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Ortus Content Digest for week of June 3rd

Gavin Pickin |  June 03, 2022

What has Ortus been publishing this week? We have the Podcast, some CFCasts and YouTube Videos. We have a lot more planned for next week as well

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June 2022 Webinar - Getting started with the Legacy Migration with Dan Card

Gavin Pickin |  June 02, 2022

On June 24th at 11:00 AM CDT, we are happy to announce the Dan Card will be presenting Getting started with the Legacy Migration for the June 2022 Ortus Webinar. If you have a more traditional / legacy codebase, and are wanting to modernize but don't know where to start, this webinar is just for you!

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How to Make Windows Folders Case Sensitive

Gavin Pickin |  June 01, 2022

In the last blog post in this series, we discussed Case Sensitivity on Windows, what is it, why does it matter, and how it could mess up your developer day in ways you never thought of. In this blog post, we're going to show you how to enable case sensitivity in windows, for a given folder, all folders underneath it, and explain how that case sensitivity is inherited, and when it isn't.

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Into the Box - Updates as of May 30th, 2022

Gavin Pickin |  May 30, 2022

Into the Box is sneaking up closer and closer. With so many announcements, we can't post them all to the Ortus Solutions blog, so we're going to just give you updates when we can. To read all of our blog posts from ITB, visit the site or subscribe to RSS https://intothebox.org/blog

This week we're going to be announcing the final workshop, some important information like hotel discount codes, and maybe a few other items we have in the works Last week was a big week for Into the Box too, with more sponsors, and 2 rounds of speakers announced.

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Ortus Content Digest for week of May 27th

Gavin Pickin |  May 27, 2022

What has Ortus been publishing this week? We have the Podcast, some CFCasts and YouTube Videos. We have a lot more planned for next week as well

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Case Insensitivity Issues on Windows

Gavin Pickin |  May 26, 2022

If you are using Windows these days, Windows 10 and 11 give you many of the tools you want and need in the Web Developer Toolbox. After working on Macs and deploying to Linux for a long time, I made the switch back to Windows a while ago, and the list of things that I genuinely miss on Windows is pretty slim, with one major issue, Case Sensitivity or lack of, on Windows.

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Into the Box - Updates as of May 23rd, 2022

Gavin Pickin |  May 23, 2022

Into the Box is sneaking up closer and closer. With so many announcements, we can't post them all to the Ortus Solutions blog, so we're going to just give you updates when we can. To read all of our blog posts from ITB, visit the site or subscribe to RSS https://intothebox.org/blog

This week we're going to be announcing the final workshop, some important information like hotel discount codes, and maybe a few other items we have in the works Last week was a big week for Into the Box too, with more sponsors, and 2 rounds of speakers announced.

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CommandBox 5.5.2 Released!

Brad Wood |  May 20, 2022

We are pleased to release CommandBox 5.5.2.  This is patch release following our recent 5.5.1 release.  It contains mostly fixes for regressions in the 5.5. release.  If you're upgrading from CommandBox 5.4, please refer to the 5.5.1 release notes first.

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Ortus Content Digest for week of May 20th

Gavin Pickin |  May 20, 2022

We were busy this week, we released a lot of content for you... on the podcast, cfcasts, youtube, and our blog as well as a couple of special podcast appearances for Brad Wood and Luis Majano on the Wicked Good Development Podcast while they were at DevNexus. Here's the summary in bite size pieces.

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Software Craftsmanship - Why should I use 3rd party libraries vs Roll my own?

Gavin Pickin |  May 18, 2022

There is always a trade-off between using a 3rd party library and rolling your version in software development. I often hear many of these points in discussions, but I wonder how many people know and consider them, so I wanted to share my pros and cons.

TLDR

This article will help convince you that libraries are not EVIL like so many haters believe. Choosing the right libraries make you more productive and efficient, not lazy. This article identifies solid use-cases for using a 3rd party library in your application. It gives you a checklist of questions to help you identify the red flags of unsafe, unreliable, poorly supported, or ill-suited libraries.

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