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Clojure & CFML Sitting In A Tree

July 10, 2012 · 6 Comments

World Singles uses Clojure together with CFML to great effect. I'll be talking about what's so good about this combination at three user groups in the next couple of months: BACFUG - Bay Area ColdFusion User Group - July 24th then in Melbourne on August 21st and Sydney on August 22nd (I'll add links once those groups have the talk listed). Yes, I'll be in Australia for just over a week in August as my wife is judging a cat show (in Tamworth, north of Sydney). Here's the full details of the talk:

World Singles has been using CFML for over a decade but in the last couple of years has decided to add Clojure to the mix, to tackle some of the interesting issues you can face when you have millions of users and many gigabytes of data to process. World Singles has been using Clojure in production for over a year now, alongside CFML. This talk will introduce some of the concepts behind functional programming, offer a brief overview of the Clojure language, and show how well it integrates with CFML to provide large scale data processing, concurrency, and great performance.

The talk will not be recorded or broadcast - I present from a Linux netbook - so you'll need to be there in person.

Tags: clojure · coldfusion

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anil // Jul 10, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    I think this is a very important topic and should be available to a wider audience, preferably an online one. Will you be doing any Clojure & CFML talk/presentations online?
  • 2 Kirill // Jul 11, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    Dear Santa, please please please at least make the slides available after the events.
  • 3 Sean Corfield // Jul 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    @Anil, once I'm back from Australia, I may consider doing this via the Online ColdFusion Meetup (from my desktop Mac).
  • 4 Sean Corfield // Jul 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    @Kirill, yes, I'll definitely make the slides available after the Australia trip (but not the source code they reference since that's part of a proprietary system).
  • 5 Marcin S // Jul 23, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Dang, I'll be on the other side of the country visiting family in Perth that week. Would have been great to meet you!
  • 6 Sean Corfield // Aug 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    The slide deck has been posted to my "Presentations" page on this blog.

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