CFCamp 2018: Madness in Munich

Hi there! This is Michaela Light. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it personally to the CFCamp in Munich. However, my associate Paul has gone in my stead. And boy, from the pics and videos he’s been sending me. It looks like a great time and an informative one too. Let’s take a look at some of the sessions from Day 1 and the speakers thereof.

Looks like a decent spread…

Michi (Michael Hnatt) started the welcome note by a very interesting question:

Do cybercriminals and hackers really wear masks when committing a crime?

The day opened with a session from Adobe! They were there to present their latest version of ColdFusion. ColdFusion 2018. They touched on all the sweet features that it could bring to the table including:

After this intro session, it was time for the individual sessions.

So, there were two simultaneous tracks going on. This was to ensure every speaker had an opportunity to showcase their presentations.

I do CFML, Java, PHP and… human rights!

GDPR: Concerns of a WebDev


Create a 2-factor Authentication for your own Website

CFML is Java

ORM Love and Hate

High-Performance CFML

Going live with CommandBox and Docker!

Why FusionReactor is the #1 Monitoring Solution for CF

Related: What is new in Fusion Reactor 7 (20 new features), with David Tattersall

WebSockets from Scratch

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

Building an API with cffractal and ColdBox

Dependency Injection, Why is it Awesome and Why should I Care?

cbStreams : Come Accelerate your Functional Programming with Java Streams in CFML

Well, the conference is in full swing and sounds exciting! Word on the street is that Day 2 is going to be chock full of surprises. Can’t wait to hear more updates! Once again, thanks to Paul for representing TeraTech at this year’s 2018 CF Camp in Munich!

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Originally published at on November 9, 2018.

ColdFusion development, security and optimization. CEO at TeraTech. Host of CF Alive podcast.