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Scotch on the Rocks 2011 - I'm speaking...

September 1, 2010 ·

I'm very pleased to have been accepted as a speaker for Scotch on the Rocks 2011! Wow! What an incredible line up of speakers! It's going to be an awesome conference!

SOTR 2008 was incredible so I was very sorry to have missed SOTR 2009 - due to my wife breaking her ankle! Schedule and finances got in the way of me even considering SOTR 2010.

So what will I be speaking about?

To be honest, I don't know. Topics will be announced in about five or six weeks. I submitted three suggestions to the SOTR folks. I don't know what they'll pick.

But I want to open it up to everyone who'll be at SOTR 2011 - what would you like me to talk about? If there's a strong preference for a topic, even if it isn't one that I submitted, we'll see what we can do about accommodating your choice!

Tags: coldfusion · scotch2011

6 responses

  • 1 James Allen // Sep 2, 2010 at 3:19 AM

    I'd love to hear all about your current approach to OOP in CFML to really get a feel for how you now build applications. I've always found myself finding your approach sensible and workable so it would be great to hear how you've moved away from the service layer etc.
    There are certain things I feel I could do with moving away from or changing and so this kind of presentation would help a lot.

    I would also like to hear more about FW/1, how you use it and how you see it developing. I imagine the rationale and development behind it could lead to some very interesting discoveries about OOP, frameworks and CFML.
  • 2 Rick O // Sep 2, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    Given your diverse programming history, I think you are in a rare position to offer perspective on how common design patterns differ between CF and other languages. (And how they stay the same.) For example, what we term in the CF world as MVC is similar to, but surprisingly different than, what pure Flex/ActionScript developers might call MVC. I think a talk highlighting the similarities and differences might get some CF-focused devs to step back and look at the design patterns in a new light.
  • 3 Andrea // Sep 2, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Great! See you there!
  • 4 John Whish // Sep 6, 2010 at 3:44 AM

    You were sadly missed at SOTR 2009 even though Mark Drew did a good job of going through your framework slides! Hope Jay hasn't suffered any long term issues.

    As for topic suggestions, as you know just about everything here are some things I think would be good to hear at SOTR:

    - FW/1
    - Using Java with CFML (maybe some groovy)
    - Unit testing with mocks (maybe with cfSpec which I know you like)
    - ANT
    - Git for SVN users
    - load testing

    There is also Railo, but you guys have always had a good presence a SOTR so I'm not including it! :)
  • 5 Neil Albrock // Sep 6, 2010 at 5:42 AM

    Great to hear that you're coming to Edinburgh in 2011.

    I'd be really interested to hear you speak about the drive and thinking behind FW/1 and your thoughts on the all pervasive MVC pattern in general.

    Also, insights into the CFML engine world would also be very interesting. Particularly how you see parity between implementations being achieved and maintained both now and into the future.

    All the best.
  • 6 Sean Corfield // Sep 12, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Sounds like FW/1 would be a popular topic, thank you!

    Sounds like MVC (and other design patterns) might also be popular.