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Recording list for Head First Design Patterns for CFML presentations

The Dallas/Ft. Worth ColdFusion User Group (DFWCFUG) has been working through the book Head First Design Patterns, taking the Java-centric code examples in the chapters and implementing them in ColdFusion to see how they may apply to us as ColdFusion developers.  By popular demand, here is the

  • Chapter 1: HFDP for CF - Intro and The Strategy Pattern
    Presenter:  Dave Shuck
    Date: 9/8/2009
    Description:  We will begin our new series of presentations as we walk though Head First Design Patterns in CFML. HFDP is widely regarded as a valuable resource for learning about development design patterns. Our goal for this series will be to take one chapter at a time, creating the examples in CFML, and exploring how each pattern might be useful for us as CFML developers. The plan is to send my HFDP book home with someone at each meeting, giving them the opportunity to create the presentation for the following meeting. That person will bring the book back when they present and pass it onto the next person and repeat that process until we have covered the book. This month, Dave Shuck will be leading off with Chapter 1, which covers a general introduction of design patterns, and an exploration of the Strategy Pattern.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p50727167/
    Duration: 00:38:45

  • Chapter 2: HFDP for CF - The Observer Pattern
    Presenter:  Adam Presley
    Date: 10/13/2009
    Description:  This month, we will continue our progress in what I am coining Head First Design Patterns for CF as Adam Presley will be covering Chapter 2 - The Observer Pattern. He will be showing a ColdFusion implementation of the topic.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p34878675/
    Duration: 00:40:14

  • Chapter 3: HFDP for CF: The Decorator Pattern
    Presenter:  Adrian Moreno
    Date: 11/10/2009
    Description:  This will be a continuation of our series: Head First Design Patterns for ColdFusion (CFHFDP). We are taking each chapter out of the HFDP book and writing ColdFusion implementations of each pattern that is covered. So far we have broken down the Strategy Pattern and the Observer Pattern. November brings us to Chapter 3 - The Decorator Pattern. Adrian Moreno will be presenting this topic as our main session of the night.
    URL: [recording not currently available]

  • Chapter 4: HFDP for CF: The Factory Pattern
    Presenter:  Dave Shuck
    Date: 12/08/2009
    Description:  HFDP4CF - Chapter 4: The Factory Pattern - In this presentation, Dave Shuck will be walking through the topic of the Factory Pattern in the HFDP book and covering the examples using ColdFusion. This presentation will include real world examples of how his development team employees this pattern in their enterprise today.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p80423634/
    Duration: 01:08:09

  • Chapter 5: HFDP for CF: The Factory Pattern
    Presenter:  Tom Woestman
    Date: 12/08/2009
    Description:  HFDP4CF - Chapter 5: The Singleton Pattern - Tom Woestman will be covering the chapter explaining how the Singleton Pattern can be used in the CFML world. As with the other chapters in our series, Tom will be demonstrating the samples using ColdFusion.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p72462372/
    Duration: 00:27:58

  • Chapter 6: HFDP for CF: The Command Pattern
    Presenter:  Guillermo Cruz
    Date: 1/12/2010
    Description:  This month, we continue our quest to work though the Head First Design Patterns book, taking each chapter apart and seeing how they relate to us as ColdFusion developers.  This month Guillermo Cruz will be presenting Chapter 6, covering the Command Pattern.  Make sure to join us!
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p40193462/
    Duration: 00:38:05

  • Chapter 7: HFDP for CF: The Adapter/Facade Patterns
    Presenter:  Adam Presley
    Date: 2/09/2010
    Description:  This month, we continue our quest to work though the Head First Design Patterns book, taking each chapter apart and seeing how they relate to us as ColdFusion developers.  This month Adam Presley will be presenting Chapter 7, covering the Adapter and Facade Patterns.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p52951992/
    Duration: 00:36:16

  • Chapter 8: DFWCFUG - HFDP for CF: The Template Pattern
    Presenter:  Adrian Moreno
    Date: 3/09/2010
    Description:  As we continue working though the Head First Design Patterns book, taking each chapter apart and seeing how they relate to us as ColdFusion developers, we come to chapter 8 covering the Template Pattern (Encapsulating Algorithms). Adrian Moreno will be presenting on this chapter.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p83031468/
    Duration: 00:44:03

  • Chapter 9: DFWCFUG - HFDP for CF: The Iterator and Composite Patterns
    Presenter:  Dave Shuck
    Date: 4/13/2010
    Description:  This month, we will continue our progress in what I am coining Head First Design Patterns for CF as Dave Shuck will be covering Chapter 9 - the Iterator and Composite Patterns. He will be showing a ColdFusion implementation of the topic.
    URL: http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p19211660/
    Duration: 01:05:50


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February Monthly Meeting: The Facade and Adapter Patterns - HFDP Chapter 7 Adam Presley

Title:  February Monthly Meeting: The Facade and Adapter Patterns - HFDP Chapter 7 Adam Presley
Date and Time:  February 8, 2010 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Address
Paladin Consulting, Inc.
3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1140
Dallas, TX 75234
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Speakers:  Adam Presley, Dave Shuck

Agenda:  
This month, we continue our quest to work though the Head First Design Patterns book, taking each chapter apart and seeing how they relate to us as ColdFusion developers.  This month Adam Presley will be presenting Chapter 7, covering the Adapter and Facade Patterns.  Make sure to join us!

