Into the Box 2022 is in the bag, and we had a great time, with 10 great pre-conference sessions, 5 action packed full day workshops, 2 days on site and online for the conference, and many great conversations in the hallway track, at HappyBox and at every meal.
We've rounded up all the great content, videos on CFCasts, slides, repos and code, and compiled this list for you.
Into the Box 2022 Videos are exclusively available on CFCasts for Into the Box 2022 Conference and or Virtual Ticket Holders Only before December 24th, 2022. On December 24th, as an early Christmas Present, we will start releasing the Into the Box 2022 videos (pre-conference and regular conference) for all CFCasts Subscriptions holders to enjoy over the holidays.
In this session, you'll learn about a full featured e-commerce module from Ortus Solutions, cbCommerce. cbCommerce is built with Enterprise e-Commerce in mind and it uses ContentBox modularity to allow non-technical users to manage inventory and pricing. Additionally, it has built-in support for shipping, sales tax/VAT, event and inventory lifecycle pricing and multiple payment processor support.
Brad Wood - CommandBox Hidden Gems/Top Modules
CommandBox has a lot of features out of the box so to speak, but it can also be extended via a modular architecture. In this session, we'll cover the best features, and top modules you need to be using in order to increase your productivity and get the most out of CommandBox.
cbfs is short for ColdBox File System. It is an abstraction API to help you integrate with any file system, from S3, Local, SFTP, Ram, Mocks, and much more. Built to be fluent and human friendly, working with file systems via cbfs will give your applications the ability to abstract, extend and integrate with ANY file system.
CommandBox has opened up a modern world for CFML, but there's power in this tool that exceeds simply spinning up a cfml engine on the fly, or running arbitrary code on the command line (which are two awesome features, btw.). Easily write CommandBox Modules to standardize build processes, or to wrap around complex operations, or to make silly games. In this session we'll see how easy it is to create a CommandBox command, how we can effortlessly leverage the built-in help system and how quickly we can spice things up by installing existing modules, all while we build a good ole choose your own adventure game. We'll then learn how to publish our CommandBox Module to the world! Sound fun? [Yes/No] :> Yes
Take a dive deep into the undocumented features of Flying Saucer (the engine behind cfDocument) in pursuit of creating a pdf with page numbering, context-aware chapter headings, table page breaks, and more.
Then we will spend some time digging into markdown conversion using a java library Flexmark to handle many aspects of markdown conversions including tables, auto-linking, embedded YouTube, etc.
In this talk we'll demonstrate using CommandBox to generate CloudFormation templates on-the-fly that deploy to AWS as fully-configured and fully-automated CI/CD pipelines. Then we'll further explore how to customize the system for your application by securely injecting environment variables (secrets), automating testing with TestBox and configuring auto-scaling. In less than an hour we'll accomplish what would normally take days to piece together from scratch using AWS documentation alone.
Coldbox, TestBox, Wirebox, Rulebox, CommandBox, Forgebox, CBElixer, CBSwagger, Colbox MVC, Coldbox HMVC, Coldbox Relax, ContentBox, CacheBox, MessageBox, CFConfig, Quick, CBORM, QB, CBAuth, CBSecurity, CBLivewire, Codechecker, DocBox, DotENV, CB HostUpdater, CFMigrations, CFMongo, CFRedis, Cors, ColdBox Mail Services, CB Validation, CBStreams, CBCollection, Hyper, CB Elastisearch, LogBox, Mementifier, .......you get the idea. There are a lot of “boxes”. What are they and what do they all do???? Are they all necessary??? Do I need to learn all of them???? This session will “tell the story” of all the boxes based on the problems they are trying to solve. We’ll start from the metaphorical “blank sheet of paper” at the beginning of a web project and we walk and talk through its planning and development, we’ll anticipate the real world snag and difficulties that we and the team will go hit and show how “there’s a box for that”.
I've been a professional geek for over 20 years, but I still feel like I'm out of my zone. Technology moves so fast. There are so many things to know. Everyone is so much smarter than me. I don't know what I'm doing, and it's just a matter of time before someone finds me out. Or something like that. Imposter Syndrome is a problem. But it can be dealt with.
