"DataFaucet ORM... relax, have a drink", with Isaac Dealey

When: Thursday, July 10, 6:00pm US EDT (UTC/GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See http://www.timeanddat... which shows the time as US EDT and you can choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.) Meeting URL: http://experts.acroba... Duration: Approx. 1 hour Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at http://recordings.col... Our talk for Thursday, July 10 will have s. Isaac Dealey presenting "DataFaucet ORM... relax, have a drink". Description: (provided by the speaker) DataFaucet is another ORM solution for CFML. Whether you're new to the concept, or familiar with them (and current solutions like Transfer or Reactor, and plans for Hibernate in CF9), this talk will explain how DataFaucet eliminates the busy work of writing queries and making changes to your database schema. Get an overview of tools that were able to eliminate almost 600 lines of code from Ray Camden's Galleon forums application while adding features and flexibility. Learn how to create ActiveRecord objects that know their own database tables and relationships and can automatically install their own required tables across a variety of database platforms including (but not limited to) MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle. It will include a brief comparison of these tools with Transfer ORM (from Mark Mandel / CompoundTheory) and Reactor ORM (from Doug Hughes / Alagad) Speaker: (provided by the speaker) Isaac Dealey has ten years experience working with ColdFusion (since version 3) for a wide variety of clients from small businesses to large enterprises, including MCI and AT&T Wireless. Despite forays into other technologies like Java and XSLT, ColdFusion remains his first love, which he's previously evangelized as a member of both Team Macromedia and the Adobe Community Experts. A proud father of two girls and a boy, he's also "fathered" a handful of open source projects which he's glad to share. RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at http://recordings.col.... Looking for a Podcast or other Download of Recordings? Unfortunately, we do not currently offer any podcast or other download of the recorded meetings. The latest version of Adobe Connect, which we just started using on May 22, does permit creation of downloadable recordings. I'll be exploring that and will announce when we can offer them. 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, but 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 nearly 1,500 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). Discuss each meeting: Meetup.com now offers a meeting-specific discussion area, available on each meeting event page, in addition to the feedback feature. Please feel free to have discussions there about the meeting's topic. Add this to your calendar: If you would like to easily add this event to your own personal calendar, please note that the page for the event offers a link (on the right) saying, "Add this meeting to your calendar", which offers links to get calendar downloads for Outlook, iCal, Google, and Yahoo calendars.

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  • Pat Buchanan

    Good primer, but next preso would like some actual code examples and comparisons. Thanks for sharing your valuable time!

    July 11, 2008

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