Modernize or Die ® Podcast - CFML News Edition

Eric and Special Christmas Guest Matthew Clemente host this weeks episode. They discuss new versions of CommandBox and ColdBox.

They give you an roundup of CFCasts Content Updates... including 20 ColdBox Zero to Hero videos and the launch of the 12 Modules of ForgeBox Christmas.

They discuss the last week of AWS re:Invent going on right now, and how to watch some of the previous months online conferences as the year comes to an end. They discuss how the Adobe ColdFusion Certification is still available online.

They spotlight a lot of great blog posts, tweets, videos and podcasts, too many to list, so listen to the show.
They announce some jobs from, as well as a Senior CFML position available at Ortus Solutions.

They show off the ForgeBox module of the Week, commandbox-bookmarks by Adam Euans - A module that allow you to bookmark directories for easy navigation.

This week's VS Code Tip of the week is Make VS Code Awesome - a course to help you get more out of VS Code

For the show notes - visit the website

Music from this podcast used under Royalty Free license from SoundDotCom and BlueTreeAudio

Show Notes

2020-12-22 Weekly News - Episode 84

Watch the video version on YouTube at


Eric Peterson - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
Matthew Clemente - Developer at Season 4, LLC

Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus Solutions

CFCasts is releasing new Free and Paid content every week, now including the ColdBox Zero to Hero training series

Patreon Support

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News and Events

CommandBox 5.2.1 Released

ColdBox 6.2.0 Released

Advent of Code 2020

Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like. People use them as a speed contest, interview prep, company training, university coursework, practice problems, or to challenge each other.
You don't need a computer science background to participate - just a little programming knowledge and some problem solving skills will get you pretty far. Nor do you need a fancy computer; every problem has a solution that completes in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware.

CFCasts Content Updates

- ColdBox Zero to Hero Workshop
- 12 Modules of ForgeBox Christmas

Send your suggestions at

Conferences and Training

AWS re:Invent

NOV. 30 – DEC. 18, 2020, JAN 12 - 14, 2021
New dates added in January 2021.
Amazon’s Premium Conference is also virtual, and a free 3-week event:

Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Blog - Charlie Arehart - What CF2021 giveth, CF2021 taketh away for now it seems. Some new features on hold?

Blog - Robert Zehnder - Quickly transform XML to JSON with org.json.XML and ColdFusion

Video - TeraTech - ColdFusion 2021 Revealing Details on How it was Created with Rakshith Naresh

Blog - Charlie Arehart - Online ColdFusion Meetup 2020 year in review

Blog - Ben Nadel - Looking For Database Performance Bottlenecks And Optimizations Using The Sys Schema In MySQL 5.7

Blog - Ben Nadel - Why I've Been Merging Microservices Back Into The Monolith At InVision

Blog - Matthew Clemente - How Our Family Uses SMS and Smart Picture Frames to Connect During Remote Holidays

Tweet - Brendan Boyle - React Server Components and ColdFusion

Tweet - lmajano - ColdBox Async Manager


Several positions available on
Listing over 60 ColdFusion positions from 40 companies across 31 locations in 5 Countries.

5 new jobs this week.

Full-Time - Alpine Home Air Products - US Remote or Chicago
Posted Dec 18, 2020

Full-Time - TCS – ColdFusion at St Louis, MI, USA

Full-Time - Zenith System Solutions Inc. at Toronto, ON, Canada

Full-Time - HotelPlanner at West Palm Beach, FL, United States

Full-Time - Aetso Technical at Springfield, IL, United States

Ortus is hiring: Senior ColdFusion CFML Developer

At Ortus you will be:
- Modernizing web applications and helping companies move out of legacy hell
- Teaming up with ColdFusion Experts in order to solve complex web development problems.
- Testing and integrating new web technologies in order to create custom business implementations
- Pushed to innovate constantly and create new solutions to web development problems
- Leading project teams that deliver software that matters

US Timezone availability is a must
US Citizen or Resident or Work Visa is a must

ForgeBox Module of the Week

commandbox-bookmarks by Adam Euans

Bookmarks allow you to bookmark directories for easy navigation.
`box install commandbox-bookmarks`

VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Make VS Code Awesome

VS Code is pretty good
Its integrated terminal, global search, and extension marketplace are fantastic.
But here's my beef: It's loaded with distractions and takes a ton of configuration to feel good.

That's where this course comes in.
We're going to make VS Code awesome, then teach you how to be insanely productive in it.

Thank you to all of our Patreon Supporters

These individuals are personally supporting our open source initiatives to ensure the great toolings like CommandBox, ForgeBox, ColdBox, ContentBox, TestBox and all the other boxes keep getting the continuous development they need, and funds the cloud infrastructure at our community relies on like ForgeBox for our Package Management with CommandBox.

You can support us on Patreon here

Ben Nadel
Brett DeLine
Carl Von Stetten
Charlie Arehart
Da Li
Dan Card
Daniel Garcia
David Belanger
Didier Lesnicki
Don Bellamy
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Erick Hoffman
Gary Knight
Giancarlo Gomez
Jan Jannek
Jason Daiger
Jeff McClain
Jeremy Adams
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Jordan Clark
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Mario Rodrigues
Matthew Darby
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What is Modernize or Die ® Podcast - CFML News Edition?

Technology is ever changing, blink and you miss it, until now. This podcast keeps you up to date on everything ColdFusion related. Events, Engine updates and releases, Frameworks Tools and Module releases, as well as the ForgeBox module of the Week and the VS Code Hint Tip and Trick of the week.