ColdFusion PreRelease Tour Coming to Nashville

NCFUG CF Tour

Greg Wilson, Adobe Platform Evangelist, is coming to Nashville to give us a sneak peak at ColdFusion 9, Codename: Centaur, and Bolt, the new ColdFusion IDE. According to various posts from cf.Objective, and other tour dates, there appear to be some major enhancements in integration capabilities, Flex and AIR interaction, and more. You don't want to miss out on this special event, giving you the inside scoop!

Click on the link above to register.

Caught By The Bug

The dreaded BlogCFC curse. After 30 days without a post you see the message 'Sorry, no post' (more or less).

I'm busy. Way busy. Several side projects, fun at work with servers, and a few hush-hush things...I'm beat. I can't go into a ton of particulars on anything, but there are things coming. I am working on a custom asset manager written in ColdFusion and Ext, that I'll be open sourcing, but it's taken a side burner for now. Ext is a blast, and I hope to continue to create and release Ext custom components, but I will always be using ColdFusion for my server-side code examples.

Speaking of code, I still owe everyone my sample code from my WebManiacs Presentation. With all this activity, I am way behind the eight ball on rolling some of this up. I hope to get it out sometime within the week. I'm also hoping to get a chance, soon, to re-record the presentation. I had done it once before WebManiacs, for the Nashville ColdFusion User Group, but the recording was a wash. We'll try to get that scheduled soon, and get it out there for everyone.

And, speaking of NCFUG, Mark Mandel is presenting Thursday night, July 31st on Transfer. Details can be found on the NCFUG Meeting page.

That's all for now. I'll try not to let it go so long between posts this month.

Scorpio Tour Nashville: Quick Check In

Just a quick check in. Ben's presentation was 3 hours long, chock full of Scorpio goodness! I have a ton of notes, with quick outlines of all of the features discussed. There were tons of great questions from around the room, and Ben had answers for nearly everything. Tomorrow I'll wrap all of it together in a new post.

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Scorpio Tour: Nashville CFUG

Tomorrow (May 9th) is the big day! Ben Forta will begin his Scorpio presentation at 7PM at Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Plaza (address below). The buzz just keeps getting bigger, and the signups have been coming in. We'll be raffling off a license for Scorpio, to be given after release, and a copy of Flex Builder with Charting, but you must be registered and in attendance to win. But, there's more!

The Lampo Group (Dave Ramsey) will be supplying some great food from Lenny's. And, to top it all off, everyone will receive a copy of Dave's latest book "The Total Money Makeover." Plus all of the great Scorpio swag!

BTW, we did mention that Ben is speaking about Scorpio, right! The coolest, slickest, fastest, most feature rich version of the ColdFusion server ever released! The list of new features continues to grow, with something new being announced at every stop so far. What's in store for Nashville? You,ll have to come and see! If you haven't already the register today!

Date/Time
Wednesday, 9 May, 2007, 7PM Central Daylight Saving Time

Location
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Plaza
1749 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN 37067

Scorpio Tour: Nashville

Ben's visit is quickly approaching, and every stop on the tour (so far) he's announced another exciting new feature in our favorite platform. Aaron came out of his office today to announce that the giveaways are getting even bigger. Aside from raffling off a Scorpio license (to be given upon release), we'll also be giving away a copy of Flex Builder with Charting!

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Nashville CFUG News: The Scorpio Tour

You may notice the new Flash banner above, retelling the exciting news that Ben Forta is coming to Nashville on May the 9th. With reports coming in after the first week of this tour, we are all getting pretty jazzed. Daily reports come in on new features, functions, capabilities that are going to blow the doors off the other guys. Truly great stuff, and we'll have quite a few really nice giveaways as well.

We were discussing this at last night's meeting. Which rocked! Andy Matthews (who sits next to me daily at work) did a great presentation on Cascading Style Sheets. I'm already very familiar with CSS, but Andy taught me one or two things last night. Very in depth, and well done on his first presentation effort. You can access the Adobe Connect preso from the link in the Archive section of the Nashville ColdFusion User Group website.

So, anyway. Scorpio is coming. It's weeks away now, so make sure to go to the UG site and signup. For those who might be unfamiliar (or slightly familiar), Ben is a terrific technical author, with books on ColdFusion, SQL, MySQL, and more, and is a senior technology evangelist for Adobe. Not to mention his alter ego, Scorpio Man.