Jun
29

Testing CF Applications with John Paul Ashenfelter
John Paul Ashenfelter does it again. Yesterday's Agile ColdFusion session was truly a gem. Today, John Paul (I'm not sure if this is what he prefers to go by, but I'll run with it for now) gave another talk on testing CF applications. If you read my post from yesterday you know part of John Paul's Agile preso involved a discussion on the importance of testing your CF applications. Today, he took that discussion to a whole new level.

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Jun
29

CFUnited Day 1 Session Recap

Posted by Aaron West at 10:04 AM in ColdFusion, CFUnited 2006

Of all the sessions I took yesterday two stood out from the crowd, John Paul Ashenfelter's Agile ColdFusion and Sean Corfield's Managing CF Components with Factories.

Agile ColdFusion with John Paul Ashenfelter
Ashenfelter's presentation was on the theory or paradigm of Agile development, specifically the Agile Manifesto. I was not too familiar with this idea before the presentation and it really hit home for me. The Agile Manifesto focuses on individuals and interactions over processes and tools. It's about working software, customer collaboration, and responding to change over contract negotiation and following a plan. While Agile is apparently not about tools, you do use tools to become an Agile developer or an Agile team. Much of John Paul's discussion surrounded using source control systems, frameworks, testing and automation tools, bug tracking and project management tools. It was really good stuff.

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Jun
29

If you're reading this, and you're at CFUnited, and you have PaperThin button number 63, I want to talk to you! PaperThin put buttons in all the CFUnited backpacks that have a number on them. If you find the other person at the conference with the same number as yours, you'll be able to enter yourself in a drawing for $500 bones. Of course, wearing your button visibly around the conference center is cool, but so is blogging it. If you've got number 63, I want to find you, so contact me!