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Entries from April 2012

Episode 22 - Clojure and Functional Programming with Sean Corfield

April 24th, 2012 · Comments

We got the wonderful opportunity to talk to the illustrious Sean Corfield this week, which was a great delight and pleasure.

Continuing with our exploration of "What would happen if ColdFusion died tomorrow", we explore further into the Clojure programming language, as well functional programming, and Lisps as a whole.

We discuss with Sean the reasons behind why you would want to use a Functional programming language, over Object Oriented, the reasons why they have had increasing popularity over the last few years, as well as how you can integrate Clojure into your CFML applications.

We also go a little deeper into how you would structure a Functional programming application and the tools that you would use to develop with Clojure. Make sure to check the bottom of this post, we have ALOT of resources to link to.

If you have any questions regarding what we talked about on the podcast, please feel free to add a comment, and we'll make sure that Sean notices.

Also, if you are looking for a job, and want to work with Mr. Corfield himself, the company he works for World Singles is hiring! Two positions are available:

  1. Back end, data-centric
  2. Front end, design + CFML

Resources

We have so many, that it needed it's own section!

If you have any more you would like to add, please feel free to add a comment!

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Tags: ColdFusion · Adobe · CFML · Clojure

Episode 21 - What would you do if ColdFusion died tomorrow?

April 20th, 2012 · Comments

So in this episode, we propose the following hypothetical scenario:

Adobe decides that it’s EOL’ing ColdFusion, without open sourcing it. Micha, Denny, Gert and Mark Drew all crash into the ocean in a tragic plane accident (they should really fly separately) and we discover that the OpenBD corporation is over an Indian burial ground, and everyone disappears in what looks like a horrific massacre, but no bodies can be found.

So essentially, CF is about as dead as it could possibly get. What do you do? Can you keep your applications with the platform you are on? Do you have to move? Can ColdFusion be resurrected and/or continued? Do you have to move to another language - and if so, which one?

It's a fairly interesting discussion topic, as it really forces you to look outside of "CFML-land", and make a proper examination of the offerings that currently exist, which is something that not a lot of us do (present company included).

As per always, we welcome any comments and or discussions - so please feel free to add comments to this blog post.

Also - if you have experience with any of the languages we have talked about on the show (or some we haven't), and think it would be an interesting addition to the podcast, please get in touch, we would love to have you on.

Links to some items we referenced in the show:

Also, don't forget - we'll be at cf.Objective(ANZ) which is the 1st and 2nd of November this year!

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Tags: ColdFusion · Conferences · Adobe · Railo · OpenBD · CFML

Episode 20 - Various Adobe Stuff

April 4th, 2012 · Comments

While we start off talking about Kai's new Android phone, in this episode, we mainly talk through various topics relating to Adobe technologies, and the Adobe business.

Moving from what is going on with Apache Flex, to the state of Flash on Linux as well as discussing the pending Java 6 EOL and how that may impact the also pending ColdFusion 10 release the conversation quickly start turning to the overall direction of Adobe, and what factors really drive a public company.

At the end of the podcast we also have a teaser for what we'll be talking about in the coming weeks - But you'll have to listen to the show to find out what it is! :)

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Tags: ColdFusion · ColdFusion Next · Linux · Mobile · Cloud · Flex · Adobe