ColdFusion Seminar , Brussels, Belgium (February 22, 2005)
I presented ColdFusion MX 7 in Brussels at a CF Seminar attended by crowd of 120. Less than a dozen of those present had seen CFMX7, so the content was fresh for most. I have now presented CFMX7 hundreds of times to many thousands of developers all over the globe, and it is still incredibly gratifying to see the reactions to the new features, the same reactions every time. The big winners, once again, were the printing and reporting features. Lots of interest in XForms and Flash Forms, and lots of interest in asynchronous processing too. The only hiccup was having to hastily reschedule a morning customer meeting at the last minute when we discovered that it was impossible to get around the city because downtown Brussels was essentially shutdown thanks to President Bush dropping by. And you know, just be very clear about this, I believe that the CF meetings and events were scheduled before the President's trip was scheduled, we should have had priority I think. Oh well.