IECFUG

March Meeting - TesBox with Luis Majano

Our March meeting will host Luis Majano, with his latest creation: TestBox.


TestBox

About TestBox:

TestBox is a next generation testing framework for ColdFusion that is based on BDD (Behavior Driven Development) for providing a clean obvious syntax for writing tests. It contains not only a testing framework, runner, assertions and expectations library but also integrates with MockBox for mocking and stubbing. It also supports xUnit style of testing and MXUnit compatibilities.

 

 

About the presentation:

Come learn about this xunit and bdd testing framework. We will cover how TestBox is a direct replacement for mxunit, how it introduces a new way to test via bdd and automation via ant. 


We’ll be meeting in the usual room at Cal Poly but the meeting will be on Tuesday, not Thursday.  We’ll have free food and drinks, and even some swag to give away.  So don’t miss out on this night of free training and networking with your fellow CF developers.

Details:
March 4th, 2014 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

Parking for visitors at Cal Poly is $5.00.

Annual Christmas Bash and Software Giveaway

Dave & Buster's

It’s the holiday season and we’d like to invite you to our annual Christmas Bash.  This year we’ll be partying at Dave & Buster’s in Ontario.  The party will go down next Tuesday, December 17th, starting at 7:00 PM. 

Dave & Buster’s provides great food and fun games, along with the company of your fellow developers and an Adobe Creative Cloud giveaway; it’s going to be a fantastic evening.

Please RSVP if you think you can make it so we can make reservations.  Family and friends are welcome.

http://www.daveandbusters.com
4821 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764


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August Meeting - Couchbase Server and Software Raffle

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The IECFUG is back in August with a fantastic presentation and loads of FREE stuff.  On August 8th we’ll be hosting Matt Ingenthron from Couchbase Inc, who will be giving us the lowdown on Couchbase Server.  Couchbase is a NoSQL database that has become increasingly popular in modern web applications.

To make it even better, we’ll be giving away an assortment of free swag; including a 12-month subscription to Creative Cloud.


Introduction to Couchbase Server, a NoSQL Document Database

Couchbase LogoCouchbase Server is a NoSQL document database for interactive applications. This session introduces Couchbase Server, the underlying distributed architecture, with a hands-on tour of Couchbase including online rebalancing while adding nodes to a cluster, indexing and querying and cross data center replication.

 

About Matt:

Matt is an experienced web architect with a software development background. He has deep expertise in building, scaling and operating global-scale Java, Ruby on Rails and AMP web applications. He has been a contributor to the memcached project, one of the maintainers of the Java spymemcached client and a core developer on Couchbase. He is currently heading up Couchbase's work in getting the right bits needed for PHP, Java, .NET and Ruby developers (among others).

 


We’ll be meeting at the same time and place.  There will be free food, drinks, networking, and most importantly – free swag.  So don’t miss out; come connect with your fellow developers for another great CFUG.

Details:
August 8th, 2013 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

Parking for visitors at Cal Poly is $5.00.

April Meeting - Joseph Lamoree and Nginx

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For our April IECFUG meeting we're happy to have Joseph Lamoree here to tell us about Nginx.


Nginx (pronounced "Engine-X") is a high-performance, cross-platform, open source web server that can replace Apache or IIS and works nicely with CFML web applications. I've been using Nginx in production deployments for several years with great results. It has many features that make it an attractive choice as reverse proxy in front of a CFML engine running in a JEE server such as Tomcat. Using HTTP headers, Nginx can communicate important data about the connected user agent to the application. I intend to provide all the information necessary to deploy Nginx successfully, showing demos and real-world examples. The following are the topics I will cover in detail:

  • Installing Nginx as a managed service
  • Creating public and private paths
  • Enforcing SSL
  • Virtual hosts and hostname aliasing
  • URL rewriting for SES and resource mapping
  • Using Sendfile to replace CFCONTENT and free engine threads faster
  • High availability web apps using failover
  • High performance web apps using load balancing
  • Using upstream HTTP headers
  • Enhanced logging
  • Server monitoring
  • Suppressing superfluous response information
  • Content compression and caching
  • Sending client caching instructions
  • Passing geolocation data to an application

There will be free food, drinks, and opportunities to network with other CF developers from the area.  We also have some goodies to give away, so don't miss out!

Details:
April 11th, 2013 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

 

February Meeting - Greg Moser and Slatwall

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For its February meeting, the IECFUG is fortunate to host Greg Moser.  He will be telling us about the awesome, open-source, eCommerce platform Slatwall

I’ve seen Slatwall in action and it’s very impressive.  So come out and learn about Slatwall, have some fun, eat some pizza, and reconnect with the local CF community.

 

Details:
February 21st, 2013 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about our monthly meetings and to reserve free event parking.  Signing up is easy and can be done via the Mailing List widget on the right-hand sidebar.

December Christmas Bash and Software Giveaway

It’s that time of year again!  We’re having our annual Christmas bash next Thursday, December 6th, at Pizza N’ Such in Claremont.

It’ll be a year-end celebration with lots of food, fun, friends, and even an Adobe software giveaway.  So don’t miss this chance to rub elbows with your fellow developers and celebrate another great year.

Everyone is welcome, friends and family included, and although you are not required to RVSP, we ask that you please let us know if you’re coming so that we can get an approximate head count.  This can be done through our group mailing list (iecfug [at] googlegroups.com); if you're not already part of the mailing list you can sign up using the Mailing List widget on the right-hand sidebar.

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November Meeting - New Features in ColdFusion 10

The Inland Empire ColdFusion User group is back in November with a big ColdFusion 10 kickoff party hosted by Elishia Dvorak.  Elishia is an Adobe employee and is going to enlighten us on all the cool new features in ColdFusion 10. 

