When: Thursday, Apr 24, 6:00pm US EDT (GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See this link which shows the time as US EDT and you can choose your city from the list offered to see it in your own time.) Meeting URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/ Duration: Approx. 1 hour Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com We're taking a departure for our meeting on Thursday, Apr 24, at 6pm (US EDT), as we'll have a special 2 hour event, in our "Cleveland CFUG Simulcast: cf.Objective() Preview with 3 speakers". This is the CF Meetup's first experience doing a CF user group simulcast. Please have patience, since it's a different environment from our norm, with presenters speaking to a live audience, in addition to being broadcast over the meetup. This event will be a preview of 3 of many sessions from the cf.objective() conference coming up in May. If you're not familiar with this conference the details are below. This preview session will have Ray Camden, Brian Meloche & Todd Sharp, each offering a preview of their presentation (about 30 minutes), to give you some insight into what the conference has to offer. cf.Objective() 2008 http://cfobjective.co... The Only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference... May 1 - May 4, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza, Downtown St. Paul, MN! Description: (provided by the speaker) Introduction to Model-Glue Raymond Camden http://www.coldfusion... This is an introduction to the Model-Glue framework. Basics will be covered but time will also be spent looking at real world Model-Glue. Integrating ColdFusion 8 AJAX with Model-Glue Applications Todd Sharp http://www.cfsilence.... This presentation will examine several aspects ColdFusion 8 Ajax capabilities and how they can be leveraged to simplify adding Ajax functionality to your Model-Glue applications. A short introduction to the CF8 Ajax features will show Data tools and UI components and will highlight appropriate uses of these elements. The heart of the presentation will examine best practices for utilizing ColdFusion 8 Ajax functionality within your Model-Glue application. This section will examine when it is appropriate to route Ajax requests through your controller and when you should create and utilize a remote facade. Also included will be a short section demonstrating how to tap into the underlying raw Ajax frameworks on which the CF8 elements are built to extend them to meet your particular application. ColdFusion as a Different Type of "Glue" Brian Meloche http://www.brianmeloc... Is ColdFusion really "the glue" that Adobe says it is? We always hear about functions like PDF generation, image manipulation, Outlook integration and all of the new functionality, but is that all that ColdFusion is good for? Is ColdFusion for intranet use only? Can ColdFusion be a different type of glue? This topic will cover using ColdFusion as the front end to an enterprise-level, customer facing application, integrating it with a business object back-end from enterprise-level systems. This will cover what types of things you would need to integrate, levels of integration, ways to integrate, including MQ Series and WebMethods, WSDL vs. REST, direct vs. indirect integration, integrating with external applications, and data replication. Join the meeting at http:/experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/ RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com. LOGGING IN: When you login to the Connect room (the experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup link above) to view the meeting, PLEASE USE THE "LOGIN AS GUEST" option, and use your real name, but do NOT attempt to use your meetup.com username/password. The login screen presented there has no connection to meetup.com. And if you have a real Connect account, don't use that either. Just sign in as a guest. It's just not worth the time to try to track who RSVPs and add them manually as participants in each meeting. You have no fewer features as a guest as when you would login with your own account. Thanks. RSVP, only if coming: As always, we do appreciate folks RSVPing if they plan to come (using the link on this email or at the meetup site), though it's not mandatory and it's not a commitment. BTW, no need to RSVP if you can't make it nor even explain why you can't. With 1,300+ members, there's really no reason to explain your absence. :-) We'll also appreciate your sharing your feedback after the meeting (also offered via a follow-up email or via a link on the site).