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MXDU 2005 Keynote Toonz Online

March 16, 2005 ·

Geoff just posted links to the two Nectarine-authored animations that opened the keynotes at MXDU 2005. Definitely worth watching!

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MXDU - Voice Of The People

February 24, 2005 ·

Want to hear what attendees really thought about MXDU? Check out the Voice of the People application on the MXDU website, built with Flash and Flash Video! The videos aren't labeled with names so see how many of them you can identify...

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My Presentations...

February 22, 2005 ·

...from MXDU will be available on the MXDU website in due course. I'll be taking them around various CFUGs and conferences this year and each time the talks will be slightly different, as is my wont. I expect each CFUG / conference website to host the talks afterward but I will not post them on my site. And I'll warn y'all that the frameworks comparison talk has a blank slide for the conclusion - don't want to spoil the surprise if you're attending one of my talks. I will be making the code examples for the frameworks talk available soon. I need to make another pass over the code to tidy it up. It's a real application that is in daily use. I have created six different versions of it as examples of how the two frameworks shape your code:
  • "Traditional" Fusebox
  • MVC Fusebox
  • OO Fusebox
  • Mach II (basic)
  • Mach II (structured model - with DAOs, beans etc)
  • Tartan / Fusebox hybrid

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Down Under Update

February 20, 2005 ·

Well, our plane is still grounded but they've rebooked us on Monday's 2pm flight to LAX and then on to SFO arriving at noon. So we will be getting home tomorrow - fingers crossed. My MXDU write-up is in to Judith for editing. Expect to see it on Fusion Authority early this week. If anyone has photos of any parts of the event that they'd be happy to have published on Fusion Authority (with credits), let me know via email.

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MXDU Treasure Hunt

February 20, 2005 ·

This is my team's entry for the collage - click on it for a slightly larger view:

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Stuck Down Under

February 19, 2005 ·

Due to a lightning strike on the incoming plane (yes, really), they canceled our flight back to SFO so we're stuck here, at a hotel near the airport, until we can confirm our new itinerary... So Scott (Fegette) and I are online - wireless broadband, courtesy of Scott's Airport Express - and catching up on email and generally geeking out (with Monty Python's "Live At Drury Lane" blasting out of iTunes). Mike Chambers was last seen heading back into town to duel on the X-Box with the Flashers who are still around from MXDU...

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MXDU - Summary

February 18, 2005 ·

I'm not going to go into too much detail about MXDU here since I'll be writing an extensive article for Fusion Authority over the next few days but I wanted to publish some brief thoughts here while the conference is still fresh in my mind. First off, this is an awesome conference! Well-organized, world-class speakers, a palpable enthusiasm for the technology - yet it manages to be all this with a relaxed atmosphere of fun as you feed your brain. The XBox room and the Apple-powered chill-out room contribute to that, as does the fabulous catering (and the sunny balcony on which most people sit to each lunch). This year saw a conference banquet on the first night, preceded by a fun treasure hunt around Darling Harbor. The food was great, the jazz band were tight and the comedian was hilarious. Both keynotes were excellent - Tim Buntel primarily hosting the CFMX 7 Day One keynote and the two Mikes (Downey and Chambers) hosting the Flash Day Two keynote. Most of the CFMX 7 stuff I'd seen but Tim's delivery is always entertaining. Quite a bit of the Flash stuff was new to me - and blew me away! As for the sessions, I stayed with the server track throughout the conference and didn't miss a single session. All three tracks had very high-quality content and all the attendees I spoke with agreed that the technical level of MXDU is very special. Tonight is the speakers' BBQ over at Daemon HQ and then tomorrow I fly home. Right now, I'm going to get back to my Fusion Authority article... I'm already looking forward to MXDU 2006!

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ANZ MMUG - MXDU Day Zero

February 16, 2005 ·

Last night I spoke at the national MMUG meeting, talking about what's been getting a lot of airplay on blogs over the last year. Richard Turner-Jones was up first, showing a very cool RIA that helps people learn about controlled airspace over Australia and flight path planning. Then it was my turn - quite a few people using CF7 already, quite a few people using CFEclipse, quite a few people using an application framework - a good advanced audience! Then Mike Downey talked in outline about Macromedia's plans for the Flash ecosystem and entertained Q&A. More on this in Fusion Authority once I get back to the US!

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MXDU 17-18 February 2005

February 11, 2005 ·

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Twice as much MXDU

February 04, 2005 ·

Through a slight miscommunication, I found out today (by looking at the website!) that I'm actually giving two talks at MXDU, not one. In addition to my frameworks talk, I'm also giving an early draft of my "enterprise integration" talk which I'll be giving at CFUNITED. So instead of having until April 22nd to get it finished, I have to get it done between now and February 18th! And it seems likely that I'll be speaking at the Day Zero MMUG event as well, like last year... So maybe that's three times as much MXDU?

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