Showing 5 archived entries for: January, 2015

45 days Until Into The Box

 Into The Box 2015 is approaching fast! Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

This week's feature speaker is: Matt Gifford

Matt Gifford

Matt is the lead developer and provider of tailored consultancy services for Monkeh Works Ltd. Matt specialises in ColdFusion, however has extensive development experience in other languages. He loves automating workflows and processes. He is an expert contributor to .net magazine, writer for Web Designer magazine and author of Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion and PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook Matt is also a regular speaker and has presented and taught at conferences such as Future of Web Design, Adobe MAX, CF Objective and Scotch on the Rocks. He is the Adobe User Group Manager for Hertfordshire, an Adobe Community Professional and a member of the ColdFusion Advisory Board Matt was shortlisted for the .net Magazine 2011 net awards under the Developer of the Year category, and was the winner of the 2012 Critter awards from ubelly.com, under the Next Big Thing” category.

 

Q & A with Matt

What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2015?

I'm a big fan of Ortus Solutions products (and documentation wizardry) and I had heard fantastic reviews and things about Into The Box 2014. The company's products and services continue to grow as does it's interaction with the development community. Who would not want to be a part of something so vibrant and passionate?
 

What does web development mean to you?

It means fun, living and enjoyment. This is the greatest career path, as if you enjoy something so much it's not work. It's a hobby you get paid for. I'm very fortunate to be happy doing what I love to do.
 

Anything you want to experience during the conference?

I love learning. There is always something new to learn, some new way of looking at a problem or perhaps just resurrecting an old idea or technology and putting a new spin on it. I want to feel empowered with knowledge and buzzing with excitement from the great sessions and speakers.
 
I also want to experience the mariachi band I heard so much about last year!
 

What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?

Projects differ. Some you'll love, some you'll hate. The same goes with technology you may have to use. Never be put off by any of it. You are still doing what you love to do and every single second of it will make you a better person (although you might not realize it at the time).
 
And for goodness sake do not wear that horrible blue silk shirt to the nightclubs when you are 18!
 

This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?

I've always been a big fan of automation and simplifying processes. Whilst all of the speakers and sessions are incredible I'm looking forward to "Behaviour Drive Development, Automation and Continuous Integration" as well as ANYTHING related to CommandBox CLI.
 

 

Matt's Session

Winning with Vagrant, Puppet and Chef

It works on your machine but not on a team mates? Coding on Windows but deploying to Linux? Or vice versa? Help remove the risk of deployment issues and problems sharing a codebase with your team members and use a project-wide development environment that is easy to manage and quick to install. Vagrant will help you get up and running with a lightweight and reproducible development environment that is easily shared between your home and office machine or amongst and entire team of developers.

53 days Until Into The Box

 Hi everyone! We are getting closer and closer to the big day for the Into The Box 2015 conference.

Did you already secured a ticket for you?

This week's feature speaker is: Kev McCabe

 

Kev McCabe

  Kev has worked with large corporations in the Finance, Media and E-commerce spaces. He’s currently a freelance code smith, coach & trainer; With a passion to improve developers from the ground up in all areas of development. He also has a huge Interest in all things Agile since 2002, mainly XP, but of late Scrum & Kanban having become a Certified Scrum Master in 2012 and Accredited Kanban Practitioner in 2013 and SAFe agilist in 2015. Kev started with ColdFusion in 1996 version 2 when it came free with O’Reily’s WebSite Professional. Kev is an Adobe Community Professional and runs the London CFML & Web Community. He maintains a blog @ bigmadkev.com and is active on twitter at: @bigmadkev

 

Q & A with Kev

What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2015?

I didn’t :) Luis threaten to tell people how to do BDD wrong, as I had to step in :)
 

What does web development mean to you?

It means everything to me. It’s what I have known for over 18 years and wouldn’t change it for all the ….. wait no I would change it for all the money in the world
 

Anything you want to experience during the conference?

More of Luis jokes!
 

What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?

Read Uncle Bob’s Clean Code the day it was released and anything else about XP and Craftsmanship
 

This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?

Migrating legacy applications to ColdBox MVC by Scott Coldwell sounds interesting something I’ve done and be good to see how others have also done it.

 

Kev's Session

Behavior Driven Development, Automation and Continuous Integration

In this session we will explore the semantics and theory behind Behavior Driven Development and how it can unify a team with its ubiquitous language. We will then go in a tour of TestBox for applying BDD/TDD into our CFML applications. Our tour will end with setting up a Jenkins Continous Integration Server and building scripts for automated testing and reporting.

60 days Until Into The Box

We are only 2 months away from the Into The Box 2015 conference (more info)

I want to congratulate the Trivia winners, Daniel, Eric and Dan, who received as prize a 40% discount for the Into The Box 2015 conference on May 12th, 2015 - 1 day before dev.Objective

Thanks to all participants. Don't forget to buy your ticket in time.

This week's feature speaker is: Joel Watson

 

Joel Watson

Joel Watson has been working for the past eight years in website design and development and loves exploring web technologies of all sorts. When he's not coding, Joel enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, eating barbeque, playing guitar, and watching cheesy sci-fi and anime.

 

Q & A with Joel

What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2015?

During my career in web development, I've been blessed to receive help and guidance from a lot of other developers. I think the best way of saying "thanks" is to do the same for others and contribute back to the community. Plus, being able to participate in things like Into the Box is a great way to meet new people and network with other developers.
 

What does web development mean to you?

