MAX Presentation Recording: ColdFusion for Java Developers

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.

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  • Manithan | October 22, 2009

    I am planning to write a big Flex CF app. i am still in the beginning stage investigating few stuff. my question is that is that way to return a array of java beans from CF to Flex ? i did try to do it but flex is identifying that as javaproxy an says no properties found.

    Is there any better way to do it ? Is this javaloader1.0 will work for that ?

    I would really appreciate your feed back.


  • Nathan Strutz | October 23, 2009

    Ah yeah, I’ve been wanting to see it since I started hearing about it in June, although I guess my problem is the opposite, wondering how I can best add Java to my ColdFusion apps. Hearing more about JavaLoader should help me. Thanks!

  • Mark | October 23, 2009

    I don’t do much Flex work, but we recently discussed just this on the JavaLoader-Dev list –, you may want to sign up and check the archives and/or ask your question there.

  • Manithan | October 23, 2009

    Thanks Mark. i just signed up

  • Kristian | January 5, 2010

    Hi Mark,

    Nice presentation – the work you’ve done here is great. I’m a CF programmer for a few years, but a Java novice (about 2 weeks!) so the question I’m about to ask is probably inane, but I’m not sure where else to ask…

    I’ve been using your video as a learning tool for using JavaLoader, and all’s going nicely until I try and use the Dynamic Proxy. I can’t seem to find how to import the coldfusion.* packages. I have no idea where they are on the CF machine (I’m developing on a machine that’s not running CF8, so I’m planning on adding the relevant .jar(s) to my project).

    Searching on the web is yielding me nothing on how to get these libraries into my project, so that probably means that it’s rediculously simple! But like I said I’m a complete noob to Java programming, so… 😉

    Any tips, or pointers in the right direction would be fantastic, as I really think JavaLoader Dynamic Proxy is a great thing to use!