Computer Know How - Sponsors ITB

We are very excited to announce that Computer Know How will be sponsoring Into The Box this May!  We have been partners with CKH for several years now and they are an amazing web application crew.  If you want something done, they do it fast and awesomely!

 



CKH was born in 1997. Our talented and experienced team of 11 has a combined total of 67 years of experience in computer repair, network monitoring and maintenance, website design, and website development.

Get your 50 FREE Moo Business Cards

This year we are excited to be partnered with Moo.com as they will deliver any attendee of Into The Box with 50 FREE Business Cards!  So if you have registered already for the conference they click on the cards below to get your stash!  If you still have not signed up for this 1 day conference, then what are you waiting for, let's go, register and get a full day of great sessions from speakers around the world, FREE software, FREE Schwag and 50 FREE Business Cards.

Fig Leaf - Sponsors ITB

We are very excited to announce that Fig Leaf Software will be sponsoring Into The Box this May!  They have a tremendous business and are solid at what they do.  Please check them out!

 



Fig Leaf Software is an award-winning team of imaginative designers, innovative developers, experienced instructors, and insightful strategists.

Into The Box Isn't About ColdBox!

News flash-- the Into The Box conference this May (one day before cf.Objective() ) isn't about ColdBox!  Well part of it is, but only a little.  There's way more stuff in here that can apply to ANY developer regardless of what framework you're using (or NOT using).  In fact, the vast majority of the 14 sessions that day have nothing do with ColdBox MVC.  Sure, we'd love for all of you to be enjoying the productivity of ColdBox, but we realize it's a big world out there and there are other compelling frameworks that people use.  That's why we've detached all our tools into standalone libraries so any one can benifit from them.

Ortus Solutions is behind this conference and while Ortus is the maker of ColdBox, they're also the company that has brought TestBox, ContentBox CMS, WireBox, Cachebox, etc. to the CFML world.  Our focus is to make good tools and libraries like our open source NoSQL and caching SDK, CFCouchbase.  I can't wait until the keynote demos.  If all goes as planned, we'll be opening up ForgeBox to the entire community and showing off our new CFML-based CLI package manager!  We're bringing CFML back up to speed with communities like Ruby and Node and we want you on board!

So, if you've heard about Into The Box and thought "Nah, I don't use ColdBox" then please reconsider the opportunity you're passing up.   If you're already attending cf.Objective()-- and you should be-- just move your flight forward a day, schedule an extra night and enjoy the 25% off we offering cf.Objective() attendees.

See you there!

Speaker Feature - Adrian Moreno

Can you believe that Into the Box is only 40 short days away? This first annual, 1-day conference will feature 14 sessions, a number of amazing speakers, and an opportunity to meet and network with other web development professionals. And if you're already in town for cf.Objective, Into the Box is your perfect warm-up for what you'll learn the rest of the week! We really hope that you can join us, so be sure to get your ticket today!

One of our talented speakers is also this week's featured speaker: Adrian Moreno!

Q & A with Adrian

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: As soon as Luis said, "hey, I'm doing this thing" I was in. I've been using ColdBox and its related tech for four & half years, so of course I wanted to involved with a conference about them. I can't imagine building ColdFusion applications without ColdBox, WireBox and the rest.

Q: What does web development mean to you? 
A: 
Web Development is like poker. It looks like a lot of fun on the surface, but underneath, there's a world of knowledge and experience required to do it right. If you're not careful, it can be a grind. It's up to you to keep learning new tricks and keep it fun.

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: I'm hoping for a "wow" factor. Something that jumps out and solves a problem I didn't realize I have.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now? 
A: 
Those website ideas you have? Make them happen or someone else will.

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A: 
Enterprise Box Architecture, Behavior-Driven Development and Just Mock It! are the three sessions I'm really interested in attending.

Adrian's Sessions

Migrating to MVC: Converting Legacy Code

Learn how to "think MVC" while bringing your code into the present day. Taking a step-by-step approach, we'll cover the basics of handlers, views, plugins, interceptors and models. We’ll also cover a handful of security issues that have come to light since your legacy code was first created and how to address them with ColdFusion and ColdBox.

