We are less than a month away from our much-anticipated Into the Box 2020 - A Virtual Experience . To say we are excited is an understatement, and to add to that excitement, we are proud to announce that Foundeo will be joining us as a Silver Sponsor!
Foundeo, Inc is a company based in Upstate New York that builds products for CFML and ColdFusion developers. They also provide expert CFML and ColdFusion consulting services. Foundeo’s products and services range from Fixinator to HackMyCF and FuseGuard. Fixinator scans your CFML source code for security vulnerabilities, and it can even fix some of them for you automatically. HackMyCF on the other hand, sends you an automated email report with loads of information designed to help you improve the security of your ColdFusion or Lucee Server, while FuseGuard is a high performance web application firewall that protects your ColdFusion & CFML applications from malicious requests. They also provide expert consulting services which could include code security reviews, server reviews, custom development and much more.
Ortus Solutions has been constantly monitoring the developments of COVID-19. Given health officials’ recommendations, we are taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of partners, attendees, speakers and staff. As such, we have decided to move our conference online.
In a previous blog post, we mentioned the Zero to Hero workshop. As some of you may have deduced given the title, this is a continuation of said workshop. This two-day advanced Hero to Superhero workshop will feature CEO of Ortus Solutions, Luis Majano. In this API edition, you will be creating an API from scratch, then you’ll secure it, you’ll leverage it, and then build a little object model.
Our Into the Box workshops are carefully selected so that you can the make the most out of your time and investment in the conference. It might be redundant to highlight the importance of this workshop since troubleshooting is a problem everyone goes through.
Next up in our podcast series we have Brad Wood, who’ll lead the Intro to BDD Workshop. To begin with, let’s start by defining a few terms. BDD stands for Behavior Driven Development, which builds on top of TDD. In Brad’s words, “BDD is kind of a natural evolution of coming up with your user stories first, your business scenarios first, and then out of those, inherently grow your unit testing suite or your integration testing suite. So, reorganizing your development shop to first appreciate the value in the utility of testing and the actual cost savings that you get in the long run and implement, meaning that is often times the first step for people.”
The aim of this workshop, with the above as evidence, is to highlight the importance of creating tests, and how they’re essential for the eventual success of your coding. While it may seem as a hassle to some, said tests will eventually save you lots of valuable time. As such, the one-day workshop will give you an understanding of how TestBox works and how to write effective tests.
Into the Box has become a community of developers and interested individuals that share the same passion: excellency in what they do. As such, we are excited to announce our upcoming partnership for Into the Box 2020. This time around, we have CMD, a web-consultancy company which excels in helping clients develop amazing apps.
The Conference-Edition podcast aims to provide a one-of-a-kind insight on Into the Box 2020. This episode was no exception as our host, Gavin Pickin, talked more about the famous Zero to Hero workshop.
For the first time in Into the Box history, we will have a workshop dedicated to Quick ORM. In this Conference Edition episode, we talk with Eric Peterson, Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions and creator of Quick.
Before continuing, we need to define a few terms. ORM is a pattern and stands for object relational mapper. It maps ColdFusion components, in this case, to the database. Before Quick, most people using an ORM with CFML dealt with a built-in solution based on Hibernate. Quick is not based on Hibernate or any built-in solution, but it is built completely in CFML. (It's actually built on top of some other libraries like qb, a query builder library that some people might be familiar with.)
In this workshop, Eric will teach attendees how to get started with Quick. They will learn how to integrate Quick in both in new projects and existing projects. They’re going to learn what a Quick entity is, how to define them, how to define relationships between entities, and how to grab that data from the database. They're going to talk about how to eliminate duplicate query logic, some common performance pitfalls with any database-driven application, and how Quick helps you solve them.