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BACFUG Monthly Meeting

Clojure & CFML Sitting In A Tree

Join us for the July 24th BACFUG meeting with presenter Sean Corfield.

World Singles has been using CFML for over a decade but in the last couple of years has decided to add Clojure to the mix, to tackle some of the interesting issues you can face when you have millions of users and many gigabytes of data to process. World Singles has been using Clojure in production for over a year now, alongside CFML. This talk will introduce some of the concepts behind functional programming, offer a brief overview of the Clojure language, and show how well it integrates with CFML to provide large scale data processing, concurrency, and great performance.

About Sean. Currently Lead Developer at World Singles, Sean has been in IT for over 25 years, with a career covering compilers, databases, telecoms and, since 1997, web development. Sean was introduced to CFML during his seven years at Macromedia / Adobe and has enjoyed using it every day for the last decade!

Join us for networking, knowledge and perhaps a little pizza - we look forward to seeing you.

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  • Scott S.

    Sean gave a compelling talk on the use of Clojure to handle large data issues and it's ability to work together with ColdFusion. As always, a pleasure to attend his presentations.

    July 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hmm, so much for formatting... Anyway, Scott can clean that up and post it to the mailing lists!

    July 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Scott asked me to post the references for learning Clojure so here's what was in my slide deck:

    • clojure programming - o'reilly
    • the joy of clojure - manning
    • programming clojure (2ed) - pragmatic
    • clojure in action - manning (outdated)
    • practical clojure - apress (very outdated)

    learn clojure online
    • try clojure:
    • 4clojure (puzzles):
    • clojure koans - download, run & code:

    July 24, 2012

  • Scott S.

    We also have some new CF 10 shirts for some lucky attendees - Thanks to Adobe's Minu Kataria, CF Product Marketing Mgr & Community Manager Aaron Houston!

    July 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just FYI, I present using a Linux netbook so there will be no recording / broadcast of this presentation - you'll need to be there in person to see it!

    July 10, 2012

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