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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.

04
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Cordova Hooks - Deep Drive into my JS Hint Hook - written in NodeJS

Android, Conferences, Cordova / Phonegap, Ionic, IOS, Javascript, Mobile Development, Node.js

After my session about Dev.Objective() called “Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers”, I decided I should do a deep dive into each of my Hooks I discussed in my presentation, and today we’ll look at my JS Hint Hook, written in NodeJS.

01
June 2015

Gavin Pickin

Cordova Hooks - Deep Drive into my Cordova Cleanup Hook - written in NodeJS

Android, cfObjective, Conferences, Cordova / Phonegap, Dev.Objective, Ionic, Javascript, Mobile Development, Node.js

After my session about Dev.Objective() called “Getting your Hooks into Cordova - Workflows and Build Helpers”, I decided I should do a deep dive into each of my Hooks I discussed in my presentation, and today we’ll look at my Cordova Cleanup Hook, written in NodeJS.

21
May 2015

Gavin Pickin

dev.Objective() is over, returning back to normal life.

CFML Language, cfObjective, Conferences, Dev.Objective, Javascript, Mobile Development, Unit Testing

dev.Objective() conference held last week in Bloomington MN, with IntoTheBox the day prior, was a great geek week as I like to put it. Of course a conference is most importantly there to give you information to grow and learn, but networking is a close second, and it was great to catch up with friends, and make some new ones at the same time.I was lucky enough to be picked to present not one, but two sessions this time, which adds a weight to your shoulders, but is great to give back, and be on the other side of things.

16
March 2015

Gavin Pickin

Speaking at Dev.Objective() x 2 - Cordova Hooks and Testable JavaScript

cfObjective, Conferences, Cordova / Phonegap, Dev.Objective, Javascript, Lucee, Mobile Development, Unit Testing

Dev.Objective() is the 10th year of cf.Objective() rebranded to describe the 5 track professional developer conference more accurately ( more info here).  Still hosting a large number of ColdFusion topics, and a lot of the normal speakers, the content again is simple amazing. Technology is changing and so is this conference, and I am happy to say, that not one, but two of my sessions have been picked for this years Dev.Objective() this May, 12-15th in Bloomington, Mn. 
As usual, my work fuels my blog, and my ideas for sessions, and this year is no different. Lately I have been focusing on Javascript with my Mobile Development, and I have come a long way, compiling knowledge as I go. I think both of these topics are great combinations of all the solid content out there, all in one place to get someone up and running quickly. I was surprised to get both accepted, more work than I was expecting, but I like a challenge, and work well under the gun, so its going to be fun knocking these out. If you are thinking about what conference to attend, you can’t do much better than this one.

10
June 2014

Gavin Pickin

Viva Las Vegas - Roll the Dice or just Vote It Up

CFML Language, Conferences

Finally getting over cf.objective()? Maybe you're just recovering from Scotch on the Rocks last week? Don't worry, there are more great ColdFusion conferences coming your way soon, and it's time to help shape CF Summit in Las Vegas, October 16-17 at the aria. Our friend Matt Gifford, released an app for call to speakers and voting on submitted topics. Last year CF Summit had over 500 attendees, and is expected to be bigger and better than last year. So don't wait, submit a topic, vote, and get a ticket.

21
May 2014

Gavin Pickin

Techie Gotchas - Debugging Code - How important is it to a Programmer?

CFML Language, Chit Chat, Conferences, Dependency Injection, Techie Gotchas, WireBox

It seems as programmers, we're always writing code, but as Dan Wilson said in one of his great sessions at cf.Objective() last week, we spend only a small fraction of our time writing new code, we spend most of it debugging, fixing and reading code. Thats not something you normally think about, but it aligns with my thinking recently, about what makes a good programmer. Being involved with teams for some time now, albeit small teams, adding new members is something which is constantly on the horizon, and the more I think about it, one of the biggest signs of a good programmer is the ability to spot bugs and problems with code. If you're fixing, debugging, or just trying to read code, it makes sense that reading and understanding the code is the most important thing. Now, whether you agree or not, why am I writing this today? 

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