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Entries for month: April 2009

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 · coldfusion · cfobjective · orm

BOF at CFUNITED - The CFML Advisory Committee

April 24, 2009 ·

I just got confirmed from Liz @ Stellr that the committee's request for a BOF has been accepted. Here's the information about the session:
The CFML Advisory Committee - Happy First Birthday! A year ago, at CFUNITED 2008, Adobe announced the formation of the CFML Advisory Committee, made up of vendors and community members, charged with the tasks of answering the question "What is CFML?", providing a specification of the language and providing guidelines for vendors who implement extensions. Come to our BOF and find out what progress we've made and what we're planning for the future. We expect almost all of the committee to be at CFUNITED so this is a great opportunity to meet the team and ask us all your hard questions, face-to-face!

Tags: cfunited09 · cfml-advisory · coldfusion

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: coldbox · adobe · coldfusion · flex · cfobjective

Scotch on the Road topic change

April 22, 2009 ·

Since Mark Drew was also covering cloud computing in London, we've decided to offer a version of my framework comparison talk instead. I'm looking forward to that first week of June despite the crazy travel schedule (I arrive Sunday afternoon and fly back the following Saturday, hopping from Edinburgh to Heathrow on a horribly early flight).

Tags: coldbox · coldfusion · machii · modelglue · scotch09

GTD - why?

April 20, 2009 ·

A great interview with David Allen looks beyond the hype of GTD to the practical reasons why GTD works and how it came to be. There's a lot of great advice here if you're considering GTD or already trying to apply it. It's a lot more pragmatic than many people seem to think.

Tags: personal


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

East Bay CFUG looking for feedback

April 20, 2009 ·

The next meeting of the East Bay CFUG is May 5th and manager Charlie Griefer is looking for your input on topics! He's planning a half-and-half meeting with 30 minutes dedicated to an overview of Balsamiq's mockup tool and the other 30 minutes dedicated to a topic of your choice. Go to his blog posting on Adobe Groups and offer some suggestions!

Tags: coldfusion · eastbaycfug

Installing Frameworks via the Railo Administrator

April 17, 2009 ·

One of the neat features of the Railo Administrator console is that you can easily install pre-packaged applications with just a few clicks. As part of my recent presentation comparing application frameworks, I installed ColdBox, ColdSpring, Mach-II and Model-Glue via the Web Administrator. There are a couple of "gotchas" about the current default settings for those installations that I wanted to cover in a blog post.

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Tags: coldfusion · coldbox · railo · coldspring · modelglue · machii

Republishing ArgumentCollection posts

April 17, 2009 ·

Just a heads up that I plan to republish a number of my ArgumentCollection blog posts here as Broadchoice plan to reuse the domain name for an upcoming support / corporate blog to accompany their new support documentation wiki and support forums. That means your RSS feed may show a number of articles that you have already read on their original dates. I will republish each article using the original date but I can't guarantee they won't show up new for you :)

Tags: blogging · broadchoice · coldfusion

Comparing Application Frameworks recording

April 16, 2009 ·

Last night I presented to BACFUG on ColdBox, Mach-II and Model-Glue. I just posted the recording of the presentation to Charlie Arehart's UGTV. I've edited the recording to remove some of the chatter at the beginning and end which is why it will seem to jump in without my usual biographic introduction and cuts off at the start of Q&A.

Tags: bacfug · coldbox · coldfusion · machii · modelglue