ColdFusion Developer Week

With the launch of ColdFusion 10, we are back with the second ColdFusion Developer Week, a series of free, live webinars hosted by seasoned ColdFusion experts. The webinars cover a wide range of topics, from what ColdFusion is and how to code it, to more in-depth topics related to CF10- HTML5, REST, ORM and Security enhancements.
If you are a new developer, someone with little or no ColdFusion experience, or even if you have been using ColdFusion all your life, these sessions are ideal for you. The ColdFusion Developer Week provides something for everyone so sign up now.
Note: ColdFusion Developer Week has concluded.  Session recordings below require an membership ID to access.

All ColdFusion Developers


RESTful WebServices made easy in ColdFusion 10: REST is a buzzword and an architecture best suited for developing web applications. With ColdFusion 10 natively providing the support for REST, let us explore what REST is all about, its core principles and how to develop an application which is faster, more scalable and secure. In this session we will cover: 1) REST – What, why & when 2) Developing RESTful services 3) Testing RESTful services.  Presenter: Chandan Kumar
Hidden gems in ColdFusion 10: Prepare to be surprised! In this talk, veteran CF troubleshooter and presenter Charlie Arehart will continue his tradition of identifying hidden gems, this time in CF10. Sure, we hear all about the big, new features, or some that wow certain developers, but in every release (of CF and CFBuilder) there are always lots of little things that go unheralded, and this is true in CF10 as well. Some may solve a long-standing problem for you, or provide a new technique, whether related to coding, troubleshooting, administration, enterprise integration, and more.  Presenter: Charlie Arehart
Improve your apps through unit testing: Join us as we review what unit testing is, what it is not, and how it can improve your application code quality and maintainability. We will cover a brief introduction to unit testing concepts and dive into getting setup and writing and running unit tests. We will walk through the basics of the MXUnit framework and then quickly start writing and running unit tests for our ColdFusion code.  Presenter: Jamie Krug
ColdFusion Builder: The professional IDE to boost your productivity: ColdFusion Builder has many features that makes CFML coding easier and faster, like code assist for functions and variables, auto code complete, code insight for CFCs and ORM entities, tighter integration with ColdFusion server, line debugger, advanced search functionality, extensibility using extensions and many more. This session will explain such productivity features, including those that are not easily discoverable.  Presenter: Ramchandra Kulkarni
What’s new and different about ColdFusion 10 on Tomcat: In this session, veteran CF troubleshooter Charlie Arehart will review and explore these new capabilities and any differences. He'll address such things as changes in using external or the "internal" web server, config tweaks people have done in JRun and whether/how those are to be done on Tomcat, as well as logging, configuration, and other matters. More than that, Charlie will identify new capabilities that Tomcat enables (related to deployment and performance), some of which may not be identified by Adobe as "new" for us as we make the transition.  Presenter: Charlie Arehart
Get productive using the language enhancements in ColdFusion 10: As always, the latest release of ColdFusion introduces quite a lot of language features which would make the development easier and more productive. In this session, learn the new language syntaxes as well as the enhancements to the existing language constructs that have been added in ColdFusion 10.  Presenter: Matt Gifford
User experience upgrade through HTML5 charts and videos: Learn how to create an enriched user experience with CF10 that lets you access a large repository of interactive, client-side HTML5 charts and easily implement them using the built-in CFCHART tag.  Presenter: Dave Ferguson
Adobe ColdFusion: The most popular server side platform for PDFs: ColdFusion and PDF are both Adobe products, so it should be no surprise that it is very simple to work with PDFs in ColdFusion. This demonstration shows you how quickly you can create PDFs dynamically, work with existing PDF. It will also show you the power of populating, submitting and embedding PDF forms with ColdFusion.  Presenter: Tim Cunningham
Revamped scheduled tasks in ColdFusion 10: The scheduling task management has been completely revamped in ColdFusion 10. We'll cover new aspects like conditionals, ranges, triggers, chaining, priority, grouping, and more. You'll see examples of how the new scheduling services in ColdFusion 10 will make you re-think how you use cron jobs in your applications.  Presenter: Jeff Coughlin

New ColdFusion Developers

Getting started with web application development using ColdFusion: What is ColdFusion and why would you want to use it? This session will answer that and show off some of the simple power of ColdFusion. By the end you should have a clear answer of what CF is, what it can do for you, the huge productivity benefits it has to offer, and why so many ColdFusion developers are passionate about this tool.  Presenter: Elishia Dvorak
Power your ColdFusion 10 apps with HTML5 WebSockets: Raymond Camden provides an overview of HTML5 WebSockets and how you can use them within ColdFusion to build awesome WebSocket applications in ColdFusion 10.  Presenter: Ray Camden
Building applications using ColdFusion 10 and ORM: We've all heard the buzz about CF10's ORM integration, but exactly what is it, and how can you use it? This session will demystify the idea of ORM by introducing the concepts that you need to know to get started using it right away. Not an object oriented developer? No problem! As long as you know what an object is, and a little bit about cfcs, this session will help you get past the buzzwords and be productive with ORM on your next project.  Presenter: John Whish
Using ColdFusion frameworks for application development: Finding the arguments about increased productivity, maintenance, employ-ability, and community testing persuasive, you may have finally decided to join the large number of people who are using a ColdFusion framework for their application development. Since the framework space has exploded in the last few years with so many new frameworks and so many different areas, it is very difficult to keep up. So you’re left with a hard task: deciding which framework, or even combination of frameworks, is right for you.  Presenter: Scott Stroz
Secure your apps using ColdFusion 10: The day your application gets hacked will probably be one of the most unpleasant days you will ever work. While we would all love to ignore the security holes in our applications, some things just can't be ignored for too long before consequences arise. ColdFusion 10 is loaded with security enhancements that make building secure ColdFusion applications easier than ever. In this session we will cover each new security feature and describe the vulnerabilities that the feature is designed to circumvent.  Presenter: Pete Freitag
Make your site searchable with ColdFusion 10 and Solr: Solr, an open source, enterprise search platform from Apache, is becoming the standard search engine for use with ColdFusion. In this session, we discuss how to set up Solr collections, index collections, and run searches against those collections and new enhancements such as data import handler and dynamic custom fields.  Presenter:Scott Stroz
Speed your websites using caching in ColdFusion 10: This session walks you through the basics of Caching including the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Caching. The session also focuses on how caching in ColdFusion will affect the performance of your apps including the latest functionality available for Caching in ColdFusion 10.  Presenter: Rob Brooks Bilson

Java Developers

Leverage the productivity of ColdFusion within Java SpringMVC: Learn how to use ColdFusion as the VIEW layer with the Spring MVC framework. We will cover how to build the Models and Controllers in Java. And then how to pass java models/variables into ColdFusion to render your pages with CFML. Giving you the best of both worlds - low level java and rapid development of CF. We will also cover using Spring WebFlow with ColdFusion.  Presenter: Mike Nimer

Existing ColdFusion Developers

What's new in ColdFusion 10: What ColdFusion 10 has to offer to its existing users in terms of new and enhanced benefits. The session will cover the top features around HTML5, Tomcat integration, REST, Revamped scheduler etc. There will also be demos of various features, new tags, and functions.  Presenter: Rakshith N
What's new in ColdFusion 10: What ColdFusion 10 has to offer to its existing users in terms of new and enhanced benefits. The session will cover the top features around HTML5, Tomcat integration, REST, Revamped scheduler etc. There will also be demos of various features, new tags, and functions.  Presenter: Ray Camden

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