Past Meetup

"CFInterface", with Robin Hilliard (special time: 11pm US EDT)

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When: Thursday, May 1, 11:00pm US EDT (GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See this link ( which shows the time as US EDT and you can choose your city from the list offered to see it in your own time.)

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Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

We'll have 2 speakers for Thursday, May 1. The first, at noon, was announced earlier (

Our 2nd talk will be "CFInterface", with Robin Hilliard.

Please note this will be at a very special time 11pm (US EDT). Recognizing that we have a world-wide audience, and with our speaker being in Australia, this is a test of making our times more acceptable to a wider audience. What's nighttime to you may be morning elsewhere. And don't forget that all our meetings are recorded.

Description: (provided by the speaker)

With all the fantastic new features in ColdFusion 8 you could be forgiven for overlooking the CFInterface tag. But with the introduction of CFInterface Adobe has given us a fundamental concept of most object oriented programming languages that has been missing since the introduction of components in CFMX, a concept used to great effect in many key design patterns and extensible software frameworks like Eclipse.

In this presentation Robin explains what an interface is, how they're used in software design and how to use CFInterface to bring them to your ColdFusion applications. It's a lot simpler and cooler than you might think.


Robin Hilliard is founder and CEO of RocketBoots, a commercially focused community of independent RIA experts. He is an experienced software architect, with a particular focus on Adobe?s ColdFusion, Flex, LiveCycle, Flash and Flash Media Server products. Formerly with Allaire and Macromedia, Robin is a certified ColdFusion and Flash developer, an Adobe certified Master ColdFusion and Flex Instructor with a BSc in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics from Sydney University. Robin is based in Sydney, Australia.

RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at .

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