Development is my way of self-expression. I am daily amazed at what can be done with web technologies, and I find a significant amount of personal fulfillment in being able to build something that other people find useful and beneficial.
 

Anything you want to experience during the conference?

I want to learn a lot! Conferences are a great time to be exposed to different ideas, not only by attending sessions, but also by networking with other developers. I want to come away with a few things I never knew before. Speakers and attendees, I'm looking at you!
 

What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?

Get started earlier, be humble, and never be satisfied that you've "learned enough." There is always someone out there (probably a lot of people!) who knows more than you do...seek them out and learn from them!!
 

This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?

I'm really excited about the CommandBox sessions, as well as the session about Vagrant.

 

Joel's Sessions

Monitoring and Tracking Your Web Applications

Come discover all the necessary tools and processes to monitor and track the performance of your modern web applications.

Real Life ContentBox Modular CMS

We will be applying ContentBox Modular CMS to real-life requirements and creating an application from scratch. We will go through the development process, creating modules and even deploying our application to the cloud.

Killing Shark-Riding Dinosaurs with ORM

We have gone through the pain and frustrations that come with maturing with a technology such as ORM powered by Hibernate. This advanced session will cover on how to leverage both ColdFusion and ORM to start creating amazing applications that will be as lethal as a dinosaur riding a shark with an Uzi. We will cover ORM session management, virtual service layers, dynamic finders, dynamic counters and an enhanced Hibernate Criteria builder for ColdFusion to create easy and programmatic HQL queries.

Customizing ContentBox with Themes, Widgets, and Modules, Oh My!

Learn to customize ContentBox as we demonstrate custom layout, widget, and module creation/installation features. Through an exploration of elements that I have created for my own ContentBox installs you will gain an understanding of how you can fully customize ContentBox for your own use.

69 days Until Intoo The Box - Discount Trivia!

Another week has passed! Don't forget to include the Into The Box 2015 conference in your calendar! (all the info here..)

At the end of this post you will find a special trivia that we have prepared for you. The first 3 to answer all questions correctly will receive a 40% discount for the conference! Are you ready to challenge your knowledge?

Date: May 12th, 2015, 1 day before dev.Objective

Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

This week's feature speaker is someone you have probably heard of: Luis Majano

Luis Majano

Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer born in El Salvador and is the president of Ortus Solutions (www.ortussolutions.com), a consulting firm specializing in web development, architecture and professional open source support and services. His background includes over 14 years of software development experience, architecture and system design.  He is the creator of the ColdBox Platform (www.coldbox.org), ContentBox Modular CMS (www.gocontentbox.org) and is an Adobe Community Professional.

 

Q & A with Luis

What made you want to speak at Into The Box?

I guess I have no choice as I am the one organizing the conference :)
Apart from being the organizer, I am also the author of the majority of the products, so it is a delight to be able to have a venue to speak about them.
 

What does web development mean to you?

Ever since I was a kid I loved to solve problems. I also loved when you have a blank canvas and you can paint or create a project from nothing.  Web development is a career where problem-solving is at its best.  Full of challenges, intricacies and lots lots of learning.  For those reasons, web development is just something that is part of me that I love. 
 

Anything you want to experience during the conference?

A sense of community.  Last year we had a blast.  Over 60 developers and managers from around the globe converging for more than 12 hours of geekness and fun!  Being able to meet folks from all walks of life, talk to them and get a first-hand perspective is priceless! 
 

What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?

Warm up before any tennis match, if not your knees will regret it!
 

This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?

Winning with Vagrant, Puppet and Chef

Matt is a great speaker, super talented and funny.  The topic is something that really interests me in how to bring even more automation into our development.

Real Life ContentBox Modular CMS

This session will feature 3 speakers and how they implement a real-life project in 50 minutes.  So I can’t wait to see if they actually pull-it off.

Behavior Driven Development, Automation and Continuous Integration

This is my own session, but I am mostly looking forward to badgering Kev McCabe :)

 

Luis's Sessions

Go Commando with CommandBox CLI

CommandBox is a standalone, native tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux that will provide you with a Command Line Interface (CLI) for developer productivity, tool interaction, package management, embedded CFML server, application scaffolding, and some sweet ASCII art. It seamlessly integrate to work with any ColdFusion (CFML) project as it is also written in ColdFusion (CFML) using our concepts of CommandBox Commands.

Killing Shark-Riding Dinosaurs with ORM

We have gone through the pain and frustrations that come with maturing with a technology such as ORM powered by Hibernate. This advanced session will cover on how to leverage both ColdFusion and ORM to start creating amazing applications that will be as lethal as a dinosaur riding a shark with an Uzi. We will cover ORM session management, virtual service layers, dynamic finders, dynamic counters and an enhanced Hibernate Criteria builder for ColdFusion to create easy and programmatic HQL queries.

Behavior Driven Development, Automation and Continuous Integration

In this session we will explore the semantics and theory behind Behavior Driven Development and how it can unify a team with its ubiquitous language. We will then go in a tour of TestBox for applying BDD/TDD into our CFML applications. Our tour will end with setting up a Jenkins Continous Integration Server and building scripts for automated testing and reporting.


Computer Know How - Sponsors ITB2015

We are very excited to announce that Computer Know How will be sponsoring Into The Box 2015 this May 12th!  We have been partners with CKH for several years now and they are an amazing web application crew.  If you want something done, they do it with grace and prestige!

 



CKH was born in 1997. Our talented and experienced team of 11 has a combined total of 67 years of experience in computer repair, network monitoring and maintenance, website design, and website development.
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