Heads up that on Friday night of cf.Objective() I'll be facilitating a BOF on using NoSQL databases with CFML, so if you're interested in things like CouchDB (my favorite thing on the planet as of late), MongoDB, or any of the numerous others please come to the BOF!All skill levels are welcome so come to learn, come to share what you've done, or come to mock crazy people like myself who think the relational model is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the technology world and that we should have been using document-based datastores all along. Yes, that statement is meant to incite you to come to the BOF if you think I'm wrong, but I do believe it to a certain extent. 😉 When I say I'll be facilitating a BOF I mean just that–BOFs are meant to be highly participatory, free-form discussion forums, so while I'm happy to show off what I know about CouchDB, I'd personally love to learn more about some of the other NoSQL databases from people using those, and would love to have some heated discussions about NoSQL in general. See you Friday night at 8 pm!
Quick note to anyone planning to attend my “Running Multiple CFML Engines on Apache Tomcat” talk at cf.Objective() — even though this is only a one-hour session, with just a bit of prep work you can easily turn this into a hands-on session since I only have a few slides and it will be mostly demo. You don’t have to follow along to get a ton of great info from this session, but if you want to follow along please grab the following ahead of time:
- Java (I assume this is already on most attendee’s machine and configured properly)
- Apache Tomcat
- Apache Web Server
- Dealer’s choice/mix and match: Open BlueDragon, Railo, and Adobe ColdFusion
Some additional notes:
- You do NOT need to install Tomcat ahead of time
- You SHOULD install Apache ahead of time
- If you want to use Adobe CF as one of your engines, you’ll want to run the installer ahead of time and for the installation type choose “generate a WAR file” and have that available on your laptop. Note that even if you have Adobe CF installed on your machine already, you can run the installer again and generate a WAR file without affecting your existing installation.
- For Open BlueDragon and Railo, grab the WAR files and have those handy
- Your operating system doesn’t matter–all the Tomcat stuff is pure Java, so whether you’re on GNU/Linux, Windows, or Mac it’s all good.
If you have questions/concerns ahead of time please comment here or email me. See you at cf.Objective()!