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"Introduction to Building Applications with Transfer ORM", with Mark Mandel

When: Thursday, June 5, 6:00pm US EDT (UTC/GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See
http://www.timeanddat... which shows the time as US EDT and you can choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.)
Meeting URL: Duration: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at Our second talk for Thursday, June 5 will have Mark Mandel, presenting "
Introduction to Building Applications with Transfer ORM". Some may recall that he presented a 20-minute version of this talk just over a year ago, as a cf.objective() preview session. This time you get to enjoy the whole thing. :-) I'll be away that day, speaking at Scotch on the Rocks, so Ray Camden will be the guest host (and Jeremy Peterson will guest host the noon talk).
Description: (provided by the speaker) When developing an Object Oriented web based application, it is normal to have a database with relational tables and a series of objects that represent that data. Often, the amount of time and effort it takes to manually map these objects back and forth from a database is large, and can be very costly. Object Relational Mappers (ORM) were developed to cut down the amount of time this process takes, and automate the translation between a relational database and an Object Oriented system. Transfer ORM?s main focus is to automate the repetitive tasks of creating the SQL and custom CFCs that are often required when developing a ColdFusion application. Through a central configuration file Transfer knows how to generate objects, and how to manage them and their relationships back to the database. This presentation will outline the basics of what an Object Relational Mapper is, the use case for using one within web application development, as well as taking a code centric, step by step view of how to install, configure and use the basic functionality of Transfer ORM.
Speaker: (provided by the speaker) Mark Mandel is the author of several open source projects, most notably Transfer ORM and JavaLoader and has been has been working with ColdFusion for a number of years, including at his very own dot com bomb back in the late 90's. Mark can often be found blogging and consulting at, which has housed his thoughts on ColdFusion, Java and various other aspects of software development for several years. He can also be found as a regular poster on ColdFusion mailing lists as well as generally causing havoc in the #coldfusion channel on Dalnet irc network. When he's not too busy writing open source software and consulting he enjoys spending his extra time getting beaten up, training martial arts in a wide variety of disciplines and reading way too much fantasy literature.
RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at
Looking for a Podcast or other Download of Recordings? Unfortunately, we do not currently offer any podcast or other download of the recorded meetings. The latest version of Adobe Connect, which we just started using on May 22, does permit creation of downloadable recordings. I'll be exploring that and will announce when we can offer them.
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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic presentation Mark! Makes me want to go try out everything you just spoke about. The ordered examples you had helped everything move smoothly and consistently. Thank you!

    June 5, 2008

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