other things happening in ColdFusion land and also have a peek at what's coming in the future for improving ColdFusion. So, welcome Nolan. Thanks for having me. And just in case you don't know who Nolan is, he's the chief architect president and, uh, I don't know. Well, advertise you have at South sash Shasta productions in Sacramento, California. And he is a very frequent speaker. I hope you [inaudible] conferences, user groups, a rabid blogger about Copia writing. That's the right phrase. Rabid. I don't know. He blocked him off, uh, about cold fusion and he writes these excellent post-conference for that. Um, tell you what happened in case you missed the conference. Very good to have you here. So, um, [inaudible] yeah, I think you should be interviewing me. Shouldn't you should just be chatting and having a good time. I'm not sure.
Michaela Light: 00:01:39 Um, I think we should do, let's ask the audience audience who should interview you?
Nolan Erck: 00:01:43 Well, it's just chatting on a good time. Oh, who said that?
Michaela Light: 00:01:47 It was a, yeah, it was the thousands of CFOs listening [inaudible] AI bots episode. So a hundredth episode. Um, and I think, I guess we should start with what is the CFLI for revolution? Cause like we've got this podcast, I wrote a book, you, Louis and the Adobe folks and many other people are doing great things, uh, to improve ColdFusion, but people may not realize that there is a CF alive revolution going on. Um, making cold fusion, more modern, vibrant, insecure, and to quote, misquote someone who will remain nameless to avoid having nasty tweets. And to me, making ColdFusion great again. Um, you know, w w w what do you think with CF alive revolution is no,
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