• Keynote Session
  • Migrating Adobe ColdFusion Admin Settings Between Versions Safely
    Charlie Arehart Independent Consultant

    When moving from one Adobe ColdFusion version to another (or even just the same version from one machine to another), someone will face the need to "bring along" the CF Admin settings: datasources, scheduled tasks, mappings, and so on. How can that be done quickly and safely? (You should not just "copy over the neo xml files", nor do you need to just "open two tabs/screens and start copy/pasting between them".) Did you know there are a few different ways to migrate admin settings safely-one of which is new since CF2021? In this session, veteran CF troubleshooter Charlie Arehart will walk through these options, some old and some new, some built into CF and some freely available. We'll also cover briefly comparing CF Admin settings between two CF instances-again, other than just eyeballing two tabs/screens-as such a comparison can be very helpful to check things whether before or after such a migration.

  • Golden Standards for ColdFusion: Preparing Your Environment for Success
    Dakota Clum CTO, xByte Hosting

    Preparing your Adobe ColdFusion server environment for production workloads. This session will cover topics surrounding ColdFusion server tuning best practices, ColdFusion JDK Updates, and ColdFusion Update(s) that will help with preventing unexpected bottlenecks or hangs post-deployment.

  • Powerful Graphics Format – Taking Your PDF Workloads to the Next Level
    Mark Takata Senior Technical Evangelist, Adobe

    Join Mark Takata, Senior Technical Evangelist for Adobe ColdFusion, as he deep-dives into the world of PDF in your Adobe ColdFusion applications. Mark will cover the incredibly powerful new features introduced in ColdFusion 2023's updated PDF 2.0 engine, explore how to use DDX to alter, manipulate and enhance your PDFs, and much more. This talk is geared toward mid-level developers and includes numerous code samples and examples of improvements over the previous PDF engine used in ColdFusion 2021 and older servers.

  • Unveiling Innovation and ColdFusion Roadmap Insights
    Charvi Doot Senior Product Manager, Adobe

    Throughout its evolution, ColdFusion has transcended traditional boundaries, catering not only to dynamic web development but also empowering the creation of sophisticated applications and services. As a steadfast choice for developers seeking versatility and efficiency in web-based solutions and business applications, ColdFusion has continually adapted to meet evolving industry demands. The modernization journey initiated by ColdFusion 2021 & 2023 marks a pivotal moment, catalysing a transformative shift towards cloud infrastructure, microservices, and distributed architecture. Responding adeptly, ColdFusion introduced dedicated CF runtimes and connectors tailored for cloud-native development, now accessible on leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP. Furthermore, embracing containerization with seamless integration, ColdFusion enhances DevOps efficiency while elevating performance levels to unprecedented heights. Join us for an insightful discussion as we delve deeper into the benefits of adopting the latest ColdFusion releases and explore the promising future that lies ahead. Discover how ColdFusion continues to redefine the landscape of web development, offering unparalleled flexibility and innovation.

  • Customizing the Web Platform with Web Components
    Raymond Camden Senior Developer Evangelist, Adobe

    You've been hearing that web components are the next big thing for at least a decade, but, over the past couple years, web components have really hit their stride, with new tooling and frameworks that are making them an indispensable tool for web development. This talk will cover what you need to know to begin extending the web with web components. We'll look at the what, why, and how of creating and using web components, including the history of the various technologies behind components, how to start building them now, and digging into plenty of examples.

  • Optimizing Adobe ColdFusion with FusionReactor APM: Unlocking Superior Performance and Reliability for your Applications
    Charlie Arehart Independent Consultant

    Join us for an insightful session led by Charlie Arehart, a veteran ColdFusion monitoring and troubleshooting expert, as we delve into the transformative capabilities of FusionReactor APM. In a time when everyone demands the utmost in performance, and reliability, FusionReactor stands out as the premier monitoring tool designed to meet these critical needs. This presentation will not only introduce you to the advanced features and benefits of FusionReactor APM but also showcase a compelling case study of its successful deployment within a government setting. Expect a deep dive into real-time insights, troubleshooting techniques, and strategic optimizations - ensuring your ColdFusion applications run at peak performance. Whether you're a current user or new to FusionReactor, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to elevate your ColdFusion applications to new heights of efficiency and reliability.

