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The biggest and Excellent Adobe Event the “Adobe Flash Platform Summit” is announced for 2010. This year the event will be taking place at NIMHANS Convention Centre at Bangalore on August 25 and 26. Last year event was a big success with over 1000+ attendees. This year Adobe is planning to have a full two days conference with over 40 sessions and workshops from the Adobe Evangelist, Community Leaders and Experts.
The Registration for the Event is already opened with a 60% off on its original price if you registered before 25th June. Adobe is offering a special 70% discount for UG members and the offer will be available till June 25. To grab this offer just email me @ akbarsaitn.cfmx[at]gmail.com to get the coupon code.
Keywords: Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010, Flex, Flash, AIR, ColdFusion
Contribute to ColdFusion Cookbook and Win CF WACK and CF 8 Developer Tutorial Books
I'm happy to announce another ColdFusion Cookbook contest, as we all know Adobe recently launched the new ColdFusion Cookbook section. As of now the ColdFusion Cookbook has 123 great recipes. So I'm calling all the ColdFusion developers for to reach the next target of 200 recipes in ColdFusion Cookbook section.
To encourage the Cookbook Contribution we are running a contest and the details are same as Ed announcement for 100 ColdFusion recipes contest. Once we reached 200 contributions, we will do the drawing for the CF WACK and CF 8 Developer Tutorial books. If you contributed 5 of the 101-200 recipes, you would have 5 entries in the drawing; if you contribute 10 of the 101-200 recipes, you would have the chance for 10 entries in the drawing. So Contribute and share your recipes and Win ColdFusion Books.
Thanks to PACKT Publishing for sponsoring the 4 copies of CF 8 Developer Tutorials books and Ed Sullivan for giving the CF WACK books for the contest.
Flex 3 in Action is an easy-to-follow, hands-on Flex tutorial. Chock-full of examples, this book goes beyond feature coverage and helps you put Flex to work in real day-to-day tasks. You'll quickly master the Flex API and learn to apply the techniques that make your Flex applications stand out from the crowd.
* Interesting themes, styles, and skins? It's in there.
* Working with databases? You got it.
* Interactive forms and validation? You bet.
* Charting techniques to help you visualize data? Bam!
The expert authors of Flex 3 in Action have one goal—to help you get down to business with Flex 3.
After the Oscar fever here is another big award session and conference called Great India Developer Awards is an annual event happens in India. The event includes various sessions and workshops. Last time ColdFusion won the Award for best Web Development tool. This year ColdFusion, Flex and other Adobe products are nominated fewer than 6 categories. The nominated categories are
Web Development: ColdFusion & Flash Platform
So don't wait Vote for ColdFusion and other categories of Adobe products.
Keywords: ColdFusion, Flex, Flash Platform, Great India Developer Summit
ColdFusion 9 Developer Tutorial by Packt Publication
ColdFusion 9 Developer Tutorial: This book will give you clear, concise, and practical guidance to take you from the basics of ColdFusion 9 to the skills that will make you a ColdFusion developer to be reckoned with. It also covers the new features of ColdFusion 9 like ORM Database Interaction and CF Builder.
Keywords: ColdFusion, ORM,
jQuery UI 1.7: The User Interface Library for jQuery: Written by Dan Wellman, this book will help developers build highly interactive web applications with ready-to-use widgets from the jQuery User Interface library. Readers will learn how each component can be initialized in a basic default implementation and then see how to customize its appearance and configure its behavior to tailor it to the requirements of their application. Readers will be taken through the configuration options and the methods exposed by each component's API to see how these can be used to bring out the best of the library.
Keywords: Books, jQuery, jQuery UI
Xen Virtualization provides a fast and practical guide to supporting multiple operating systems with the Xen hypervisor. Xen supports several operating systems—Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and NetBSD. It enables users to easily test, deploy and run their software and services on multiple operating systems with resource isolation and great performance. Xen is one of the most popular open source projects in the world and vendors like IBM, Sun, HP, RedHat and Novell are working on integrating Xen into their Linux servers. This concise handbook is ideal for professionals who want a user-friendly reference beside them while they get working with Xen and virtualization. Its easy-to-navigate content offers bite-sized walkthroughs for a wide variety of common virtualization tasks using Xen.
For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/xen-virtualization-open-source-linux-servers/book
Keywords: Books, Virtualization
b pages – Static to Dynamic chapter covers on the basic introduction about static and dynamic web pages and brief intro on using arrays, lists, Structure, variable definitions, Looping and condition processing in ColdFusion.
Application, Session, Request Scopes: This chapter covers on the life span of scopes and talks extremely on Application.cfc file methods, variables and their specific usage and also shows you to how to set up mappings and Custom tag paths per Application basis.
CFCs Database and Web Forms are covered in two chapters and is all about using CFC in an efficient way and talks about the different scopes of variable in CFC, object method access control and using getters and setters for protecting inner characteristics of objects with code examples. Chapter also covers on with 'real world' example on web forms and how to manage database operations on it using CFC.
Custom Tags chapter talks about the different forms of code Reusability with ColdFusion and about the custom tag specific thistag scope and using nested custom tags. It also talks on managing and how to call custom tags in different ways.
Authentication and Permissions chapter covers on about how to recognize users with built-in ColdFusion functions and how efficient we can utilize them in our code. The cool part of this chapter is how to build our sample site administration functionality by defining the authentication data model and setting up custom and advance authentication functionality.
Building Search Abilities chapter covers on using CF variety search Solution for creating Search functionality. Also covers on integrating third-party searching functionality to sites using Google Site Search and Google Custom Search Engine using CF Custom tags.
Working with PDF, File, Email, Images: These topics are covered on two chapters a chapter dedicated on PDF generation shows up the functionalities of creating header, footer, bookmark and printing PDF documents from server. Also covers on how to merge, Delete, Encrypt PDF document using CFPDF tag. The other chapter gives you basic intro on using CFFile, CFMail, CFImage tags and functionalities and it also includes the notes on what are the new features are added with CFMail and CFImage in ColdFusion 8 Update 1 release.
Feeds, REST Services, WEB Services chapter is all about using CFFeed with 'real world' examples on reading different feed formats like RSS, CDF, JSON, SQL. Also covers on XML handling and using REST and SOAP web services in detail.
Building Dynamic Reports chapter covers on creating simple reports and how to generate reports outputs as PDF, Excel, CSV, XML, JSON formats with code samples. Also covers on about creating reports using CFReport with Report Builder.
Dynamically Generated Web Presentation is about generating web presentation using CFPresentation tag and how to cache the contents and talks about the dynamic benefits of using CFPresentation.
Appendix A covers on how set up the local development environment with different tools and engines available in the web. Appendix B covers on resources to build your skill which includes list of top blogs, Frameworks, CF Sites, and Libraries for integrating with CF, API, Testing and Debugging tools for ColdFusion.
Topics in this book are covered in a reader friendly manner from basic to Advance levels in ColdFusion. Most of the sample codes in this book are written using CFC and cfscript tag this will make a reader more familiar with CF Components.
The only concern of mine is the Code samples are not highlighted which makes a bit normal but it's not a problem. Thanks John for this great book for ColdFusion Community.
Buy this book From:
Packt publishing is having both the PDF and Printed version of the book.
Keywords: Adobe ColdFusion, Book Review
Ext JS 4 First Look: This book covers all the major changes and new features of Ext JS 4 using code examples, explanation, and screenshots of the result of the code. This book will help you understand the framework changes and you will be able to easily migrate Ext JS 3 applications and develop new Ext JS 4 applications using the presented examples.
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