• "CF AMA: Ask Me Anything", with Charlie Arehart and Dan Wilson

    We're happy to announce our first "AMA" session for the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Oct 22th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. As in recent weeks, this session will be held via a Youtube livestream (and streamed to it via Streamyard): Meeting URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBC4UPikoXk&list=PLG2EHzEbhy0-QirMKgSxhjkUyTSSTvHjL TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) Join us for our first “Ask Me Anything” session, with your host Charlie Arehart and recent co-organizer Dan Wilson. We'll open the floor to any sort of CF-related questions you may have, whether about coding challenges or using CF features, configuration or tuning, deployment, security, the upcoming new CF version, recent CF versions, the future and state of CF, whatever. Of course, some topics tend to generate more heat than light, so we hope folks will ask questions that may not be merely points of debate (preferences, disappointments, laments). And since we’re not Adobe and don’t speak for them, there are some topics where we won’t be able to offer information that isn’t publicly known. Still, there are many questions asked in the community (in various places) every day, so there are plenty of good questions. Of course, we can even talk about, “where are good places to ask CF questions?”! :-) You bring ‘em, we’ll wing ‘em. We’ll even let others hop on to speak/share video/screen, if they feel they have a question or answer that would be better spoken than written in the chat. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: (provided by the speaker) A veteran server troubleshooter with over thirty years experience in enterprise IT, Charlie Arehart (@carehart) is a longtime contributor to the community and Adobe Community Professional. As an independent consultant, he provides short-term, remote, on-demand troubleshooting/tuning assistance for organizations of all sizes and experience levels (https://www.carehart.org/consulting). Dan Wilson is the Director of Marketing and Developer Relations for Digital Primates where he focuses on application modernization and enterprise-class consulting. RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "Building APIs with ColdFusion, Part 1: Start coding APIs today" w/ Gavin Pickin

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Oct 15th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. As in recent weeks, this session will be held via a Youtube livestream (and streamed to it via Streamyard): Meeting URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdgRt8HIKD0 TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) ColdFusion, the powerful language we love, is still relevant in the world of single page apps and mobile apps, because we can power them with ColdFusion APIs. In this session ( Part 1 ) we'll look at how you can easily add some API goodness into your existing app, even if it is legacy. We'll look at different approaches, and give you a way to start building your API today. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Gavin is a proud ColdFusion developer, starting with ColdFusion in the late 90s. His first exposure to ColdFusion was while working for the University of Auckland under supervision of big ColdFusion Contractors. He got his feet wet early, with systems ranging from small, to extremely large and complex. RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "Isolation is a Good Thing (For Your Local Dev Environments)" with Dan Skaggs

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Sep 24th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. As with last week, this session will be held via a Youtube livestream (and streamed to it via Streamyard): Meeting URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHYL_RbOjSo TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) Learn how you can use free Docker technology with ColdFusion to keep development environments for different clients or projects separate from one another. No more managing conflicting settings between projects or applications. You can instantly set up other developers with a perfectly configured development environment. You can also archive environment configurations for apps you may need later. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Dan is a long-time software engineer who transitioned to engineering leadership. He’s managed teams of all sizes and across many verticals. His passion is enabling teams and individual engineers to be successful by giving them the tools and freedom to innovate and removing unnecessary friction that gets in the way of their objectives. He’s spoken at CF Objective and NCDevCon multiple times on software techniques. RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "Using CF APIs and the JAMStack" with Raymond Camden, Brian Rinaldi & Dan Wilson

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Sep 17th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. (And hey, "we're getting the band back together", with former CFers Ray and Brian, and long-time CFer Dan Wilson.) And for the first time, this session will be held via Youtube (and streamed to it via Streamyard): Meeting URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWOEUo8lJzE TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) You can use ColdFusion APIs to create fast, secure sites and apps by pre-rendering files and serving them up without web servers. In this session (a live-streamed discussion and demos, rather than a presentation), Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi will discuss the JAM Stack, along with Dan Wilson on how to use ColdFusion to make remote data available for it. They’ll take a look at how to create a site and serve it up without needing to manage web servers. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Raymond Camden is a Lead Developer Evangelist for HERE Technologies. He currently focuses on JavaScript, serverless and enterprise cat demos. Brian Rinaldi is a Developer Advocate for StepZen, where he focuses on developer community and content for an API management startup. Dan Wilson is the Director of Marketing and Developer Relations for Digital Primates where he focuses on application modernization and enterprise-class consulting. RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "Differences between CF Ent & Std: more than you may think", w/ Charlie Arehart

