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cf.Objective() 2010 - Great Pre-Conference Classes!

February 03, 2010 · 1 Comment

This year's cf.Objective() is offering SIX pre-conference classes! You can choose from Building Secure CFML Applications, ColdBox: 100 Training, Developing Applications with ColdFusion 9 ORM, Getting Started with Flex / AIR Development, Mach-II / OOP from the Ground Up, Rapid Development with Model-Glue 3! Wow! Some of these are one-day courses (Wednesday April 21st) and some are two-day courses (Tuesday April 20th and Wednesday April 21st).

1 CommentTags: air · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion · flex · machii · modelglue · orm

My cf.Objective() 2009 Schedule

May 11, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the absence of a printable schedule - sorry, Joe Rinehart says it's a problem with the Media3 hosting and he's been trying to get them to fix it for months! - here is my schedule for cf.Objective() 2009:

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2 CommentsTags: adobe · air · architecture · cfobjective · coldbox · coldfusion · coldspring · flex · iphone · j2ee · jquery · machii · orm · oss · ria · saas · swiz · tdd

Broadchoice Workspace listed on Adobe AIR Marketplace

March 04, 2009 · No Comments

We just heard back from Adobe that Broadchoice Workspace has been approved and is listed on the Adobe AIR Marketplace. Download the app! Spread the word!

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Adobe promotes AIR via SourceForget.net

February 28, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just received the latest SourceForge.net newsletter and was pleased to see the following promotion from Adobe:
This mailing has been brought to you by: Adobe(R) AIR(TM)
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Create and Deploy Rich Internet Apps outside the browser with Adobe(R) AIR(TM) software. With Adobe AIR, Ajax developers can use existing skills and code to build responsive, highly engaging applications that combine the power of local resources and data with the reach of the web. Download the Adobe AIR SDK and Ajax docs to start building applications today.
(followed by a sf.net jump link - via DoubleClick - to the AIR SDK download page) Nice to see Adobe reaching out to the open source community to promote development for the AIR platform!

1 CommentTags: adobe · air · oss

Getting Started with Swiz

January 09, 2009 · No Comments

Brian Kotek has begun a series on using Swiz, the Dependency Injection framework created by Chris Scott of ColdSpring fame. Brian's first post just shows the very basic setup (how to specify the classes that Swiz manages and how to load them into your application). If you're using ColdSpring today in CFML and you're interested in learning Flex, Brian's series might be very useful to you. If you're tired of the boilerplate code that Cairngorm makes you write (or generate), Swiz might be just what you're looking for and Brian's series will be good reading for you too. We use Swiz at Broadchoice, in our Workspace for Salesforce desktop application (built with Flex and AIR) and we all love working with the framework!

No CommentsTags: air · broadchoice · coldspring · flex · oss · ria · swiz

2008 in review

January 04, 2009 · 4 Comments

As "usual", I start the year with a round-up of the highlights of last year, based on things that I blogged. It's been a strange year for me. After (seven) years with Macromedia / Adobe and most of 2007 spent freelancing, I took a full-time job with a startup and hired some amazing CFers to be part of my team. I (finally) learned Flex (and AIR). I learned a new language (Groovy) and did a lot less CFML programming than I've done in years while at the same time joining first the Open BlueDragon Steering Committee and then the CFML Advisory Committee, as well as attending more ColdFusion-related conferences than usual (cf.Objective(), Scotch on the Rocks, CFUNITED, Wee Dram of Scotch, MAX).

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Broadchoice Workspace showcased on Refreshing Apps

January 02, 2009 · 2 Comments

James Whittaker recently featured the Broadchoice Workspace on his Refreshing Apps sites which is "a showcase and gallery that shows some of the fantastic Adobe AIR applications that are being developed today". He says "The application offers lots of functionality" and, in particular, praises the design:
When started this AIR application looks polished from the layout to the iconography used. There is a lot of functionality here but without the large button bars and menu options. The corporate colour palette mean this application will look right at home on the business desktop and the integration with Salesforce.
Nice to see our hard work getting some public chops. If you want to show your support, pop over to Refreshing Apps and vote for us (we're #3 at the moment with 4.4/5 votes but I'd like to see more votes!).

2 CommentsTags: air · broadchoice · ria · saas

CFUNITED 2009 - Initial Topics Announced

December 23, 2008 · 2 Comments

Liz has announced the first round of topics for CFUNITED 2009. It's an interesting mix of speakers - some old, some new - and a broad spectrum of subject matter. After CFUNITED 2008, Liz has promised lots of changes and improvements and we already know that the venue is something special and an all-in-one location (addressing a bit complaint about the last few years' conferences). One of the new changes for 2009 is that a quarter of the content will be Flex/AIR related, acknowledging the growth and increasing relevance of these technologies to ColdFusion developers at large. Some of the highlights (from my point of view) of the topics announced so far:
  • Flex development with the Swiz framework - Chris Scott
  • Railo Open Source - Gert Franz
  • Groovy for ColdFusion Developers - Joe Rinehart
  • iPhone Apps + Adobe ColdFusion - Josh Adams
  • ColdFusion, Model-Glue, Hibernate, Spring, and Groovy - Ray Camden
  • AIR: Building Desktop Applications with Flex 3 - Rob Rusher
  • Hack Proofing ColdFusion - Shlomy Gantz
Definitely not your father's CFUNITED!

2 CommentsTags: air · cfunited09 · coldfusion · grails · iphone · modelglue · orm · oss · railo · ria · swiz

More Flex?

December 14, 2008 · 36 Comments

I just received my final evaluation forms from MAX 2008. With the exception of one person who "Fell asleep during presentation. It was offensive.", the comments were mostly positive. There was, however, an interesting undercurrent...

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36 CommentsTags: adobe · adobemax08 · air · bacfug · cfobjective · cfunited08 · cfunited09 · coldfusion · edmund · flex

CFML in the Cloud

December 05, 2008 · 7 Comments

I was just reading a couple of blog posts about deploying Open BlueDragon in the cloud (I started with Matt Woodward's extended blog post on cloud computing) and they've gone as far as integrating OpenBD into Elastic Server - a service that lets you easily configure a server instance based on a number of resources. Very impressive. Broadchoice Workspace is deployed on the cloud and whilst most of the machinery is Java/Groovy behind the Flex/AIR application, we also have the iPhone-compatible web version which is powered by CFML. It's a Model-Glue 3 / ColdSpring application that reuses the core Groovy services (via a Spring adapter that Joe Rinehart wrote). So we've been running CFML in the cloud in production for nearly two months now and it's working out really well for us. We're using Railo 3.0, another option for cloud computing. Adobe have said that cloud deployment is something they want to make possible with ColdFusion so at some point we'll have an embarrassment of riches in terms of choices for CFML in the cloud. Who else is using CFML in the cloud today? Who is thinking about doing so?

7 CommentsTags: air · broadchoice · coldfusion · flex · hosted · iphone · openbd · oss · railo · saas