Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What“Digging Into The Developer Toolbox”, with Jim Priest

Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Sep 9 will be “Digging Into The Developer Toolbox”, with Jim Priest.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Every developer has their basic toolset – a robust IDE, source control and a good bug tracker. But what else is in your toolbox?

In this presentation I’ll explore some additional tools that can increase your productivity and allow you to concentrate on developing applications. Some of the tools we will explore include:

  • Autohotkey – save time and type less! Autohotkey can do simple text replacements and well as complex GUIs!
  • Keyboard Launchers – clean up that messy desktop and stop hunting for icons!
  • Virtual desktops – Now that your desktop is clean – organize your applications into task focused areas.
  • Cron – replace the unreliable Windows Scheduled task with a simple to use task scheduler.
  • Clipboard managers – a clipboard manager can keep a long running history of what you type so you don’t have to. and more…

All of these are free, open-source and for the most part have similar equivalents available on all three platforms – Windows, Mac and Linux. In this presentation we will focus on Windows.

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Jim Priest is a husband, father of two, developer, and avid motorcyclist. He enjoys working with ColdFusion, JIRA, SVN and Ant.

Jim is an active participant in the ColdFusion community; co-managing the Triangle Area ColdFusion User Group (TACFUG) in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area. In 2010 he helped organize NCDevCon, a ColdFusion / Flex conference in North Carolina. He posts regularly to his blog at

In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with Linux and flying remote control airplanes.

WHEN: Thurs. Sep 9, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

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