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"Fun With ColdSpring", with Dan Wilson (at 6PM, not NOON)

When: Thursday, August 21, 6:00pm US EDT (UTC/GMT-4) (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 on Thursday, August 21 will feature Dan Wilson, presenting "
Fun With ColdSpring". Some may recognize Dan as the speaker who was supposed to present June 12 on "Refactoring In Coldfusion - From Procedural to OO". We had technical difficulties and do plan on repeating that talk soon, but Dan is set to give this ColdSpring talk at an upcoming CF event ( and wanted a chance to present it first.
Description: (provided by the speaker) The secret ingredient to modular and maintainable OO applications in ColdFusion is the ColdSpring framework. Efficient and practical use of ColdSpring is easy. In this source code based presentation, we'll cover installation, Dependency Injection, Factories, Configuration, Dynamic Properties, Complex DI Strategies and also look at practical usage inside of production applications.
Speaker: (provided by the speaker) Dan Wilson, principal partner of
DataCurl LLC, directs the activities of a health and wellness product for organizations. Before launching The Health Challenge, Dan held numerous senior program and development positions in such industries as Technical Consulting, Health Care, Online Publishing and Government Contracting. Dan is an avid participant in technology communities; currently serving on the board for the Triangle ColdFusion User Group in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, contributing to open source projects based on ColdFusion, Flex and AIR platforms and presenting on ColdFusion, Flex and Rapid Development Techniques. You can find his thoughts on ColdFusion, Flex, AIR and other technology matters at When not in front of a computer, you can find him biking, hiking, surfing and playing volleyball.
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  • Fred A.

    if you search Urban Dictionary for "The Sh*t", after the first example the usage should say "Dan Wilson's presentation titled 'Fun with ColdSpring' was The Sh*t"
    The majority of the presentation was based on working Code. Dan took the time to create examples that demonstrated concepts in succession. Which, as he taught us, is one of the core benefits of ColdSpring.
    Thank you Dan.

    August 21, 2008

  • Uphill S.

    In the initial part of the session i had some difficulty following Dan but things cleared up and I was following ok ... My appreciation was also affected by not having a "Full Screen" button to click on, despite asking in the chat window for the button in the chat window.. This wouldn't have made so much difference if Dan hadn't been show pages full of code, which appeared very small..

    Whilst I thought the earlier Meetup, about CFCs, was well done .. this only gets a neutral rating

    August 21, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Preso Dan Wilson is a welcome speaker.

    August 21, 2008

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