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Saturday Repeats announced!

Hi CFUnited Saturday Go-ers!

Please feel free now to select your Saturday (6/21/2008) Repeat sessions. We are still confirming that the speakers will all be there on Saturday and we are looking to add more sessions to the repeat schedule.

Also it is important that all registered attendees fill out their scheduler. This helps us select rooms for each session.

See selected repeats here:

CFUnited Interview: Luis Majano - ColdBox Framework 101

Luis Majano talks about his CFUnited presentation on ColdBox Framework 101.

1. Is this your first time speaking at CFUnited?

Luis: Yes, this will be my first time attending and first time speaking at CFUnited.

2. Why should people attend your session?

Luis: ColdBox Framework is a new generation ColdFusion Framework & Toolkit that will help you develop your applications faster than ever. Learn how ColdBox is more than a Framework and how it can help drive you or your company into creating stable and more agile applications. With software features like: ioc integration, rss reader and generators, robust and configurable caching engine, unit testing integrations, application generation, bug reporting, AOP error logging, logging facilities, UI plugins, query helpers, view helpers, security modules, SES pretty URL support, java and CF utilities, and so much more.

ColdBox is also an event-driven remote framework that can help you create a solid backend or set of services for your Ajax/Flex and Air applications. The Framework morphs into a remote framework, no more MVC land. It can even help you create multiple interfaces for your same application. Apply the same set of conventions, methodologies and best practices to all kinds of GUI's.

3. Will people see anything new at your session?

Luis: They will see a first hand look of all the new features of the up and coming version 2.6.0, or they might even get to see and take the latest version home.

4. What is the highlight of your session?

Luis: The highlight of my session is to demystify the usage of a conventions based framework and how ColdBox is more than just an MVC framework, but also a toolkit and a remote driven framework. It will show ColdFusion developers how easy it is to build applications using a conventions based framework and how agile their applications can become by applying all the OO principles you will learn with ColdBox.

CFUnited Interview: Sean Corfield - Event-Driven Programming in ColdFusion

Sean Corfield talks about his CFUnited presentation on Event-Driven Programming in ColdFusion.

1. Is this your first time speaking at CFUnited?

Sean: No, I think I've spoken at CFUNITED every year since 2004.

2. Why should people attend your session?

Sean: There is a lot of interest in Flex but some of the idioms used are alien to a lot of CF developers, especially in the area of event handling. What I want to show in my session is that there are ways that CFers can start to get used to an event handling model in a familiar context and even leverage event-driven programming directly in their CFML code so that they can learn Flex more easily.

3. Will people see anything new at your session?

Sean: Yes, I think they'll look at today's application framework's in a new light - and I'll be showing a little of a new framework that I've developed which allows CFML applications to be built in an event- driven style.

4. What is the highlight of your session?

Sean: I think that I can make Flex seem less alien and more approachable through increased use of event-driven programming in CFML.

5. You mentioned a new framework - can you tell us more about that?

Sean: The framework is called Edmund and I started work on it in October 2007 but I haven't talked about it much in public. I'm using it for one of my client's projects since they have a number of complex workflows triggered by changes in state for various entities. Rather than hardwire each workflow, knowing they would need to make changes, it was easier to add things to Edmund to support their needs. Edmund is designed to work alongside the other application frameworks, not replace any of them, and that project is built with Mach-II, ColdSpring and Transfer as well as Edmund. I expect I'll be using it at Broadchoice as well at some point.

CF Meetup: Introducing sebForm, with Steve Bryant

CF Meetup: Introducing sebForm, with Steve Bryant

Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Meeting URL:

Organized by Charlie Arehart

Description: The cf_sebForm custom tag simplifies development of simple forms. It separates logic and display, integrates with CFCs, and manages validation. The output is unobtrusive and skinnable.

In this short presentation you will see how to use cf_sebForm to create a simple contact forms, integrate with CFCs, manage validations (both type and business logic), upload files, and reduce spam.

To learn more visit: