Another Great Year!

Into The Box 2016 is over. Thanks to all the attendees, speakers and sponsors who made it possible.

Thanks to all of you who answered the conference and sessions' surveys, that really helps us understand were we are and make things better for you in the future.

This year we tried to keep fun, knowledge sharing and learning balanced and received only great feedback!

Feedback Highlights

  • Good content!
  • Great value
  • Warm and fun atmosphere
  • Good speakers selection
  • Really Enjoyed it
  • Totally worth it
  • Mariachis are awesome!

Happy Birthday ColdBox

For those of you who couldn't make it this time, we are really looking forward to see you next year.

2016 Sessions' Slides Show

KEYNOTE

The Future is Bright: ColdBox, ColdBox Elixir, Couchbase, ContentBox, CommandBox, Ortus University. view slides

Relax With ColdBox RESTFul Services

Check out ColdBox RESTful capabilities.
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Converting Legacy Apps into Modern MVC

In parallel or all at once, reduce your frustrtion with a few tips.
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BDD Testing & Automation from the Trenches

The secret for productivity.
 
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ColdBox 4 Modules Building with Legos

Create your applications using small reusable & maintainable pieces. view slides

Building Mobile Apps with ColdBox

Build an Ionic+AgularJS mobile app with a great framework. view slides

Modularize your content with ContentBox Modular CMS

The Power of Modules!
 
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Packages, Commands, ForgeBox 2.0 Funkyness!

All about packages!
 
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CFCouchbase 2.0 and N1QL

Lean about the new 2.0 release of CFCouchbase and N1QL.
 
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Tech Tasting Sessions

Intro to CommandBox

Learn what's behind Ortus 'Product of the Year 2015'.
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Intro to ColdBox MVC

The CFML MVC Framework.

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Production Debugging with FusionReactor

learn how to install and review FusionReactor. view slides

Conquering Dev Environments

Check out what modern developers are doing. view slides

Building NoSQL Apps with MongoDB

Whys, why nots and how-tos!
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ContentBox CMS - for a perfect project fit

Build to scale, build to peform.
view slides

AWS Lambda - what, why, when, how?

What is AWS Lambda is, why and when to use it and what is it good for. view slides

Mixing up the Front-end with ColdBox Elixir

Intro to ColdBox Elixir.
 
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Web Applications Can Control the World

Learn how your Box applications can interact with the physical world. view slides

Integration Testing in a Modern World

Real-life databse testing.
 
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Conquering ORM with DataBoss

Learn how to Manage ORM applications with DataBoss. view slides

Best Practices are Best, Except when they're Not.

First make it work, then make it pretty!
 
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Upcoming Events

ContentBox RoadShow
Webinar | July 1,8,15,22,29

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CFSummit Training
Las Vegas | October 8-9

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CFCAMP Training
Munich | October 17-19

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Into The Box 2016 Mobile Apps Are Here

The Into The Box 2016 Mobile application has landed. Here are the links for you to install our apps and keep up to date with the conference this June 14th.  Please also note that our mobile apps will activate the session and conference survey, so we are going paperless for surveys :)

Enjoy!

 

  

 

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Aaron Benton

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: Aaron Benton

Aaron Benton

Aaron is an experienced architect who specializes in creative solutions to develop innovative mobile applications. He has over 10 years of experience in full stack development, including ColdFusion, SQL, NoSQL, JavaScript, HTML &am; CSS. Aaron is currently the Mobile Applications Architect for Shop.com in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

Q & A with Aaron

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I have been using Couchbase for several years, and was really excited for the N1QL (SQL for Documents) querying support that was added in Couchbase Server 4.0. However, the Java SDK CFCouchbase was using was only on v1.3.1; N1QL query support was added in the v2.0.0 SDK. I forked the CFCouchbase SDK project from Ortus, and added support for everything in the newest SDK (which at this time is v2.2.5). All of the changes have been contributed back to the original project. With the CFCouchbase SDK getting a much needed update, and the addition of several new features, Luis and Brad invited me to ITB2016 to speak on the newly updated SDK.
 

