Well, im finally back on the ground in memphis. My flight back was a little rough, but all in all a very fun trip. Im exahusted, but in a great way.
I know you hear it from everyone, but the best part of the conference was meeting all of you guys that I talk to all the time but had no face to put with it. All of you really are a great bunch of guys!
All of the sessions were top notch. I have a tendancy to go into things like this expecting to be bored and not learn anything, but that definately was not the case! I have stayed away from a lot of the frameworks until this point just because I wanted to wait until they matured a little more, but im so inspired by some of the things I saw that I not only hope to get up to speed on all of them, but hopefully even jump in and help their development where needed.
Coldspring and reactor especially perked my interests. It really seems that coldspring overlaps functionality of the core of COAL
so it may be that I drop my core and use coldspring and just extend it for the COAL objectives. More updates as that comes about.
And although I probably wont use reactor for a lot of my consulting development, just because they are so often crazy cases, it will be great for many uses. I am really looking forward to digging into it more, especially along with model-glue.
And if that wasnt enough name dropping, I am even more excited now about flex 2 than I was last week, which I really didnt think was even possible! We were told to expect the next flex beta soon *cough* two weeks!!!!*cough* and I just cant wait. The flex data services especially, its just going to be the cats meow.
Jared, you did an outstanding job, along with all of the presenters I saw. My session went pretty well, I had a very good turnout and they didnt have that deer in a headlights look like I was really expecting, so that was great too!
I am already looking forward to next year!
Posted on Mon. March 13, 2006 by Ryan Guill #
Day 0 and Day 1 have gone great so far! Meeting all of these guys has been great, still trying to put all of these names I know with the faces. Looks to be a very nice crowd, especially for a first conference.
The keynote session this morning with Tom Jordahl was great. He went over lots of the new flex 2
things and how they apply to coldfusion. We saw some awesome new things with the rds plugin for eclipse, the code generations, and the flex data services (both the feature and the product!) that just really knocked my socks off. Its going to be a great thing for coldfusion developers.
My session is later today around 3:30, hopefully you will see an update after it!
Posted on Sat. March 11, 2006 by Ryan Guill #