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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.

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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.

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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.

16
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...

18
March 2016

Gavin Pickin

REST2016 - Testing your API with TestBox via Ortus

ColdBox, Unit Testing

Are you writing APIs? Going to start writing APIs? Now is the time to start testing. Do it early, and often, and reap the benefits as the project grows. TestBox, the defacto CFML test suite, can help your test your API, whether it’s CFML or not.

View the blog post I wrote here on the Ortus Solution Blog here: REST2016 - Testing your API with TestBox

 

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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'.

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