Contributing to CommandBox - Steps for Building and Developing Locally

One of the appeals of open source software is that anyone can contribute. When you encounter a problem with an open source project, beyond simply reporting the bug, you have the means of resolving it - anyone can send a PR. Having recently gone through this process with CommandBox, I thought it might be helpful to share the steps for contributing.

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Using Redis with Lucee: An Approach with the CommandBox Docker Image and Ortus Redis Extension

Well, the title feels a bit like word soup, but I think it’s accurate. When I got started with Lucee, containers, and external cache providers, I blogged about using Memcached. At work, we’ve since shifted our stack, and now primarily use Redis for caching.

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TIL: Generating .xlsx Files with CFML - An Easy Way to Reduce File Size

Just a quick note about generating XLSX (Excel) files with ColdFusion, which basically amounts to me regurgitating the documentation. It’s a small change in code, but the reduction in spreadsheet file size can be considerable.

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Adobe ColdFusion Summit 2019

I had the opportunity to present two sessions at this year’s Adobe ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas - the first on Docker Swarm, the second on CFML API wrappers. While I’d given both previously, these were updated versions - there’s always room for improvement and changes in this space can happen with disconcerting speed.

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What is the Modulus Operator? A Short Guide with Practical Use Cases

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These are the four mathematical operations I was taught during my childhood education, and their operators, +, -, *, /, are very familiar. I was not taught %, the modulus operator, which I recently discovered can be quite useful and interesting in its own right.

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