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20
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Day 5 of Ortus Dev Week - 5 sessions including bonus 7am PST from Ray Camden

CFML Language, ColdBox, Javascript, Node.js, Server Admin, Unit Testing

Day 5 of Ortus Developer Week is here, sadly, this is the last day of Ortus Developer Week for 2015. Since we know you are all sad, we decided to spice up today with a Bonus Session with Ray Camden, called 'Why you should dump your fancy app server and go completely static.' starting at 7am PST. We also have 4 more great talks, with RESTful Services, TestBox BDD, Extending ContentBox CMS, and to finish the week, Mark Mandel, a Google Representative will show us 'Scaling Node.js with Docker and Kubernetes'.

19
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Day 4 of Ortus Dev Week - ORM, FusionReactor, Pull Requests and ContentBox CMS

CFML Language, ColdBox, Conferences

Day 4 of Ortus Developer Week is here, more than half way through this week, and we're going to finish strong with another 4 great sessions. We start off with 'Killing Shark Riding Dinosaurs with ORM" before diving into FusionReactor with some sneak peaks into the new 6.0 beta. Followed up with How to make a Pull Request - Contriburing to Open Source and then a Getting Started with ContentBox - where you can learn more about a great CMS built on ColdFusion.

18
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Day 3 or Ortus Dev Week - NoSql, Travis CI, Commmandbox, Testbox, Jasmine, APIs and Contentbox

CFML Language, ColdBox, CommandBox, Conferences, Javascript, Unit Testing

Day 3 of Ortus Developer Week is here with another 4 interesting sessions, but I might be bias since one of them is mine. I am giving my presentation that I just gave at CF Summit is Las Vegas last week, on "Testing my API with TestBox on Server and Jasmine on Client", which I am happy to say got a lot of positive feedback, so for all of those who missed it, catch me today. We are also going to look at Commandbox with Travis CI, some NoSql data modeling, and my new favorite Content Management System (CMS) ContentBox.

17
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Coldbox and Ionic - Day 2 of Ortus Developer Week 2015

CFML Language, ColdBox, Conferences, Ionic, Javascript, Mobile Development

Day 2 of the newly renamed Ortus Developer Week is here. Yesterday we had 4 great sessions, and today we have 4 more for you to watch. Lots of ColdBox content today, but what I am really looking forward to is Mike Hartington,  a representative from Ionic, discussing V2 and beyond.

16
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Free Online Live Presentations - Ortus Developer Week Starts Today

ColdBox, CommandBox, Conferences, Ionic, Javascript, Lucee, Mobile Development, Online Interactive Learning

After 3 years of ColdBox Developer Week, the name has changed, but the concept is still the same. Ortus Solutions is putting on another Developer Week, with 21 great sessions, all online, free, and live so you can interact, and will be recorded as well in case you cannot make them all. Ortus Solution is involved with so much more than just ColdBox now, so changing the name made sense, as there are sessions from representatives from IBM, Google, Ionic and lots of great community contributions. Today Monday November the 16th, 2015, is the first day, lets see what sessions we have coming up.

10
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

Building a Bigger Better CFML Community

CFML Language, CFML Server, cfObjective, Conferences, Dev.Objective, Lucee

I have been thinking about submitting a session or two for dev.Objective(), especially fueled by yesterday’s CFML Panel at CF Summit. I decided we need to be more vocal, so I wanted to write an outline for a session to submit to dev.Objective(). The more I thought about it, and discussed with people in the hallways, I came to the conclusion to make it more than a normal track session, but maybe a keynote, or a general session… so there are no other sessions competing with it… because I think it’s something EVERYONE should think about.

Please note, I am not saying that I am the one that should be leading the charge, giving the talks, or calling the shots, but I have an idea, I have a lot of ideas, some good, most bad, but sometimes putting an idea out there, can let it snowball and evolve into something good, and that’s what I am doing here. I encourage you to speak out, respond in comments, and let’s start a conversation.

10
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

CF Summit is coming to a close - thinking ahead to dev.Objective()

CFML Language, cfObjective, Conferences, Dev.Objective

This year’s dev.objective() was again a joy to attend, and have the pleasure of speaking at. I had the pleasure of talking with old friends and new friends, and during the process, I had several conversations about what makes dev.Objective() great, what could be better, and how to reach out to new people and group.

10
November 2015

Gavin Pickin

CF Summit - Come see my session today - in the Main Room

CFML Language, Conferences, Javascript, Node.js, Tools and IDEs, Unit Testing

The blog has been quiet for a while, a lot of reasons, most of which I'll share with you very soon.

If you are at CF Summit today, Tuesday the 10th of November, 2015, come check out my session at 11am in Bristlecone 5.

Presentation Mini Site: http://www.gpickin.com/cfsummit2015/testableapi/

24
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Post Conference - Session Review - How do I Write Testable Javascript?

Conferences, Dev.Objective, Javascript, jQuery, Unit Testing

dev.Objective() has come and gone, and like my Cordova Hooks session, I wanted to write a review of the session, and provide some additional information for those who attended, or those who wanted to attend. The conference was a blast, lots of great info, lots of great people, one of my highlights of the year... so many talented people, and whether you are in the sessions, or in the hallways, there is always something to learn. I submitted this session because although there is a lot of great information on testing, sometimes the hardest steps are the first steps, and most people are live and breathe testing, forget the first few steps, and how many stumbling points they ran across from. Hopefully this session will help everyone get started with Javascript testing.

18
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

ColdFusion 12 Pre-Release - Are you ready for the next version of ColdFusion?

CFML Language, CFML Server, ColdFusion Install Repo

For those of you who missed Adobe at dev.Objective()... don't worry, Adobe is going to be all over the map now... as they are starting the Pre-Release program for ColdFusion 12. They opened a survey so if you want to get in on the Pre Release Program, you can do so today.

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