ERIK VOLDENGEN

TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER

I've been developing web applications and working with the underlying enterprise infastructure for over 21 years.

I love what I do, and I treat each project like it's my own. I take your goals and deliver a solution that will be successful.

The core services I usually provide:

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HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLIC
ATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AN
D COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVID
E NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT O
F IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A V
ERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING
, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT ST
OPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE.
LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD.
HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE
, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY TH
ESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KE
Y FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVIN
G TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HEL
P YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDEN
GEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE
BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPE
NDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND
INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE
BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPL
ICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECT
ED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED
. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MON
EY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAM
PLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER T
O KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPL
ICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO
AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT
OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE.
IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STO
PPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE P
REVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT
'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXA
MPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SU
RE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. T
HERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP,
RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL
VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TES
TING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS
A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE B
ILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY
FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER
SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE
MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MA
NAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE
A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO
VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC,
AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A
WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH C
AT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY
GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING IN
FASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND
EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANC
E TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER
(OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICAT
E IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGL
Y EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERIN
GS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUS
ION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING O
R MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGH
T BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMA
NDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW
OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SA
LES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE AL
L DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE A
LTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN,
THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN
TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THE
RE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED
AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TO
WARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER
TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU
TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE -
USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDF
USION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP Y
OU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WA
S SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE
PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL
ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB
APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDF
USION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED T
O BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECU
RITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LE
GACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPAN
Y RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO
SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMA
LLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL
BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMP
LE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION,
OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLIC
ATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL
, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS)
. ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THE
IR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WH
ERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHO
UT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SO
METHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.
EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION
HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSIO
N AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. H
OWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED
INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS
INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW
ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING Y
OUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT:
I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PER
SUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FR
OM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES,
POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE W
EB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING CO
STS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODER
N," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE I
S STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG
ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYIN
G DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THES
E APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE
DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRON
MENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FRO
M ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION
ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB
DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE
. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH
AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABA
SE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DON
E A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE T
O UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEX
ITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DE
VELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RU
NNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING
THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM TH
EIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS
INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRAT
ING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGI
NE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE
AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A
LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWE
D THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECT
ION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACC
ESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVE
LOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL,
KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT TH
AT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPOR
TING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSIO
N OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICAT
ION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONO
LITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY
, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPL
ICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYB
E SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD,
I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY M
UCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLAT
FORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOM
E USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMIN
AL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADO
BE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL S
TACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP
ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A
LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHIC
H LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MU
LTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTUR
E AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION
IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING
AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POS
TGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH
THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START
(I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALL
Y AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS.
THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'
VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I ST
ILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO
DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK
MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WH
O HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NE
XT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CO
NTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOU
D IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE
, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS A
LWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR
AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME,
AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC
WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICA
TIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF
WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCE
L APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. C
OLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YO
UR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT
LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO
ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMON
LY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS ST
UPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSI
BLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER
, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORT
UNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE M
OVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT
OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS).
EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO I
NSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN T
HE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A
RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS
POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIRE
MENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON I
NDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS
FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATIO
N OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT
THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN L
EVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIV
E. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANG
ES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SE
RVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR
READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINN
ING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY
DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEV
ERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE
, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE
WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT
OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWH
ILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW
STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APP
LICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUS
E THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD W
ITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SER
VERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE
. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHA
TEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GR
EAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING W
EB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENA
NCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATA
BASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB
APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACT
UALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A
CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION
ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPI
NG UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AM
AZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW
IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION
, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY
BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALK
ING ABOUT MOVING TO THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I C
AN PROBABLY HELP YOU GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI,
I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIO
NS TO AUTOMATE BUSINESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND CO
MPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NE
W SERVICES AND INTERFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT
TO CONTROL THE BUSINESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY
VIABLE WEB APPLICATION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SO
METIMES NEGLECTED COLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS
GETTING UPDATED. THEY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICE
NSING COSTS MONEY, AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HER
E'S A GOOD EXAMPLE: A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AN
D IT'S EASIER TO KEEP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE
COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FU
NCTIONALITY TO AWS LAMBDA OR OTHER SERVERLESS OFFERINGS. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT MIGRATING THE ENTIRE APPLICATION. MIGRATING AN APPLICATION IS ALWAYS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES IN INFASTRUCTURE. I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT MOVING TO
THE CLOUD, BUT OTHER THINGS LIKE MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APP TO LUCEE - USUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS. OR HOW ABOUT MIGRATING FROM ONE DATABASE ENGINE TO ANOTHER, MAYBE SQL SERVER OR POSTGRESS TO MYSQL OR AWS AURORA? MAYBE MOVE FROM WINDOWS SERVERS TO LINUX? WHATEVER YOU NEED, I CAN PROBABLY HELP YO
U GET IT DONE. IF YOU NEED HELP MANAGING, UPGRADING OR MIGRATING A COLDFUSION APPLICATION, OR HELP MIGRATING YOUR WEB APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD, I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT. CONTACT ME, AND LET'S FIGURE IT OUT! THANK YOU FOR READING. HAVE A GREAT DAY. -ERIK HI, I'M ERIK VOLDENGEN.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: I'VE BEEN DOING WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR A LONG TIME. PRETTY MUCH FROM THE START (I'M TALKING MOSAIC WEB BROWSER DAYS). EVEN IN THE BEGINNING, I WAS MAKING WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS TO AUTOMATE BUSI
NESS TASKS WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO DO VIA TERMINAL COMMANDS. I KNEW THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I'VE BEEN PERSUING IT EVER SINCE. I'VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE WEB AS A PLATFORM FOR UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS. NOTHING TO INSTALL, IMMEDIATELY DELIVERED MAINTENANCE UPDATES, AND COMPLETELY INDEPENDEN
T OF THE CLIENT'S DEVICE (PC, MAC, AND OBVIOUSLY NOW OTHER DEVICES LIKE PHONES AND TABLETS). ALL ACCESSABLE FROM ANY DEVICE WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A URL, AND SOME USER CREDENTIALS. THE REAL POWER OF WEB APPS COMES IN THE WAYS YOU CAN LEVERAGE EXISTING DATABASES TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES AND INTE
RFACES. FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BUILT A WEB APP TO ALLOW SALES PEOPLE TO SELL ITEMS MOBILY ON THEIR TABLET DEVICES, POWERED BY A DATABASE AND CMS ONLY ACCESSABLE ON A TERMINAL TO AN AS-400. I'VE MIGRATED AN EXCEL APPLICATION TO A RELATIONAL DATABASE, AND CREATED A WEB APP IN FRONT OF IT TO CONTROL THE BUS
INESS RULES. SURE, YOU CAN WATCH CAT VIDEOS ONLINE ALL DAY LONG, BUT WEB APPLICATIONS IS WHERE I BELIEVE THE WEB SHINES. I'VE DONE A LOT OF WEB DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ADOBE COLDFUSION. I STILL DO, ACTUALLY. COLDFUSION IS NOT AS POPULAR AS IT ONCE WAS, BUT IT IS ACTUALLY STILL A VERY VIABLE WEB APPLICAT
ION PLATFORM. THERES ALSO A REALLY GOOD OPEN SOURCE ALTERNATIVE TO COLDFUSION: LUCEE. WITHOUT THE LICENSING COSTS, YOU ARE FREE TO UPGRADE AT WILL, KEEPING YOUR FULL STACK MODERN, UP TO DATE AND MEETING YOUR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. I SEE A LOT OF COMPANIES WITH A CRITICAL AGING, SOMETIMES NEGLECTED C
OLDFUSION APP, RUNNING ON AGING INFASTRUCTURE. OFTEN, THESE ARE SLATED TO BE REPLACED BY SOMETHING MORE "MODERN," BUT THE COMPLEXITY AND THE FACT THAT THE EXISTING APP ACTUALLY DOES WORK MAKES THIS ROLLOUT LINGER ON AND ON INDEFINITELY. MEANWHILE, THE COLDFUSION ENVIRONMENT STOPS GETTING UPDATED. TH
EY GET SEVERAL VERSIONS BEHIND AND EVENTUALLY GET IN TROUBLE DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. EVEN THOUGH ADOBE IS STILL ACTIVELY DEVELOPING AND SUPPORTING COLDFUSION, A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MIGRATED TO ALTERNATE PLATFORMS FOR ALL THEIR NEW STUFF ARE NOT KEEPING UP TO DATE. LICENSING COSTS MONEY,
AND THERE'S TESTING AND MAINTENANCE TO ATTEND TO. THERE'S NO REASON A LEGACY CF APPLICATION HAS TO LIMP ALONG ON AN OLD SERVER RUNNING AN OLD VERSION OF JAVA JVM. WHICH LEADS ME TO MY NEXT SERVICE I COMMONLY OFFER - MIGRATION OF COLDFUSION APPLICATIONS TO THE AMAZON AWS CLOUD. HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE:
A COMPANY HAS A DEDICATED SERVER (OR TWO) COLOCATED AT A HOSTING COMPANY RUNNING COLDFUSION AND THE UNDERLYING DATABASE POWERING THEIR WEB APPLICATION. THEY HAVE A MULTI-YEAR HOSTING CONTRACT, WHICH IS STUPID EXPENSIVE, BUT THEY PAY IT BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS HOW IT'S BEEN DONE, AND IT'S EASIER TO KE
EP PAYING THE BILL THAN TO DEDICATE IN-HOUSE HOURS TOWARDS MIGRATING TO SOMETHING BETTER. HOWEVER, MOVING THESE APPS AWAY FROM THEIR OLD-SCHOOL MONOLITHIC INFASTRUCTURE AND INTO THE CLOUD IS NOT AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK. YOU CAN LEVERAGE THE CLOUD WITH ANY APPLICATION, ESPECIALLY THESE COLDFUSION APPLICAT
IONS. MOVE AWAY FROM ONE GIANT UGLY EXPENSIVE SERVER TO A CLUSTER OF SMALLER LOAD BALANCED INSTANCES. PUT THE DATABASE IN AN RDS INSTANCE. INSTANTLY, YOUR APPLICATION IS HIGHLY AVAILABLE, REDUNDANT, FASTER, AND LESS EXPENSIVE. OR, LEVERAGE SERVERLESS TECHNOLOGY BY MIGRATING KEY FUNCTIONALITY TO AWS