June 4, 2008 ·
Scotch has a nice, relaxed feel to it (some people might call it disorganized but I rather like it). The keynote was Ben Forta and Adam Lehman tag-teaming the state of the ColdFusion world (CF8 doing very well, working hard on Centaur). Big news for European CFers - there is now a dedicated EMEA ColdFusion specialist, Claude Englebert, so that there is a direct contact for all sales-related issues. This was the hottest issue brought up at MAX Barcelona so it's good to see the U.S. model being rolled out in Europe. Ben emphasized that CFers should be using CFCs to write better structured code and separating presentation code (CFM pages) from business logic (CFCs). He then went on to talk about LiveCycle Data Services and Adam ran thru some simple demos of what is possible with very little MXML code and almost no CFML code. Ben closed by talking a little (very little!) about possible Centaur plans around AIR. It seems all the big information about Centaur is being held back for MAX 2008 (in San Francisco, Milan and Tokyo).