ColdFusion Application Framework / Twitter API Best Practices
Ben Nadel of Epicenter
This month, Ben Nadel will be giving a practice run-through of his
Scotch On The Rocks (SOTR) presentations. He will definitely being
doing the first one; and, if anyone has interest, he will also present
on the second one.
Mastering The ColdFusion Application Framework
When most people hear the term, "Framework," they think about
products like ColdBox, Model-Glue, Mach-ii, and FW/1. What most people
generally don't think about is the robust and powerful framework that
comes already packaged with ColdFusion. The Application.cfc component
is an event-driven front-controller that affords the programmer extremely
granular control over all aspects of the application lifecycle, from the
macro events down to per-user-request application and session overrides.
Come to this presentation to learn about what a ColdFusion application
really is and how you can leverage the ColdFusion application framework
to build more elegant software right out of the box.
Applying Twitters's API Best Practices In A ColdFusion Application
Twitter has become one of the most widely used APIs in the world. And as
with anything that has become hugely successful, Twitter provides us
developers with a wealth of educational material from which to learn.
In this presentation, we will examine the Twitter API architecture and
do our best to implement Twitter best practices in a sample ColdFusion
application. This exploration will cover HTTP authentication, request
validation, multi-format responses, and meaningful status code usage.