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This month's lesson: Each month, I'll be presenting a short lesson on software development. This month we look at integrating ColdFusion and Java. Click here.
CFDJ readers: Arggh! The last bit of code in the "ColdFusion Developer's Journal" feature article on CFCs had some typos in it that will prevent the last example from working. Jeff Peters (grokfusebox.com) was kind enough to alert me and kinder still to provide corrected files. Click here to download it.
New workbook for Fusebox 3. This electronic workbook presents 69 questions and exercises to test yourself with. Full answers are provided for all, including extended code samples. Click here.
New book on ColdFusion Components (CFCs): CFCs introduce object oriented programming to ColdFusion developers. I wrote this book to help people assimilate both the concepts of OO (inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism) and the particular syntax of CFCs. Due in late Sep/early Oct. Preorder now and get the supplemental workbook, Working with ColdFusion Components free. Click here.
For a free, sample chapter of Discovering ColdFusion Components, called "An Introduction to CFCs", click here.
Java in Orlando: Java for ColdFusion Programmers class. If you've decided to take the plunge into Java (or at least test the waters), this course will leverage what you know about ColdFusion and help you turn that into Java expertise. The class will be held in Orlando, FL immediately after DevCon. This 5-day class will get you a good grounding in both OO concepts and the Java language. Click here for more info.
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Interested in a introductory class in ColdFusion MX? Click here for more info.
The book, Discovering Fusebox 3 with ColdFusion, written by John Quarto and me, is selling well! Click here for more info. [24 June 2002]
For articles on FuseQ or to download this Fusebox 3-compliant implementation of the core files, go here. [24 June 2002]
I did a talk on "An Introduction to Model-View-Controller architecture using Fusebox 3 at the CFUN02 conference. You can download it here. In the NOTES section is the full text of my talk. [17 June 2002]
Judith and Michael Dinowitz run FusionAuthority, a free newsletter that I subscribe to. In this issue, I have an article called "Ten Deadly Mistakes Fuseboxers Make". [5 May 2002]
I did a talk on methodologies at the recent CFNorth conference. You can download it here. In the NOTES section is the full text of my talk.
For my "Occasional Newsletter" on software development-related topics, click here.
Model-View-Controller is a well established "design pattern". Fusebox makes an ideal architecture to implement MVC. Click here for more.
Here's a link to an article I wrote for webreference.com on methodologies and Fusebox. Click here.
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