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30
November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Ortus Solutions reaches a milestone with their Open Source Projects and number of Pull Requests

CFML Language, CFML Server, ColdBox, CommandBox, ContentBox, IntoTheBox, WireBox

Several years ago, my company and I spent time reevaluating the ColdFusion community, searching for a framework with great tooling, lots of documentation, training and professional support. We found that with Ortus Solutions and ColdBox. After a bootcamp, I started contributing however I could, a little code, some documentation, online presentations, conference sessions. At first, diving into Open Source was scary, but when you dip your toes to test the water, you realize its warm, like our ColdFusion community, and Ortus is no different. Over time I have done more and more with Ortus's many open source projects, but that is nothing in comparison to what everyone else has done.

Recently, Ortus Solutions, with their many projects, passed a milestone.

18
November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Day 5 - Ortus Developer Week 2016 - Friday Nov 18, 2016

CommandBox, Conferences, ContentBox, Ionic

Its been a great week so far, its the last day for Ortus Developer Week 2016, and we still have 5 great sessions for you. We start today off bright and early, 7am PST with a bonus session from Alex Muramoto bringing us Ionic 2: More Framework, More Hybrid, More Better. Dive into whats new with Ionic, from an actual Ionic Developer Advocate. We are also going to see presentations on Realtime Web Sockets, Couchbase and its new N1QL SQL like querying language, Advanced HTML 5 features and a closing session, where we'll give you a hand on walkthrough using box products, building a module and submitting

16
November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Day 4 - Ortus Developer Week 2016 - Thursday Nov 17, 2016

Apache, CommandBox, Conferences, ContentBox

3 days down, 2 to go. We have had 12 great sessions, but we still have 9 sessions still to come. Ortus Developer Week 2016 has over 225 registered users already this year, and the number keeps growing daily. Thursday's sessions will be bringing you a couple of deep dives, CommandBox and ContentBox. Then we'll have legendary Mark Mandel showing us Scalable Realtime Microservices with Kubernetes and gPRC. Last but not least, we'll learn how to accelerate web applications with Nginx.

16
November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Day 3 - Ortus Developer Week 2016 - Wednesday Nov 16, 2016

Conferences, ContentBox, Unit Testing

Ortus Developer Week 2016 has over 225 registered users already this year, and the number keeps growing daily. The first 2 days this week had some great sessions, including a mix of Box Products, REST, front end Javascript & UI, Static Site Generators, Testing and even Database Scaling. Today we have 4 more interesting sessions coming at you. Box and Beyond Q&A, RESTful APIs, Testing Automation, and Market Automation for Coldbox / ContentBox Developers. I guess today is another day where I won't get a lot of work done, as I'm glued to my screen watching these sessions. They are recorded as well, so you can always catch them after the fact if needed as well.

15
November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Day 2 - Ortus Developer Week 2016 - Tuesday Nov 15, 2016

Angular, Conferences, IntoTheBox, Javascript, Tools and IDEs, Unit Testing

Ortus Developer Week 2016 started yesterday, Monday November 14th 2016 with a bang. We had Raymond Camden talking about Static Web Site generators, and all 4 sessions had great attendance. Today, Tuesday the 15th is going to be another action packed day of presentations. For those those have not heard of ODW, it is a series of FREE and live webinars hosted by the Ortus Team and seasoned developers from around the world. These sessions will cover software development, web and mobile, and usage of any of our open source and commercial products. After a busy conference season, ODW gives you 1 more action packed week of sessions, enjoyable without travel & TSA, all from the comfort of your own office. If the sessions are too distracting to watch while you work, we record all the sessions, and make them available for later viewing as well.

14
November 2016

Gavin Pickin

Ortus Developer Week 2016 starts today

ColdBox, Conferences, IntoTheBox, Unit Testing, WireBox

Ortus Developer Week 2016 starts today. ODW is a series of FREE and live webinars hosted by the Ortus Team and seasoned developers from around the world. These sessions will cover software development, and usage of any of our open source and commercial products. After a busy conference season, ODW gives you 1 more action packed week of sessions, enjoyable without travel & TSA, all from the comfort of your own office.

Having presented at all 3 previous Ortus Developer Weeks ( although the first was called ColdBox Developer Week ), I'm excited to be presenting and attending ODW again this year. I always look forward to a week of learning.

09
September 2016

Gavin Pickin

Submit a presentation for Ortus Developer Week 2016

CFML Language, Conferences

Having spoken at Ortus Developer Week ( previously known as ColdBox Developer Week ) the last few years, I know how much great content there is ( other than my own, of course ). This years Ortus Developer Week is coming up soon, are you willing to present? Its a great opportunity for new speakers to get some experience without the anxiety of speaking to a large room, you can present from the comfort of your own office. If you have experience speaking, contribute back to the community, or try out a new presentation. We're looking for speakers of all levels, with a good mix of content, for a free online conference for CFML Devs, looking for new CFML content, or new related technologies like Mobile, Javascript, Caching, NoSql, AWS and much more.

07
September 2016

Gavin Pickin

Suggest a topic for Ortus Developer Week 2016

CFML Language, Conferences

Having spoken at Ortus Developer Week ( previously known as ColdBox Developer Week ) the last few years, I know how much great content there is ( other than my own, of course ). This years Ortus Developer Week is coming up soon, and we're looking for topic suggestions, to ensure this year is better than last years.

05
August 2016

Gavin Pickin

ContentBox 3 - blood, sweat and tears - its finally released

CFML Language, CFML Server, ContentBox

I have officially been on the Ortus Solutions team for a year now, and a big part of my work has been focusing on ContentBox 3. I am happy to say all the hard work has paid off, and we have released the final version of ContentBox Module CMS 3. We have closed over 130 issues, its been 1.5 years in the making, its a major change in so many ways, developers are saying "the latest ContentBox has revived my enthusiasm for cf".

As a long term users of ColdFusion and CMS's... I am proud to say that ContentBox is a solid complete solution, with all of the customization you need, with all the help you need to be productive. All my development work starts with a ContentBox site, pick a theme, customize, build new modules and go.

I'm proud of our hard work, find out more below.

01
June 2016

Gavin Pickin

June already? That means I have 3 sessions at 2 conferences in 2 weeks

CFML Language, cfObjective, Conferences, Dev.Objective, IntoTheBox, Javascript, Server Admin, Unit Testing

This year is a little different, with the CFML Conference season starting in June, and not May. Dev.Objective() changed their date, and Into the Box followed suite to give us an action packed week of materials. I am excited to be presenting at both conferences again, and getting to talk with all of my old friends, and make some new ones while I am there.

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