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Episode 22 - Clojure and Functional Programming with Sean Corfield

April 24th, 2012 · Comments

We got the wonderful opportunity to talk to the illustrious Sean Corfield this week, which was a great delight and pleasure.

Continuing with our exploration of "What would happen if ColdFusion died tomorrow", we explore further into the Clojure programming language, as well functional programming, and Lisps as a whole.

We discuss with Sean the reasons behind why you would want to use a Functional programming language, over Object Oriented, the reasons why they have had increasing popularity over the last few years, as well as how you can integrate Clojure into your CFML applications.

We also go a little deeper into how you would structure a Functional programming application and the tools that you would use to develop with Clojure. Make sure to check the bottom of this post, we have ALOT of resources to link to.

If you have any questions regarding what we talked about on the podcast, please feel free to add a comment, and we'll make sure that Sean notices.

Also, if you are looking for a job, and want to work with Mr. Corfield himself, the company he works for World Singles is hiring! Two positions are available:

  1. Back end, data-centric
  2. Front end, design + CFML

Resources

We have so many, that it needed it's own section!

If you have any more you would like to add, please feel free to add a comment!

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Tags: ColdFusion · Adobe · CFML · Clojure

Episode 21 - What would you do if ColdFusion died tomorrow?

April 20th, 2012 · Comments

So in this episode, we propose the following hypothetical scenario:

Adobe decides that it’s EOL’ing ColdFusion, without open sourcing it. Micha, Denny, Gert and Mark Drew all crash into the ocean in a tragic plane accident (they should really fly separately) and we discover that the OpenBD corporation is over an Indian burial ground, and everyone disappears in what looks like a horrific massacre, but no bodies can be found.

So essentially, CF is about as dead as it could possibly get. What do you do? Can you keep your applications with the platform you are on? Do you have to move? Can ColdFusion be resurrected and/or continued? Do you have to move to another language - and if so, which one?

It's a fairly interesting discussion topic, as it really forces you to look outside of "CFML-land", and make a proper examination of the offerings that currently exist, which is something that not a lot of us do (present company included).

As per always, we welcome any comments and or discussions - so please feel free to add comments to this blog post.

Also - if you have experience with any of the languages we have talked about on the show (or some we haven't), and think it would be an interesting addition to the podcast, please get in touch, we would love to have you on.

Links to some items we referenced in the show:

Also, don't forget - we'll be at cf.Objective(ANZ) which is the 1st and 2nd of November this year!

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Tags: ColdFusion · Conferences · Adobe · Railo · OpenBD · CFML

Episode 20 - Various Adobe Stuff

April 4th, 2012 · Comments

While we start off talking about Kai's new Android phone, in this episode, we mainly talk through various topics relating to Adobe technologies, and the Adobe business.

Moving from what is going on with Apache Flex, to the state of Flash on Linux as well as discussing the pending Java 6 EOL and how that may impact the also pending ColdFusion 10 release the conversation quickly start turning to the overall direction of Adobe, and what factors really drive a public company.

At the end of the podcast we also have a teaser for what we'll be talking about in the coming weeks - But you'll have to listen to the show to find out what it is! :)

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Tags: ColdFusion · ColdFusion Next · Linux · Mobile · Cloud · Flex · Adobe

We’re Back with ColdFusion 10 Beta

February 29th, 2012 · Comments

The 2DDU podcast has returned in 2012, with an in depth discussion of all thew new bits and pieces that can be found in the public beta release of ColdFusion 10!

We go through all the new functionality we can find documented about ColdFusion 10, and discuss which pieces we like, don't like, love and hate, and what sort of use cases we can think of for each of them.

If you haven't had a chance to play with the public beta yet, this should be an interesting listen, and even if you have - Listen anyway! :)

As always, comments and questions are welcome!

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Tags: ColdFusion · ColdFusion Next · ColdFusion Builder · Adobe

Episode 17 - CFML Plugin for IntelliJ

December 20th, 2011 · Comments

This was an interview that we were really, really excited about.

We had the chance to interview Kirill Safonov, who is responsible (amongst other things) for the CFML plugin for the IntelliJ IDE.

If anyone follows Kai or Mark on twitter, you will probably know that they have both really started to enjoy developing ColdFusion with the IntelliJ IDE, so this was a great opportunity to pick the brain of the guy that helps direct where this project is going.

We had a great chat with Kirill about the history of the CFML plugin, as well as a roadmap for the future. It was very interesting to hear that the roadmap for the plugin is very much driven by the community, i.e. bugs in the bug tracker, and discussions on the mailing list.

Our favourite IntelliJ plugins also were discussed, although if any listeners want to chime in with their favourites, please feel free to do so in the comments!

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Tags: ColdFusion · ColdFusion Builder · Flex · IntelliJ

Episode 16 - Live from cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex

November 18th, 2011 · Comments

In this episode, we come to you with a live recording from the cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex conference, joined by the always information Adobe Evangelist Terry Ryan.

Not only was this the first time that Kai and Mark were in the same country to record a podcast (not to mention the same room), it was their first time in front of a live audience (we swear it's not a laugh track).