  • Networking Reception
  • Keynote Session
  • The Need for Speed
    Brian Bockhold VP and CIO, Coalesce Holdings

    In this session, we will leverage AWS and Azure Marketplaces to go from zero to launched in under 10 minutes, as well as a GovCloud overview and disconnected server management. Lost trying to decipher public cloud provider buzzwords and just want to speed ahead? Then join us for a LIVE DEMO where we will: 1. Launch Adobe ColdFusion servers from both AWS Marketplace and Azure Marketplace - the initial deployment of a proof-of-concept server hosting ColdFusion pages does not have to be complicated. 2. Cover concepts and see a live demonstration of managing a ColdFusion server running in the cloud without network access. 3. Discuss the AWS and Azure Government-specific Regions and how to access ColdFusion available on those marketplaces.

  • BattleField ORM: Tips, Tactics and Strategies for Conquering your Database
    Luis Majano President, Ortus Solutions

    Feeling lost in the trenches of complex SQL queries and manual database interaction? Join us for a beginner-friendly mission to conquer your data with ColdFusion ORM powered by Hibernate! Whether you're a fresh recruit in the coding field or a seasoned veteran navigating legacy ColdFusion applications, this session equips you with the tools and strategies to level up your development game. We will cover ORM session management, ORM settings, caching strategies, virtual service layers, dynamic finders, dynamic counters, and an enhanced Hibernate Criteria builder for ColdFusion to create easy and programmatic HQL queries. We will even see how to build automatic CRUD APIs using only your ORM definitions. Ready to win?

  • MVC With And Without a Framework
    Nolan Erck Owner/Director, South of Shasta

    So you've looked at CF Components, and kind of understand the basics of how they work. Everyone says "frameworks are the way to go", but there's still a big knowledge gap between those two points. As each framework has its own terminology, how do you know where verbiage for one begins and the other one ends? Is "Controller" a ColdBox specific thing? What about a "Service Layer" or a "View"? There's very little documentation available about the "Model-View-Controller" pattern for ColdFusion that is not specific to a framework, and that's often what causes the confusion for people newer to OO development. In this talk we will go over a basic application that's built using the Model-View-Controller design pattern, but does not use any specific framework to get there. We'll also show when using the MVC pattern by itself may be enough for your app. We'll also look at when going to a full fledged framework may be better, and how easy it is to get there.

  • Unveiling Innovation and ColdFusion Roadmap Insights
    Charvi Doot Senior Product Manager, Adobe

    Throughout its evolution, ColdFusion has transcended traditional boundaries, catering not only to dynamic web development but also empowering the creation of sophisticated applications and services. As a steadfast choice for developers seeking versatility and efficiency in web-based solutions and business applications, ColdFusion has continually adapted to meet evolving industry demands. The modernization journey initiated by ColdFusion 2021 & 2023 marks a pivotal moment, catalysing a transformative shift towards cloud infrastructure, microservices, and distributed architecture. Responding adeptly, ColdFusion introduced dedicated CF runtimes and connectors tailored for cloud-native development, now accessible on leading cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP. Furthermore, embracing containerization with seamless integration, ColdFusion enhances DevOps efficiency while elevating performance levels to unprecedented heights. Join us for an insightful discussion as we delve deeper into the benefits of adopting the latest ColdFusion releases and explore the promising future that lies ahead. Discover how ColdFusion continues to redefine the landscape of web development, offering unparalleled flexibility and innovation.

  • Leverage CI to Improve Code Security and Quality
    Pete Freitag Founder, Foundeo Inc.

    In this session, developers will learn how to leverage Continuous Integration (CI) to boost the quality of code delivered, as well as improve the security of their applications. We'll discuss how CI works, and more importantly how you can get started using it in your workflow.

  • Securing Cloud Infrastructure: Core Concepts
    Michael Hayes CTO, Media3

    This session aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles involved in securing cloud infrastructure, covering various options across Azure, AWS, and GCP. It's important to recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all security solution and understanding these underlying principles is crucial for identifying a security strategy that best suits your needs. Key concepts we will explore include: - What is Identity Management? - IAM (Identity and Access Management)/Access Control - Network Security - Application Layer Security - Data Encryption

  • Networking Reception