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Jquery DataTables - an alternative to CFGRID

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PRESENTATION: With recent comments by Ben Forta and the launch of 'ColdFusion UI the Right Way' by Ray Camden and Adam Cameron, there has been an on-going movement over the last year by many CF developers to drop the use of the ColdFusion's built-in UI elements.

In this session we will look at an alternative for the CFGRID tag. 'Datatables' a plugin for jQuery that provides a way of creating table based data displays with features such as searching, sorting and pagination right out of the box. The library provides a lot of configuration options and a simple API. We'll go through the basics of DataTables, user interactions and how to use some of the more advanced features.

ABOUT KEVIN WRIGHT: Through his consulting company, Kinetic InterActive, Kevin provides businesses insight into the use of technology to solve a variety of business problems. Providing business workflow analysis, user experience design, website usability, search engine optimization (SEO), and use of social media marketing, Kevin helps organizations understand the importance of technology in today’s business environment. Past projects have included work for VirginMobile, NBC Universal, Fox Home Entertainment in addition to many local small businesses.

In addition to his consultancy, Kevin currently holds a position as Senior Applications Developer with Western National Group, an apartment property management company based in Irvine, California. Previous positions have included Technical Lead/Application Developer with Volt Information Sciences (2 yrs.) and Senior Programmer/Analyst with Ralphs Grocery Company (16 yrs.)