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ColdBox Connection Today On WireBox 3.1 And AOP

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General, WireBox
Just a quick reminder that the latest ColdBox Connection starts at Noon Central today. Luis will be talking about the new features of WireBox 3.1 which was just released as well as an in-depth explanation of of the new AOP implementation. AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) is seriously cool stuff, so put your thinking caps on and come learn. You can't beat free ColdBox training! You'll find the meeting here:
http://experts.adobeconnect.com/coldbox-connection/ Update:
Here is the recording URL of the meeting:
http://experts.adobeconnect.com/p1vqmd7hiy1/
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Google and Les Paul

General, Google
If you haven't seen it, Google's homepage has a very cool tribute to Les Paul. It's a live strum-able guitar. Below are some hints on how to use it for the less musical ones among us along with some recordings of mine.
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ColdBox Connection today on CacheBox

Caching, ColdBox, ColdFusion, Performance
Just a friendly reminder about the ColdBox Connection meeting today at noon Central. ColdBox Connection is an online webinar that is held every two weeks by Team ColdBox to showcase a part of the ColdBox Platform and answer your questions. Today's is being hosted by Aaron Greenlee and will be discussing CacheBox, the enterprise caching framework which is baked into ColdBox as well as available as a separate utility for your existing apps. Here is the Connect room: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/coldbox-connection/ Hope you see you there!
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My LogBox Slidedeck, Sample Code And Recording URL

ColdBox, ColdFusion, LogBox
In case you missed the ColdBox Connection webinar today and are dying to know all about LogBox, the enterprise logging library that can be used stand-alone or inside a ColdBox application, I have good news! Here is a link to the recording, my slide deck and most importantly ALL the sample code I used including the Pirate Log Formatter and the QR Code log appender.
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I'm Speaking At This Week's ColdBox Connection Online Meeting

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General
ColdBox has an online meetup every other week called the ColdBox Connection. Just a note that the next one is this Thursday at noon Central time. I will be talking about LogBox-- the Logging framework that is built into ColdBox and also can be used as a stand-alone logging utility in a legacy app. See you there! http://experts.adobeconnect.com/coldbox-connection/
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ColdBox 3.0 Has Gone Gold!

ColdBox, ColdFusion, General, Technology
I am very excited to announce that ColdBox 3.0 has been officially released. After 6 milestone releases and 2 release candidates it is finally complete. I am especially proud to see this since a number of fixes, and code submissions of my own have worked their way into the ColdBox framework, Sample Apps, and Builder Extensions over the past 2 years. A brief list of new features in ColdBox 3.0 includes:
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Slide Deck For My ColdBox 3.0 Preso At KCDevCore

ColdBox, ColdFusion, KCDevCore, MVC, Object Oriented Design (OOP)
Last Tuesday I presented on the ColdBox Framework to my local Kansas City user group with an emphasis on the new 3.0 features like WireBox. Here is the slide deck I used.


http://slidesix.com/view/KCDevCore-ColdBox-3-WireBox-10-preso




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Generating Primes Revisited: My Modifications To The Sieve of Eratosthenes

ColdFusion, Java, Mathmatics, Performance
In a recent pissing match between ColdFusion and PHP, Jared Rypka-Hauer was demonstrating the performance of a function that generated prime numbers. The discussion really wasn't about the BEST prime generator as much as it was about how much ColdFusion can kick PHP's puny butt all over town. Never the less, I piped up in the comments to ask Jared to compare a prime number generator that I wrote a while back based on the Sieve of Eratosthene. After Jared asked some good questions about how my code worked I figured it was time I stopped high-jacking the comments of the PHP pooper train. I decided to spin off a new post to highlight some significant performance gains I was able to produce.
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ColdFusion's Catch Struct Not Locally Varred?

ColdFusion
When catching an error in a CFC, I've always assumed that the exception object was a locally scoped variable, specific to that method call. Some interesting errors we received from the depths of our ColdBox framework made me start to question that. I concocted a test last night which appears to prove that your exceptions are not thread safe in a CFC stored in a persistent scope. (In CF8, at least)
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Kansas City Designer/Developer Workflow Conference: Success!

D2WC
Today wrapped up the two-day Designer/Developer Workflow Conference here in Kansas City. A big thanks to Dee Sadler for putting it all together and to the awesome speakers. It was very interesting to attend sessions that were not just about programming, but about the workflow we all deal with when it comes to working with our designers and prototyping applications. I also really liked the re-occurrence of topics centered around mobile development. I even found out about a local group call the Mobile Media Club that was founded by one of our speakers, Vince Vaughan. (No, not THAT Vince Vaughn) I was able to meeting some cool people I had heard of before but never seen in person (like John Farrar and Andy Matthews) and some brand new faces I didn't even know existed (like Seb Lee-Delisle, Chris Griffith, and Vince Vaughan) I'm hoping Kansas City will see some more quality training like this in the near future and will draw even more people.
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