• Leveling Up Your Workflow Part 1: Local Development, Servers and Configuration
    Ever feel like you spend so much time getting or keeping your work environment going that your project only advances inches at a time rather than leaps and bounds? Does the idea of on-boarding a new employee or consultant mean days of just getting their environment up and running? Are you putting off a version upgrade because of the amount of work it takes to configure custom tags, datasources, mapped folders, mail servers and everything else that goes into it? Every project has the work and the scaffolding that goes around it and time spent on scaffolding is time not being spent on advancing a project forward. CommandBox is proving to be one of the most valuable tools in the CFML ecosystem and with the addition of CFConfig, it is now also a valuable tool in configuring non-CommandBox servers. If you've never used CommandBox, this will be a good introduction and one that might make your life a bit easier. If you are fluent in what CB can do, come anyway and share some insight and because we'll be getting adult beverages afterwards! This is the first of a three part series about "Leveling Up Your Personal or Team Workflow" which will be: 10/20 - Servers and Configurations with Command Box 11/27 - Testing Tools for us "normal" people January 2019 - Setting up Continuous Integration for the rest of us. Along the way we'll be looking at other issue such as Automating Routine Tasks, CFScript and getting some Project Showcasing as well. See you there!

    WeWork 31 St. James Ave

    31 St. James Ave 6th Fl · Boston

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  • Using ReactJS with ColdFusion
    The Short Version: On June 5th at 6pm we'll be looking at ReactJS which is a Javascript Library used to create the "front end" of web apps and pages as Single Page Applications. ColdFusion is very well suited to work with ReactJS and using the two together can lead to rapid application development, new and "shinier" interfaces on existing applications and a UX experience that can be transferred across devices. The Important Stuff: This meeting is generously sponsored by Advantage Data (https://advantagedata.com), a "leading provider of credit and credit derivative pricing, descriptive, financial and analytical information" and long time ColdFusion shop. They are located at 1 Federal St. 25th floor in Boston. Please RSVP and bring ID on the evening of the event. Afterwards, we'll go to a nearby purveyor of adult beverages such as Elephant and Castle across the street. There is parking in the building or street parking if you can find it. The closest T stations are Downtown Crossing (Red and Orange lines), State Street (Orange and Blue) and Government Center (Green and Blue). One more note: If you are bringing a laptop or device to follow along, it's recommended that you have CommandBox installed (https://www.ortussolutions.com/products/commandbox) to make downloading sample code easier and get a development environment set up very easily. There s little or no impact on the rest of your machine in using CommandBox and it is removed as easily as deleting the folder it's in. The Longer Version: Over the past several years, JavaScript has gone through a massive resurgence and expansion in where it's found, how it's used and the tools that support it. That in turn has changed the face (literally) of web design and app deployment. How does this impact us as ColdFusion developers and Application designers? Does it impact us? Yes. If for no other reason than the standard of UX/UI of sites and apps is increasing and expectations of Single Page Applications, seamless rendering, responsive layouts and so on are driving requirements for new projects. CF has been going through a renaissance in and of it's own right and, as usual, it is poised to be the great resource it always has been and works very well with the new JS libraries. In this presentation, we'll look at - What ReactJS is and what it isn't - Look at a typical React/CF architecture - Install the React Framework - Create a simple React Application - Integrate that React Application with CFML CFCs and Web Services - Use CF Applications and Session Variables inside the React Application - Look at some of the other "scaffolding" that can do along with optimizing a React Application - Use some relatively new CF Tools such as the CommandBox CLI. If you have any questions, please post here or email Dan at djcard [ at ] gmail.com See you then!

