Adobe ColdFusion at Lenox

People are cooking and eating at home more often for their health and for the fun of it, which is good news for Lenox Corporation. The luxury tableware and gift maker is taking advantage of the shift in preferences by upgrading its technologies to target younger audiences who do much of their shopping online.

 

Implementing Adobe ColdFusion Enterprise lets Lenox update apps it has built over the past 19 years and create new apps that enhance e-commerce capabilities. For instance, the company is converting external ColdFusion applications, such as its B2B and supply chain websites, and internal applications including business intelligence tools and its employee intranet.

 

As my developers convert applications, they find new features in Adobe ColdFusion that accelerate and simplify processes,” says Betty Jeitner, Senior Director IT Applications, Lenox Corporation. “At this point, we have yet to discover everything we can do.”

 

Currently, three developers support ColdFusion rapid application development, long-term usage, and system stability. Once they migrate ColdFusion to new hardware, the team will also integrate it with mission-critical software, including Lenox’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  https://adobe.ly/2lumwF7

Scalable and Affordable Performance Coaching

Leadership coaching and development can benefit leaders at any level, helping employees contribute more effectively to an organization and improve the work environment as a whole. However, coaching has traditionally been a costly endeavor only open to employees at the highest level.

Skyline Group International approaches leadership differently. Using technology, Skyline provides high-quality, personalized coaching that is both scalable and affordable. Skyline’s Coaching for Excellence (C4X) platform provides flexible one-to-one coaching anytime, anywhere through online access.

Each C4X program is a 16-week process that combines online meetings with coaches and independent study using C4X online resources, which include videos, white papers, and articles. HR managers can monitor progress via C4X’s real-time dashboard. Mobile capabilities allow clients, leaders, coaches, and HR managers to access C4X functionality from any device.

When Skyline was developing its first iteration of C4X, it evaluated multiple development platforms. It selected Adobe ColdFusion for its rapid programming capabilities, enterprise security, and “battle-tested” technology.

From a single set of schematics, the first C4X application was deployed within 12 weeks using Adobe ColdFusion,” says Milo Sindell, President of C4X Product Development at Skyline Group, Inc. “It’s now grown to four products with dozens features, multiple administration areas, reporting capabilities, and a user interface that continually evolves with client needs.”

Developers enhanced ColdFusion capabilities by integrating with external services, such as SendGrid for email and Java-based libraries, and supporting systems such as Sublime Text and CodeKit. The built-in PDF rendering engine and custom fonts in ColdFusion allow HR managers to generate visually appealing reports.

“Skyline is continually evolving C4X to meet the needs of our customers,” says Stacy Shamberger, Executive Vice President of People and Revenue at Skyline Group, Inc. “We see Adobe ColdFusion supporting that growth for years to come.”   https://adobe.ly/2gmPstr

All you want to know about Adobe ColdFusion Summit Podcast

It’s not too late to sign up for Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2017. In case you wanted to find out more information, please check out this podcast interview from TeraTech with Elishia Dvorak that goes over some Q&A about what we’re planning for the event.

Everything you need to know about Adobe ColdFusion Summit

http://teratech.com/029-everything-cf-summit-need-know-elishia-dvorak/

The preconference sessions are sold out now, but we still have some slots available for the full conference pass so don’t waste any time and register today…

https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/registration/

Hope to see you at the conference!

Adobe ColdFusion Survey – 2017

It is that time of the year when we post our annual survey to ColdFusion users. I request you to take time to provide your valuable feedback via the survey.

The results of the survey will help us validate certain hypothesis we have to build the future versions of the product. We are already in the process of building the next version of ColdFusion, codenamed Aether. Your feedback can help shape the future of the product.

Here is the survey link again. Part of the survey result will also be presented at Adobe ColdFusion Summit this year. Thank you for your time.

CF Summit 2017- Preconference almost sold out!

There are only a few seats available for our preconference workshops on Developing an Enterprise API Strategy, Hands on CFML Security Workshop and Migrating Legacy Applications Into an MVC Framework, so we will be closing registration very soon due to capacity limitations.  Please register today if you haven’t yet!

All the three workshops are full day BYOD hands on labs and would be a great learning opportunity. Below is a summary of the workshops:

Developing an Enterprise API Strategy with Adobe ColdFusion API Manager & Deploying them in Amazon Web Services (AWS

In this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Integrate ColdFusion and API Manager to create and publish ColdFusion REST services for consumption by any service or application as ColdFusion API-Manager Publisher
  • Subscribe and consume application data via REST services as API-Manager Subscriber
  • Enforce data transformation and threat protection policies as API-Manager Administrator discover ColdFusion REST services from API Manager
  • Deploy existing and new ColdFusion licenses using Amazon EC2
  • Configure a secure and reliable Amazon Virtual Private Cloud across multiple data centers
  • Create an auto-scaling configuration within AWS using EC2, Elastic Beanstalk and Elastic Load Balancer
  • Follow standard DevOps processes to deploy code from local development to production with minimal direct interaction with servers

Hands on CFML Security Workshop

Bring your laptop and get your hands dirty learning how to find and fix security vulnerabilities in your ColdFusion codebases. In this full day session you will learn about several different classes of web application security vulnerabilities and how they pertain to CFML.

