A Wee Dram of ColdFusion
September 25, 2008 ·
Adam Lehman kicked off the day with some upbeat news about ColdFusion 8 (about 75,000 new developers since 2007!) and then covered potential features for Centaur. I'll blog more about this later. Next up was Mark Drew, covering ColdSpring. A great introduction to basic ColdSpring then on to AOP and remote proxies. I acted as a "bean factory" that helped Mark get ready for work: he asked me for his jacket and I ensured that it contained his iPod and his cigarettes, which in turn meant adding his headphones and his lighter. His examples were amongst the best I've seen for introducing ColdSpring concepts. Peter Bell is up now, giving his Rapid OO talk - similar to what he did at Scotch. Some good, pragmatic advice about when to bend (or even break) the "rules" of OO that can make you more productive. After lunch, it's Mike Brunt (Clustering), me (Subversion branches), Kurt Wiersma (development environment) and Gert Franz (Railo 3.1). More on that later.