Registered for Joe Rinehart's CFMX OO Course at CFUNITED

I hadn't planned on taking a pre-conference course at CFUNITED this year, but after reading Sean Corfield's many recent posts about migrating from Mach-II to Model-Glue my interest has been spurred.

I've signed up for Joe's course on the preceding Tuesday:

Forms and Beans: Refactoring existing ColdFusion using Objects

To prepare, I expect to read the Quickstart Guide at a minimum.

I had taken the one day Hal Helms course on Mach II at Teratech last fall. Frankly, I was disappointed with that only because the course should have been titled OO Development in CFMX instead of Intro to Mach II. I certainly loved the material and Hal's presentation style, he's one of the best speakers, but I felt mislead because we ran out of time and hardly ever touched Mach II at all. I mean, I paid out of pocket for this and flew down just for the day, so I wanted more Mach II.

My expectations for this course are better suited. Joe said that this course will review how to turn a procedural app into an a OO one, and if there is time he'll get into Model-Glue. I hope we find a way during the conference to get further into Model-Glue as I would like to walk away from CFUNITED feeling confident in the framework style.

Look who dropped by...

Ed Sullivan and Simeon BatemanOk, I was really gonna title this blog entry, Look what the cat dragged in, but Simeon Bateman and Ed Sullivan were looking pretty sharp today. ;-)

Ed, User Group Program Manager of Macromedia, was showing Sim around our Newton office today, so they swung by to check out my new hardware. If you don't know of Simeon already, he's the Portland CFUG manager and a technical project lead on CFEclipse in addition to Rob Rohan and Stephen Milligan as well.

Check out Sim's blog!

Sim and I will be at the CFUNITED BOF session for ColdFusion bloggers on Thursday July 30 at 7:20pm. We'll see you there!

Networking Fundementals - 1 Day Training Class Near Boston

One day training event, Networking Fundementals, sponsored by Boston Network User Group.

To be held Saturday, July 16th, 2005 at Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA. Cost is $100 in advance.

Sign up here!


  • The basics of the Internet. TCP/IP. Packets. Terminology. The seven layer OSI model (don't worry if you don't know what this means right now!). How the Internet works. Connecting up. Terminology.
  • Networking topologies, technologies, and equipment.
  • IP Networking. TCP. UDP. Masks. Gateways. Bridges. Routers. Cable. DSL. Fiber. Cat 5.
  • SMB implementations. WLAN. Wireless. Wired. Security considerations.
  • Remote access.
  • Local and Wide Area Networks.
  • Virtual Private networks. NAT. Firewalls. Cryptography. Shared key. Public/Private key. Certificates. Tunneling protocols.
  • Live demonstrations. Chances to ask questions. Chances to get answers to questions. And much, much more.

More photos of Spain

El Solano and Valle de Benasque of Huesca, in Aragon, Spain
Arasan Liri
Eresue &
Benasque &
Ancilles &
Eresue Valle de Benasque
Arasan Liri

Barcelona's Laberint, and Holiday Festivities
Laberynth / Laberint Celebrations / Trobades
Maze /
Celebrations /

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