CF Conf Central
August 30th - September 1st, 2003
Las Vegas, NV


Hal Helms: Fusebox 4 overview
Fusebox 4 with XML vastly expands the capabilities of Fusebox by leveraging the power of XML. Most of the logic and control of your application is now written in XML -- for those of you already familiar with FB3, this means the fbxSwitch file has been replaced with an enhanced equivalent in XML -- and your actual fuses will remain written in your language of choice. Because of the language-independent nature of XML, this also means you can easily port an FB4 app from one language to another simply by translating your fuses and substituting the new set of core files.

John Quarto-vonTivadar: "Plug it in, plug in it"
Fusebox 4 lets you modify the core file behavior via plugins. We will look at what plugs let you do and examine some example plugins for security and error handling. After this talk you will be a plugin-expert ready to code and useuse and code plugins yourself!

Sandy Clark: Layouts in Fusebox 4
Layouts in Fusebox 4 offer the developer the ultimate in flexibility. Rather than just one way to do a layout, Fusebox 4 allows us to design our layouts in a variety of different ways, making sure the layout is suited to the particular application. In this session, we will be exploring using layouts at the application, circuit and fuseaction level. We will also learn how to use the newest part of layouts, content variables to stream content into the layout of our choice. Also covered in this session will be how to emulate nested layouts for those considering converting legacy applications.

Jeff Peters: Fusedocs
Fusedocs are at the foundation of a sucessful Fusebox project. Written in an XML format they can be cryptic to beginners but this talk will explain all the tags in Fusedocs and show you tools to make writing them easier. We will also look at tools that use the XML data to improve your code.

Charlie Arehart: BlueDragon- A New Platform for Fusebox 4
Fusebox developers are often at the leading edge in considering compelling alternatives to get the job done. In that spirit, this talk will introduce the newly available support in BlueDragon for Fusebox 4. Whether you're an old hand with BlueDragon, still haven't heard of it, or have been disinclined to consider it, this talk will explain how it's been extended it to support the XML tags and functions needed for FB 4. It will also provide a more general intro to the benefits and distinctions about BlueDragon, the alternative CFML runtime engine.

Michael Smith: Real World FLiP workshop
FLiP is the Fusebox Lifecycle Process of Wireframing, Prototyping and Signoff. What problems have you had using FLiP in your organization? Did your boss or client avoid the process? How can resistance to FLiP be overcome? How can you sell the process to your clients? This workshop will address these problems that are common to many Fuseboxers in the Real World.

Didn't get all your questions answered? Then bring them to the FusePanel where Fusebox experts will field your questions and provide answers.

Hal Helms: Intro to Mach II
Fusebox is the most widely used framework for building applications in the ColdFusion community, with versions existing for PHP and J2EE as well. With the introduction of CFCs, ColdFusion programmers can tap into some of the power of object oriented programming. Mach II is an updated version of Fusebox that supports and encourages programmers to begin making the switch to OO. Based solely on CFMX, it uses CFCs to explore what Fusebox could become. Although ColdFusion is clearly not an OO language and CFCs are most certainly not true objects, there are a lot of OO-like behaviours to CFCs that can be leveraged effectively. Mach II shows how Fusebox and CFCs can easily work togethe

Ben Edwards: Mach II Talk
Mach-II was designed and built to support the development and maintenance of enterprise level applications. This talk will introduce you to Mach-II's flexible architecture, including events, listeners, filters, invokers, and plugins. Also, we'll see how to integrate security, Web services, and Flash into a Mach-II applicatio

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