Due to Covid and other reasons, some of the CFML Community Speakers will not be able to make this years Into the Box - but we wanted to include them anyways. To do that, last week we announced a Pre-Conference / 3rd Track for ITB. Read more about it here. Today we're happy to announce our first group of speakers for our Pre-Conference Track.
- Mark Takata - Advanced Manipulation of PDF Documents using Adobe ColdFusion DDX
- Charlie Arehart - Comparing and contrasting Docker images from Ortus, Adobe, and Lucee
- Ray Camden - Extending PDF Capabilities With Adobe Document Services
Adobe ColdFusion provides the ability to leverage a limited set of the DDX declarative document manipulation language to modify, add to and otherwise alter PDF documents without the need to install the separate LifeCycle Assembler service. Mark Takata, Technical Evangelist for Adobe ColdFusion, will explore the power of this often overlooked capability for expanding how your applications work with PDF documents.
Most who attend ITB may know about the Ortus Commandbox Docker images for ACF and Lucee, but there are in fact other container images available from Adobe and Lucee directly. How do these all differ? Why might someone choose one approach over the other? The Commandbox images may well do ""all"" that some need, but there are indeed differences to consider including such things as how they perform automated configuration, admin configuration (cfconfig vs cfsetup), monitoring config (with FusionReactor or the CF PMT), as well as such things as their CF/Lucee version support, ARM support, and more. (There's also more to ACF container licensing than most may realize.)
Whether you plan to use containers only for development (which is free, even for the ACF images) or in production--and then whether in a CI/CD pipeline or on an orchestration platform like Kubernetes, anyone using containers with CFML should get some value out of this talk, even if it's simply to be able to more completely present differences about the three alternatives should the question arise. While the talk does presume you already understand containers in general (their purpose, how to run them, etc.), we will conclude by talking about several resources that can help those exploring deployment of CFML on containers specifically.
ColdFusion ships with some pretty impressive document features, but you can extend them even further using Adobe Document Services. In this talk, I'll discuss how the free PDF Embed API can be used in your ColdFusion site to provide better control over the PDF experience in the browser. I'll then talk about our API offerings: Adobe PDF Services API, Adobe Document Generation API, and Adobe PDF Extract API.
More Speakers and Sessions will be announced soon and the schedule will be posted to the site shortly!!!
We are excited to be bringing you more content, more speakers, and we can't wait to see you all at Into the Box.