Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What: “Dependency Injection Redefined – ColdSpring 2.0: Narwhal ”, with Mark Mandel

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 6:00 PM

This week we have a special Wednesday session. Our 6pm (US ET) talk on *Wednesday* May 19 will be “Dependency Injection Redefined – ColdSpring 2.0: Narwhal”, with Mark Mandell. (Because he’s in Australia, this will be in fact Thursday morning his time. He couldn’t make his Friday morning for us.)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

ColdSpring 2.0, codename Narwhal, is a complete rewrite of ColdSpring aiming is to provide a far more extensible architecture and many more features above and beyond what is currently provided with ColdSpring to date. These new features will give developers the capabilities to build and manipulate this Inversion of Control framework in fascinating and very powerful ways, thus saving them even more time when managing their dependencies and utilising functionality such as Aspect Oriented Programming.

In this presentation we will look at the new features of ColdSpring 2.0, both complete and envisioned, including functionality such as extensible schema support, events for bean life-cycles, enhanced AOP support, annotation support, and much more.

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Mark Mandel is a full time consultant and lead developer on several open source projects, most notably Transfer ORM, ColdSpring, JavaLoader and ColdDoc and has been working with ColdFusion for a number of years, including at his very own dot com back in the late 90’s.

Mark can often be found blogging at, which has housed his thoughts on ColdFusion, Java and various aspects of software development for several years. He can also be found as a regular poster on ColdFusion mailing lists as well as generally causing havoc in the #coldfusion channel on Dalnet irc network.

When he’s not too busy writing open source software and consulting he enjoys spending his extra time training martial arts in a wide variety of disciplines and reading way too much fantasy literature.

WHEN: *Wednesday*. May 19, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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