Into The Box Conference 2016 (all the info here..)

Remember, June 14th, 2016, 1 day before dev.Objective. Don't forget to secure your ticket in time.

Meet Into The Box 2016 Speaker: Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson (@_elpete) is a cfml and javascript developer at O.C. Tanner in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah and received a degree in Information Systems thinking he would hate programming as a career. He started programming in cfml (and in general) in 2012 and has never been more happy to be proved wrong. What he lacks in experience, he makes up for by demos and blogging. A beginner himself, he blogs about many beginner topics at


Q & A with Eric

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I wanted to speak at ITB 2016 as a way to push my own understanding of certain topics by teaching them to others. I also wanted to speak as a deadline for myself for creating awesome open source contributions and modules.

Anything in particular that you want to experience during the conference?

I'd love to learn about new features of the *box products, especially ColdBox and TestBox. I'd also love to see awesome modules created by the community.

Tell us something random about yourself:

I've played the piano for over 20 years. I compose and arrange music, mostly religious songs, at


Eric's Session

Integration Testing In A Modern World tech tasting session

The hardest part about testing is knowing where to start. This session will focus on the most natural place to start: the Integration Test. In this session we will see some of the following:

  • Setting up a test environment (database, ColdBox environments)
  • Using database transactions in your tests
  • Assertions against the database
  • Simple, fluent integration testing