Speaker Feature - Pete Freitag

The 2014 Winter Olympics are in full swing, and so are we, gearing up for the first annual Into the Box, our one-day, two-track conference focusing on everything *Box, CFML, and other web technologies. It's one day before cf.Objective(), so if you haven't had a chance to do so yet, get your ticket now

And of course, we're super-excited about the great line-up of speakers that we have for ITB 2014, which includes this week's featured speaker: Pete Freitag.

Q & A with Pete

Q: What made you want to speak at Into The Box 2014? 
A: I have a lot of respect for Luis, Brad, the entire ColdBox team and what they have built. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to speak to and meet some ColdBox developers!

Q: What does web development mean to you?
A: I love programming and web development because I love to build stuff and see the finished product. It probably all started with Lego's when I was a kid.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?
A: Don't bother learning Enterprise Java Beans 1.0, you'll never use it. Being able to differentiate fads from valuable assets in your developer toolbelt is something that takes time to figure out. I probably should have spent less time worrying about interesting technologies and spent more time focusing on core concepts that span technologies, such as Object Oriented Design. I still use that today, and will for years to come.

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference?
A: Really looking forward to learning more about ColdBox and its Box friends from the experts.

Q: This year’s lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A: I am just starting to use TestBox so I am looking forward to learning more about that. it It will be hard to pick which session to go to at several of the slots, I'm interested in just about every single topic.

Pete's Sessions

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!

Wrapping Up

Into the Box 2014 is going to be a great time of learning and networking--we hope you can join us!

 

 

Vivio Technologies - Sponsors ITB

 

We are very excited to announce that Vivio Technologies will be sponsoring Into The Box this May!  We have also been great partners with Vivio Technologies for ContentBox hosting and the Open CFML Foundation.

 

Vivio Technologies provides professional managed hosting solutions for businesses and individuals of every shape and size. We offer shared, VPS, dedicated, and cluster hosting solutions and back them up with managed support of every kind. If you have a project or service and do not have the time or the budget to professionally manage your server infrastructure, then we are the perfect solution.

With deep knowledge of both Adobe ColdFusion and Railo CFML processing engines, Vivio can provide the ideal and fully customized managed hosting solution designed specifically for your application. Talk with one of our sales engineers or visit us online to learn how we an work closely with you to design your perfect managed hosting environment today!

Hostek - Sponsors ITB

 

We are very excited to announce that Hostek will be sponsoring Into The Box this May!  We are already partners when it comes down to great ColdFusion and ContentBox hosting., so we are extremely happy to have them on board for Into the Box!

 

Hostek.com offers a full range of enterprise grade private cloud hosting services. From shared to VPS we have the perfect solution for your ContentBox/ColdBox applications. Utilizing enterprise grade storage and virtualization, Hostek.com offers the highest level of availability, the latest hardware and always the latest versions of Railo and ColdFusion.

Additionally, with our VPS, which includes our awesome control panel, every domain you add to your VPS will automatically have ContentBox pre-configured and ready to go.

Speaker Feature - Curt Gratz

As we count down the days to Into the Box 2014, we want to give you the chance to get to know our speakers a bit more before the big day. Over the next several weeks, we'll be doing a feature on each of our speakers, exploring their thoughts about what drives them as developers, what they're looking forward to at ITB 2014, and much more. 

So without further ado, let's get to know our first speaker: Curt Gratz!

Curt Gratz

Q: What made you want to speak at Into the Box 2014?
A: I love all the *Box products. We use them every day and I like being able to give that experience and knowledge back to the community.

Q: What does web development mean to you?
A: It is not only my job, but also one of my passions. I enjoy the work and the learning and solving difficult problems. I like to satisfy my customers and produce great software.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self, knowing what you know now?
A: Learn more and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try new things. Push the envelope more each day, and enjoy the ride. Love people no matter who they are, its worth it. Oh, and drink less soda.

Q: Anything you want to experience during the conference?
A: I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, so that is the main thing I want to experience.

Q: This year’s lineup of speakers has lots of quality, what other session(s) are you looking forward to attending?
A: Any that I can. I am excited to see what Markus has to say about Enterprise Architecture because I am passionate about building scalable software. I am also looking forward to Securing your Box Applications, as security is an area you can never know enough about.

Curt's Sessions

Relaxing With ColdBox RESTFul Services

Do you want to build a solid, robust API that you can build your snazzy mobile app or fancy new web app on? ColdBox RELAX (REstful tools for LAzy eXperts) can be your new best friend. Built upon the solid ecosystem of the ColdBox framework and integrated *Box services, ColdBox RELAX can help you construct a solid, expandable, maintainable, and vigorous API for all your modern web application needs. Come learn how to build Relax APIs in this session and see how web applications can benefit from RELAX, the *Box ecosystem’s RESTful services.

 

4:20 PM - 5:15 PM Room2
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
Dependency Injection: Wiring Up for the Future

In this session we will cover the basics of DI (Dependency Injection), why you need it in your object oriented toolbox, and the theory behind DI. We will then venture into how to apply DI principles into our applications using WireBox and look at the features and benefits of WireBox.

 

2:05 PM - 3:00 PM Room2

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

Wrapping up

Thanks for checking out our first speaker feature! Hope you'll check back often, and we especially hope to see you in May!

 

Intergral - FusionReactor - Sponsors ITB

 

We are very excited to announce that Intergral, the makers of FusionReactor, will be sponsoring and presenting at Into The Box this May!  They are not only an incredible company, but they know their stuff when it comes to server monitoring and profiling.

 

Intergral is an established provider of application monitoring and analysis tools.  Our flagship product, FusionReactor offers realtime insight into your applications, combined with our unique server protection capability - EnGuard.   FusionReactor is the most effective tool to monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose and protect your servers and is also the monitor behind Ortus ProfileBox, a ColdBox module that provides profiling, metrics, CacheBox reports, custom object metrics, exception notifications, LogBox integration and much more for any ColdBox 3.5 application.

Get Your Site Badges

Site badges are available for you to show your Into The Box support.  You can check them out on out Site Badges page.  You can hotlink to the images right from our site, or download them in our press pack along with our Justify Your Trip document to help sell your boss.

Registration Is Open

We are pickled pink to open registration for Into The Box 2014, a conference to get you up to speed on the best of ColdBox, ContentBox, and making developers as productive as possible with tool and best practices.  Into The Box will be one day before cf.Objective() so plan to attend both now.

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