I'm Speaking at the First Official Adobe ColdFusion Summit!
Posted 30 July 2013
I’m very pleased to announce that I have been asked to speak at the first official Adobe ColdFusion Summit, which is being held in Las Vegas on October 24 - 25, 2013.
While the final session names haven’t been announced, I can say that I’ll be talking about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and ColdFusion. I gave talks about architecting highly available ColdFusion apps at both NCDevCon and cf.Objective this year, and both talks included a lot of information about architecting for AWS.
The Trello board for CF Summit session ideas had two proposed sessions related to AWS and ColdFusion. “Cloud AWS & PaaS (possibly two topics)” and “VFS, File handling, CFHTTP, S3 (What is a file anyway?)” both made references to using ColdFusion with AWS, and my current plan is to try to pick from both cards for my talk. I think that a PaaS (platform as a service) comparison is probably way out of the scope of an hour-long session at the CF Summit, so my plan is to cover the following:
- AWS Overview
- S3 integration in ColdFusion
- The official CF10 AMI (quick setup and some caveats)
- A quick reference architecture for CF apps on AWS
- The reality of running production apps on AWS (gotchas)
I’d love to hear feedback about this. Would these topic areas interest you? Are you looking for something more advanced? Remember, I only have about 50 minutes for the entire session, and although I’m a fast talker, I can only cover so much!