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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.

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.

March Meeting – Joseph Lamoree speaks about automation with CF

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For the month of March, the IECFUG is pleased to announce that we'll have Joseph Lamoree presenting on workflow automation with ColdFusion.

Joseph will demonstration how automation can improve application development, testing, and deployment, and will be focusing on the lifecycle of crafting a CFML application using a workflow that automates and standardizes several aspects:

  • Prerequisites, considerations, and problem description

  • Creating a CFML app that Ant can build for any environment

  • Using Ant to prepare a path with all dependencies (frameworks, libraries, etc.)

  • Using Jenkins to trigger builds when a Git branch has new commits

  • Setting up Jenkins master/slave nodes on multiple platforms

  • Deploying a CFML application to multiple servers/platforms

  • Automating MX Unit and Selenium tests and monitoring failures

  • Working in a development team using Git branches

So don't miss this free opportunity to learn about automation, enhance your skills, and network with other local developers.

Details:
March 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.

February Meeting - Luis Majano Presenet ContentBox

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For our February meeting, I'm please to announce that our own Luis Majano has agreed to speak about his latest endeavor – ContentBox.

ContentBoxContentBox is a modular platform that is a content management system (CMS), blog, and much more all wrapped into one.  From what I’ve seen ContentBox looks amazing and I can’t wait to see what Luis has to show us.

So don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an awesome product from one of the best in the business.  And, as always, we'll have free pizza and drinks for all attendees and time for networking before the presentation.

Details:
February 9th, 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.

December Bash and Meeting: Cloud Apps

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This December meeting is the last of 2011 and we want to make it real special.  We will be hosting a 2 hour event with prizes, food, drinks and lots lots of schwag.  We also have an incredible presentation lineup for the night.  Peter Amiri of Alurium Cloud Computing will be presenting for us:

 

Alurium Cloud Computing

Alurium is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider and it's flagship product the Alurium aCloud™ simplifies the creation, deployment and management of cloud servers. The Alurium aCloud™ offering mixes the instant scalability potential of the cloud with the powerful benefits of industry leading hardware based load balancer and firewalls. Founded in 2004 by Peter Amiri who was an early pioneer in the social media industry and latter a fixture in the online advertising industry. For more information, go to www.alurium.com.

 

Running Your Web App in the Cloud

We'll take a brief look at the history of virtualization technologies and look at the typical use cases for cloud computing from a developers perspective. We'll then look at how to structure your application to take full advantage of the fluid nature of todays elastic cloud computing environments. We'll finish up with a demo of the Alurium aCloud™ environment and see how easy it is to build a robust web environment.

 

Everyone attending will get a coupon code redeemable for $500 worth of cloud hosting.

 

Details:

December 8th, 2011 @ 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

 

November Meeting - Dave Ferguson on Mobile

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ColdFusion for Mobile

Come join us this Thursday, November 17th, at the IECFUG for a fantastic presentation by Dave Ferguson on mobile application development with ColdFusion.

"Mobile development is a largely moving target. New devices and device sizes are appearing almost daily. This makes application development for mobile devices difficult. This is where mobile browsers come in to save the day. This session will focus on creating browser-based apps for virtually any mobile device. This session will show you how to create a basic browser-based application. Then, utilizing ColdFusion, we will enhance the features of the application."

We will have prizes to give away along with the usual free food, drinks, and networking. Don’t miss out, it should be a great night full of ColdFusion goodness.

Details:
November 17th 2011 @ 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