For the month of July the IECFUG will be hosting the illustrious Mark Mandel, who will be talking about closures in ColdFusion.
Getting closure on Closures
It seems like all the cool kids are getting on the Closure bandwagon these days. ColdFusion is no exception with Closures coming to ColdFusion 10 in the near future, but what is the hype all about?
Are closures really the programming nirvana that we've all been looking for, a well marketed snake oil of fancy programmatic syntax, or something in between?
We'll look at exactly what Closures are, and how the can help you out with your day to day programming tasks, as well as other real world examples that will help show off the power of closures for those more tricky problems.
About Mark Mandel
Mark Mandel is a full time consultant and lead developer on several open source projects, most notably ColdSpring, JavaLoader, Transfer ORM and ColdDoc and has been has been working with ColdFusion for a number of years, including at his very own dot com back in the late 90's.
Mark can often be found blogging at www.compoundtheory.com, which has housed his thoughts on ColdFusion, Java and various aspects of software development for several years. He can also be found as a regular poster on ColdFusion mailing lists, causing havoc in the #coldfusion channel on Dalnet irc network and podcasting on www.2ddu.com.
When he's not too busy writing open source software and consulting he enjoys spending his extra time training martial arts in a wide variety of disciplines and reading way too much fantasy literature.
We’ll be meeting this Thursday, July 19th, starting at 6:30PM. As always, there will be free pizza, drinks, and opportunities to connect with fellow members of the CF community.
July 19th, 2012 @ Cal Poly Pomona
Room 5-16 in Building 98C (campus map)
6:30PM - Doors open for food, drinks, and networking
7:00 PM - Presentation starts
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Thanks for coming everyone - and thanks again to Mark Mandel. Here are some links related to last night's presentation.
Slides (Getting Closure on Closures) : https://github.com/markmandel/closureonclosures
Sesame library : https://github.com/markmandel/Sesame
Underscore.cfc : http://russplaysguitar.github.com/UnderscoreCF/