"JavaScript Fundamentals for ColdFusion Developers", with Ryan Anklam

The Online ColdFusion Meetup
Thu, 15 Sep 2011, 16:00 - 18:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Alpharetta, US

Our 12pm (US ET) talk on Thursday September 15 will be "JavaScript Fundamentals for ColdFusion Developers", with Ryan Anklam.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

JavaScript is one of the fastest growing and most popular programming languages right now.  In todays web and mobile centric development landscape JavaScript is a powerful tool for any developer to know.  With approximately 20% of all github repositories and thousands of questions asked on stackoverflow daily its clear that JavaScript is here to stay. 

Believe it or not ColdFusion and JavaScript have a lot of similarities between them. This meetup presentation will focus on teaching the fundamentals of JavaScript through the eyes of a ColdFusion developer.  Weather you are just getting started with JavaScript or you've only spent time writing code for your favorite JavaScript framework this session will help you learn the fundamentals and important concepts of the JavaScript programming language.

MEETING URL: http://experts.acrobat.com/cfmeetup/


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour

RECORDING: All meetings are recorded. The URL will be posted after meeting at recordings.coldfusionmeetup.com

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

Ryan Anklam is a Technical Solutions Architect at IDL Solutions, an enterprise and government focused technology company based out of Milwaukee, WI. Ryan has been working with ColdFusion since 1996, where he was first exposed to it while writing the first version of the Wisconsin Lottery website. Currently he has been focusing on architecting business-centric applications projects for the United States Government and Community Action Agencies throughout the country. Ryan has recently been focusing on increasing the quality of ColdFusion applications through good Object Orientated practices and thorough code testing. When he's not writing code he's either coaching basketball, riding his mountain bike, or spending time with his family.

WHEN: Thurs. September 15, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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