Tomorrow, Wednesday July 13, Ryan Guill will present COAL, a new project for the ColdFusion Community.

COAL, the ColdFusion Open Application Library was created to create a single repository for coldfusion components to be exposed as services and used in any ColdFusion application. The idea is similar to php's PEAR, althought there are several differences. The idea is to create a library of reusable services to keep developers from having to do the same tasks over and over, or having to reinvent the wheel everytime they need to create a new application. COAL puts these services in a position to be used very easily and makes them very flexible. COAL is built using the Java Service Locator pattern which makes for a very robust platform for delivery of the services.

The event time is 12:00 - 1:00 PM US/Eastern time on Wednesday, July 13 2005, the same day of the ColdFusion's 10th Anniversary Party! Noon US/Eastern is early evening in Western Europe, and its mid-morning and morning for US/Central and Pacific respectively. So the time should accommodate users in many timezones. If you're not able to make it, such as if you're in Australia, then it will be recorded and you'll find the the archived URL in several locations including this blog after the event finishes.

From Ryan's website:

"My name is Ryan Guill, and I am 22 years old. I have been developing websites and web applications for almost 7 years now. I have been lucky in that I've always known what I wanted to do with my life, and what I wanted to devote my time to in my career. I have always had a passion for programming, especially for the web. It offers a variety of options, and I'm never bored. I know I have a lot to offer my clients, and I am committed to developing a solution, not just a fix, in the quickest, most cost-efficient way possible."

Ryan's presentation is brought to you by the Online ColdFusion Meetup Group, so please RSVP here if you'd like to attend this virtual meeting. When you RSVP, note the Breeze Meeting URL and when the meeting starts just load that URL in your browser and enter as a Guest by typing your name or nickname.

I'd like to once again thank Joe Rinehart for his live and broadcasted presentation on Model-Glue at the CFUNITED conference. I understand that the online experience was not very good, and I'm sorry about that. The hotel internet bandwidth was very small and slow, and a lot of things got shuffled around in the last moments such as moving the live location and having the hotel staff close the room a half hour into the event. Joe did a great job under the contstraints, and I believe that Simeon Bateman will help Joe repeat the presentation in a controlled environment, so I'll be working with them to help bring the show to you again under better circumstances. Thanks!