and I are back at it again, with a one day pre-conference lab at Adobe MAX
this year covering an introduction to Object Relational Mapping in ColdFusion 9.
As the description states:
Learn about one of the most compelling new features in Adobe ColdFusion 9 from two seasoned ColdFusion veterans. This release includes the integration of Hibernate, an enterprise-class, Java based ORM. Join us to hear how to get started using ColdFusion 9 ORM features in your next project. Through interactive learning and hands-on labs, we'll start with the basics and work together to add features to an application that takes advantage of the ORM. Then we'll discuss best practices and potential pitfalls, making this an ideal combination of introductory material and tips and tricks.
If you are interested in getting your feet wet with ColdFusion 9 ORM, you can get more information on the MAX pre-conference page
Hope to see you there!
The interview I did with Dzone at the Adobe MAX conference is now online!
In the interview we talk about a variety of topics, mainly centred about how and why to integrate ColdFusion and Java together, but also touching on things like Object Relational Mappers, including ColdFusion 9's integration with Hibernate.
Hope you like it, and please give it a nice 'up' on Dzone.
I had the wonderful opportunity to present and attend MAX for the first time ever this year, and I can honestly say, it was a fantastic time all around.
MAX is completely unlike any other conference I've ever attended, both in terms of its sheer size, and also in terms of the wide gamut of Adobe community members that are in attendance. I managed to meet a variety of people that I would never have talk to in my regular travels both in term of physical locations and also technological disciplines.
I also had the pleasure of presenting the last session on the last day, so I was very happy when I had a fairly reasonable turn out for my ColdFusion for Java Developers
presentation. The presentation took the perspective that the attendees were/are already doing Java development, but want to port those tools and codebases that they are already using to a ColdFusion environment, so they could take advantage of ColdFusion services and language. From there we look at the variety of techniques that you can use to enable ColdFusion->Java communication, as well as Java->ColdFusion. This includes a aan overview of a lot of the JavaLoader 1.0 feature set in the process.
If you are one of these people, and/or you are doing development in both ColdFusion and Java, you can watch the recording of my presentation on Adobe TV
. You may want to skip the first 5 minutes, as for some reason the recording has me doing all my set-up before I start speaking.
This year it is going to be my absolute pleasure to be attending and presenting for the first time ever at the Adobe MAX
My presentation is entitled ColdFusion For Java Developers
and is scheduled for Wednesday, 5:00pm.
aimed at Java developers, it is going to cover a myriad of ways that
you can integrate your already existing Java code base into a
ColdFusion application, and also get your Java model talking seamlessly
to your ColdFusion code base.
The official synopsis is:
Ever since ColdFusion was re-implemented as a J2EE application, the
benefits of combining Java and ColdFusion application development have
been easy to see, and widely used across the ColdFusion landscape.
talk will look at some of the ways we can already take advantage of
common Java libraries in ColdFusion, and enable Java developers to
leverage the libraries and frameworks that they are already using. We will also be looking at
how Java developers can seamlessly leverage the dynamic scripting
language of ColdFusion, within their Java code, to easily enable them
to take advantage of some of the RAD features that come bundled with
being said, if you are a ColdFusion developer who likes to also work
with Java, you may wish to come along, as there will be several
techniques demonstrated that will be provided by the forthcoming JavaLoader
1.0 release that should (hopefully) interest you greatly.
I look forward to seeing you all at MAX, and also at the ColdFusion Unconference