We talk with Terry about the recent news regarding Flex being donated to the Apache foundation, and what that means for Flex and Flash as a whole.  We also pick his brains on the next version of ColdFusion codenamed Zeus, and see if we can get him to reveal anything extra about the release.

As expected, there is a lot of back and forth with the audience, and plenty of entertaining comments, including Mark stating that "nobody reads twitter", and Terry mentioning that "Linux users don't appreciate aesthetics" - all in good fun, of course :)

Unfortunately the sound quality is not the best, as we are not that experienced with live recording, however, we hope you enjoy the content and the crazy antics.

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Tags: Uncategorized · ColdFusion · ColdFusion Next · ColdFusion Builder · OSS · Flex · AIR · Community · Adobe

Even more speakers - and Kai wins!

September 22nd, 2011 · Comments

This is another episode in which Mark and I are talking to some of the speakers that are going to attend and present at cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex this year. Today we're discussing a variety of topics: General concepts and pros/cons of version control (Dennis Clark), Test-driven development for ColdFusion developers using MXUnit (Gavin Baumanis) and task-oriented workflows within Flash Builder and ColdFusion Builder (Mike Henke).

As usual it came to a lot of spin-off threads such as why Subversion is still relevant (Gavin is the Patch Manager for the Subversion project), how the Farcry guys work when it comes to version control and why they still use Subversion and some other bit and pieces. One interesting project to link to would be the Ant4CF library, a set of ANT tasks to use together with ColdFusion.

Finally, I won. After being introduced by Mark as "intellectual" this time (first small win), I won our bet that we had more than 2 US-based listeners. A lot of comments on the Episode 12 blog post proved my point and also proved that Mark clearly can't count :)

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Tags: ColdFusion · Conferences · Version Control · Testing

Episode 12 - More speakers! Bjorn, Geoff and Robin.

September 12th, 2011 · Comments

Yet another speaker panel from cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex! We're joined by the fantastic crew of Bjorn Schultheiss, Geoff Bowers (our first return guest) and Robin Hilliard who joined us to give us an introduction to the topics they are presenting at the conference.

This leads us to talk about designing testable Flex code, new feature in the Farcry framework and implementing domain specific languages using custom tags in ColdFusion.

From there, things digress into a history lesson on Spectra, and we also have a talk on how to find quality developers, irrespective of programming language.

Kai also made me link to this video. Apparently it's the game he was trying to explain in the podcast ;-)

More speaker sessions to come!

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Tags: ColdFusion · Conferences · Farcry · Flex · Testing · Process

Episode 11: Tanya, Andrew^3 and cf.Objective(ANZ)

September 7th, 2011 · Comments

We finally managed to record episode 11 after a hiatus of nearly 2 months, geeez! This was mainly due to a combination of work trips, vacations and renovation projects on my (Kai) end, so don't blame Mark for any of this.

In the current episode we're starting a series of speaker interviews (or rather speaker panels) for cf.Objective + Flex (ANZ). The first session features Tanya Gray, AJ Dyka, AJ Mercer and Andrew Meyers. We start off by discussing mobile web development frameworks like SenchaTouch, jQuery Mobile and jqTouch. Flash and Flex on mobile becomes a topic of interest along the way as well and there's a common perception that the Flex components are "not quite there yet" when it comes to performance.

From there we move on to automated deployments and build scripts for cloud-based CFML development and the pros and cons of various version control systems. We talk about cloud hosting offerings and RESTful service design as well as development adhering to the idea of REpresentational State Transfer. Kai gets another chance to rant about SOAP-based web services, which he happily jumps on :-)

We close the panel discussion with a chat about Mura CMS, its extension/plugin mechanism and CFML-based content management systems in general.

Thanks a lot to Tanya and the three Andrews for taking the time to have a chat with us. There are some more sessions with cf.Objective(ANZ) + Flex speakers in the pipeline - September will be a busy podcasting month :-)

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Tags: ColdFusion · Conferences · Version Control · Flex · Javascript · Community

Google+, JavaScript Unit Testing and AngularJS with Elliott Sprehn

July 13th, 2011 · Comments

With Google+ coming out the other week, and ColdFusion developers jumping on it like crazy, we thought we would have a chat with Elliott Sprehn, who used to be a ColdFusion developer for Teratech, but has more recently been working in the Mountain View office of Google.

Elliott was part of the team that worked on the super-funky send feedback feature that can be found in the bottom right hand corner of Google+, as well as in a few other Google properties, like YouTube.

We announce that ColdFusion now has a new product manager - Rakshith N, which is wonderful news! Rakshith has been with the ColdFusion engineering team for a number of years, and has now stepped up to be the product manager. Congratulations Rakshith!

From there we go into a discussion of unit testing with Javascript (this will change the way you write Javascript!), and some of Elliot's favourite frameworks for doing unit testing with Javascript - Javascript Test Driver and Jasmine.

Finally we talk about an incredibly powerful, although not very well known, MVC and Dependency Injection (and SO much more), framework for client side Javascript that Elliott has been involved with - called AngularJS (there is even a quote from Ray Camden on the website), talk about some of it's features and how it does the magic that it does.

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Tags: ColdFusion · Testing · Javascript · Social Networks