Yesterday, Manju Kiran and Raghunath Thircovil came to the Chennai ColdFusion User Group for the Adobe ColdFusion and Flash Platform UG Tour. Since it's a one day event we had the sessions on Preview of Adobe Flash Platform, Adobe ColdFusion at morning and hands on session on using Flash Builder and Adobe ColdFusion at afternoon. The event hall is jam-packed with more then 80+ attendees from both the ColdFusion and Flex community from Chennai. Raghu started the Event at 10:30 AM and he talked about the awesome features of Flash Builder 4 and Flash Catalyst with lots of demos. After Raghu presentation, Manju started his session on ColdFusion and Bolt. He walked through the various new features and improvements of upcoming Adobe ColdFusion and continues his session after post lunch because of the tons and tons of questions from attendees.
There were many new features which Manju explained in ColdFusion that really attracts me and all the community members and they are Spreadsheet Integration and support for Excel 97, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2008, PowerPoint integration and support for PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2008, Object Relation Mapping, CFScript Enhancement, CFC enhancement with the import and new keyword, IMAP access for to retrieve and manage Emails, attachments and folders , the direct access of some ColdFusion tags as SOAP and AMF services, ColdFusion multi-server manager, ColdFusion IDE Bolt features and extension for ORM Code generator and many more. Raghu then started his hands-on session on using Flash builder with ColdFusion and other server side technologies. The hands-on session was really interesting with many questions from attendees and Raghu gave in-depth explanation and answer for every questions.
The event was a big success with lots of questions, networking with community members. A very big thanks to Raghunath Thircovil and Manju Kiran for coming to Chennai and for giving such a great presentation and thanks to Adobe for sending them out to Chennai and sponsoring the event.
More photos from the event are here Chennai CFUG RIA Pre Launch Event Photos.