We will have some awesome ColdFusion swag to give away as well as some other fun surprises; it promises to be one of our biggest events of the year so don’t miss it. 


About Elishia Dvorak

Elishia Dvorak Elishia Dvorak is an Adobe Solution Consultant specializing in ColdFusion and has been assisting ColdFusion customers with server support, consulting and training since 1999.  She spent 9 years with Allaire, Macromedia, and Adobe performing Enterprise Dedicated support for some of the largest ColdFusion architectures.  Prior to rejoining Adobe, she co-founded SupportObjective LLC, an Adobe Reseller and Solution Provider specializing in ColdFusion solutions.

 


The meeting will be held on Thursday November 15th @ 6:30PM.  There will be lots of good food, good people, some swag to win and knowledge to gain; and it’s all free.

Details:
November 15th, 2012 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about our monthly meetings and to reserve free event parking.  Signing up is easy and can be done via the Mailing List widget on the right-hand sidebar.

[Update]
For those of you that missed the presentation, Elishia was nice enough to leave us with her PowerPoint slides.  You can download them here.

 

August Meeting - Scheduling Services in ColdFusion 10

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For our August user group meeting we will be hosting Jeff Coughlin who will be speaking about scheduling services in ColdFusion 10.


Scheduling Services in ColdFusion 10

The scheduling task manager has been given a complete rework in ColdFusion 10.  We'll cover new aspects like conditionals, ranges, triggers, chaining, priority, grouping, and more.  You'll see examples of how the new scheduling services in ColdFusion 10 will make you re-think how you use cron jobs in your applications.

About Jeff Coughlin

Jeff Coughlin is the owner of Versatile Internet Solutions (http://versatileinternet.com), a web application solutions provider. At Versatile Internet Jeff manages and develops applications primarily in the healthcare industry to meet clients' needs using Adobe- based products such as ColdFusion and Flex.
 
A Certified FarCry Instructor and a Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer, Jeff is the Hartford Connecticut Adobe User Group manager and is an active member in multiple ColdFusion and FarCry groups and mailing lists. He has written several ColdFusion and FarCry framework tutorials and plugins. Read more about information about Jeff, his tutorials, and blog at http://jeffcoughlin.com/blog.
 

We'll be meeting this Thursday, August 16th, starting at 6:30PM.  As always, there will be free pizza, drinks, and opportunities to connect with fellow members of the CF community.

Details:
August 16th, 2012 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about our monthly meetings and to reserve free event parking.  Signing up is easy and can be done via the Mailing List widget on the right-hand sidebar.

[Update]
Thank you everyone that came out last night for Jeff's wonderful presentation; and a big thank you to Jeff Coughlin for sharing with us.

For anyone interested, you can watch Jeff's presentation here: http://vimeo.com/43959682 and download the related source code here: https://github.com/jeffcoughlin/preso_cf10scheduler

July Meeting - CF Closures with Mark Mandel

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For the month of July the IECFUG will be hosting the illustrious Mark Mandel, who will be talking about closures in ColdFusion.


Getting closure on Closures

It seems like all the cool kids are getting on the Closure bandwagon these days.  ColdFusion is no exception with Closures coming to ColdFusion 10 in the near future, but what is the hype all about?

Are closures really the programming nirvana that we've all been looking for, a well marketed snake oil of fancy programmatic syntax, or something in between?

We'll look at exactly what Closures are, and how the can help you out with your day to day programming tasks, as well as other real world examples that will help show off the power of closures for those more tricky problems.
 

About Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel is a full time consultant and lead developer on several open source projects, most notably ColdSpring, JavaLoader, Transfer ORM and ColdDoc and has been has been working with ColdFusion for a number of years, including at his very own dot com back in the late 90's.

Mark can often be found blogging at www.compoundtheory.com, which has housed his thoughts on ColdFusion, Java and various aspects of software development for several years.  He can also be found as a regular poster on ColdFusion mailing lists, causing havoc in the #coldfusion channel on Dalnet irc network and podcasting on www.2ddu.com.

When he's not too busy writing open source software and consulting he enjoys spending his extra time training martial arts in a wide variety of disciplines and reading way too much fantasy literature.


We’ll be meeting this Thursday, July 19th, starting at 6:30PM.  As always, there will be free pizza, drinks, and opportunities to connect with fellow members of the CF community.

Details:
July 19th, 2012 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about our monthly meetings and to reserve free event parking.  Signing up is easy and can be done via the Mailing List widget on the right-hand sidebar.

[Update]
Thanks for coming everyone - and thanks again to Mark Mandel.  Here are some links related to last night's presentation.

Slides (Getting Closure on Closures) : https://github.com/markmandel/closureonclosures
Sesame library : https://github.com/markmandel/Sesame
Underscore.cfc : http://russplaysguitar.github.com/UnderscoreCF/

May Meeting - CS6 Launch and Dynamic CSS with James Barcellano

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For the month of May, the IECFUG will be throwing a launch party to celebrate the release of Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud.  This will take place on May 24th at Cal Poly Pomona (more details below).  We will have some swag and other goodies to give away for the evening.

Less CSSAlso, James Barcellano has graciously agreed to give a presentation on dynamic stylesheets. If you’ve never worked with dynamic stylesheets before, like LESS, then you’ll be in for a treat.

 

It’ll be a fun night of learning, networking, and winning free stuff.  And of course, there will be free pizza and drinks for all, so don’t miss out.

Details:
May 24th, 2012 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM  - Presentation starts

And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about our monthly meetings and to reserve free event parking.  Signing up is easy and can be done via the Mailing List widget on the right-hand sidebar.