Manju Kiran and Raghunath Thircovil at ChennaiCFUG: ColdFusion and Flash Platform Pre Launch Event

  Jun 28, 2009     11090 Views      Chennai CFUG , ColdFusion       Comments (9)   

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.

I would also like to say thank you very much for Mohamed Khan and Ali Asghar of Esberi and Shahjahan Gani of RIA Digital Solutions for Co-Sponsoring the Event.

Manju Kiran and Raghunath Thircovil

Me and Manju Kiran

Me and Raghu

Me and Ali Asghar

Chennai CFUG Team with Manju and Raghu

Event Attendees 1

Event Attendees 2

More photos from the event are here Chennai CFUG RIA Pre Launch Event Photos.


1. KP on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Event sounds impressive. Lot of known faces :)

2. Steven Erat on Jun 28, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Here's many of the ColdFusion 8 Engineering / QA team, including Manju, in Bangalore during the time of ColdFusion 8 release in summer of 2007:

3. Naveen on Jun 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM

Great work Akbar...

Thanks for the event... Looking forward for more such events in the mere future...

4. Ali Asghar on Jun 29, 2009 at 12:02 AM

It was an awesome event. Looking forward to more such events. Thanks Raghu and Manju for making it possible.

5. Rajan M on Jun 29, 2009 at 1:14 AM

Its very useful event.

6. madhan on Jun 29, 2009 at 5:35 AM

Hey Akbar,
Amazing stuff in such a short notice and am really impressed with the number of participants!!! Great going Akbar. Cheers

7. Manjukiran on Jun 30, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Akbar, the event was awesome and professionally organized. Audience were great. I enjoyed every bit of it. Looking forward for more such events.

8. Sabarinathan on Jun 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

First Hearty Congrats and Thanks to Akbar, who pulled out Adobe @ Chennai.

This was a Great Event.. Nicely Organized.

When I start hearing the Speech, I really wonder the Features of Cold Fusion 8 and 9, Flash Builder 4 and Flash Catalyst.

Looking for more events like this.

Akbar, Please inform me if any other events on RIA.


9. Arun on Jul 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM

-Hi Dude,

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