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    Advantage Data

    1 Federal St · Boston, ma

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  • Forget Dynamic - All the cool kids are doing Static Sites! with Raymond Camden
    Topic Description: I worked on dynamic web applications for over 15 years - but what excites me now are static sites. Specifically dynamically generated sites. While there will always be a need for application servers, more and more developers are discovering that their web needs are much more simpler. Perhaps their core business exists only on mobile or maybe their public site is simple brochure-ware. No matter what the reason, it is now much easier to create static web sites using many of the same tools you've become used to in the "app server" worlds. In this session I'll cover multiple examples of how this can be done as well as discuss how you can publish these static sites. I'll also talk about how to incorporate dynamic aspects back into your site (like forms, calendars, etc). I'll also discuss how ColdFusion sites can be rebuilt into static for simpler deployment. About the Speaker Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on the MobileFirst platform, hybrid mobile development, Node.js, HTML5, and ColdFusion. He's a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. Raymond can be reached at his blog (www.raymondcamden.com (http://www.raymondcamden.com/)) and @raymondcamden (https://twitter.com/raymondcamden) on Twitter. Schedule Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards. IMPORTANT!! When you RSVP: If your Meetup profile name is not your full (First and Last) name, please provide your full name with your response. We'll need those to provide a list to building security on the day of the meeting. Thanks! Location Information: Note about parking/public transportation: 11 Fan Pier Boulevard is located on the South Boston Waterfront, right next to the Moakley Courthouse. Some on-street parking is available near the building (on Seaport Boulevard & Northern Ave). The meters on Seaport Blvd stop at 6 pm, the ones on Northern Ave at 8 pm. There are also several parking lots in the area which charge ~$12-$15. Otherwise you can get there via the T (Silver Line SL1 Courthouse stop), the Number 4 bus (Courthouse stop) (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=4), or a 14 minute walk from South Station (https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=South+Station,+Atlantic+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&daddr=50+Northern+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&hl=en&ll=42.353716,-71.050472&spn=0.006026,0.011619&sll=42.353763,-71.050376&sspn=0.006026,0.011619&geocode=FY8-hgIddsjD-ymlls32gXDjiTHRqmPi8ohFTw%3BFehAhgIdAe7D-yn3jhHkfnDjiTEkZmc55tpTfw&oq=50+Northern,+Boston,+MA&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=17).

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    11 Fan Pier Boulevard · Boston, MA

    4 comments
  • CFDrinks!!
    Hey CFers, It's been too long since we've gotten together so I just wanted to schedule a purely social meetup for us to hang out and catch up! We'll meet at the downstairs bar at the Granary Tavern and then decide from there if/where else we will go. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    The Granary Tavern

    170 Milk Street · Boston, MA

    45 comments
  • Creative Cloud Event Boston
    Event Details IMPORTANT: To attend, do not RSVP here, but on the EventBrite Page (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-cloud-event-boston-tickets-11764085697). Join us! Adobe evangelists is here to show the latest innovations added to Adobe Creative Cloud since CS6. Come and learn about the hundreds of innovations in products like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC that will make everyday tasks easier and faster. See firsthand how desktop apps, mobile apps, files, community, and even new creative hardware all work together -- allowing you to bring your ideas and work together seamlessly. Agenda 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration Check-In, Food, Networking 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Presentation by Terry White 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Q&A, Raffle & Wrap-Up Location Details The event will take place on the MIT Campus in the Maclaurin Building (building 10), Room 250 (http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=10) in the Great Dome Click here for directions to MIT (http://whereis.mit.edu/directions.html) Presenter Bios Terry White – Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe. Terry has been with Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/) for over a 18 years and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html). In his current position, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe Creative Cloud (http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud.html) design and photography products and services. He is a columnist for Photoshop User Magazine (http://members.photoshopuser.com/). Terry is the host of the top ranked award winning Adobe Creative Cloud TV (http://creativesuitepodcast.com/). Andrew Trice is a Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe where he is passionate about creativity and technology. Andrew is an accomplished technical leader, published author, and has over a decade delivering cutting edge experiences for the desktop, web and mobile devices. You can see Andrew’s latest work on mobile apps, photography, 3D printing, video production, or software development at http://tricedesigns.com or follow him on Twitter: @andytrice Chris Georgenes spent a very long time as a freelance designer & animator specializing in Adobe Flash. Before that he worked for a small software company producing animated television shows for networks such as ABC and Cartoon Network. A few years ago Chris started designing games for Acclaim, Playdom and for a very brief stint, Disney Interactive. Today Chris is a creative director for GSN Games, just finished writing How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CC, loves to shoot and edit photos and video, tells long stories, drinks coffee and continues a 37+ year career behind a set of drums. Prizes Adobe will be providing prizes including a FREE One year Creative Cloud Membership. You must be present to win.

