Greetings interweb dwellers!
I presented at cfObjective this past Saturday on Design Patterns for everyday use. This talk was intended to be an introduction to design patterns and a demonstration of a few common design patterns in a ColdFusion application. The main point that I wanted people to take away was that design patterns are very useful but they are best practices and not recipes – it is important to determine if they really solve your particular design problem before you implement them. Don’t try to fit your problem to a pattern, see if a pattern solves your problem.
This was my first time in Minneapolis, first time at cfObjective and first time speaking to a crowd as large and geographically diverse as the one that attended my presentation there (lot of firsts there, I guess). Anyhow it was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The conference was well organized, quality of the content was superb and networking opportunities were abundant. I got to catch up with a bunch of old friends and met a lot of very smart people. Overall, a very fruitful conference experience.
If you were at my talk, thanks a lot for attending – I would love feedback from people that were there! Here are my slides and the code samples I used for my talk. Hope you find these helpful. I would be happy to answer any questions – just leave a comment here or send me an email.