Brad Wood, Luis Majano, and Gavin Pickin talk about “First Look into the Into The Box Conference” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light. Brad, Luis and Gavin are all speakers of the Into The Box Conference. In this episode, we are going to find out what exactly is the conference about; if there are ColdFusion secrets to come out, and more.
Brad and Luis are speakers for the upcoming Into The Box ColdFusion Conference. Brad will talk about Converting Legacy Apps into Modern MVC, CommandBox Server Minions, Box Microservices and Ortus Keynote. Luis' topics in the conference are Integration Development, Slaying the ORM Dragons with CBORM, and Ortus Keynote.
“The whole conference is about empowering ColdFusion developers to modernize themselves. Also take a look at a job that was a great companion. We do it day in and day out as well. Uh huge ecosystems, so how to teach and showcase the integration pieces between CFML and Java and we do this a lot in everything that we do. A lot of techniques for developers. A lot of business processes. Continuous integration processes. Testing processes, which a lot of developers hate. This is something that's very big for us. You'll see that from the sessions, there's a big gamut of coverage.” – Luis Majano
- Showcasing processes of CF developers
- Modernizing CF dev practices
- New applications
- Adapting a competitive edge
- Architecture and business processes
- Integration of ColdFusion
- Date of the Into The Box Conference
- Who are the speakers at the conference
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Brad has been programming ColdFusion since 2001 and has used every version of CF since 4.5. He first fell in love with ColdFusion as a way to easily connect a database to his website for dynamic pages. He enjoys configuring and performance tuning high-availability Windows and Linux ColdFusion environments as well as SQL Server. Brad is the ColdBox Platform developer advocate at Ortus Solutions and lead developer of the CommandBox CLI.
Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer born in El Salvador and is the president of Ortus Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in web development, architecture and professional open source support and services. His background includes over 17 years of software development experience, architecture, and system design.
He is the creator of the ColdBox MVC Platform, ContentBox Modular CMS, CommandBox CLI and many more open source projects. He lives in Texas with his beautiful wife Veronica, baby girl Alexia and baby boy Lucas! You can read his blog and technology musings at https://www.luismajano.com.
Gavin Pickin – Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
Michaela Light: Here with Brad, Luis, and Gavin, all from Into The Box Conference, and I am going to find out exactly what this conference is all about. I think there's some ColdFusion secrets gonna come out. I can read some in that white board behind you guys so it's not too secret. Oh, he's covering it up now. All right, Luis. Into The Box, who is this for? Someone's never heard of this conference, who's it for?
Brad Wood: It's for everybody, Michael. [crosstalk 00:00:41] ColdFusion developer that wants to take their developer to another level.
Michaela Light: Okay.
Gavin Pickin: Yeah, we're trying to showcase the tools and the processes that ColdFusion developers who want to modernize their practices, modernize their applications, who want to adopt a competitive edge thing, that's what we're showcasing. We're not just covering Box products. There's a lot of sessions that aren't about Cold Box, are just generic stuff on doctor and other technologies like that.
Luis Majano: Architecture, business processes. It's important for us to have a well-rounded developers and not only just about specific language or specific products. Obviously Cold Box, it started, but there's a lot of boxes around the ecosystem now.
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Michaela Light is the host of the CF Alive Podcast and has interviewed more than 100 ColdFusion experts. In each interview, she asks "What Would It Take to make CF more alive this year?" The answers still inspire her to continue to write and interview new speakers.
Michaela has been programming in ColdFusion for more than 20 years. She founded TeraTech in 1989. The company specializes in ColdFusion application development, security and optimization. She has also founded the CFUnited Conference and runs the annual State of the CF Union Survey.