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ColdFusion Thoughts from a Longtime PHP developer

Serge Jespers is a colleague of mine on the Platform Evangelism team. He’s a longtime PHP developer and has recently dipped his toes into the ColdFusion waters. He recently developed the MAX widget that’s been going around. In fact, he used ColdFusion to power it. Here are his thoughts on the matter:

…I’m fairly new to ColdFusion. I actually first touched CF about a year a go on the On AIR Train Tour through Europe. That was the first time I played around with CF after oh… some 10 years of working with PHP. I looked at CF a few years ago and never really took another serious look at it. I’m sure there are many of you out there in the same situation and I would like to invite you to take another look at ColdFusion. CF has changed and matured a lot since the early days and is just a breeze to work with. With a minimum amount of code, I was able to rapidly code my database calls for the widget. Another cool thing about ColdFusion is that once you write your database code, you can use it in a number of different ways. You can directly call the methods using Flash Remoting in your Flex application, call it as a webservice from a mobile Flash application and/or call it from an HTML page without changing anything in the original code. I surely was pretty impressed when I saw that the first time. If you’re a long time PHP user and want to know more about ColdFusion, I’d like to invite you to my session at MAX. I’m going to talk about the difference and similarities between PHP and CF and also talk about what CF can do right out of the box….

If you want to find out more about his experience with the widget, check out the rest of the article.

MAX 2009 Unconference – ColdFusion for the Masses: PHP, Java, Ruby, and ASP Developers

Wow, that’s a long title.

I’m doing a session at the ColdFusion Unconference at Max 2009 on promoting ColdFusion to non-ColdFusion developers. It’s about going into other communities and focusing on the correct arguments for ColdFusion. I want to both share what I’ve learned in terms of winning arguments, and hear what you guys think resonate. So I’ll be presenting a bit, but I’ll also be listening to your experience (if you care to share.)

So sign up for MAX 2009, and check out the Unconference.

This session will be Tuesday October 6th from 1:30 – 2:30.

Also check out my main conference sessions:

Leveraging Exposed Services in ColdFusion Centaur
October 5 at 11:30AM
This session is about the new exposed services or CFaaS we have included in ColdFusion 9. I’ll be talking about how to leverage them in Flex and other languages, and even how to enhance previous versions of ColdFusion with them.

ColdFusion with Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Exchange
October 5 at 05:00PM
I’ll be talking about how nice ColdFusion plays with Microsoft technologies. While Exchange integration has been around since ColdFusion 8, with 9 we’ve added the ability to interact with SharePoint and Office documents.

 

Student Discount for MAX 2009

I thought I had seen the best discount for MAX a few weeks ago, when I blogged about the educational/governmental/non-profit discount. It seems that I was wrong. There’s an even lower one for students:

  • $199 for a full pass
  • $99 for a day pass

That’s a phenomenal price. If you are a student and want to take advantage of it:

  • Go to the MAX registration page
  • Use the discount code: STU691
  • You’ll have to provide student identification

Max 2009 Discount

We have educational/governmental/non-profit pricing for MAX this year. If you qualify as any of these groups, MAX will cost you $995. This is the best rate I’ve seen for MAX tickets to date, so jump on it.

To get the educational pricing, use the code EDU966, as noted on our Educators at MAX site.

To get non-profit or governmental pricing, email questions@max.adobe.com and they will assist you with a promotional code.

Adobe Max 2009 Sessions

Just wanted to drop you all a quick line about the sessions I’m doing at Adobe Max 2009 this year. They’re both around new features in ColdFusion 9:

Leveraging Exposed Services in ColdFusion Centaur
October 5 at 11:30AM
This session is about the new exposed services or CFaaS we have included in ColdFusion 9. I’ll be talking about how to leverage them in Flex and other languages, and even how to enhance previous versions of ColdFusion with them.

ColdFusion with Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Exchange
October 5 at 05:00PM
I’ll be talking about how nice ColdFusion plays with Microsoft technologies. While Exchange integration has been around since ColdFusion 8, with 9 we’ve added the ability to interact with SharePoint and Office documents.

Go and register for them now!