This year I was part of the advisory board for the RIA track of CF.Objective(). I was also invited to speak. For the record, I didn’t submit or vote for my session. :) Even though it must have become a little difficult to manage all the people in the board (3 members per track), it allowed for democratic voting of topics and wider variety. It was pretty amazing to see how people’s interests lined up. 

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cf.Objective() was a great conference, thank you to the organizers and speakers! I was not able to attend to as many sessions as I wanted, but just being able to talk at the lounge with super-smart people was worth enough (Chris Scott, Maxim Porges, Brian Rinaldi, Andy Powell, and many others). I had the feeling that anyone I would talk to would have something interesting to say or something I could learn from. I haven’t had that feeling for a long time, and it was great.

I think my session went pretty well, thank you all for attending. I had been preparing for the presentation for a few months, and thanks to Sean Corfield, who asked for drafts, seconds drafts, release candidates and final versions of the slides, I had the general flow of the talk long ago. There were, as always, last minute changes, particularly because we added features to Mate and changed the names of all the framework tags the week before cf.Objective!

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After over two years of working on Mango, I have released version 1.0. This version has the features that I considered to be the most important, so having been tested by many people, I decided that is was robust enough to remove the "beta" adjective from it.

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We're pleased to announce the formation of 2 new user groups in Orange County, CA (aka "The OC").  They are the OC Flex User Group and the OC ColdFusion User Group.  For those not familiar with the OC, there is a high concentration of technology companies and high-tech industry and research here, that has earned the area the title of the "Silicon Coast".  The area does get overlooked sometimes because we are sandwiched between our much larger neighbors, Los Angeles and San Diego, so it's nice to have user groups serving our very active local developer community here.

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Hello World example A couple of months ago, we posted an updated version of a Hello World Flex example. We have created the same example, but using the Cairngorm framework. It still uses Remoting and ColdFusion. It is simple, but I think that by being so simple, it is easier to follow than a full-fledge application. It shows most of the pieces that make up a Cairngorm application, such as the ModelLocator to store the data and the state of the application, the controller, the command, the services and the delegate.

Disclaimer: We do not usually use Cairngorm, so this is only our interpretation of how a Cairngorm app would look like (we use Mate for our Flex development).

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