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Sep 10th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. The full title, which had to be truncated a bit here in the Meetup.com UI, is "Differences between ColdFusion Enterprise & Standard: more than you may think". (Sorry for the last minute notice: I'm taking the opp to fill the slot which remained open for various reasons.) Like the past few weeks, it will be held via Zoom, including the option to dial in: Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84543375612 Meeting ID:[masked] Phone: [masked] US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kDcpOmzux TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) Most people know that there are differences between CF Enterprise and Standard, most notably the price, of course! But if pressed, I suspect most people could not name more than a couple other differences or perhaps a few, but there are literally dozens. And while you may think you "don't need" Enterprise when it "costs so much more", you may be surprised to find some things that could in fact be "worth it" compared to remaining on Standard: whether from a performance standpoint, in terms of certain tags that are throttled in Standard; or from a licensing standpoint, in terms how many more CPU cores are supported by Enterprise than Standard. It may even be possible that it would be less expensive for you to license CF Enterprise rather than Standard. In this session, veteran server troubleshooter Charlie Arehart will walk through the many areas that there are differences, some having to do with how CFML features may vary, or how CF Admin or even how CFBuilder features may vary. Is CF Enterprise right for you? Or is Standard "good enough"? In this session, it should become more clear for you, or at least you can be more confident/accurate about discussing the differences. Again, there's a LOT of misinformation/misunderstanding, as I watch discussions of the differences in the community. (And yes, of course, many will want to point out that there is the entirely free Lucee engine. If it suits your needs, that's an option. It doesn't suit everyone's needs, so it's not like it's "pointless" to discuss the differences between paying for CF Enterprises vs Standard.) You may even learn about things that are possible in *Standard* that you didn't know where there, when discussed relative to or indeed as as an alternative to Enterprise-only functionality. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) A veteran server troubleshooter with over thirty years experience in enterprise IT, Charlie Arehart (@carehart) is a longtime contributor to the community and Adobe Community Professional. As an independent consultant, he provides short-term, remote, on-demand troubleshooting/tuning assistance for organizations of all sizes and experience levels (https://www.carehart.org/consulting). RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "How to use the ColdFusion API Manager to modernize your App", with Dan Wilson

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Aug 27th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. Like last week, we will hold this meeting via Zoom, including the option to dial in: Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81178289075 Meeting ID:[masked] Phone: [masked] US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kDcpOmzux TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) In this presentation we’ll discuss how to modernize existing applications to work in the modern API-first world. We’ll look at how you can prepare your applications for the next major technology shift. We’ll go through how to pragmatically add to your existing applications without disruption. We’ll also look at the ColdFusion API manager and see how it can instantly improve your architecture without even having to write code. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Dan has extensive experience growing technology focused products and services. A long time ColdFusion community member, he got his first taste of fast-moving bleeding edge tech when he joined his first start-up in 1999. Dan at Digital Primates where they help companies modernize applications and skills with Enterprise JavaScript and React. DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "Public Beta walkthru of ColdFusion Next--Project Stratus", with Rakshith Naresh

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Aug 20th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. Like last week, we will hold this meeting via Zoom, including the option to dial in: Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86483716379 Meeting ID:[masked] Phone: [masked] US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kDcpOmzux TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) We are excited to let you know that we are racing towards our vision of making Adobe ColdFusion the modernized platform of choice for building cloud native microservice applications with absolute focus on ease of use. The goal of this session is to showcase the progress we have made and help you get a sense of how you can leverage the next version of ColdFusion while you build powerful applications using ColdFusion. Whether you have been a part of the pre-release program or want to try out the public beta, this session is for you. We will covering various pillars of ColdFusion next around cloud integration across AWS and Azure, microservices and modernization of the platform itself. You will also be able to sign up for the pre-release if you haven't already at the end of the session. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Rakshith Naresh is the Product Manager for ColdFusion and Captivate Prime’s content business at Adobe. While his role as a Product Manager for ColdFusion can be as challenging as it can ever get, he enjoys working for a product that has such a passionate community following. Rakshith is keen to work with the ColdFusion community and deliver value to businesses. When not at work, Rakshith loves to take a trek or just run in the park. DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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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  • "PWA's How Did We Get Here?", with Simon MacDonald

