My SOTR 2011 Presentation : AJAX Longpolling with BlazeDS

I'm rubbish I know... Takes me forever to actually post anything on my blog. Let me throw you a small bone.

Scotch on the Rocks 2011 was a marvelous event, even if I did manage to trash my ankle stepping off the train on the Wednesday night. Not that you care, but if you saw me hopping around, it turns out that I actually chipped a bit of bone off my ankle when I twisted my ankle. I'm sure you'll be ecstatic to know that after two and a half month I'm finally back to biking to work again. Anyway....

Andy Allan, the lovely Leanne and the ColdFusion Monkeh, Matt Gifford, as always, put on a grand event. Some top class ColdFusion developers and speakers from around the globe. While I enjoyed every presentation I went to, Robert Rawlins presentation "The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard" sticks in my mind as one of the most entertaining and inspirational of the two days.

Enough about them though! What about me!? Quite frankly I nearly had kittens! Its the first time in a very long time that I've done a presentation of this nature. I was in the smallest presentation room and it was overflowing even before it had started. I was afraid that when I hopped off for a minute or two that I'd come back to find someone had pinched my seat! Thankfully my seat was still there when I got back.

A fair percentage of my presentation was actually based around live coding a small chat application. Amazingly it all went perfectly to plan! Code worked because I remembered to start my ColdFusion server and there were no dodgy porn sites in background web pages. (If you were there you'll know what I'm alluding to. ;) )

You can find my presentation on SlideSix :

The code I used throughout my presentation is also attached to the slide show on SlideSix. The code is in the state it was at the end of my presentation, but you can find the bits that I used to build the application up step-by-step in the "Bits" folder. You'll also find the updated FABridge.js so that the Flex-AJAX bridge will also work in Chrome in the ChromeFix folder.

You'll also find a "BluePeter" folder. If you're British you've probably already guessed what is in this folder. "Here's one I prepared earlier" is a well known phrase from the children's program Blue Peter when they are making or baking anything on the show. My BluePeter folder is just that. A complete working application, one I prepared earlier, just in case anything didn't go quite to plan.

I got some great comments and compliments from those that attended my presentation and for that I thank all of you that attended. Here's hoping I can come up with something to talk about at the next one.

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The concept is easy to understand, but I've found the hardest part is how to set it up. It has never been documented in an easy-to-follow way. Would you be interested in presenting again to CFMeetup http://www.meetup.com/coldfusionmeetup/ ?
# Posted By Henry Ho | 5/11/11 11:41 PM
Hey Henry,

Sure - I don't mind representing. Though I'm sure Charlie has presentations on BlazeDS on the books already.
# Posted By Stephen Moretti | 5/11/11 11:59 PM
"The code I used throughout my presentation is also attached to the slide show on SlideSix." Where? I can't find it.

And... yes, please do contact Charlie @ CF Online Meetup. Can't wait to listen to your talk on this topic!
# Posted By Henry | 6/30/11 6:44 PM
Henry,

Take a look the presentation on slide six. You should see a "show menu" button. In there is a paperclip which allows you to download the attached files.
# Posted By Stephen Moretti | 6/30/11 10:36 PM