The amazing adventures of Doug Hughes

Revisiting PbD

Not to brag, but yesterday I was happy to hear that I was the fourth highest ranked speaker at the Powered by Detroit conference with a total score of 3.82 out of 5. The three who beat me out: Ben Forta, Greg Rewis, and Angela Buraglia. Given the caliber of those speakers and that two of the three we the keynote speakers, I take that as a very big compliment. I regret having missed Angela’s presentation.

I’ve had a couple requests for me to post my presentation on my blog. I just got the green light from Cornel Ivanescu (the organizer of Powered by Detroit) to do so. As a result, you can download the presentation now.

The presentation really focuses on the nuts and bolts of writing CFCs. I cover all the basics as well as some practical advice on writing CFCs. I do not cover very much OOP or design patterns or any of the traditionally scary stuff.

As a note, if you’re going to give this particular presentation then you will want to know that it really disserves about two hours. I tried to crop it down to 1 hour and it was still 2 hours long. There’s a set of ColdFusion example files and a PowerPoint file. The speaker’s notes in the PowerPoint guide you though which examples to show.

And, as a reminder, I’ve gone solo. If you or your company need or want onsite training for virtually any ColdFusion topic please drop me a line. I’m happy to help.

Comments on: "Revisiting PbD" (3)

  1. Hey Doug,

    Good luck with the job search.

    I enjoyed the first few minutes of your presentation, and I wanted to sit through more of it, but I was still tweaking my own presentation.

    Did Cornell tell you your "ranking" or was it posted somewhere? Had I known I was getting ranked, I would have tried giving away more stuff. 🙂


  2. Scott Stroz said:

    Dude, you rock.

    I am sorry I missed it.


  3. Rick Mason said:


    Your presentation was clearly one of the best I heard at Powered by Detroit. Hope you plan on returning next year.


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