Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Timer's cf.Objective() 2011 - Part 1

I attended the cfObjective() conference for the first time. The conference was at Minneapolis, MN from May 12-14. The 3 day conference was great with a lot of sessions across different topics.
Here are some numbers from the conferene:
  • Days: 3
  • Sessions: 75
  • Speakers: 55
  • Atendees: ~315
  • Sessions at a time: 4-5
With so many sessions and only so much  time, there was a lot I missed; at the same time there was a lot that I learned. Many of the presenters have made their presentations available. So that will be good to check out the sessions that I missed. If you were not able to make it to the conference and would like to check out what you missed, head over to

You can see the sessions list and if you click over to a session's details, you will be able to see the link to the presentations/ slides/ codes from the session.

That said, here are a few things I learned and that I plan on using. I have clubbed these into categories for easy reference.

ColdFusion related tools:
Other Productivity Tools: These are manily from Jim Priest's talk on Developer Toolbox:
Jim also has many other alternatives to the above tools. For the full presentation, a pdf hand-out (with a list of other alternatives) and some code (mainly config for AutoHotKey, etc), download his presentation package from:

More learnings coming in Part 2 of the post.