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"Setting Up A Solid Local Development Environment", with Kurt Wiersma

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 6:00pm US EDT (UTC/GMT-4) (What time is that for you? See
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2008&month=10&day=23&hour=18&min=00&sec=0&p1=25 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.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/ DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at
http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com
ABOUT THIS SESSION: We will have one speaker on Thursday, Oct 23. For our 6pm US EDT session we'll have Kurt Wiersma presenting on "Setting Up A Solid Local Development Environment".
TOPIC DESCRIPTION: Learn about how you can setup a local development environment that closely mimics your production system. In this session we will discuss why a local development environment is important as well as how to setup a multiple instance install of ColdFusion with Apache virtual hosts. Couple this setup with a test database powered by MySQL and a solid source code control system and you have a powerful development environment setup on your workstation. Several tips and tricks will be presented to help you get the most out of this very important setup task that almost no developer should be without. No prequiste knowledge is required except for general computer skills.
SPEAKER: Kurt is an Advanced Certified ColdFusion developer and has been working with ColdFusion since version 4.5. By day Kurt works for the American Academy of Neurology and by night he consults on web applications for small to medium size businesses. In his spare tech time, he is a member of the ColdSpring, Mach II, and CFHibernate open source projects. He recently started a open source project called, AppBooster, which aimes to show best practices for using several different frameworks with ColdFusion.
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  • A former member
    A former member

    Kurt's presentation was excellent. He provided much more useful information than I had expected! Lots to follow up on and use. Pointed me to some promising tools.

    October 24, 2008

  • Brandon G.

    Good job explaining things.

    October 24, 2008

  • Steven D.

    This was all great information. A longer session showing some more of the every day details would be good too. This is a great start though. Your comment on keeping the trunk matching production really made me think of how I could have solved problems in the past with a lot less grief.

    October 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent walk-through

    October 24, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was great information. I'm setting up a new MacBook Pro with a dev. environment so the timing was perfect.

    October 23, 2008

  • Robert L.

    Very good preso. Basic enough for newbie's as well as covering enough for intermediate to advance CF developers. I highly recommend watching this presentation if you are setting up a new development computer or are joining a team of developers

    October 23, 2008

  • Robert L.

    Excellent presentation.

    October 23, 2008

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