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

I have attended ITB for the past 2 years and it is an awesome conference, there are some very bright individuals that have presented on a wide range of technologies. I am hoping to not only learn, but network with like-minded individuals. Plus who doesn't like beer and mariachi bands?
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

Every summer I put away technology for a few weeks, and travel back home to help out on my family's farm. My days are spent driving a combine or tractor for the wheat harvest. I also went to college to become a pilot before switching majors to programming. I do however still have my pilot's license.
 

 

Aaron' Session

Live Scaling with CouchBase Server

In this session we will review how easy it is to create, manage and expand a Couchbase NoSQL Cluster. We will then use such cluster to scale any web application with a focused demo on a real-life ContentBox Modular CMS site.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Dan Roemer

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: Dan Roemer

Dan Roemer

 

Q & A with Dan

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

To get some experience speaking and to improve my skill set.
 

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

I want to hear other speakers and learn more box things!
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I like fishing and anything outdoors.
 

 

Dan' Session

ContentBox CMS - for a perfect project fit

An exploration of ContentBox as a CMS for your next project. See specific examples of the various ways that ContentBox can be customized to answer your exact business needs. We will demonstrate the abilities of ContentBox to power multiple websites and applications from one content repository. Five main points

  • What is ContentBox and why should I use it?
  • Setting up your first site
  • Theming and customization
  • Building your own modules
  • Powering various websites and applications from one content repository

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Scott Steinbeck

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: Scott Steinbeck

Scott Steinbeck

Software developer specializing in web and mobile application development. Over the last 10 years I have produced 100+ websites including site for: Company Storefronts, Online Shopping, Customer Relationship Management, Content Management Systems, Engineering Plan Rooms, Educational Testing, Learning Information Systems, Agricultural Tracking & Analysis, Automated Billing, Report Forecasting, Agricultural Scouting, GIS Mapping Solutions, Irrigation Management, just to name a few.

I enjoy working with ColdFusion, and all sorts of JavaScript Frameworks like: ReactJS, Angular JS, ExtJS, Ionic Framework, jQuery, etc. When I'm not programming you will most likely find me tinkering with electronics or woodworking.

 

Q & A with Scott

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

Really love the box* products.
 

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

Meet some great developers and learn something new.
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I love chicken wings.
 

 

Scott's Session

Building Mobile Apps with ColdBox REST

Were going to take a in depth look at connecting your ColdBox site with a mobile app using ColdBox & Ionic Framework. Ionic is a mobile framework built on Angular JS and comes with a lot of features out of the box. Its very easy to customize, comes with a CLI and a great ecosystem of tools to help get your mobile app up and running on your phone quickly. This talk will walk though the process of setting up a simple REST backend to communicate with our mobile app, and then we will create an app with a slide menu with a list of pages all pulled from the ColdBox REST API dynamically.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Gavin Pickin

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: Gavin Pickin

Gavin Pickin

Gavin started using ColdFusion in 1999 when working for the university of Auckland in New Zealand before moving to California. He has lead teams, trained new developers and worked the full stack from graphic design, HTML CSS JavaScript through to ColdFusion MySQL and server administration.

Gavin has a passion for learning and cannot understand why the 9-5ers aren't listening to podcasts while changing diapers, watching video tutorials while cleaning baby bottles and folding clothes, or putting the kids to sleep with soothing phone gap mobile application cookbook recipes.
You will find him blogging at gpickin.com and on twitter @gpickin and occasionally being mocked on cfhour's podcast.

 

Q & A with Gavin

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I love speaking at conferences and sharing what I have learned, the hard way.
 

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

I want to absorb as much knowledge as I can, while catching up with old friends, and making new friends.
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I played Cricket for Northern California and Southern California in the same Weekend, and represented Southern California at the USA National Cricket Championship in Dallas.
 

