Last month, I mentioned that I would be giving a talk about using CFML & Clojure together in Melbourne and Sydney in August. Those user groups have posted details of the talk now, so here are the links as promised:
- MAD! Melbourne Adobe Developers, Tuesday, August 21st, CogState Level 2 255 Bourke Street
- Adobe Platform User Group Sydney, Wednesday, August 22nd, Level 11, 189 Kent St
A big thank you to both groups for being so accommodating in changing their dates to fit my travel plans (and to my wife for allowing me to take two evenings out of our vacation to do "work stuff"!). Here's a summary 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.
I'm looking forward to visiting Australia again - I was there for MXDU in 2004 and 2005 - and being more of a tourist this time. I'm also looking forward to talking with those passionate Aussies in the Adobe community, as I haven't managed to make it out there for any conferences in last half dozen years!