Free Flex 4 Training in Chicago

I’ll be giving a free full-day, hands-on training session, where experienced ColdFusion Developers can learn how to build their first Flex application using the latest Flash Builder 4 beta software. This training is designed to help experienced ColdFusion developers get started in understanding how to add rich UI to existing Continue Reading

$10 to advance your career

If you are in the midwest this weekend, you should really, really consider dropping by BFusion & BFlex in Bloomington, Indiana. It is a bring your own laptop event full of hands-on tracks conducted by speakers from around the globe combined with optional full-day training sessions. The schedule is packed Continue Reading

Flex Camp Chicago

I’m speaking today and tomorrow at Flex Camp Chicago. Today, I’m covering for Mike Nimer (who is recovering from some dental work), and presenting his “Flex for ColdFusion Developers” session. For those of you looking for the presentation or source code, you can find it on Nimers blog. Tomorrow, I’ll Continue Reading

CFUnited Europe, AJAXWorld, and more conference stuff…

Next week I'm off to London to speak at CFUnited Europe, and the following week, I'll be speaking at AJAX World East.  In both places, I'll be speaking about the joy that is Flex 3 in all its forms.  The CFUnited talk is more focused on how Flex can improve Continue Reading

WebManiacs 2008, Coming soon…

The WebManiacs 2008 conference schedule has been finalized and registration is open. Early bird pricing ends Jan 31. Consisting of a two-day ColdFusion conference (“CFManiacs”) coupled with a three-day Flex conference (FlexManiacs), hosting over 70 speakers and 130 distinct topics (some of which are hands-on), WebManiacs promises to have the Continue Reading

Flex Camp Chicago

On January 18th, Mike Nimer, Jeff Tapper, Josh Berling, Shashank Tiwari and I will be presenting at Flex Camp Chicago. After a morning keynote from Bob Tierney, we will begin a full day of flex sessions. You can read more at, but don’t wait too long to register. We Continue Reading

Ben Forta and Scorpio attack the CCCFUG

Last night, Ben Forta continued his whirlwind tour of Scorpio, the code name for Adobe’s ColdFusion 8 software, this time in the beautiful environs of downtown Chicago. The talk was extremely illuminating, for a number of reasons. First, the people in the CCCFUG lived up to their rep by grilling Continue Reading

CFUnited 07

For the 6th consective year, I have been invited to present at CFUnited (acutally, in 2002, 2003 and 2004 they called the conference CFUN, but thats a different story).   Of those 6 years, I’ve only missed presenting at one, CFUN 04, as my daughter was born 3 days before the Continue Reading

Harnessing the power of Verity, ColdFusion event gateways, and Flex 2

Brian Szoszorek of New Era Caps and New Point media has recently written another worthwhile DevNet Article on ColdFusion Gateways for Adobe.  This time, Brian focuses on using a Directory Watcher gateway to dynamically update a Verity collection.  Certianly a worthwhile read, reminding CF developers about the value of Vertiy, Continue Reading

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Clearing Trusted Cache with Event Gateways and CFAdmin API

Anyone who came to my session at CFUnited about EventGateway‘s, heard me reference an upcoming article by Brian Szoszorek.  Well, that article has now been released and can be found on Adobe’s DevNet.  For those of you who weren’t at my session, the article walks you through an excellent use Continue Reading

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  • July 24, 2006
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More info available on Max 06

Browsing to the MAX 06 site, i found they have released more details, including a listing of the 8 tracks: Adobe Collaboration Solutions Adobe LiveCycle Technologies eLearning Mobile and Devices Rich Internet Applications Vertical Market Solutions Web Design Web Development They even have listings of each session to be presented.  Continue Reading

Creating a Remote Object DataManager in ActionScript 3.0 for Flex 2.0

Tien Nguyen followed up on my WebService DataManager with one for RemoteObject as well.I haven’t had a chance to try it myself yet, but this RemoteObject DataManager should work through the CFAdapter for more efficient data transport with ColdFusion Components package managers {    import;    import flash.util.*;    import;    import Continue Reading

CFUnited 06

Speakers for the upcoming CFUnited 06 conference in the Washington DC area have just been announced.  I’ve been asked to revive my talk from last year, "Event Gateways in ColdFusion MX 7."  I’ll be sure to have some new and exciting additions to the presentation, and hopefully a few less Continue Reading