Thanks to Charlie Arehart and Adam Wayne Lehman, the Online ColdFusion Meetup Group will conduct two online events in October. Be sure to check out Charlie's blog for a multi-part series on FusionDebug.

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Step through your CFML code with FusionDebug
by Charlie Arehart
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 6:00 PM US/Eastern

In this talk, veteran CFML developer Charlie Arehart will introduce and demonstrate the ability all ColdFusion developers now have to step through their code interactively. FusionDebug is a commercial plug-in for Eclipse (www.fusiondebug.com) that gives you that ability. No, it's not free, but it's a small price to pay (under $300) if you want to do step debugging. Charlie will show all the features, as well as some tricks and traps. Don't worry if you don't care for Eclipse. You don't need to use it for editing. You can continue to use DWMX or CF Studio/HomeSite+. Just use FD for your debugging. Charlie will show you how easy it is and the problems it can solve. And if you're thinking you don't need interactive debugging, Charlie will also explain over a dozen benefits this offers over traditional CFDUMP/CFOUTPUT debugging. Finally, he has also arranged with the vendor to give away 2 free copies (there is also a free trial).

A veteran CFML developer since 1997, Charlie Arehart is a longtime contributor to the community and was recently selected to the Adobe ACE program. Many know he served as tech editor of the CFDJ until 2003 and was co-author of the CFMX Bible. A certified Advanced CF Developer and Instructor for CF 4/5/MX, he's frequently invited to speak to developer conferences and user groups worldwide. Formerly CTO of New Atlanta (BlueDragon) and briefly for Garrison Enterprises in Charlotte, he is now an independent contractor and still lives in Alpharetta GA where he is president of the Atlanta CFUG.



ColdFusion Application Security
by Adam Wayne Lehman
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:00 PM US/Eastern

Adobe's ColdFusion Specialist for the government sector, Adam Wayne Lehman will present "ColdFusion Application Security". This presentation details the OWASP Top Ten Most Critical Web Application Security Vulnerabilities and how they are pertain to developing ColdFusion applications. Demonstration of effective methods to avoid and prevent invalidated input, broken access controls, broken authentication and session management, cross-site scripting flaws, injection flaws, and improper error handling.

Adam has been developing web applications specializing in ColdFusion for nearly a decade. His background includes designing and programming e-learning applications for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and before Adobe, Adam was a Senior Web Systems Engineer for the U.S. Department of State where he managed a team of developers and architects enterprise ColdFusion applications. Adam has also managed the Department of State Adobe Developer User Group for over two years. His work has been featured in Macromedia?s DRK(Developer Resource Kit) and his other areas of expertise include application security, section 508-compliant design and Oracle database development.