Below are the results to date for the 2022 State of the CF Union survey. This is the sixth part of the Survey, about the ColdFusion Community (all the places you learn and share about CF).
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- 6. ColdFusion Community
- 28. How often do you attend ColdFusion User Group meetings? (Check one)
- 29. What CF related topics are you interested in learning this year? (Check all that apply)
- 30. What CF blogs do you read (Check all that apply)
- 31. Which CF conferences will/did you attend this year? (Check all that apply)
- 32. What online CF communities do you participate in? (Check all that apply)
- 33. CF Open Source (Check all that apply)
- 34. I listen to the CF-related channels (Check all that apply)
6. ColdFusion Community
28. How often do you attend ColdFusion User Group meetings? (Check one)
|don't know enough to know WHAT i should be 🙂
|would love to see better mobile app dev documentation and tools for building and deploying mobile apps.
|Mobile App Development in Coldfusion
|leveraging existing 3rd-party Java libraries
|competent linter for cfscript. Cflint is bad
|Migration to .net and Kotlin
30. What CF blogs do you read (Check all that apply)
|Ben Nadel has saved me hundreds of times! Wish he'd still blog more about CF. Old post from Ben Forta and Ray Camden still help on occasion. Charlie Arehart is guiding me through a migration from CF 11 to 2021 at the moment, although he does not know it. 🙂
|Ben Forta, Ray Camden
|Not a regular reader of any blog, but read many of these on occasional basis while Googling for information.
|ones mentioned on modernize or die podcast
|Lucee newsletter/ news
|Wil De Bruin
|Ray Camden, of course
|Various. I don't read regularly, but google topics and end up at CF blogs.
|I only use google and hope to find a blog 😉
31. Which CF conferences will/did you attend this year? (Check all that apply)
|I always want to go, but never find the time.
|Not sure yet
|I'm in LA, I'd love to attend something relatively close this year!
|I can't afford to
|Unknown. Am leaving current employment partly because I want to learn new things, both CF-related (OO, ColdBox, TestBox) and other languages including Ruby, Rails, React and/or other JS, and modern testing and dev practices. I hope to start out with a period of exploration and to end up where the inspiration takes me!
|Likely only attend remote conferences again this year
|Online itb online Adobe
|Depending on what's virtual, not going to a live event at this stage
|Not sure, Covid, etc.
|^ If it happens. I can't justify any of the non EU ones and not interested in virtual conferences, after trying Adobe's one last year.
|CF online summit
|not sure yet
|Adobe ColdFusion Summit Online
32. What online CF communities do you participate in? (Check all that apply)
|working code podcast discord
|only when i have a problem
|We have pretty active CF discussions within our work groups
|Online CF Meetup
|Coldfusion CFML Brasil
|Not anymore; the CF community forced me out for daring to ask a question.
33. CF Open Source (Check all that apply)
|Wish there was more recent open source out there, but I've used some in the past.
|we don't use open source - not permitted to publish work publicly
|Don't use open source
|Really just exploring the modern CF world right now…
|Not sure if my org will allow
|We are thinking of launching a CF open source project
|I don't have time, wish I did.
|how have I not, for so long? adding to list
|I haven’t listened to them yet.
|I need to listen to some of these!
|Maybe once a year I'll have time to listen to podcast or watch cf video
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.