In just over 6 weeks, an epic day of web technology awesomeness will break out in Bloomington, MN (check out the trailer!). With sessions covering a wide variety of web-tech-centric topics led by a talented lineup of speakers, Into the Box 2014 is the perfect way to kick off your week at cf.Objective, or just sharpen your skills if you're in the area. Whatever your reasons for attending, don't wait--get your ticket today!

Did I mention our awesome speakers? Say hello to this week's featured speaker: Brad Wood!

Q & A with Brad

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: I love the *Box toolset because it makes developers’ lives easier, saves time, and is always built to be extensible. I also love helping others learn and improve their development workflow so it’s natural that I love to share our projects with anyone who will listen. I think Into The Box is going to be a blast and I’m really looking forward to getting together with everyone to geek out.

Q: What does web development mean to you? 
It’s a job, an art, a craft, an opportunity for improvement, so easy a caveman could do it, a pain in the rear, and hard to do well. I think good developers have an insatiable desire to solve problems, read lots of theory, are always learning, and find the best tools they can (like the ColdBox ecosystem). I also think the two hardest things about web development are class naming, cache invalidation, and off-by-one errors.

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: Reach the peak of Mount Everest, go tandem skydiving, break the sound barrier, have an album go double platinum, try bungee jumping, and experience suborbital flight. In the event those fall through, I’ll settle for the old fashioned camaraderie of old pals and new friends.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now? 
Take the blue pill. That DayQuil will have you up all night.

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
Dependency Injection: Wiring Up for the Future, ColdBox + ORM: Pink Unicorns Do Exist! and The Keynote

Brad's Sessions

NoSQL Development with CFCouchbase

NoSQL document stores are reinventing the way we design our databases and cache layers. Couchbase server is a unique offering with unparalleled performance, automatic replication and failover. In this session, we'll talk about how to get started with Couchbase using the open source CFML SDK as well as native caching via the Railo Couchbase Extension.


5:25 PM - 6:20 PM Room1
Meet The Family: WireBox, CacheBox, LogBox, & TestBox

New to the world of "Box" and a little intimidated by where to start? Let us demystify each of our Box libraries with a brief introduction and demo in this fast-paced tag team session. We'll spend roughly 15 per library, showing you how easy it is to get started and enjoy new levels of productivity.


11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Room1
Securing your Box Applications

Locking down your ColdBox and ContentBox sites is as important today as ever. In this session we'll talk about the kinds of threats that you need to be concerned about, and tools that help you secure your applications with minimal effort.


3:15 PM - 4:10 PM Room1

Be sure, of course, to check out our full list of sessions for Into the Box 2014!