Another year and another cfObjective is behind me. Every year this conference gets better and this year was no exception. The location is great (even with it under heavy remodeling), the food was great (although did they really need to feed me half a chicken on the last day!), and of course, the content continues to be very well done and very interesting. My thanks to the entire team at cfObjective for their hard work and dedication in helping create this year's conference.
While I attended many sessions, here is a short list of what I thought was interesting and my take aways from each:
- Charlie Arehart gave a great talk on ColdFusion under Tomcat. I really had no idea how much Tomcat could do.
- Mark Mandel talked about Closures in ColdFusion 10 and blew my mind. I'm not discussing it here because it was too much. I've got another blog entry just on that for later this week.
- I had seen Dave Ferguson talk on security before - but it is always a good idea to be reminded of just how much work is involved in creating a secure site. I especially liked his fact versus myth approach.
- I saw Scott Stroz present on "How to Pimp Out Your Model" and PhoneGap. I've seen the first presentation before, but I really enjoy how he brings the concepts of MVC to a simpler, easier to understand level. I'm still approached by people having trouble wrapping their heads around the concept and if you can see Scott present on it - do so. Obviously I'm already familiar with PhoneGap, but Scott's presentation was very polished and has encouraged me to bring mine up to a higher level.