Using a vulnerable CFML web application prebuilt for training, you will learn what red flags to look for in your code. Next you will see first hand how attackers may exploit the vulnerabilities. Finally you’ll learn techniques for improving the security of your CFML code.

Migrating Legacy Applications Into an MVC Framework

Come to this workshop and learn:

  • What the MVC design pattern is and what problems it solves
  • How the FW/1 and ColdBox frameworks use a convention-based approach to bring consistent structure to an application
  • What Dependency Injection (DI) is, how it simplifies the “model” portion of applications, and how they are used in FW/1 and ColdBox
  • How to refactor real-world procedural code into MVC-style code

Hands-on portion of the workshop will:

  • Analyze and deconstruct a simple procedural application to see what code belongs in the model, the view, and how the controller ties the two together.
  • Move the code into the appropriate MVC layers and test it.
  • Discuss strategies for migrating large applications in phases.
  • Use CommandBox and Git to spin up on-demand instances of ColdFusion and manage our code.

Register Now at https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/registration/.

 

EMEA Adobe ColdFusion Events – October 13-20

We had a fantastic time meeting so many of our customers at the last roadshow events in US so we’re continuing these small events in Europe before CF Camp.

This time we’re going to Paris, Brussels and Munich!

October 13: Paris, France

              Venue :: Le 251, 253 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris

October 16: Brussels, Belgium

             Venue :: Regus Diegem, Pegasuslaan 5, 1831 Diegem

October 18: Munich, Germany

              Venue ::  MUNICON TAGUNGSZENTRUM, Terminalstrasse Mitte 18, 85356 München

Breakfast will be served, and the events will take place from 9am to 12pm.

To register for any of these events, please email Kishore@adobe.com and indicate which location/date and how many seats you’ll need.

See you there!

Public facing product roadmap for ColdFusion

The updated public facing roadmap is now available on the ColdFusion product page on adobe.com. Go to www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion, under the Datasheets and Whitepapers you will find the link for the product roadmap. Here is the direct link for the roadmap.

One of the points in the roadmap that needs a mention is the long term commitment that Adobe has for ColdFusion as a product. The version that Adobe is working on right now, ColdFusion Aether, will have extended support till 2025.

ColdFusion 2016 Update 5 and ColdFusion 11 Update 13 released

This post is to announce the release of updates for ColdFusion 2016 and ColdFusion 11. These updates address a common vulnerability mentioned in security bulletin APSB 17-30.

ColdFusion 2016 Update 5

In addition to addressing the vulnerabilities in the security bulletin APSB17-30 this update includes 13 bug fixes in language, database and AJAX some other areas. For the installation instructions and details on the bugs fixed, refer this technote.

ColdFusion 11 Update 13

In addition to addressing the vulnerabilities in the security bulletin APSB17-30 this update includes 8 bug fixes in charting, AJAX and some other areas. For the installation instructions and details on the bugs fixed, refer this technote,

For the security fixes in these updates to be effective, ColdFusion 2016 should be on JDK 8 u121 or a higher version, and ColdFusion 11 should be on JDK 8 u121 or JDK 7 u131 or a higher version of JDK. The use of latest JDK update is recommended.

On a standalone installation of ColdFusion, you can upgrade Java by editing the jvm.config file at <cf_root>/cfusion/bin. For a JEE installation of ColdFusion, refer the documentation for the host application server.

Pre-release for ColdFusion Aether

We are very close to offering the first pre-release for next major version of ColdFusion – ColdFusion Aether!

If you are just as excited as we are and want to get onto this early pre-release for Aether, all you have to do is take this short survey.

As always, we look forward to engaging with you on the pre-release.

See you there!

ColdFusion Summit 2017 Early bird price extended till September 15th!

We have had a lot of requests for extension of the early bird pricing for CF Summit to get them some more time for registration. So we’ve extended the $349 early bird rate until Friday, September 15th to give everyone a chance to register under the discount rate.

This year we have more than 40 sessions across 4 tracks with talks from our community leaders and CF Engineering team. The pre-conference sessions on November 15th would have three topics to choose from.

For further details please visit the website at https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/