What we're about

The Online ColdFusion Meetup ( https://coldfusionmeetup.com ) is about empowering CF users (developers and admins) with presentations on CF and non-CF topics that may be of interest to CFers. Formed in 2005 and hosted since 2007 by Charlie Arehart, the Online CF Meetup has held over 270 presentations given by several dozen speakers.

CF users from anywhere are free to attend. Become a member here (free, joining thousands of others) to get notified of new meetings, optionally participate in ratings and discussions, and more. As an entirely online ColdFusion/CFML user group, we meet irregularly (at times, weekly), as speakers can be arranged.

Indeed, we welcome new speakers, and you can learn more about presenting at https://speak.coldfusionmeetup.com . Generally, our meeting time slots have been Thursdays at either noon or 6pm US Eastern time, though we can be flexible.

All meetings are held at the URL, https://experts.adobeconnect.com/cfmeetup . Use the option there to "log in as guest", enter your name, and wait until just before the meeting starts to be let in.

Meetings are recorded and the URLs are posted (usually within a day of the meeting) at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com , which lists all our past meetings (https://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/events/past/), and offers our youtube playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG2EHzEbhy0-QirMKgSxhjkUyTSSTvHjL) of sessions since 2015.

Finally, for still more information, see the "about" page (https://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/about/).

Upcoming events (1)

Using LaunchDarkly for feature flag management in CF applications, w/ Brad Wood

We're happy to announce the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Oct 28th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4.

Meeting URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjboLKvbGDc&list=PLG2EHzEbhy0-QirMKgSxhjkUyTSSTvHjL

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Feature flags are a system of enabling certain functionality in your app based on test groups, cross-cutting segments of users, and your internal release processes. Feature flags can be updated on the fly at any time by any user and don't require deploying new code to your servers. LaunchDarkly is a system that helps you manage your feature flags and how they respond to the users of your site. It offers detailed tracking of each user, each flag, and a robust set of rules for determining which users see which features. In this session, we'll see an overview of how to use the new LaunchDarkly SDK which can be used in ColdFusion applications. Demos will include both ColdBox apps and non-ColdBox legacy apps.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s): (provided by the speaker)

Brad grew up in southern Missouri and after high school majored in Computer Science with a music minor at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS). Today he lives in Kansas City with his wife and three girls. Brad enjoys all sorts of international food and the great outdoors.

Brad has been programming ColdFusion since around 2002 and has used every version of CF since 4.5. He first fell in love with ColdFusion as a way to easily connect a database to his website for dynamic pages. He enjoys configuring and performance tuning high-availability Windows and Linux ColdFusion environments as well as SQL Server

RECORDINGS:

All meetings are recorded. As a Youtube live meeting, the URL offered here is the link to the recording as well. But the URL will also be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com, and via the Youtube playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG2EHzEbhy0-QirMKgSxhjkUyTSSTvHjL).

WANT TO PRESENT?

We welcome and indeed seek presentations from anyone wishing to speak about any projects regarding or tangentially related to CF. For more, see https://speak.coldfusionmeetup.com.

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