"Comparing CF Frameworks, a practical demonstration", with S. Isaac Dealey

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WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 6:00pm US EST (UTC/GMT-5) (What time is that for you? See http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?year=2009&month=02&day=26&hour=18&min=00&sec=0&p1=25 which shows the time as US EST and you can choose your city from the list offered to see what time that is in your own timezone.)

MEETING URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at http://recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com


Our 6pm (US EST) talk on Thursday Feb 26 will be S. Isaac Dealey presenting, "Comparing CF Frameworks, a practical demonstration".


Discussion of an effort to port an example project, Ray Camden's Galleon forums, to five popular frameworks for ColdFusion (Fusebox 5, ColdBox, Mach-II, Model-Glue and the onTap Framework). See the widespread similarities and subtle differences between these frameworks and how learning any framework means not just "learning a framework", but rather "learning to framework", a marketable and transcendent skill.


Isaac inherited an interest in programming from his father who worked on various iterations of DOS, among other things. He started with ColdFusion 3.0 at MCI/WorldCom in the midst of their merger. When they finalized the merger his job vanished but he enjoyed working with ColdFusion so much that he couldn't put it down. Since then he's worked with ASP, tinkered with Perl and XML, and appropriated some DHTML DOM and Macromedia Flash MX skills, although ColdFusion remains his first love. Isaac's strengths lie in application architecture, modular/reusable coding practices, object orientation, and "content management"—whatever that is.

Isaac was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. There's a statue there of his great-great grandfather, George Bannerman Dealey, former editor and one-time owner of the Dallas Morning News, on "the grassy knoll" where President Kennedy was shot. His other interests include philosophy, history, anthropology, polyamory, intentional communities, theology, new age metaphysics, music, art and to some extent politics. He used to be an avid sci-fi fan, collect comic books, and play pencil and paper role-playing games. He's also a big fan of Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, and a lot of one-hit wonders from the '80s.

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