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Aug 22 2009

A CFML framework for the rest of us - Reclaimed

After taking a look at FW/1 I posed a blog tittled 'A CFML framework for the rest of us'. Shortly afterwards, I got a comment (slightly tongue in cheek) from Chris Peters say that was ColdFusion on Wheels catch phrase / slogan.

I have not looked a cfwheels for a long time; about when the ownership changed hands and I think it may have had some issues with Railo (v2). So I downloaded and installed on Railo 3.1 and got the welcome page up :-) That motivated me to look at the excellent cfwheels documentation and do through the examples. The tutorials are very basic, but give you a good understanding of the philosophy behind cfwheels (which is based on Ruby on Rails).

I also took the opputunity to take a look at Russ Johnson's CMS built on cfwheels call Splash CMS. So far all I can say, besided saying it looks great, is that it does run on Railo 3.1; which will be no surprise to those that know Russ. I am hoping this will be a good project for me to dig into and see how to build applications with cfwheels and will blog about it shortly.

Posted by AJ Mercer at 9:00 am - Categories: CFML | ColdFusion | Railo

Aug 17 2009

Backyard Blitz - Spring 2009

Posted by AJ Mercer at 10:59 am - Categories: Family Life

Aug 14 2009

CF.Objective() Conference in Melbourne, Australia

About 12 months ago Mark Mandel approached me and other ColdFusion User Group Managers to see if we would be interested in helping him bring CF.Objective() to Australia. I thought this was a brilliant idea and was happy to do what I could to make this happen. So very quickly a committee of keen Australians and CF.Objective() owners was formed. Then a stray Kiwi made his way into the group and cf.Objective(ANZ) was off the ground.

Adobe came on board as the main sponsor, and committed to sending some speakers. Then very quickly speakers from all over the world signed up to become speakers.

Lots of activities have been happening to make this conference come to life, and today we released the program for cf.Objective(ANZ). Find out more about cf.bjective(ANZ) here and make sure you follow cf.Objective(ANZ) on Twitter for the latest updates.

Thanks to every one on the committee for making this happen, and thanks to cf.Objective() for bringing the conference to Australia.

So, get out your magic marker and draw a big circle around 12th and 13th of November 2009, and start looking for cheap flights to Melbourne. I have got a flight home already - now to organise getting there.


Posted by AJ Mercer at 2:20 pm - Categories: CFML

Aug 8 2009

Time to get serious with frameworks

I have been taking a look at Framework One and it has motivated me again to learn OO development for ColdFusion. A part of this learning is to investigate Transfer ORM as well.

But like all good projects, it starts off with a bit of procrastination. So I have updated Railo to and MangoBlog to 3.1. Now that is out of the way, time to get stuck in.

Hmmm, maybe some lunch first ...

13:37 Transfer tBlog seems to be running fine

Posted by AJ Mercer at 1:14 pm - Categories: CFML | Railo