Sessions at Scotch on the Rocks 2011 about CFML on Thursday 3rd March

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  • Regular Expressions, Extraordinary Power

    by Ben Nadel

    Many people have heard about the power of Regular Expressions (RegEx) but few have taken the time to learn them; or, they've looked into them and have been overwhelmed by their seemingly complex nature. In this presentation, we're going to break down regular expressions into bite-sized chunks that everyone will feel comfortable understanding.

    At 10:15am to 11:15am, Thursday 3rd March

  • Requirements and Estimating

    by Peter Bell

    Estimating and requirements gathering are an important part of all our jobs. Your boss or your client doesn't care about FW/1, CF-ORM or Code Generation, but improving your requirements gathering and estimating skills can make a big difference in how they value your skills.

    Learn best practices for more accurately specifying and estimating projects using a range of proven patterns developed from specifying and estimating over 400 web applications over more than ten years.

    At 10:15am to 11:15am, Thursday 3rd March

  • FW/1 - The Invisible Framework

    by Sean Corfield

    ColdFusion has always been about simplicity and "getting stuff done". Sean created Framework One (FW/1) in that same spirit: with just one file and some simple conventions, you won't even notice you're using it! If the learning curve, code bloat and XML have put you off other frameworks, find out why developers are saying "FW/1 is perfect" and how you can use it to just focus on your code, be productive and stop worrying about "the framework".

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Thursday 3rd March

    Coverage link

  • OAuth - WTF?

    by Matt Gifford

    Since it's conception in 2006/7, the Open Authorization access protocol was geared towards providing a detailed, uniform method of granting access permissions for API providers and consumers alike. Now widely used amongst many global providers and rapidly replacing basic or generic authentication protocols, it is truly becoming the standard means of access authentication.

    So why is it still as confusing as hell?

    Join Matt Gifford (aka coldfumonkeh), as we look at the structure of OAuth requests, the variety of authentication 'flavours' available to use, and how to implement and consume access-restricted services through the protocol.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Thursday 3rd March

    Coverage slide deck

  • Railo 4 - What's Next?

    by Gert Franz

    With Railo 3.2 released and Railo 3.3 on its way, the question is what new stuff will Railo 4.0 bring to you? We have a very clear vision where we want to take Railo to and what you should be able to do with Railo. We will have a look at several examples and all the new exciting stuff that made it into 3.2 and 3.3 and things that are awaiting us in Railo 4.0. Have a look at our future...

    At 2:45pm to 3:45pm, Thursday 3rd March

  • Taking Advantage of ColdFusion ORM

    by Faisal Abid

    Tired of writing SQL queries day and night? Tired of writing an abstraction layer on your queries to make your application more scaleable? Tired of optimizing your queries!? Well ORM is for you!. Taking Advantage of ColdFusion ORM will give you the understanding needed to build powerful applications, as well as learning some cool tricks to make them even more powerful with caching, relationships, HQL and much much more.

    At 2:45pm to 3:45pm, Thursday 3rd March

  • Consuming ColdFusion services outside of the CFML world

    by cfemea

    With ColdFusion 9 you can now leverage the power of ColdFusion enterprise services via AMF or SOAP without writing a single line of CFML. These services include CFCHART, CFDOCUMENT, CFIMAGE, CFMAIL, CFPDF, and CFPOP. During this session we will not only discuss how you can achieve this, but why you want to do it.

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Thursday 3rd March

  • Database driven mobile AIR applications: the Power of ORM

    by aikisteve

    As of ColdFusion 9 you have the ability to create database driven applications by writing virtually no SQL statements using ORM. You can use this server-side feature on the client-side in an AIR application.

    This session will talk you through the basics of using the ColdFusion ORM in AIR and how to "automagically" synchronise your local data with a remote ColdFusion 9 server. That's not all: we'll go one step further and take that ability to create database driven applications onto the mobile platform as well. Like that.

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Thursday 3rd March