MVC With and Without a Framework

So you've looked at CF Components, and kind of understand the basics of how they work.

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How to set the Release Date on Masa CMS content en masse with the Feed API

A little while ago we had a Mura site (which has recently been upgraded to Masa) with a bunch of blog articles and other content where the "Release Date" field was left empty by accident.

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ColdFusion Summit 2023 Recap

A few weeks ago was the annual ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas. And as expected, the event was very worth the trip! Overall I think everything ran very smoothly — food, sessions, staff, the party, and all the other things you'd expect at CF Summit were the same quality as previous years.

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Best Practices Are Best, Except When They're Not

A code-review of sorts where we go over some of the real-world situations when things just don't go the way the Stack Overflow Gods say they should. We'll look at the pros and cons of solutions in these situations and the lessons hopefully learned along the way.  

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Mura ORM + Feed API = Awesomeness

Two of the most powerful features in Mura 7 are the improvements made to Mura ORM and the Feed API.

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JavaScript 201

So you've learned the basics of JavaScript (and programming in general) – variables, if/else statements, loops, and you even know how to use functions.

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Writing a Mura Plugin With FW/1

You can literally write a Mura plugin using any flavor of ColdFusion you want (Model-Glue, spaghetti code, whatever).

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ColdSpring and DI/1 Comparison

DI/1 is gaining in popularity, ColdSpring 2 has been quasi-available for a while now too. But do newbies know what they are and when/why to use them? Let's do an intro to the concept of "dependency injection" and see how both ColdSpring and DI/1 handle this facet of development.  

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An Intro to Bootstrap 3

Bootstrap is a new CSS / JavaScript framework that (among other things) solves many common UI problems in web development.

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Font Awesome - Never Build Icons Again

Tired of having to make "delete", "edit", "new", "save", "confirm", and "purchase" icons for your clients? In 3 different sizes (desktop, tablet, mobile)? And new versions for each color scheme you use? Enter Font Awesome!  Font Awesom...

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HTML5 201

By now we're all familiar with the basics of HTML5 -- new tags for sections of a web page, new form elements, and so on.

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Dependency Injection, why is it awesome and why should I care?

Dependency Injection is a very common pattern used in modern web development.

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Crash Course in Ionic + AngularJS

Ionic is a great tool for building hybrid mobile apps and AngularJS is a great JavaScript framework that plays very nicely with Ionic.

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Modularity Shoot-Out: CFInclude vs CFModule vs Custom Tags vs CFFunction

Object Oriented Programming with CFComponents is definitely the direction most development is headed.  But before jumping into OO territory, there is still a lot of modularity and code re-use that can be done with just a few tags - CFInclude, CFModule, Custom Tags and CFFunction.

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Are there any serious full-time ColdFusion jobs available?

I saw this question posted on a ColdFusion forum the other day: "Are there any serious, open full-time ColdFusion positions outside government contracts out there? Preferrably WFH.

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