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Another reason to attend Hal Helms' training class!

February 19, 2009 ·

Event-Driven Programming! You already knew I was a fan of this approach - that's why I wrote Edmund, after all - now Hal is going to cover this style of programming. From his blog post on event-driven programming:
One of the things we'll be working with in the class next week is event driven programming. ... I find this approach has benefits and drawbacks. The drawbacks are inherent in the approach: it's decentralized. ... The benefits, though, are considerable. Adding functionality into a site is much, much simpler. Maintenance is easier. Testing is easier. ...

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Edmund at SacCFUG

February 10, 2009 ·

I meant to mention this days ago: Pat Santora is presenting my Edmund framework at the Sacramento CFUG tonight. Short notice but if you're in the area, go along and hear Pat talk about event-driven programming in ColdFusion. Pat is a contributor to the Edmund project and has created a new presentation focused on CFML examples using Edmund. Thank you Pat!

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cfSpec and Railo / OpenBD

February 04, 2009 ·

I'm working on a specification suite with Pat Santora, who recently joined the Edmund Event-Driven Model project as a contributor (more on that shortly), and we're using cfSpec to define the expected behavior of Edmund.

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More MAX 2008 Sessions on Adobe TV

January 07, 2009 ·

Adobe is continuing to put all of the MAX 2008 presentations up on Adobe TV (under the MAX channel). The audio was recorded directly from the in-room mic and the "video" is a screen capture of what was being presented and whatever technology they used to do it has produced a very nice way to watch every single MAX session for free (so I can now go back and watch the sessions I missed which I'd really wanted to attend!). It seems that only two ColdFusion sessions are listed, one of which is my Event-Driven Programming in ColdFusion session. The other is Rob Brooks-Bilson's Advanced ColdFusion Caching Strategies. Searching Adobe TV for ColdFusion turns up nine videos, six of which are part of the Adobe Developer Connection series from Adam Lehman and Ben Forta. If you haven't checked out Adobe TV as a learning resource, there's definitely some good stuff up there.

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2008 in review

January 04, 2009 ·

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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More Flex?

December 14, 2008 ·

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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My MAX Schedule

September 09, 2008 ·

I just made another pass over my MAX schedule to finalize my choices and thought I'd post my planned list of sessions so folks will know where to find me:
  • Monday
    • Opening General Session
    • Adobe Roadmap: Enterprise
    • Flex Architecture Face-Off - panel
    • Real-Time Collaboration Apps with Flex and Cocomo - Nigel Pegg
  • Tuesday
    • Mixing Open Source and Commercial Software
    • General Session
    • Adobe@Adobe: IT Innovation
    • Developing Rich Applications with jQuery and Adobe AIR - John Resig
    • The REST of SOA
  • Wednesday
    • Advanced Patterns for ColdFusion Test Automation - Bill Shelton / Marc Esher (MXUnit)
    • Building Real-Time and Collaborative Applications with Flex and BlazeDS
    • Event-Driven Programming in ColdFusion - an updated version of my session from Scotch on the Rocks and CFUNITED
    • Cocomo Deep Dive: Building Social RIAs with Flex + Adobe Hosted Services - Nigel Pegg
    • Developing Enterprise ColdFusion Applications - Joe Rinehart
As I was updating my schedule, I noticed that several of the ColdFusion and Flex workshops are already sold out - good to see so much interest in those! I was originally going to Dave Watts' "High Performance ColdFusion" but decided to give up my seat when I saw it was sold out (hopefully someone else will get in now!). There's a lot of excellent ColdFusion sessions at MAX this year but my focus right now is on Flex, AIR and real-time collaboration so that has driven most of my session choices. Also a reminder that BACFUG meets on the Wednesday evening immediately after MAX ends and I am pleased to announce that we are having a double session with some MAX speakers:
  • Bill Shelton and Marc Esher will present on Unit Testing in ColdFusion with MXUnit
  • Joe Rinehart will present on Model-Glue 3: Gesture
We hope to have a good turn out with MAX attendees taking advantage of this (free) user group meeting in the evening! Since the meeting is inside the Adobe building, you will need to RSVP for security purposes. See you there!

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Event-Driven Programming Presentation

June 23, 2008 ·

Here's the link to the PDF of my CFUNITED presentation (644Kb) on event-driven programming in ColdFusion. I can't post the code (sorry) but will be working on new examples shortly.

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CFUNITED - Event-Driven Programming in ColdFusion

April 15, 2008 ·

I just got word from Liz at TeraTech that my Event-Driven Programming in ColdFusion talk has proved popular enough that it will be repeated on Saturday (yes, CFUNITED has posted its Saturday schedule!). So come along and hear me talk at 1:30pm on Thursday (6/19) or 8:30am on Saturday (6/21)!

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CFUNITED - My Interview

April 15, 2008 ·

As is traditional, CFUNITED is publishing brief interviews with all of their speakers. My interview about event-driven programming in ColdFusion has just been published today. I mention Edmund briefly and I'll be blogging more about that in due course. Since the interviewed was "recorded" I have indeed started using Edmund at Broadchoice to manage the workflows in our scheduled tasks.

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