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Ben Forta comes to BACFUG

June 11, 2009 ·

Don't miss the ColdFusion 9 / Flash Builder 4 tour when it hits the Bay Area: Ben Forta, Adobe's Senior Technical Evangelist, will be the speaker at this cross-user group event! Learn about Flex 4, Flash Builder 4 (formerly Flex Builer), Flash Catalyst, ColdFusion 9 and Bolt! Make sure you RSVP via the BACFUG website!

Tags: adobe · bacfug · coldfusion · flex

My cf.Objective() 2009 Schedule

May 11, 2009 ·

In the absence of a printable schedule - sorry, Joe Rinehart says it's a problem with the Media3 hosting and he's been trying to get them to fix it for months! - here is my schedule for cf.Objective() 2009:

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Tags: adobe · air · architecture · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion · coldspring · flex · iphone · j2ee · jquery · machii · orm · oss · ria · saas · swiz · tdd

Some cf.Objective() schedule updates

April 25, 2009 ·

Now that Adobe has provided most of their session titles, we had to move Jason Delmore's Object Relational Mapping session to earlier in the schedule (so Terry Ryan's Advanced ORM session could follow). That means that if you signed up for Jason's talk, you're now signed up for Terry's advanced talk and if you signed up for Adobe's "super secret" Friday talk at 1:45pm, you're now signed up for Jason's basic ORM talk! Feel free to visit the online scheduler to update your selections if necessary!

Tags: adobe · cfobjective · coldfusion · orm

cf.Objective() 2009 - Adobe session descriptions

April 24, 2009 ·

Adobe has provided four of their five topic descriptions. You can see them on the cf.Objective() sessions page. They're covering Advanced ColdFusion 9 Server Administration, Advanced ORM in ColdFusion 9, Extending Adobe Bolt with CFML and ColdFusion 9 as a Service. These topics have been added to the schedule - and the online scheduler (yes, we know the Printable Summary doesn't work - Joe is having an issue with his hosting company and hopes to get this fixed soon). Another Adobe topic - covering Flex - is on the schedule but we do not yet have the title or description. cf.Objective() 2009 is offering last year's price of just $629 for three days of all-new material - no repeats this year! - so it represents incredible value. Also, don't forget that there is a one-day ColdBox training course on the Wednesday before the conference!

Tags: adobe · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion · flex

TDD on ADC

April 20, 2009 ·

The Adobe Developer Center has a great article on Test Driven Development in ColdFusion by Bill Shelton and Marc Esher of MXUnit fame. If this is a new concept for you, read this article! If this is a familiar concept for you but you want to feel better about what you already do, read this article! Seeing this sort of stuff on the Adobe Developer Center is very encouraging because it says a lot about what is considered current best practice!

Tags: adobe · coldfusion · tdd

The CFML Advisory Committee

April 10, 2009 ·

It's been a while since I posted anything formally about the committee and I've started to see it mentioned in comments on blogs and on mailing lists lately so I feel now is a good time to update everyone on where we are, what we're currently working on and what we're trying to achieve. First off, you can always check out the CFML Advisory Committee website. We're updating it as we finalize our decisions but it can be a slow process since this is the first time any group has tried to agree on a specification for the ColdFusion Markup Language. Over the last few weeks, the committee has been pretty active...

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Tags: adobe · cfml-advisory · coldfusion · openbd · railo

Are you going to cf.Objective() 2009?

April 09, 2009 ·

It's been a couple of weeks since I blogged about cf.Objective() 2009 so I figured it was a good time to remind people again. This year's conference is just five weeks away! The early bird rate is over but the full price has been held at last year's $629 so it's excellent value! If you've ever wanted to learn ColdBox, this is also a good opportunity with a full one-day pre-conference training class by Luis Majano himself for just $449. This year's schedule features three full days of new sessions - last year, day three was mostly repeats of popular sessions but we had so many great submissions this year that we wanted to showcase as many as possible. We will repeat two of the most popular sessions in the last slot of day three, however, if people fill out the online Session Scheduler (linked from the schedule page) so we know what's popular! The Adobe sessions covering Centaur / Bolt promise to be smokin' hot - Adobe are keeping them secret right now but we hope to be able to post details next week! Finally, the hotel rate is guaranteed thru Monday. It may go up after that (we don't know - that's up to the hotel) so hurry up and book your rooms!

Tags: adobe · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion

Is Choice A Good Thing?

April 06, 2009 ·

The last week has seen some big announcements in the CF world! On March 31st, Gert announced the open source release of Railo, the next day Mark Drew announced he has joined Railo as CEO of the new Railo UK and then this week Peter Bell announced that he has also joined Railo and will be heading up the new Railo US operation. I've been using ColdFusion since 2001, back when I worked at Macromedia and my team of Java and C++ developers first encountered CFML in the form of very early builds of what went on to become CFMX (6.0). We were pretty skeptical at first.

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Tags: adobe · bluedragon · broadchoice · cfml-advisory · coldfusion · fusebox · grails · machii · microsoft · openbd · oss · railo

10 Skills Developers Will Need

April 06, 2009 ·

An interesting blog post from TechRepublic was doing the rounds on Twitter this morning so I thought I'd comment on it in terms of revelance to the CF community. The blog post was 10 skills developers will need in the next five years. Let's go through each of the ten items in turn...

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Tags: adobe · coldfusion · flex · programming

Adobe MAX 2009

March 27, 2009 ·

Ted Patrick has posted an update on MAX 2009 where he confirms that MAX North America will be Los Angeles, October 4-7, but there will be no separate European event this year (no word on a Japanese event yet). However, in addition to the live, in-person event, he hints that "MAX will take place ... online" and says Adobe "will be taking the online experience to the next level." Given the huge audience for MAX 2008 sessions on AdobeTV, this is an interesting development. I've only been to one MAX Europe (Barcelona in 2007) and, for me, it was a better experience than MAX North America because it was a smaller, more intimate affair and I actually went to sessions nearly all the time (it's where I learned most of my Flex / AIR theoretical skills). But it wasn't a great networking opportunity in the same way the North American version has always been. For me, the biggest benefit of attending MAX has always been the networking and I often do not attend many sessions. Being able to watch them after the fact was great. It'll be interesting to see how this pans out for 2009.

Tags: adobe · adobemax09