Once again, I am a MAX track manager, which means I help to define and review lots of the MAX content. In fact, this year I am responsible in some way, shape, or form, for about 50% of the sessions presented at MAX. It’s an insane amount of work, but it does come with one great perk – I am one of the first to get to see all of the great MAX content. Last year I used this opportunity to highlight a few “must attend” sessions for the ColdFusion community, and am doing the same this year. And the first session I am compelled to recommend is an update of one I recommended last year …
LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) integration was first introduced in ColdFusion 7.0.2, allowing ColdFusion developers to incorporate messaging, push, and data synchronization capabilities into their applications. ColdFusion 8 enhanced this integration, and even supports a single integrated high-performance installation of both ColdFusion and LCDS. And the new LCDS 2.6 adds support for AIR and more, while the free open source BlazeDS allows ColdFusion developers to leverage messaging at no cost.
Many of you know Tom Jordahl. He was engineering lead for several versions of ColdFusion (he joined Allaire a bit before I did), worked on the ColdFusion Flex integration as well as the ColdFusion event gateways, and now works on LCDS engineering. He is thus the perfect choice to discuss ColdFusion’s integration with LCDS and BlazeDS.
Tom’s session last year on this subject was immensely popular and highly rated. And so I asked him to present an updated version of the content at MAX this year. I have just reviewed the final draft of his session BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services ES for ColdFusion.
And once again, this is an absolute must-attend session, and I encourage all ColdFusion developers to add this one to their schedules. Tom is the definitive expert on this subject, and there is no better way to learn about ColdFusion and Data Services than by spending an hour with Tom.
Tom Jordahl’s session runs just once this year, Tuesday, November 18, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.