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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.
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.
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".
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
by John Whish
ValidateThis is a framework that allows you to quickly and easily handle client and server side validation. How cool is that!
by Mark Drew
Are you tired of databases? Do you find them too limiting? is it LEFT OUTER or RIGHT Inner? Is it really that important to break apart our carefully constructed business objects into simple rows? There is another way! The noDB way! Store your objects as you conceived them in Apache's CouchDB.
The noSQL movement is upon us, in this presentation you will see why SQL databases are not the only way and how you can massively scale your applications
Be prepared for a mind blowing session.
In this session Raymond will describe the basics of mobile development
with the jQuery framework. This will be an introductory class that
will focus on the basics. He will also talk about how an existing site
can be updated to support mobile devices with device detection. While
how ColdFusion can drive the mobile data.
The ColdSpring documentation states quite clearly that "Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) may simultaneously be the most useful feature that ColdSpring offers and the most difficult to understand."
Therefore the two aims of this Scotch On The Rocks presentation are to 1) demonstrate why AOP is so useful and 2) help developers understand what it's all about.
Take your application scalability to the next level. This session will take you beyond the basics of caching in ColdFusion 9.0.1, diving deep under the covers of how ColdFusion leverages Ehcache to boost application performance. We'll cover tips and tricks to leverage the newest features of Ehcache in ColdFusion 9.0.1 as well as how to take advantage of the ability to snap in Enterprise Ehcache to scale out your applications.
3rd–4th March 2011