17 January 2011

Vince Bonfanti will be presenting the next version of BlueDragon at the JaxFusion user group. The next meeting will be at Vurv Technology in Jacksonville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday March 6th. Here is the write up for the next meeting;

BlueDragon 7.0: New Capabilities for CFML Applications

In this presentation, Vince Bonfanti will demonstrate some of the new and powerful language features of BlueDragon 7.0 including:

  • CFTHREAD and its associated tags

  • CFC interfaces and abstract CFCs

  • NULL value and the IsNull() function

  • CACHEDUNTILCHANGE attribute of the CFQUERY tag

Vince Bonfanti is president and co-founder of New Atlanta Communications,and has successfully brought three generations of web-scripting languages to market since 1995:

  • Lasso - A cgi-based web-scripting language and runtime for publishing FileMaker Pro databases. Lasso was sold to Claris (now FileMaker, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, in March of 1997 - becoming the FileMaker Pro 4.0 Web Companion. Over ten million licenses of FileMaker Pro have been sold since its initial release.

  • ServletExec - A server-side Java based web-scripting language and runtime that implements the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) APIs.

  • BlueDragon - A ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) runtime with native deployment and integration capabilities on both the Microsoft .NET and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms.

Vince also authored “blueprints”, a regular column featured in the ColdFusion Developer’s Journal (CFDJ). A charter member of Sun’s Java Servlet and JSP Expert Groups, Vince has been a JavaOne speaker and a contributor to Java trade magazines and online publications. Vince has also been a featured speaker at CFML-based conferences as well as at local ColdFusion User Groups throughout the country.

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