Rest API Workshop before Adobe CFSummit 2024!

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Building a REST API for the Modern Developer!

Get ready to elevate your skills at our exclusive 2-day workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada, just before the Adobe CFSummit 2024! This hands-on workshop is your gateway to mastering modern REST API development using ColdBox and other modern tools.

Workshop Details

  • Date: September 28th-29th, 2024
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue: To be announced Soon!
  • Instructor: Luis Majano - Creator of ColdBox and Ortus Solutions CEO

Elevate your projects, boost your productivity, and enhance your efficiency with cutting-edge API development skills.

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Workshop Overview

In this immersive workshop, you'll learn to build a robust REST API from scratch using ColdBox and essential Ortus tools. From setting up your environment to securing your API with JWT authentication, you'll gain practical experience in:

  • Environment Setup: Configure your API with CommandBox, environment variables, and cfconfig.
  • API Development: Create RESTful handlers with ColdBox, secured by cbSecurity, and validate data with cbValidation.
  • API Documentation: Use Swagger annotations to document your APIs.
  • Testing: Implement BDD integration tests to ensure your API performs flawlessly.
  • Database Management: Handle database tables and data access with qb.
  • Development Tools: Utilize Postman and ngrok for API development and testing.

What’s Included

  • Lunch is included: Enjoy delicious meals while you learn.
  • Ortus Swag and Surprises: Take home some cool goodies from Ortus!

Target Audience

This workshop is perfect for modern CFML and BoxLang developers of all levels looking on building and securing a CFML REST API backend with JWT authentication. While familiarity with CommandBox and ColdBox is helpful, it's not required.

Why Attend?

You'll gain hands-on experience in:

  • Building a REST API using scaffolding templates and essential modules.
  • Implementing best practices for routing, authentication, and documentation.
  • Securing API calls with JWT authentication.
  • Creating thorough API documentation.
  • Writing and running tests to ensure optimal API performance.

Key Learning Points

  • CommandBox: Set up your environment, install modules, and configure migrations.
  • API Implementation: Manage JWT authentication, perform CRUD operations, and validate inputs.
  • API Documentation and Testing: Use Swagger UI Tooling and Postman to document and test your APIs.
  • Additional Topics (Time Permitting): Debugging with cbDebugger and an introduction to CI/CD.


  • Programming Knowledge: Basic understanding of API concepts and ColdFusion.
  • Hardware and Software: A laptop with CommandBox, a code editor (VS Code recommended), MySQL client, Postman, and ngrok.
  • Database Setup: MySQL 8 installed locally or via Docker (remote server backup provided).

Required Tools

  • CommandBox: Download Here
  • Postman: Download Here
  • IDE for CFML and VueJS: VS Code or your preferred IDE
  • MySQL 8: Local installation or Docker container
  • MySQL DB Client

Workshop Takeaways

By the end of the workshop, you'll have a fully functional, secure, and well-documented REST API. You'll understand:

  • CommandBox basics for hosting your site.
  • Best practices for creating ColdBox REST APIs.
  • Securing your API with JWT authentication.
  • Managing databases with qb migrations.
  • Validating API inputs.
  • Testing and documenting your APIs using Postman and Swagger tools.

Meet Your Instructor

The workshop will be led by Luis Majano, the creator of ColdBox, BoxLang and CEO of Ortus Solutions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an industry expert! Learn More about Luis Majano and his Modern Development trajectory

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Register Now and Save your Spot!

Seats are limited, so don’t wait! Secure your spot today and join us for this exciting workshop at Adobe CFSummit 2024. Elevate your projects, boost your productivity, and enhance your efficiency with cutting-edge API development skills.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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