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Episode 3 - We exhaust Geoff Bowers

March 26th, 2011

After a delay of about one week or 10 days due to Mark moving and me traveling around in Australia to see clients and to attend a course, here's episode 3 of your friendly neighbourhood podcast from Down Under. This was an epic recording of about 90 minutes length - here you go and have some fun for the weekend.

This time we have a special guest: Geoff Bowers - the man behind Sydney's awesome webDU conference and benevolent dictator of the Farcry CMS community. We talk to Geoff about webDU 2011 which is actually coming up quite soon (April 14/15 2011 in Sydney - go register as long as there are tickets left). From there we jump into all sorts of topics - one is Agile and how we use (or don't use) it. We talk about the ghost of Spectra (again), how and why Spectra failed and that some of Spectra's good ideas became part of Farcry CMS.

Another big topic today is the next version of ColdFusion. Adobe made a few of their ideas for "CF Next" public at SOTR 2011 earlier this month and we went into discussing a few of those features that are to be expected. ColdFusion Builder 2 is out there in public beta as well - and it gets a mention!

Finally there are a bunch of community announcement re the New Zealand CFUG, the next meeting of the Wellington Flash Platform User Group, some changes in the Melbourne Adobe community as well as the next Brisbane Flash Platform Group meeting in April. As a reminder to all of you involved with the Adobe community in Australia and New Zealand: we're more than happy to mention your event - you just need to let us know about it!

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  • Brett

    Another dev from down under. Great show guys. As an isolated dev in a company (CF Solo Developer), I appreciate hearing about CF from a local perspective. Still intersted to here more about Marks setup as a Linux guy in the CF world, and if there is any benefit when it comes to the Java / other stuff he does as well.. Keep up good work. Thanks, b

    Apr 5, 2011 at 10:51 am
  • Mark

    @Brett - thanks for your comment.

    We’ve been meaning to talk about my Linux set up for a few episodes now, but not quite gotten around to it. I’ll try and bump it up for the next episode :)

    Apr 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm