There have been some lively discussions on Twitter today centered around the adoption of open source CFML engines in various types of businesses. I can’t speak to any kind of trends anywhere, but I wanted to share my experience with a project I was involved in last year that used Railo as the CMFL engine.
Thanks to all the folks that came to my Advanced Workflows with ColdSpring session today at cf.Objective(). The conference this year was outstanding and I’m honored to have been chosen to speak. If you’re interested in getting the slides and code, I’ve uploaded a zip file that includes everything I used in the session.
I’ve attached my slides from the my CFinNC session called “ColdSpring: Solution to a Problem You May Not Know You Have”. I’ve also included the example files that I referenced during the presentation.
Thanks to all those folks that attended my session. Also a huge thanks and a job well done to the conference committee and volunteers that made the conference happen.
I am super excited to announce that I’ve been selected to present a session at the CF in NC conference in Raleigh, NC in October. This will be my first time presenting to a conference setting and I am really looking forward to the experience. Just last week I gave my first ever technical presentation to the CFMeetup group and got some great feedback.
I’ll be presenting an introduction to dependency injection using the ColdSpring framework titled “Intro to ColdSpring: A solution to a problem you may not know you have”.
I’m also looking forward to meeting face-to-face with a bunch of folks I’ve interacted with digitally over the last few years. Hope to see a bunch of you there!
cfUniform is a ColdFusion custom tag library that makes adding validation to your forms a snap. The fact that it writes (most) validation for you based on attributes you put in the tag makes it worth using for that feature alone in my mind. However, the benefits don’t stop with validation. It also styles your form fields, labels, hints and error messages for you. Since you can configure a link to a CSS stylesheet in the configuration for the custom tag, you can skin the output generated by cfUniform to match your site’s look and feel.