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April 2018

Gavin Pickin

Attending MuraCon 2018 in Sacramento California April 5th and 6th

CFML Language, cfObjective, Conferences, ContentBox

MuraCon6 - April 5th and 6th 2018 in Sacramento CaWorking for Ortus Solutions has a lot of perks, and one of them is being involved with a great company that supports ColdFusion in many ways. One way is sponsoring conferences, this week I am going to MuraCon 2018 to represent Ortus Solutions in Sacramento, California on Thursday April the 5th, and Friday April the 6th. You might think a ContentBox guy going to a Mura Conference is strange, but I'm not going there to spy ( although I might a little ), but I'll be there to discuss other great Ortus Solutions products like CommandBox, CacheBox, and probably the most in demand topic, Docker and Containerization. I will also be there to listen to a lot of great speakers giving great presentations. It might be refreshing to be able to attend a conference without speaking as well. That hasn't happened much lately. Find out how to find me and what I'll be attending while at MuraCon.

February 2017

Gavin Pickin

Free Hands On ContentBox Workshop at ITB 2017 in Houston

Books and Training, Conferences, ContentBox, IntoTheBox

Come attend the free day-long ContentBox workshop, being held the day before IntotheBox, as we will walk through converting an existing CFML-based website (one which you may recognize) into ContentBox, including the steps from scratch, the benefits, and available features and options to really empower and improve most any site.

February 2017

Gavin Pickin

I'm speaking at Into the Box 2017 - Join me for my free ContentBox Workshop

Conferences, ContentBox, IntoTheBox

For those following me, know that I have spoken at previous Into The Box conferences, and this year is no different. Into the Box conference, has expanded in 2017, from 1 day of conference content, to 2 days of conference content + 1 day of workshops. Ortus Solutions are hosting Into The Box 2017 in Houston Texas in April. Wednesday the 26th has 5 great workshops, Thursday April 27th and Friday 28th are 2 full days of great conference sessions, with 2 tracks to choose from… over 30 sessions.

Read more and learn more about my FREE Workshop

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

May 2016

Gavin Pickin

ContentBox 3 - Extending ContentBox 3 easily with Modules

ColdBox, CommandBox, Conferences, ContentBox, Dev.Objective, IntoTheBox

Guest Post on Ortus Solutions Blog - ContentBox 3 - Extending ContentBox 3 easily with Modules

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. ContentBox 3.0 has been a massive project, with so many changes and features, its really exciting to be a part of it. The good news, the testing is almost all done, we're going to cut a final release very soon. This means I have a lot of great things to blog about...

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