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ColdBox Release Galore!

Posted by Luis Majano
08 Nov 2010 10:20 AM

Just a shout out to the ColdBox Team for doing yet another great barrage of releases:

I am very very excited about ColdBox 3.0.0 and it seems that finally all the hard work will culminate in a few weeks!

Here are some great links for you:

See you at Adobe Max!

Posted by Luis Majano
18 Oct 2010 10:30 AM
Just a quick note that I will be at Adobe Max from Sunday onwards.  I am really excited to be able to participate in this year's Max.  Last year I was only able to be there for one day, but this time I will be able to do the majority of the event.  Also, I will be presenting in the Unconference on MockBox, a new way to unit test with mocks!

Mocking and testing are dear to my heart, so I am very excited to be promoting testing and mocking practices.  So if you are  unit testing novice or guru, be sure to stop by.  This presentation will require your participation!

So if you will be at Max, hope to see you there!

Get your CacheBox On: 1.1.1 Released!

Posted by Luis Majano
11 Oct 2010 09:18 PM
Get your CacheBox on! Version 1.1.1 is now online, super duper maintenance release: http://blog.coldbox.org/post.cfm/cachebox-1-1-1-released

ColdBox on Helium!

Posted by Luis Majano
07 Oct 2010 03:32 PM

Just a small video of us fooling around and proving that ColdBox is fun kidz!!

 

ColdBox on Helium from Luis Majano on Vimeo.

Showing that here at ColdBox Headquarters we have fun when we can!

ColdBox Contest win $75 bucks

Posted by Luis Majano
05 Oct 2010 10:19 AM

Just a reminder that Ortus Solutions is hosting a $75 Amazon gift card contest.  All you have to do is create a cool looking skin for CacheBox, the enteprise ColdFusion caching engine and aggregator.  That’s it!  Check it out!

ColdBox Training in 17 days, get your seat!

Posted by Luis Majano
04 Oct 2010 03:09 PM

Just a reminder that I will be doing a 3 day hands on training 3 days before Adobe Max here in Los Angeles, California.  This training is our kickoff 3.0.0 trainings and it promises to be awesome. So if you are in town and would like to attend our ColdBox training, then use this cool discount link.  Hurry up now as only a few seats are left.

Enabling iMovie 09 access to network drives

Posted by Luis Majano
06 Sep 2010 11:23 AM
I just got my nice little iOmega StorCenter and been working with it for the past few days.  I got the 1TB Raid 1 edition to see how long it will last me now that baby Alexia is on its way.

Anyways, I wanted to configure iMovie to see the movies in the NAS storage.  After much googling, I found something that worked.  Just fire up a terminal and type away:

defaults write -app iMovie allowNV -bool true

Also, remember that iMovie,iDVD searches the root of the volumes for the following directories:
  • iDVD Projects
  • iMovie Projects
  • iMovie Events
So I recommend either putting those directories on the root or creating symbolic links to them.

Enterprise Architect ColdFusion Generation Templates Released

Posted by Luis Majano
31 Aug 2010 02:35 PM
I have used Sparx System Enterprise Architect for almost 4 years now and absolutely love working with it for UML design and also for ColdFusion code stub generation.  The only problem with EA is that it has to run on windows, sorry but I hate windows, but anyways.  I am finally opening my templates to the world so I can get more collaboration on them.  I took a project from Mike Ranklin I believe and updated lots of the source to make it work with ColdFusion 9 script syntax and also ORM entities. 

It is really great to have a great UML model and stub out our ORM entities out of it.  So if you are interested, the project is here and help out.

Github Fever

Posted by Luis Majano
24 Aug 2010 08:46 AM

As you might have noticed from the ColdBox migrations, we are moving to github.  I took the decision to migrate our source code over for several reasons that you git fans might already know.  However, not only did I move because of the version control system, but because it allows for easier community involvement in the projects.  This to me was key.  So instead of tons of headaches with SVN patches, just fork the dang thing, patch it and send me a request.  So hopefully, this will allow for more community involvements. 

I am also moving my personal projects to github and you can find them on my personal space.

Get your Pomodoro Focus on!

Posted by Luis Majano
12 Aug 2010 09:48 AM

If you are like me and have a thousand millions things to work on and lack focus.  This little app will help you out.  Its called Focus Booster: http://www.focusboosterapp.com/

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It is a very simple focus timer that sits on your desktop and helps you do Pomodoro times.  If you are not aware of the Pomodoro Technique, it is a technique to help you focus on tasks.

 

The Pomodoro Technique™ is a way to get the most out of time management. Turn time into a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it.

They offer their book free in PDF format or you can order their full Pomodoro Kit.  I recommend you guys take a look at it.

The basic unit of work in the Pomodoro Technique™ can be split in five simple steps:

  1. Choose a task to be accomplished
  2. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
  3. Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper
  4. Take a short break (5 minutes is OK)
  5. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break

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