Adobe ColdFusion Summit – East in Washington, D.C on April 25

We are excited to announce the third annual Adobe ColdFusion Summit East in Washington, D.C on April 25th.

The conference is on April 25th and we are having two tracks. We have sessions from experts in the community which would cover most of the major features of ColdFusion.

The conference is FREE to attend, just register at the link provided below.

Register Here: http://carahevents.carahsoft.com/Event/Details/48292-adobe

Event Time : 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

The event is complimentary, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Detailed Agenda would follow soon.

ColdFusion Roadshow Interest

In 2018, ColdFusion Team will present a series of Breakfast roadshow events in US, India and Europe.

The purpose of these events will be to talk about the new features in the upcoming release as well as the exciting features added in the previous releases.

These events also provide a platform for professional exchange within and across the ColdFusion community in your area. The programme will be made up of interactive sessions giving the information and tools necessary for making your work easy.

At this stage we are attempting to gauge interest in such an event in your area. Please respond to the survey here so that we may ascertain your interest. If you need any more information please drop a mail to me at kishore@adobe.com

ColdFusion Community Portal is now live!

At the Adobe ColdFusion Summit this year, we announced the launch of the new Community portal for ColdFusion developers.

The ColdFusion community portal is a one stop portal for anything ColdFusion. Ask a question, post a blog, showcase your work, post your ColdFusion testimonial or even start a discussion. The Ask a question is linked to Adobe forums where a post will be made on your behalf on the Adobe forums.

You accumulate points for every contribution you make to the community portal. You start as a newbie and move up the ladder based on the points you accumulate. For instance, if you reach the highest level, which is legend, you get incentives such as a free pass to Adobe ColdFusion Summit, including travel (within the US) and accommodation during the event.

Start exploring and start sharing with your fellow developers from the ColdFusion community!

Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2017 Slides

Thanks again to our speakers who devoted a lot of time and energy into the content that was delivered at ColdFusion Summit this year! We received great feedback and have lots of requests for the slide decks and any demo collateral that can be shared. Many of our speakers provided these assets to us, which can be found at the below locations.

Presentation slides can be downloaded here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12VkhvtlSkl0Wj2ijOq6BSl57qQEA-6ET?usp=sharing

Additional slides/demos are also found here:

https://github.com/GiancarloGomez/ColdFusion-Adventures-With-WebSockets
https://github.com/kevindwright/cf-alexa-http-web-service
https://github.com/mashaHD/PDFDemo
https://github.com/mashaHD/FW1Demo
http://slides.com/mjclemente/sendbetter-cfsummit#/

https://github.com/immanuelnoel/CFSummit_Docker

 

We’ll update this post with any additional slides/demos that are provided to us. If you are a speaker who would like to provide additional demo files, please send us your github link and we’ll post it here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Elishia

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!