Announcing a new session for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Aug 19 will be “GIT for Dummies and the slightly more enlightened”, with Tim Cunningham.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Git seems to be the cool kid on the block these days. How does it differ from SVN? What is the big deal about it being distributed? What type of development flow does it work well with? How does it work with CF_Eclipse and CFBuilder? And did they know it was slang in British English for “idiot” when they named it?

The talk is oriented to people who know nothing about Source Control and particularly nothing about GIT, proposing why GIT is superior to other version control systems, teaching attenders how to install it, create repositories, clone repositories, merge, branch, fork, maybe some rebasing, as well as using the eGIT Gui tools in CFBuilder. Finally I will suggest some possible work flows.

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

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

I am Vice-President of IDMI (Information Distribution and Marketing Inc.) We have 90 employees (85% of whom are CF developers) I have been with CF since 1999 and IDMI since 2000. I also have been an avid Beer Homebrewer since 1994.

WHEN: Thurs. Aug 19, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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

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