Luis Majano, father of all BOX products, needs no introduction. I love working with all of the special people at Ortus, and having Luis leading the ship is great for our community, and our company, and personally, although, sometimes the code reviews are longer than I'd like lol.

Luis Majano

Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer born in El Salvador and is the president of Ortus Solutions (, a consulting firm specializing in web development, architecture and professional open source support and services. His background includes over 16 years of software development experience, architecture and system design. He is the creator of the ColdBox Platform (, CommandBox CLI (, ContentBox Modular CMS ( and is an Adobe Community Professional.

Sessions at Into The Box 2017

Behavior Driven Integration Development Exposed

In this session we will introduce you to the theory of Behavior Driven Development and then spin you around for a real-world implementation using TestBox, integration testing and the integrated library. All code will be available for you at this repository:

Slaying the ORM Dragons with CBORM

Come discover the wonderful world of ColdFusion ORM. We will demystify this dragon and slay it with some awesome pink unicorn goodness. After this session, you will never look at ORM as a nasty big dragon, but a wonderful animal of nature!

Ortus Keynote

The Ortus Keynote gives you insight into Ortus Solutions, the past, present and future.

Speaker Questions

We asked Luis a few questions, here are his answers.

What made you want to speak at ITB 2017?

It is a privilege for me to be able to showcase all our new products, services and all the different technologies we use.

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

Networking and being able to get hands-on feedback about our products from developers

Which Speaker at ITB do you want to sit down with and ask a few questions?

ALL of them! We have a great lineup this year, so I hope I can talk to all of them.

Tell us a little more about your Sessions at ITB

I will be doing a session on introduction to BDD with Eric Peterson. I am excited about it as we will be showing both theory and practical usages of BDD with TestBox. I will also be doing a session on ORM. For some reason, ORM is one of the most loved and hated approaches to persistence. Hopefully, after this session developers will get to see a brand new outlook on implementing ORM.

Why should an Attendee not miss your session?

You need to test, so be there don't be scared. Also, I will showcase how to successfully apply ORM in your applications.

What's your favorite *Box Product and Why?

I don't have favorites with any of my children, I love them all due to their uniqueness.

Tell us something random about yourself:

As of the last 4 years I have gotten into organic gardening and growing our own vegetables and fruits. It mostly started as a way to stay healthy and it is now a great way to do something that is not computer related and I can shared with the kids.

Luis, Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions!

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