Slides from my ColdSpring session at CFinNC

I’ve attached my slides from the my CFinNC session called “ColdSpring: Solution to a Problem You May Not Know You Have”. I’ve also included the example files that I referenced during the presentation.

The slides have been uploaded to or you can view them below. A PDF version of the slides is also available for download.

Thanks to all those folks that attended my session. Also a huge thanks and a job well done to the conference committee and volunteers that made the conference happen.

Want to learn ModelGlue….for (nearly) free?

Have you ever been curious about building CFML applications using the ModelGlue framework but just not had time to sit down and learn it on your own? If your answer is yes, then October 24th is your lucky day my friend. That’s the date for the BFusion half of the BFusion/BFlex conference in Bloomington, IN.

Dan Wilson will be giving an all-day training session on ModelGlue. Dan is the managing director of the ModelGlue project so you’ll be getting training from one of the main folks responsible for the framework. I have the honor of filling the role of teaching assistant for the class and I am really excited about the event.

Cost for BFusion/BFlex is $10 per person per day so it’s nearly as close to free training as you’re going to find. Registration is not open as of this writing, so be sure to watch the BFusion/BFlex site for more details as they become available.

Registration for ColdFusion in North Carolina 2009 Conference now open

Registration for CFinNC is now open! CFinNC is a free web development conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina during the weekend of October 17th and 18th with an International line-up of speakers presenting on timely and relevant topics on web development. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the creativity of the planning committee, registration for the event will be free and includes entry to the weekend event and to all presentations.

In order to keep the event free we have removed some hard costs and some benefits you normally get from paid-registration events.

Please be aware of the following:

  1. You are responsible for paying for lunch for both days. We have enlisted the services of a local caterer and will be providing lunch each day for $10/day. This includes a sandwich, chips and drink. Please bring cash the day of the event! We will not be able to process credit cards!
  2. Limited Edition, Collectible CFinNC conference t-shirts will be available for purchase for $15 with any proceeds going to offset costs and possibly sponsor a planning committee dinner (if we sell them all).

Lunch and shirt purchase is completely optional. You may indicate if you would like to purchase lunch and/or a t-shirt on the registration form.

For more information, please check the CFinNC website at:

I’m presenting at the CF in NC conference in October

I am super excited to announce that I’ve been selected to present a session at the CF in NC conference in Raleigh, NC in October. This will be my first time presenting to a conference setting and I am really looking forward to the experience. Just last week I gave my first ever technical presentation to the CFMeetup group and got some great feedback.

I’ll be presenting an introduction to dependency injection using the ColdSpring framework titled “Intro to ColdSpring: A solution to a problem you may not know you have”.

I’m also looking forward to meeting face-to-face with a bunch of folks I’ve interacted with digitally over the last few years. Hope to see a bunch of you there!

Speaking to the CFMeetup group on August 20

Charlie Arehart posted this to the CFMeetup site this morning so I thought I’d announce it here too. I will be speaking to the CFMeetup group on Thursday, August 20th at 12:00pm ET. We are going to be talking about one way to set up a development environment for ColdFusion application development that will use Eclipse 3.5 and Tomcat 6 to allow you to develop your applications against any of the major CFML server engines out there today.

This will be my first CFMeetup presentation and I’m both nervous and excited.

The link for the CFMeetup is

UPDATE: I’ve attached the slides and XML snippet that I referenced in the presentation. The URL for the recording is Thanks to everyone for attending and for all the feedback.