On Thursday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Building Multi-Player games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services“. As you can see, I’m trying to do something a bit more fun than my usual topics! Yes, I’m talking about ColdFusion powering a multiplayer game! Over the past 18 months, [...]
On Friday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Adding real-time data visualization to your application or website“. In this session, I’m going to demonstrate how to take data from your web site or application and turn it into a real-time data feed that can be used to feed a dashboard that will impress [...]
I had a great week at CFUnited last week and it’s great to see the ColdFusion community continue to set the bar for enthusiasm and camaraderie. Brian Swartzfager, Jeff Coughlin, and Dan Vega have great writeups. Adam Haskell has a rundown of some of the presentations and you can grab some of the slides over at SlideSix.
I was impressed both with the response to our news about ColdFusion 9, the new features, and the Flex track that Andy Powell helped with. Having guys like Doug McCune present alongside ColdFusion rockstars like Ray Camden is great for both communities. ColdFusion has a few new features that are going to lower the barrier for non-CF RIA developers to start using ColdFusion. ColdFusion as a Service makes it easy to use ColdFusion to accomplish things right inside your Flex application like send an email or generate a document that you can’t do with just Flex. The ColdFusion-AIR functionality makes online/offline sync (something that’s tough to do) a breeze. We’ve always talked about the fact that ColdFusion is the best middle and back end for creating RIAs and as the sophistication of Flex/AIR have evolved, ColdFusion has kept pace.
And there’s nothing like the ColdFusion community. It’s a welcoming, but still tight-knit community that’s willing to help anyone regardless of skill level. It was great to see people I’ve met on the road and meet a few new people as well. Congrats to the team at Stellr for putting on a great show. I really encourage any Flex (and ColdFusion) developer to check it out. And then come check out 360|Flex. Between these two conferences we’ve got a lot of knowledge out there.
I’m a lazy slacker so my talk at CFUnited, ColdFusion 9 & Flex 4: Application Development doesn’t have any session description. I’m assuming that means I’ll probably have 2 people there, especially because it looks like CFUnited has an awesome speaker lineup (yet again) but for anyone who wants them or wants to see what I’ll be talking about I’ve posted my slides below and uploaded them to Share. I’ll be covering the new data wizards in Flash Builder 4, some new features in the Flex 4 SDK, and topping it off with how to use the ColdFusion as a Service feature in your Flex applications.
I’m presenting at CFUnited (August 12th-15th) on a topic I think many will find interesting – “ColdFusion 9 & LiveCycle ES: SOA Development“. I’m hoping to spark some interest in how ColdFusion and LiveCycle ES (LCES) can be combined to do some really unique and amazing things. I had the idea for this session the [...]
If you’re on the East Coast and you’re interested in Flash Catalyst then August is your month. Next week I’m going to be at DelveNYC doing a deep dive on Flash Catalyst which will be targeted at user interaction designers. My session is on the 6th of August from 8:30 to 9:30 and registration is only $595 for a bunch of great design sessions.
For those in the Washington DC area I’ll also be doing a talk on Flash Catalyst which will cover all of the basics including design-develop workflow at CFUnited I’ll also be doing a talk on using Flex 4 and ColdFusion 9 as part of coverage on ColdFusion 9 with my Adobe colleagues. At CFUnited you get a double-dose of Catalyst because Dee Sadler will be talking about round tripping and wireframing. It should be fun, so sign up!