    Maclaurin Building, Building 10, in the Great Dome

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Cambridge, MA

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  • Leveling Up at Javascript: DOM Traversal with Brian Rinaldi
    For many years, we just used jQuery as the default approach to traversing the Document Object Model. However, not only has straight JavaScript gotten better at this task but some new libraries have dared to take entirely new approaches to this common requirement. In this session, we'll take a look at different ways to handle DOM traversal and manipulation using straight JavaScript as well as some newer libraries that offer an alternative to the traditional jQuery approach. Objective Expand upon the DOM traversal knowledge most developers already have using jQuery to look at places where plain old JavaScript can be used, and the merits of other DOM traversal techniques like the ones used in the Voyeur library. Target Audience Front-end developers using JavaScript and jQuery. Assumed Knowledge A basic knowledge of what the DOM is and existing DOM traversal methods using jQuery are beneficial but not required. Main Points What is the DOMCommon DOM selection and traversal methods within jQueryNew(ish) methods available in JavaScript to handle DOM selection and traversal without a frameworkAlternative DOM selection syntaxes in other libraries (notably, Voyeur)The merits of each of the above (i.e. which should I be using...and when should I be using it) About the Speaker Brian Rinaldi is the Developer Content Manager at Telerik (http://www.telerik.com). Brian is the founder of the very popular web and mobile developer site Flippin’ Awesome (http://flippinawesome.org/). He writes regularly and also tweets the best articles, tutorials and new projects he finds @remotesynth (https://twitter.com/remotesynth) Schedule Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards down the street at the Atlantic Beer Garden (http://atlanticbeergarden.com/) or the Whiskey Priest (http://whiskey-priest.com/). IMPORTANT!! When you RSVP: If your Meetup profile name is not your full (First and Last) name, please provide your full name with your response. We'll need those to provide a list to building security on the day of the meeting. Thanks! Note about parking/public transportation: 11 Fan Pier Boulevard is located on the South Boston Waterfront, right next to the Moakley Courthouse. Some on-street parking is available near the building (on Seaport Boulevard & Northern Ave). The meters on Seaport Blvd stop at 6 pm, the ones on Northern Ave at 8 pm. There are also several parking lots in the area which charge ~$12-$15. Otherwise you can get there via the T (Silver Line SL1 Courthouse stop), the Number 4 bus (Courthouse stop) (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=4), or a 10 minute walk from South Station (https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=South+Station,+Atlantic+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&daddr=50+Northern+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&hl=en&ll=42.353716,-71.050472&spn=0.006026,0.011619&sll=42.353763,-71.050376&sspn=0.006026,0.011619&geocode=FY8-hgIddsjD-ymlls32gXDjiTHRqmPi8ohFTw%3BFehAhgIdAe7D-yn3jhHkfnDjiTEkZmc55tpTfw&oq=50+Northern,+Boston,+MA&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=17).

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    11 Fan Pier Boulevard · Boston, MA

  • Luis Majano on BDD (Behavior Driven Development) - Change the way you code
    Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is the next evolution of Test Driven Development (TDD) where it focuses your testing experience on validating your system's requirements instead of how the system is being built internally. In this session, we will review the theory behind BDD and how it will change the way you code by focusing on requirements in order to build software that matters! We will then delve into real implementation by using TestBox, the xUnit and BDD framework for ColdFusion (CFML). The objective of this presentation is to introduce attendees to the basics of behavior driven development and also the application of such concepts using CFML and TestBox, the BDD testing framework for ColdFusion. About the Speaker Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer born in El Salvador and is the president of Ortus Solutions (www.ortussolutions.com), a consulting firm specializing in CFML, web development, architecture and professional open source support and services. His background includes over 14 years of software development experience, architecture and system design. He is the creator of the ColdBox Platform (www.coldbox.org), ContentBox Modular CMS (www.gocontentbox.org), manages the Inland Empire user group and is an Adobe Community Professional. He lives in California with his beautiful wife Veronica, baby girl Alexia and baby boy Lucas! You can read his blog and technology musings at www.luismajano.com. Schedule Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards down the street at the Atlantic Beer Garden (http://atlanticbeergarden.com/) or the Whiskey Priest (http://whiskey-priest.com/). IMPORTANT!! When you RSVP: If your Meetup profile name is not your full (First and Last) name, please provide your full name with your response. We'll need those to provide a list to building security on the day of the meeting. Thanks! Note about parking/public transportation: 11 Fan Pier Boulevard is located on the South Boston Waterfront, right next to the Moakley Courthouse. Some on-street parking is available near the building (on Seaport Boulevard & Northern Ave). The meters on Seaport Blvd stop at 6 pm, the ones on Northern Ave at 8 pm. There are also several parking lots in the area which charge ~$12-$15. Otherwise you can get there via the T (Silver Line SL1 Courthouse stop), the Number 4 bus (Courthouse stop) (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=4), or a 10 minute walk from South Station (https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=South+Station,+Atlantic+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&daddr=50+Northern+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&hl=en&ll=42.353716,-71.050472&spn=0.006026,0.011619&sll=42.353763,-71.050376&sspn=0.006026,0.011619&geocode=FY8-hgIddsjD-ymlls32gXDjiTHRqmPi8ohFTw%3BFehAhgIdAe7D-yn3jhHkfnDjiTEkZmc55tpTfw&oq=50+Northern,+Boston,+MA&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=17).

