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"Hidden Gems in ColdFusion Builder 2", with Charlie Arehart

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Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday May 26 will be "Hidden Gems in ColdFusion Builder 2", with Charlie Arehart. (The presenter originally scheduled for this slot and mentioned on last week's Meetup sessions had to postpone. I'm happy to step in with one of my cf.Objective talks. FWIW, this is my first time speaking on the CFMeetup since June 2010.)

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

In this session, veteran CFer Charlie Arehart will share dozen of tips and tricks (and a couple of traps) for working with ColdFusion Builder 2, in this updated version of his "Hidden Gems in CFBuilder" talk from 2009.

As before, the talk is not "what are the most important features in CFB". There are many we will not cover (because they're not "hidden" or easily missed). Nor will it be "what all is new in CFB2", because again there are prominent new features we will not take time to cover. The focus here is on things you may miss (often features within otehr features).

The topics will range from gems in installing and configuring, to gems in coding features, shortcuts, searching, and other miscellaneous gems. As always, it includes resources for learning more.


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

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

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

A veteran ColdFusion developer and troubleshooter since 1997 with nearly three decades in IT, Charlie Arehart is a longtime contributor to the community and a recognized Adobe Community Professional. As an independent consultant, he provides short-term, remote, on-demand troubleshooting/tuning assistance (and training/mentoring) for organizations of all sizes and CF experience levels (

Besides running the 2500-member Online ColdFusion Meetup (, an online CF user group), he also hosts the UGTV repository of recorded presentations from hundreds of speakers ( and the CF411 site of over 1700 tools/resources for CFers ( A certified Advanced CF Developer and Instructor for each version since CF 4, Charlie's spoken at each of the major CF conferences worldwide and is a contributor to all three volumes of Ben Forta's ColdFusion 8 and 9 WACK books.

WHEN: Thurs. May 26, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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