Doug Hughes on Reactor: Inline Dynamic Database Abstraction Generator

Once again Doug Hughes pulled off a great presentation for the members of the Online ColdFusion Meetup Group with today's topic Reactor. Doug's Reactor project is a new persistence framework he has been working on. It is an Inline Dynamic Database Abstraction Generator. What this means is that by using Reactor you can dynamically generate database objects on the fly in your code as needed. Additionally, these objects will be rewritten as your database changes. Reactor is simple, quick and powerful.

The event was recorded and is available for viewing at the link below so feel free to watch!

Doug Hughes on Reactor
http://adobe.breezecentral.com/p63651304/


One lucky member at today's event won a FREE copy of ColdFusion MX 7 Standard Edition!

If you have a ColdFusion related topic or product that you'd like to share with the developer community, let me know and I'll work with you to hold your own Breeze Meeting. I'm looking for speakers for the next few months, so don't be shy :)

Outlook for my professional development

Since I began supporting ColdFusion customers for Allaire many years ago I've taken a wide range of computer and web development courses in local universites and vendors, as well as many internal training classes on Macromedia products. Except for a few vendor certifications though, I have no advanced degree or similar milestone to demonstrate my aptitude and achievements in computer or web technology.

I'd like to be able point a tangible and definitive milestone to demonstrate my technical level to others, as well as to satisfy myself when reflecting on the subject. To address this need, I've committed to a 6 month Master's Certificate in Java and J2EE from Boston University. I think a Certifcate from an accredited university carries much more weight than most vendor "certifcates", so much so that I wish the naming convention was different because you can't compare a 60 minute multiple choice test with a 6 month program. At any rate, the BU Master of Java & J2EE Certificate includes the following sequence of courses which could be broken down into two sub-areas:

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