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CFUN 07 is Winding Down. Some thoughts...

This year's CF United was great.  Lots of exciting news about CF8 and Flex 3.  I do have to say though, that I really would like to see some hands-on sessions.  At the final session tonite, some people suggested some great ideas for future CFUN events.  The couple that stand out to me (aka, the ones I remember) were: Have a coding contest amongst attendees, allow attendees to nominate products for a best of show type award, and a way for attendees from different geographic areas to connect.  (i.e. I'm from mytown, OH, who else here is from my area ??)

This morning I attended a session by John Ashelfelter called "Pragmatic ColdFusion: Build, Test, Deploy."  It was a great session about the necessity of having a completely automated build system.  he spoke about how to do this integrating Subversion (code versioning), and open source QA testing packages so you can have a completely hands-off way to generate builds of your product that go through a standard QA process on the server, resulting in reports that tell you how things ran.  Quite nice.

In that talk, an attendee contributed that there is a hidden tax in CF called <CFANT> -- this is a tremendously valuable tool, so I am trying spread the word about it, so hopefully we can get some help on how to use it.  It is an undocumented tag, so be careful using it -- it is not officially supported.

Anyway, I hope the participants who came to my talk enjoyed it.  I'd love some feedback if any of you are out there reading!


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