The UI Enhancement in ColdFusion 9 includes many new AJAX control tags and enhancement to the existing UI controls in ColdFusion 8. The AJAX controls in ColdFusion leverages the ExtJS 3.0 Library for to create Rich UI Controls. The new addition is Accordion navigation to CFLayout tag. The accordion is very useful for compressing many elements in a compacts space in our web sites. Using the below code we can create accordion navigation in ColdFusion very easily.
There are many ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder tutorials are hitting the blogosphere from the ColdFusion community after the release of ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder betas. Just to categorize these articles, blog post, tutorials of ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder beta I’m aggregating all the entries in my blog for CF community reference. I have created two sections in my blog one for ColdFusion 9 tutorials and another one for ColdFusion Builder tutorials. I don’t know whether this will be helpful for the community but I’m putting this because someone like me will surely get benefit.
The public betas of Adobe ColdFusion 9 and new ColdFusion IDE called ColdFusion Builder just hits Adobe Labs.
Yesterday, Manju Kiran and Raghunath Thircovil came to the Chennai ColdFusion User Group for the Adobe ColdFusion/Flash Platform UG Tour. Since it’s a one-day event, we had the sessions on Flash platform and ColdFusion. 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.
On June 27th Raghunath Thircovil, Flash platform evangelist and Manju Kiran, Sr.Lead of ColdFusion team are visiting to Chennai for the event. They will be presenting the features of next ColdFusion version code named as Centaur, the new CF code named bolt. The other topics included in the meeting are using Flash builder and Flash catalyst from Adobe.
Adobe BrowserLab a hosted service from Adobe hits Labs today which helps developers and designers for performing cross-browser testing of their web pages and sites.
Adobe AIR is such a great technology from Adobe for developers who wish to use their existing web development knowledge to create Desktop application. If you would like to learn more on using jQuery with AIR please do keep an eye on Andy Mathews and Jason Dean blogs.
Chennai CFUG May month meeting is on tomorrow and the topic is Flex for Web Developers. In this meeting Shahjahan from RIA Digital Solution is presenting about Adobe Flex framework and how web developers can easily learn Flex and how to start there RIA development using Flex.
As part of my learning in UX design I finished reading the “A Project Guide to UX Design”, written by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler and Published by Peachpit Press. This is one of the first books in UX design category that I read recently. However, the book provided a immense number of ideas on how to create and deliver UX projects, integrating UX designs, adopting best practices.
Adobe ColdFusion 8 won the best Web Development and deployment tool award that aims to solves the day-to-day challenge of Internet Application Development at the Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) on last Saturday, 2009. ColdFusion 8 was the winner of last year GIDS award as well for the web development category.