Speaker: Brad Wood
August 13, 2014
ColdFusion (CFML) is one of the most mature web languages. It offers similar scripting and language constructs as other languages, but proponents of CFML know its true power comes with all the inbuilt functionality and integrations you get out of the box. ColdBox was the first CFML framework to provide convention-over-configuration MVC for the masses. Like other frameworks, it allows very simple conventions and lets you to easily scaffold out apps with little effort. ColdBox is unique though because it doesn't stop there; it's a productivity platform for people who are tired of reinventing the wheel.
ColdBox is built on a light modular core with built-in lifecycle extension points, and pluggable libraries for things like SES, JSMin, pagination, security, and REST. And don't forget the other Box productivity libraries for logging, object creation, caching, and testing. Come see what makes ColdBox the most comprehensive and compelling development platform. We'll even talk about some of cool new features in ColdBox 4 as well as CommandBox, the new CFML CLI, Package Manager, and REPL.
Brad grew up in southern Missouri and after high school majored in Computer Science with a music minor at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS). Today he lives in Kansas City with his wife and three girls. Brad blogs when he can (http://www.codersrevolution.com), and enjoys all sorts of international food and the great outdoors.
Brad has been programming ColdFusion for 12 years and has used every version of CF since 4.5. He first fell in love with ColdFusion as a way to easily connect a database to his website for dynamic pages. He enjoys configuring and performance tuning high availability Windows and Linux ColdFusion environments as well as SQL Server. He also loves source control (SVN, Git) , Unit Testing, Continuous Integration, NoSQL, and Agile.