I want to welcome two new members to the ColdBox Team today, Tom de Manincor and Ernst van der Linden. Their dedication and contributions to the project have been incredible over the years. We are also good friends and best of all we where all in different locations. Tommy is now living in California, but before he was all over the place :). Ernst is from The Netherlands and talk about world collaboration. I am truly excited that our commitment to this project is strong and growing. We are producing some very exciting new funtionalities and tools to help developers achieve their goals even faster. The future of ColdBox is bright and shining like ever before.
Let me start with Tommy. I met Tommy at my previous employer and he was one of the pioneers of the first non-public versions of ColdBox. He was involved with project direction and implemented several projects using our first iteration framework. Over the years he has truly become an OO guru and keeps pushing things to the limit. His New York accent and attitude always comes out and its always funny to talk to. We are currently working on some cool cluster communications and messaging that will become available for ColdBox in the near future. Welcome aboard Tommy!!
I met Ernst online, like we all do. He has been a big advocate of ColdBox since day 1 and he produces some incredible software applications with it. He has been contributing to ColdBox in all areas of development, from testing, bug reporting, sample creations, architectural and design issues and our new top secret project called: Project SideBar, which will be announced in the coming months. So welcome aboard Ernst.
Below are the bios and links:
Tom de Manincor - http://www.tomdeman.com/blog/
I have been working with ColdFusion since 4.5 Express was released. Its been a pleasure to develop in a language that has grown to be so powerful. I had the luxury of working with Luis Majano, creator of Coldbox framework, back in 2004. A great educator and programmer. Who introduced me to another great mentor of mine, Rob Gonda, creator of AjxCFC. Another very talented and knowledgable resource. Like them, I share a passion for my work, and a pride in sharing it with the community. I have developed in mama's spagetti code, a handful of frameworks, and everything in between.
As of late, I have been focusing my efforts on Object Oriented programming with Cold Fusion. I try to learn as much as I can about design patterns, best practices, and new ways to blow my mind with code.
I am currently the Lead Developer with Blush Media, LLC out in El Segundo, California. Developing a number of applications in Coldbox, Coldspring, and Transfer.
Ernst Van der Linden - http://evdlinden.behindthe.net
A software architect: primarily using ColdFusion and Java in combination with SQL databases.
Began programming in 1988 on a Commodore 64 and started with Coldfusion in 1996. He has designed applications for companies such as General Electric, Philips and Shell.
In 1999 Ernst van der Linden launched his own software company BehindThe.net which builds HR Management Software for multinationals.