Past Meetup

Forget Dynamic - All the cool kids are doing Static Sites! with Raymond Camden

Hosted by Boston ColdFusion User Group

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Topic Description:

I worked on dynamic web applications for over 15 years - but what excites me now are static sites. Specifically dynamically generated sites. While there will always be a need for application servers, more and more developers are discovering that their web needs are much more simpler. Perhaps their core business exists only on mobile or maybe their public site is simple brochure-ware. No matter what the reason, it is now much easier to create static web sites using many of the same tools you've become used to in the "app server" worlds.

In this session I'll cover multiple examples of how this can be done as well as discuss how you can publish these static sites. I'll also talk about how to incorporate dynamic aspects back into your site (like forms, calendars, etc).

I'll also discuss how ColdFusion sites can be rebuilt into static for simpler deployment.

About the Speaker

Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on the MobileFirst platform, hybrid mobile development, Node.js, HTML5, and ColdFusion. He's a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. Raymond can be reached at his blog ( ( and @raymondcamden ( on Twitter.


Refreshments (pizza, soft drinks) will start at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:00. Beers afterwards.

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Location Information:
Note about parking/public transportation: 11 Fan Pier Boulevard is located on the South Boston Waterfront, right next to the Moakley Courthouse. Some on-street parking is available near the building (on Seaport Boulevard & Northern Ave). The meters on Seaport Blvd stop at 6 pm, the ones on Northern Ave at 8 pm. There are also several parking lots in the area which charge ~$12-$15. Otherwise you can get there via the T (Silver Line SL1 Courthouse stop), the Number 4 bus (Courthouse stop) (, or a 14 minute walk from South Station (,+Atlantic+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&daddr=50+Northern+Avenue,+Boston,+MA&hl=en&ll=42.353716,-71.050472&spn=0.006026,0.011619&sll=42.353763,-71.050376&sspn=0.006026,0.011619&geocode=FY8-hgIddsjD-ymlls32gXDjiTHRqmPi8ohFTw%3BFehAhgIdAe7D-yn3jhHkfnDjiTEkZmc55tpTfw&oq=50+Northern,+Boston,+MA&dirflg=w&mra=ls&t=m&z=17).