Past Meetup

"Dive into ColdFusion ORM, the Water's Great!", with Bradley Wood

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Our 12pm (US ET) talk on *Tuesday* Nov 12 will be "Dive into ColdFusion ORM, the Water's Great!" with Bradley Wood.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

If you've been waiting to immerse yourself in ORM because it sounded scary and you didn't know where to start, or perhaps you've been playing with ORM but you don't know if you're getting the full potential out of it, this session is for you. We'll talk about when to use ORM in your applications and how ColdFusion makes it ridiculously easy to harness the power of Java's Hibernate. We'll work with examples that show how to set up your application, configure entities, and learn how to focus on the objects that make your domain model work instead of getting lost in DAOs all day.


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour, plus time for questions

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Bradley Wood
Software Architect and Product Evangelist
Ortus Solutions Inc

Brad grew up in southern Missouri where he systematically disassembled every toy he ever owned which occasionally led to unintentional shock therapy (TVs hold charge long after they've been unplugged, you know) After high school he majored in Computer Science with a music minor at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS).

Today he lives in Kansas City with his wife and three girls where he still disassembles most of his belongings (including automobiles) just with a slightly higher success rate of putting them back together again. Brad blogs when he can (, and enjoys church, all sorts of international food, and the great outdoors. Brad has been programming ColdFusion for 12 years and has used every version of CF since 4.5. He first fell in love with ColdFusion as a way to easily connect a database to his website for dynamic pages. A while back he converted his personal sites to Railo. Brad also actively participates in the local CF user group (KCDEVCORE).

Brad currently works as an application programmer/architect and DBA for an enterprise ColdBox-driven app at an international training company. He enjoys configuring and performance tuning high availability Windows and Linux ColdFusion environments as well as SQL Server. Things he’s been privileged to learn in the past few years include source control (SVN, Git) , unit testing, Continuous Integration, and Agile (Scrum).

WHEN: Thurs. Nov 12, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-5)

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