Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What: “Building a Public API Powered by CF”, with Aaron Greenlee

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday June 30 will be “Building a Public API Powered by CF”, with Aaron Greenlee.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Where are your visitors? They may still be accessing your Web site using their Mac or PC Web browsers–or they might be connecting from their phone, tablet, television or even their refrigerator. To build compelling cross-device experiences that support Web page requests as well as native applications you will probably need to communicate with these devices using a common Application Programming Interface or API.

In this discussion, Aaron Greenlee will discuss API designs (RESTful /non-RESTful), considerations for bootstrapping your Web Page on desktop/mobile devices and ultimately demonstrate different techniques that you can use to implement your own API. The discussion will touch on security, performance under stress maintenance. The concepts reviewed will be applicable to any framework or programming language; however, the discussion will specifically demonstrate how ColdFusion 9.0, ORM and the ColdBox framework were leveraged to create a powerful API that can be consumed by any device.


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Aaron is a Senior Developer at WRECKINGBALL ( and is primarily responsible for writing ColdFusion, CSS and JavaScript for WRECKINGBALL. In June 2009, Greenlee founded the Central Florida Web Developers User Group (CFWUG) with a mission of continued professional and personal member development achieved through presentations, discussions and exercises to advance technical skills. Greenlee’s experience in the industry began at the age of 16 when he licensed and sold an expansion pack for the video game “Quake.” He continued in Web development for local and national businesses before moving into sales/business administration for a publicly traded RV Manufacturer where he spent five years in management. Following his passion for coding, he returned to Web development in 2008 and currently supports accounts such as Adobe and Time Warner Cable for WRECKINGBALL. Aaron publishes blog at and can also be found on Twitter @aarongreenlee.

WHEN: Thurs. June 30, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

What time is that for you? The following link shows [ what the time would be for you]. Here’s [ another option] that shows the time as US ET, and lets you choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.

RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

In addition to the streaming recording posted immediately after the meeting, we now also post downloadable recordings (FLV, MP3, MP4, and WMV) usually within a few days after the meeting, also offered as a link from the recordings page.

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RSVP, but only if coming: We do appreciate folks RSVPing if they plan to come (using the link on this email or at the meetup site), though it’s not mandatory and it’s not a commitment. But there’s no need to RSVP if you can’t make it let alone explain why you can’t. With over 2,500 members, no worries. 🙂

FEEDBACK/MEETING DISCUSSION: Members will receive an email after the meeting or can click a link on the event page to offer. Note also the meeting-specific discussion area there at the bottom, in addition to the one-chance feedback feature on the right. Feel free to engage in discussions about the meeting topic.

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