 

Gavin' Session

Relax with ColdBox RESTFul Services

In this session we will review all of the RESTful capabilities of ColdBox. We will then go into modeling mode and model a RESTful service using the ColdBox Relax Module and finally implement the running service. But there's more, we will then document the entire service for you.

Modularize your content with ContentBox CMS

No other CMS offers modularization capabilities as ContentBox. In this session you will learn how to squize the juice out of this ContentBox key feature and let it take your web applications to exactly where you want them to be.

Intro to BDD

This session will focus on the concepts behind Behavior Driven Development and how easily you can implement them with TestBox.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Scott Coldwell

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: Scott Coldwell

Scott Coldwell

Scott is a developer and sysadmin at Computer Know How and has been building the web since 2006. He loves elegant, simple solutions and helping others achieve the same.

 

Q & A with Scott

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

I love the ColdBox platform and community. It is an honor to share things I've been working on.
 

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

I want to learn new and unexpected things, and hopefully meet a new person or two.
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

The only foreign country I've visited is Germany.
 

 

Scott's Sessions

Converting Legacy Apps into Modern MVC

Do you have an old CFML site that needs to be brought up to speed to reduce maintenance and frustration? Come learn techniques and tips to convert your code to modern MVC.

Into The Box 2016 Speaker Highlights - Andrew Dixon

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: Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon

Started off my tech career working as an intern at Hewlett Packard in the R&D department for a year during my university course. Obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering and during the final semester got a job working for a web development company as a part time developer. I moved on to being a full time developer for them once my degree course had finished and as the company grew, so did I. I'm still working for the same company now and I'm now their Technical Director giving technical input on all new projects.

Specialties: HTML, CSS, Javascript, ColdFusion, CFML, web programming, web usability, web analytics and SEO.

 

Q & A with Andrew

What made you want to speak at ITB 2016?

To be able to pass on some useful information to fellow developers and help make the CFML community a better place for everyone.
 

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

A good range of talks on different topics followed by an amazing Mariachi band!!!
 

Tell us something random about yourself:

I played ice hockey from the age of 5 until my late teens.
 

 

Andrews' Session

AWS Lambda - what, why, when, how?

AWS Lambda is a compute service that as part of the AWS suite that allows you to have on-demand, event driven compute available to you with AWS Lambda taking care of provisioning and managing the servers required to run your code. In this session you will find out what AWS Lambda is, why and when you might use it and what it is good and not good for along with giving some real world examples.

Into The Box 2016 - Win a FREE Conference PASS

Adobe Sponsors a FREE Conference PASS

Today we are excited to announce a developer contest thanks to Adobe. They have graciously donated an entrance for Into The Box and all you must do to earn it, is code a little. So let's get started:

Instructions

  1. Develop either a ColdBox Module, a ContentBox 3 Theme or a ContentBox 3 Module.
  2. Your creation must do something more than just Hello World!
  3. Post your code on ForgeBox.
  4. Submit your ForgeBox Entry here before May 13th 11:30 pm Central Time

Contest Criteria

  • Two winners will be chosen due to creativity and funkyness (originality)!

PRIZE

  • FREE Conference PASS for Into The Box 2016

Sponsored by

Welcome Adobe as Sponsors for Into the Box 2016

 

We are very excited to announce that Adobe Systems will be sponsoring Into The Box this June 14th, 2016 as Silver Sponsors! Thank you Adobe for always supporting us and providing us with great content and swag!

 

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For more than two decades, the company's award-winning software and technologies have set new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. From rich images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content across multiple media, the impact of Adobe solutions is evident across industries and felt by anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected software brands, Adobe is one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies.

 

Seats are filling out fast and occupancy is limited, so get your ticket now to be part of this conference and be prepared to be challenged and learn about great web technologies in over 14 different sessions!