How to debug your CF Apps. Using cbDebugger, Fusion Reactor, bundled Lucee and Adobe ColdFusion debugging, as well as good old fashioned writedumps and emails to figure out what is going on.
What has changed in Vue 3? We will talk about how Vite upped the game over WebPack, why Pinia is the update for Vuex, ViTest is the new testing standard, and why it’s time to add in tools like VueUse. Oh, don't forget to throw in TypeScript.
Many actions in our applications need to happen in the background. This could be because the job takes a long time, for a snappier user experience, for visibility into what jobs are running, working with websockets, or because another system processes the jobs. Message Queues are an ideal tool for this job, but setting them up hasn't always been easy. cbq aims to make this easier for you by providing a protocol-based interface to multiple queue backends including the ColdBox Async engine, databases, and RabbitMQ. Learn how to set up a queue and see the benefits it brings to your application.
This session will give you an introduction to ContentBox CMS, what it is, what can you do with it, and why you should consider ContentBox for your next ColdFusion/CFML project. ContentBox is a professional open source (Apache 2 License) modular content management engine that allows you to easily build websites, blogs, wikis, complex web applications, and RESTFul web services. It can also be used as a full Headless CMS or a hybrid CMS. Built with a secure and flexible modular core, designed to scale, and combined with world-class support, ContentBox will get your projects out the door in no time. ContentBox CMS can be deployed to any ColdFusion/CFML engine or any Java Servlet Container.
Learn how to leverage the power of websockets and message queues to build collaborative applications, which provide the immediate feedback to the user and update in real-time.
Say good by to polling and interval refreshing of your applications. By leveraging MQ Services and Pub/Sub technology, you can build applications which allow multiple users to collaboratively access or edit the same content, and see updates made in real time.
In this workshop we will leverage RabbitMQ and Coldbox event interceptions to create and demonstrate the power of collision-free collaboration on applications, as well as providing helpful, routine notifications for your users.
In this session you will learn what a headless CMS is, and why you should use this type of CMS. You will also see the ContentBox 5 “Headless” feature in action
Gavin Pickin - Building a CFML API powered Quiz Game with VueJS and deployed with SPA and Android + more
In this session, we will be building on top of the Developer Feud Quiz Game REST API I built in Online CF Meetups and Adobe Developer Week which I hope we get to play at Happy Box. We will see how I built a New VueJS Quasar App for the Multiplayer Admin and Leaderboard side of the game. To finish, we will deploy to SPA and Android and Windows just because we can!
We have a new way to easily deploy ContentBox 5 with Environment Variables. How cool is that? We will use Cloud Formation to quickly create an Ortus AMI and have it running very in a very short amount of time. This presentation is for the beginner or intermediate user.
Playwright is end-to-end testing tool by Microsoft. It can be used to simulate a browser visiting your website like Selenium and Cypress. The real fun for us comes from the Java SDK for Playwright which we can use to run Playwright from our TestBox tests! In this session you will learn how to get started testing your website end-to-end with Playwright and TestBox.
In this session, we will explore the asynchronous and parallel programming constructs built into ColdBox 6. Java has supported a robust and functional approach to asynchronous programming since JDK8 and now it is available to us all in the Coldfusion (CFML) ⚡ World! To the future!
So you’ve figured out what Model View Controllers do, and even wrapped your head around using Dependency Injection for bean management. Excellent! But that pesky Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) layer is still a complete mystery! It’s not that bad, I promise. And in this talk we’ll go over the basics of what AOP does, plus show you some ways to implement it in your applications. There are several AOP libraries available in CFML -- you can use any of them in your existing applications, without needing to do a complete rewrite of your code. Let’s learn how!
With all the conversations about self care, self help, counseling, higher powers, identity, defining ourselves, being defined, alone time, group time, isolation, introversion extroversion, no-traversions and so on, I found myself more and more thinking that it was just as easy to get lost and stressed by all the things you “should” be doing as it was to get lost in the “life stuff” that was causing issues in the first place. As I tried to untangle some of these things, I found myself wishing there was a framework or “meta” framework where I could start attaching concepts so I could at least have a starting point to think about them. Then I found one right in front of me that I used every day.