Online ColdFusion Meetup

The Online ColdFusion User Group

About the Online ColdFusion Meetup

Thanks for your interest in the Online Coldfusion Meetup. This Adobe Groups page is more of a placeholder. Most information and activity for the group takes place on our long-standing site (hosted on the service,, hence the naming of this group). This Adobe groups site does offer the calendar of our upcoming events below (once posted, which may not happen until the week before the meeting.)

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Events - The Online ColdFusion Meetup "ColdBox 4: The Future of CFML MVC" with Brad Wood - Sep 29

The Online ColdFusion Meetup

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Oct 30 will be "ColdBox 4: The Future of CFML MVC" with Brad Wood

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

ColdFusion (CFML) is one of the most mature web languages.  It offers similar scripting and language constructs as other languages, but proponents of CFML know its true power comes with all the inbuilt functionality and integrations you get out of the box.  ColdBox was the first CFML framework to provide convention-over-configuration MVC for the masses.  Like other frameworks, it allows very simple conventions and lets you to easily scaffold out apps with little effort.  ColdBox is unique though because it doesn't stop there; it's a productivity platform for people who are tired of reinventing the wheel.

ColdBox is built on a light modular core with built-in lifecycle extension points, and pluggable libraries for things like SES, JSMin, pagination, security, and REST.  And don't forget the other Box productivity libraries for logging, object creation, caching, and testing.  Come see what makes ColdBox the most comprehensive and compelling development platform.  We'll even talk about some of cool new features in ColdBox 4 as well as CommandBox, the new CFML CLI, Package Manager, and REPL.



DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions

RECORDINGS: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at http://recordings.col... . In addition to those streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we now also post recordings at usually within a day of the meeting.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Brad grew up in southern Missouri where he systematically disassembled every toy he ever owned which occasionally led to unintentional shock therapy (TVs hold charge long after they've been unplugged, you know) After high school he 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 where he still disassembles most of his belongings (including automobiles) just with a slightly higher success rate of putting them back together again. Brad blogs when he can (http://www.codersrevo...), and enjoys church, all sorts of international food, and the great outdoors.

Brad has been programming ColdFusion for 13 years 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 actively participates in the CF community and loves to use open source Railo for his personal projects.

Brad currently works as an application programmer/architect and DBA for the company that created ColdBox: Ortus Solutions. He enjoys configuring and performance tuning high availability Windows and Linux ColdFusion environments as well as SQL Server. Things he's been privileged to learn in the past few years include Continuous Integration, Agile (Scrum/Kanban), backbone.js, and CouchBase.

WHEN: Thurs. Oct 30, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows what the time would be for you: . Here's another: http://www.timeanddat... that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

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Alpharetta, GA - USA

Thursday, October 30 at 12:00 PM

Attending: 67