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    11 Fan Pier Boulevard · Boston, MA

    4 comments
  • ColdFusion and 'NewSQL' with NuoDB
    Meeting Description Many of the new popular cloud databases coming out are non-relational (document, key-value, graph, etc). However, what if your system requires a relational model, but you wish you could have the same elastic scaling capabilities of these "NOSQL" solutions? NuoDB ( http://www.nuodb.com ) is a distributed cloud DBMS which aims to solve this problem. NuoDB is a "NewSQL" database, which, along with elastic scaling, also provides tools for geo-distribution, continuous availability, multi-tenancy, and other features. NuoDB senior engineer Tommy Reilly will give an overview of NuoDB, highlighting its features and its benefits over traditional DBMS's and other cloud solutions. CFUG manager Tony Garcia will demo how a NuoDB database can be set up as a datasource for your ColdFusion or Railo applications. Also, a big thanks to NuoDB for sponsoring this meeting by hosting it at their offices and providing pizza and beer! Schedule Refreshments will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Location NuoDB is located on First Street, near Kendall Square in Cambridge, a short walk from the Kendall/MIT T stop (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Kendall+Hotel,+350+Main+St,+Cambridge,+MA+02142/Nuo+Db+Inc,+215+1st+St+%23+5,+Cambridge,+MA+02142/@42.3641576,-71.0874846,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89e370af36cb1949:0x97f0cd04f9683be2!2m2!1d-71.087285!2d42.362395!1m5!1m1!1s0x89e370a4a7590393:0xacf09d19754dae4f!2m2!1d-71.079503!2d42.364612!3e2?hl=en). For people driving in, there is metered parking around the building (free after 6 pm) or you can park for ~$5 at the Cambridgeside Galleria parking lot just up the street.

    NuoDB

    215 First Street, Suite 005 · Cambridge, MA

    2 comments
  • Adding AngularJS to Existing Apps with Sharon DiOrio
    AngularJS is the rising star of the front-end Javascript frameworks. There are plenty of demos out there, but almost all of them assume that you're starting from scratch instead of dealing with the steaming pile of...ahem..."legacy code" that you're stuck maintaining and improving. This session will go over setting-up and bootstrapping Angular, the app components: modules, controllers, services, routes, and how to get legacy data into Angular. We'll also have a case study or two where Angular made an old application over into something very cool. About the Speaker Sharon has been a web developer for 18 years and is currently a Senior Web Developer at Euro-Pro LLC, Newton MA, working on internal applications in quality management and business analytics. She is also the "Head Instigator" and co-coordinator of the AngularJS-Boston Meetup, an active and growing group of almost 300 Angularians. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SMU and a Masters with honors from RTFM. Schedule Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards down the street at the Atlantic Beer Garden (http://atlanticbeergarden.com/) or the Whiskey Priest (http://whiskey-priest.com/). IMPORTANT!! When you RSVP: If your Meetup profile name is not your full (First and Last) name, please provide your full name with your response. We'll need those to provide a list to building security on the day of the meeting. Thanks! Note about parking/public transportation: 11 Fan Pier Boulevard is located on the South Boston Waterfront, right next to the Moakley Courthouse. Some on-street parking is available near the building (on Seaport Boulevard & Northern Ave). The meters on Seaport Blvd stop at 6 pm, the ones on Northern Ave at 8 pm. There are also several parking lots in the area which charge ~$12-$15. Otherwise you can get there via the T (Silver Line SL1 Courthouse stop), the Number 4 bus (Courthouse stop) (http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=4), or a 10 minute walk from South Station (https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=South+Station,+Atlantic+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&daddr=50+Northern+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&hl=en&ll=42.353716,-71.050472&spn=0.006026,0.011619&sll=42.353763,-71.050376&sspn=0.006026,0.011619&geocode=FY8-hgIddsjD-ymlls32gXDjiTHRqmPi8ohFTw%3BFehAhgIdAe7D-yn3jhHkfnDjiTEkZmc55tpTfw&oq=50+Northern,+Boston,+MA&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=17).

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    11 Fan Pier Boulevard · Boston, MA

    3 comments
  • Open Mic Night!
    Meeting Description Join us for Open Mic night to hear short presentations by CFUG members on a wide range of topics, including: • Wireframing with Balsamiq • What's up with Bootstrap?? • Adam Tuttle's Taffy REST framework • What is Grunt.js all about? • ...and more Some talks have been planned but anyone is welcome to get in front of the group and share. This promises to be a fun meeting! Schedule Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards nearby. Parking/Transportation: Some street parking is available and there is also the underground Boston Common Garage. The closest T station is Park Street on the Green Line.

    American Meteorological Society

    44 Beacon Street · Boston, MA

    2 comments