In addition, Dave Shuck will be presenting a beginner's intro to ColdSpring and the benefits of dependency injection during the first hour.



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January Monthly Meeting: The Command Pattern - HFDP Chapter 6 Guillermo Cruz

Title:  January Monthly Meeting: The Command Pattern - HFDP Chapter 6 Guillermo Cruz

Date and Time:  January 12, 2010 at 06:30pm

Address:
Paladin Consulting, Inc.
3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1140
Dallas, TX 75234
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Speakers:  Guillermo Cruz

Agenda:  This month, we continue our quest to work though the Head First Design Patterns book, taking each chapter apart and seeing how they relate to us as ColdFusion developers.  This month Guillermo Cruz will be presenting Chapter 6, covering the Command Pattern.  Make sure to join us!

Topic Description:

Throwing things over the fence - The command pattern is a pattern that allows us to be able to encapsulate method invocation and know that what needs to happen will. Simply by sending a command object to an Invoking object (who knows nothing of how the receiving object does its work) it can call an encapsulated method that will set of what you wanted done. Think of how logging is important but does not have to happen real time (in most cases) but it must be done. Why not throw it over the fence knowing that it will be done and you can continue with what you need to get done.

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Big End of Year Meeting! 12/8/2009

Date and Time:
December 8, 2009 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Agenda:
Somehow another year has rolled around and it is time for the last DFWCFUG meeting for 2009. It has been a great year for CFML developers with the release of ColdFusion 9, big surges in the open source community with Open BlueDragon and Railo becoming real players in the CFML world, and locally as the job availabilities in DFW have been plentiful.  We are going to send the year off with a bang. Here is what is on deck for the night:

We will be continuing our ongoing series as we explore the Head First Design Patterns (HFDP) book and give illustrations about how the concepts fit into our world as CFML developers.


HFDP4CF - Chapter 4: The Factory Pattern - In this presentation, Dave Shuck will be walking through the topic of the Factory Pattern in the HFDP book and covering the examples using ColdFusion.  This presentation will include real world examples of how his development team employees this pattern in their enterprise today.

HFDP4CF - Chapter 5: The Singleton Pattern - Tom Woestman will be covering the chapter explaining how the Singleton Pattern can be used in the CFML world.  As with the other chapters in our series, Tom will be demonstrating the samples using ColdFusion.

Remember that if you would like to read ahead a bit, you can see much of the HFDP book for free on Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=LjJcCnNf92kC&printsec=frontcover

GIVEAWAYS!

As a year-end wrapup, we will have a number of giveaways. We will be giving away one software license for any Adobe project worth up to $2000 to one attendee (CF9 Standard definitely applies!).  Additionally, our sponsor Paladin Consulting will be giving away electronic goodies, gift cards and more.

As always we will be meeting at the Paladin Consulting offices at Webb Chapel/635 in the ClubCorp building at 6:30. Food and drinks will be provided.


 



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November Monthly Meeting - CFHFDP Chap 3: The Decorator Pattern

This meeting will be a continuation of our series: Head First Design Patterns for ColdFusion (CFHFDP).  We are taking each chapter out of the HFDP book and writing ColdFusion implementations of each pattern that is covered. So far we have broken down the Strategy Pattern and the Observer Pattern.  November brings us to Chapter 3 - The Decorator Pattern.  Adrian Moreno will be presenting this topic as our main session of the night. 

We have had some great feedback on this series, so make sure to join us as we continue.  If you wish to catch up on Chapters 1 and 2, you can watch the recordings of those sessions at the links below:

Dave Shuck - CFHFDP - Chapter 1: The Strategy Pattern
http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p50727167/

Adam Presley - CFHFDP - Chapter 2: The Observer Pattern
http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p34878675/

The intro topic for the first hour is currently TBA as of the time of this posting. If you have a topic you would like to share, please contact Dave Shuck.

Additionally, we may be tackling 2 chapters, so if you are interested in presenting on Chap 4 - The Factory Pattern or Chap 5 - The Singleton Pattern please contact Dave Shuck.

 

 

Date and Time:
November 10, 2009 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:
Paladin Consulting, Inc.
3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1140
Dallas, TX 75234
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Posted on November 5, 2009  |  Read More »

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