ColdFusion MeetUp

WHEN: Thurs. Apr 1, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)


TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

BlazeDS has been a part of ColdFusion for a couple of versions now, but it’s not that widely used. This could be because some don’t know what it can do, but also it’s often shown as a tool to create chat clients. This presentation’s means to show that BlazeDS is not just for chat but a whole lot more. We’ll use demos to show the versatility and strength of the tool, what you can do. It will also show how you can integrate jQuery into the mix for a more user-friendly interface, as well as show how the versatility of ColdFusion and how it can be added to the Mix as well to create a real-world workflow example.

Again, the goal of the presentation is to show what can be done. When you start to meld technology, think creatively , and have great software, then anything is possible.

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Dave has been working in information technology for about 14 years. He has spent the majority of that time specializing in large enterprise-class systems. Dave currently holds a Master ColdFusion Developer certification as well as many other information technology certifications. In his current employ he is the system architect, technical project leader, and lead developer for an enterprise-wide digital asset management (DAM) system for the Walt Disney Company. He has also written a couple articles for the ColdFusion Developers Journal as well as running his own ColdFusion blog ( He also one of the voices of the CFHour() podcast ( The podcast, just like his blog, is mostly focused on ColdFusion but dabbles in to other technologies. Dave is also a member of the Adobe Community Professional group.

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