 

10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Room1

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

KickassVPS - Sponsors ITB

We are very excited to announce that KickassVPS will be sponsoring Into The Box this May!  We have also been great partners with KickassVPS for ContentBox hosting of virtual private servers.  They offer great prices and great hardware!

 



KickAssVPS offers ContentBox virtual private servers for all of your needs and budget sizes. These VPS servers come with the latest version of ContentBox pre-configured and certified by Ortus.  Some you can even purchase with Ortus Professional Support. 

Speaker Feature - Brad Wood

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? 
A: 
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? 
A: 
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?
A: 
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!

Into the Box Goes Hollywood

In a world of software noise and development confusion, three curious techies set out on an epic journey in search of knowledge and change. From action, to intrigue, to roadside monkeys, their story is your story: follow their adventures in the official trailer for Into the Box 2014
 
So grab some popcorn, find a comfy chair, and enjoy!
 

Speaker Feature - George Murphy

Here in the states, March Madness is upon us with a fury. In a few short days, productivity across the country will plummet for several weeks while fans cheer on their favorite college basketball teams as they battle one another for the national title (go Cats!).

We're busy too, getting ready for Into the Box 2014. ITB 2014 is an awesome 1-day, 2-track conference that covers a host of topics surrounding various web technologies. It's the day before cf.Objective(), so if you're planning to attend that conference, why not come 1 day early and catch an extra dose of knowledge? There are at least 5 great reasons that you should get your ticket today!

One of those reasons is our awesome lineup of speakers, which includes this week's featured speaker: George Murphy!

Q & A with George

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: Speaking at the Box 2014 is something I did not have to think twice about. As many of you know I have always said that my acceptance and embracing of the MVC methodology changed my life as a developer. Learning ColdBox and its many featured products has enriched me as a developer and a person. I get really excited when I explain to others about this technology. I truly love helping developers accept the ColdBox way of doing things.

Q: What does web development mean to you?
A:
Working in the government space can really limit what you are able to do; however, when you say framework most unknowledgeable people get afraid because they to not understand it. For folks like this I have been able to introduce Wirebox, which has allowed me to tame many legacy applications that were dying a slow death. On my last project at the US Department of State, I was brought in to resurect a global application that is used at every US Embassy and US Consulte in the world. It was running on Flex 4.5 and ColdFusion 9.01 and it was literally crashing everyday. The main culprit was a lack of caching and slow running database requests. Through the use of CacheBox and Logbox, which comes embedded in Wirebox, I was able to introduce a global logging and caching strategy which helped bring this vital application back to life. Logbox allowed us to easily get down to a granular level on what was causing these errors and CacheBox allowed us to take many of the slow running processes and tame them

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference? 
A: During this conference, I am looking to get a better understanding of how the ContentBox pieces come together. I can see a true value for it in the government space. The custom content types will be a true game changer for ContentBox. As most of you know most large government sites are anything but straight forward. Custom content types will give ContentBox the ability to take care of that niche audience.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?
A:
Knowing what I know now, if I could have embraced MVC as soon as it came out I would be much further along. I had a colleague who recently told me he hated MVC and frameworks. I told him that I understood how he felt. It was a feeling I had once as well. I shared with him how it had changed my worth and value as a developer. Recently he asked me to share some code with him, and it brought a warm feeling in my heart for I knew he was starting to change.

Q: This year's lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A:
I am looking forward to all of the sessions at the Into The Box 2014 conference. The sessions that most interest me are learning more about how to use TestBox and how to leverage it outside of ColdBox.

George's Sessions

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

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

Students get 50% OFF + FREE Software to attend Into The Box!

If you are a student either in high-school or college or university, here is a deal for you!  

 

You can attend Into The Box Conference for 50% of its regular price.  That's right! For only $99 bucks you can get in to this 1-day web technology conference, hear 14 old but hip dudes lecture about technology, web design, web development,NoSQL, automation, server tuning, JavaScript, NodeJS, CFML, Java, testing, etc, get breakfast, lunch and dinner, maybe some beer (ID required), two online courses for more learning, several free software (Databoss, Hack MyCF Subscriptions, ColdFusion 10, ColdFusion Builder), and you get to hang out with awesome hip dudes that could even give you a job or an internship!

 

Get your 50% discount entry right here