    Online event

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Aug 13th at 6pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. (We have announced another at 12pm US ET the same day.) Like last week, we will hold this meeting via Zoom, including the option to dial in: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86884169392 Meeting ID:[masked] Phone: [masked] US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbI5k5rhRo TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) Back in the mid 90’s we only had one cross platform choice for building internet connected applications and that was HTML, CSS and JavaScript. So why is it now that after 25+ years have passed we are back to building internet connected applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and calling them Progressive Web Apps? Join me as we journey from the webs earliest beginnings to get back exactly where we started, or have we? Along the way we’ll visit old friends like Flash who was to many the first way to add interactivity to web pages. Discuss the introduction of AJAX where the web started to catch up. Shudder at the seismic shift after the introduction of the iPhone and mobile apps only to be challenged by cross platform mobile development platforms like Apache Cordova. Now, we are back to building plain old web apps and what have we learned along the way and what might be coming next? ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Simon has over twenty years of development experience and has worked on a variety of projects including object oriented databases, police communication systems, speech recognition and unified messaging. His current focus is being a developer advocate for Adobe where he assists people building solutions across a wide variety of areas like web, mobile and serverless. Simon’s been building web applications since the days they were written using shell scripts and he still has nightmares about those dark days. DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "Migrating or comparing CF Admin settings", with Charlie Arehart

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Aug 13th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. (We will also have one at 6pm US ET, coming in another announcement.) Like last week, we will hold this meeting via Zoom, including the option to dial in: Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86119711407 Meeting ID:[masked] Phone: [masked] US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kDcpOmzux TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) Have you ever wished you could easily compare the CF Admin settings between one instance and another? Whether on different machines or multiple instances on the same machine, or even between one version of CF and another? What about between CF and Lucee? And when you install CF, you may know that it offers to import Admin settings of a previous instance found on the same machine, but what if you need to migrate settings from one instance to another, again perhaps even between versions? Or what if you skip that auto-import and want to run it again? In this session, veteran CF troubleshooter Charlie Arehart will walk you through all these scenarios, showing tools that are either built into CF or can be used for free, including one that’s coming in the next release of CF (and which has been shown publicly already). One of the tools even helps with BOTH migration AND comparison between instances AND between CF engines! But each tool has its place and and may be new to you. Come see what's possible! ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) A veteran server troubleshooter with over thirty years experience in enterprise IT, Charlie Arehart (@carehart) is a longtime contributor to the community and Adobe Community Professional. As an independent consultant, he provides short-term, remote, on-demand troubleshooting/tuning assistance for organizations of all sizes and experience levels (https://www.carehart.org/consulting). DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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.

  • "I Didn’t Know S3 Could Do That!", with Brian Klaas

    Online event

    We're happy to announce another session of the Online ColdFusion Meetup to be held Thursday Aug 6th at 12pm US Eastern Time, UTC-4. Please note that starting with this meeting, we will be trying alternative online meeting providers, after using Adobe Connect for 15 years. (Its reliance on Flash, among other things, have become a hindrance.) With this first meeting, we will be trying Zoom, including finally the option to dial in! :-) Meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89781670075 Meeting ID:[masked] Phone: [masked] US (New York) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keeEBtP8VK TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker) Millions of developers know Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) as the file system for the Internet: it's fast, cheap, and super durable. CFML developers have dead-simple access to S3 via built-in functionality. S3 goes way beyond just uploading and downloading files, though. By dropping down into the AWS Java SDK, we can unlock the full potential of S3, and that's exactly what we'll do in this session. In this session we'll look at how to: - Secure your files in S3 with time-expiring URLs - Increase security over what's built into the CFML engines by accessing S3 via the Java SDK - Encrypt objects at rest in S3 - Cut your storage costs by using different S3 storage classes - Automatically archive unused files after a set period of time - Use the rock-solid object versioning available in S3 - Use tags to be able to filter and report on millions of objects in S3 ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker) Brian Klaas is the Senior Technology Officer at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Teaching and Learning. As the architect for online learning technology at the School, he leads a team that designs and delivers custom online courseware to students and members of the public health workforce around the globe. In addition to designing software and delivering courses, Brian teaches graduate courses on communication design and online learning, and leads faculty training and development. Brian talks a lot about serverless development and AWS, as it's a liberating approach to the art of building applications. Brian has presented on software development and eLearning at conferences throughout the country, including jQuery US, Into the Box, CF Summit, dev.Objective(), NCDevCon, and Adobe MAX. DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at https://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. In addition to those Adobe Connect streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we also post recordings at Youtube usually within a day of the meeting. 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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