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Entries for month: April 2008

Adobe Open Screen Project

April 30, 2008 ·

Adobe just announced it is opening up the SWF and FLV/F4V formats amongst other initiatives for the Open Screen Project. This aims to bring Flash Player ubiquity to all devices, large and small - and, in due course, AIR as well. The list of partners is very impressive and includes chip and phone manufacturers, network companies, content providers...

Tags: oss · adobe · air

Java 6 just arrived on Leopard

April 30, 2008 ·

The latest software update for Mac OS X 10.5.2 adds Java 1.6.0_05 but does not change your default setup. See this tech note for more details. I haven't yet switched to Java 6 as my default JRE but I will shortly. Happy to hear any early feedback from folks.

Tags: osx · coldfusion · j2ee

Transfer ORM 1.0 RC Release Notes

April 25, 2008 ·

Mark Mandel just published the release notes for the upcoming 1.0 Release Candidate of Transfer. You can see just how busy he's been lately. The 1.0 RC should be available any day now - in time for cf.Objective() 2008 where Mark will give an introduction to developing applications using Transfer as well as an advanced talk on the caching machinery in Transfer.

Tags: coldfusion · orm · cfobjective

cf.Objective() 2008 Workshops

April 25, 2008 ·

If you are attending one of the four two-hour hands-on workshops at cf.Objective() 2008, you will want to read this so that you can have your laptop prepared in advance: Workshop Prequisites for cf.Objective() 2008 This document will continue to be updated between now and the conference but this should help you get ready for your workshop session.

Tags: coldfusion · cfobjective · flex

BACFUG - May 21st - ColdFusion 8 AJAX - Ashwin Mathew

April 24, 2008 ·

COLDFUSION 8 AJAX - ASHWIN MATHEW 5/21/08 6:30 PM
Adobe San Francisco - Kojak Connect URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/bacfug
Former Adobe ColdFusion product team member, Ashwin Mathew, will talk about how to leverage the power of and other gems in the AJAX features introduced in ColdFusion 8. 601 Townsend St, San Francisco, California 94103 The Kojak conference room is in lobby but you still need security clearance (so you must RSVP!). RSVP for this meeting.

Tags: coldfusion · bacfug

cf.Objective() - Places to eat, drink and be merry in St Paul, MN

April 24, 2008 ·

Fred Anderson is blogging about things to see and do while you're in town for cf.Objective() 2008. Thanx Fred! Haven't registered for the conference yet? It's only a week away but you can still sign up. It's the best value ColdFusion content anywhere on the planet!

Tags: coldfusion · cfobjective

Cleveland CFUG Simulcast: cf.Objective() Preview

April 22, 2008 ·

I figured this event deserves a much broader audience. If you haven't attended an Online ColdFusion Meetup event, this would be a good place to start.
Announcing a new meeting for The Online ColdFusion Meetup Group! What: "Cleveland CFUG Simulcast: cf.Objective() Preview", with 3 Speakers When: Thursday, Apr 24, 6:00pm US EDT (GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See this link which shows the time as US EDT and you can choose your city from the list offered to see it in your own time.)

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Tags: coldfusion · cfobjective

cf.Objective() 2008 Sunday Schedule Updated

April 22, 2008 ·

The final two repeat sessions on Sunday have been selected. The next most popular topics are Jason Delmore's "Building Hybrid Applications with ColdFusion and Java" and Michael Collins' "Deploying into Large Scale ColdFusion Environments", both Adobe topics. In addition, we've had to move a few sessions around on Sunday to accommodate speakers' travel arrangements. Josh Adams' talk on .NET has swapped with Sanjeev Kumar's talk on PDF. In order to ensure the two .NET talks do not conflict, we've swapped the rest of the first two slots. Mostly that means that the session choices in each slot haven't changed so, hopefully, attendees' choices won't need to change either. Please take a look at the revised schedule and, if necessary, update your selections in the online scheduler. See you in just over a week!

Tags: coldfusion · cfobjective

An Engineer's Guide To Cats

April 21, 2008 ·

Go on... you know you want to... An Engineer's Guide To Cats.

Tags: personal · humor

BACFUG - Introduction to CFCs - Recording

April 16, 2008 ·

Nolan Erck came down from Sacramento to give us an excellent introductory talk about ColdFusion Components and Object-Oriented terminology. If you missed it, you can watch the recording (which is also posted on Charlie Arehart's UGTV).

Tags: coldfusion · bacfug