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.
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/
I have been talking a lot lately about different configuration options, since Lucee is the hot new thing since ‘POCKETS’. Everyone has been asking about best ways to work with Tomcat, versus other servlet containers, and so I have been playing… and have released a few posts on the matter. Every time I post anything on Tomcat, I always get asked about MOD_CFML, so I thought it was about time I wrote a post on what I knew about it, as always, I am not the expert, I am just sharing some of my knowledge, hopefully others will share too, and we can all learn.
Yesterday I apparently started a series of posts, on CommandBox CLI, and how to write your own commands, in cfml, to make your life easier. I started a set of commands under the kiwiSays namespace, and we built 3 commands / cfcs, called addWebsite, startLucee and stopLucee. We got most of addWebsite built, today lets look at startLucee and stopLucee.
A while back now, I released a series of posts on setting up Apache along with Railo, ColdFusion, in a multi engine setup, including some ways to make it easier to maintain virtual hosts in Apache, and Railo. Now, I’m getting the Lucee Express setup on my Dev environment, so I thought it would be a good time to rehash some of that, and see whats different, or what I’m doing differently these days.
Lucee was just announced a few days ago, so the Express is designed for all OSes, the installers are in the queue, but they have not been released yet, so this does not cover an installer options. We’re assuming you went to www.lucee.org and clicked on downloads, and downloaded and unzipped the Lucee Express Folder.
I am probably very behind the times, but I only just learned of another option from Mozilla, which is better than Firefox's Dev Tools... a Firefox Developer Browser.
Talk about some link bait, but, to be honest its pretty accurate. For the longest time now, the CFML community has been asking for several things, to help bring CFML into todays standards for languages, and the call has been answered. What are these things I talk about, CLI Command Line Interface, REPL Read Evaluate Print Loop, a Package Manager, and a Command Line way to Access the Package Manager. For those of you who did not make it to cf.Objective() or Scotch on the Rocks, you might not have heard, but Ortus Solutions has created CommandBox, and even Adam Cameron has no problem with all the superlatives in the documentation, because even he agrees, CommandBox is AWESOME. Although Adam stated it as "This is possibly the most important innovation in #CFML since CFCs" - that's awesome
I know everyone has heard, ColdFusion Server 11, and ColdFusion Builder 3 have hit the shelves. I decided I wasn't going to make a big deal of it, because Friends don't let Friends use Beta QUALITY software in Production, right. I used the Betas, I installed them, heck, I'm even presenting on using CF 11 in my Multi Engine talk at cf.Objective(), but I feel like the Beta seemed a little rushed, and maybe the product could have spent a little more time cooking. Here's why.
Its a busy week next week, driving to LAX and back Monday with my Family flying in to spend some time with the kids, Tuesday, I'm driving to San Francisco for an action packed Wednesday. If you didn't read the title, then I'll spell it out to you.. Wednesday, 26th of March 2014, Amazon has their Free Amazon AWS Summit. Its a day packed full of amazing sessions, so I can learn anything and everything I need to about everything AWS... and after that, I have to decide between Amazon Social and Brackets first Hackathon.