ColdFusion Developer Week 2012

Adobe's second ColdFusion Developer Week kicks off today, June 4, and continues through Friday, June 8, 2012. Whether you're a new or experienced CFML developer, there's probably more than one session you'll find very interesting and useful. From basics to advanced language features, as well as frameworks and a focus on the new ColdFusion 10 release, there's just loads of good stuff, all provided via free online Webinars.

Check out the sessions and schedule, and sign up.

Like last year, I'll be presenting Improve Your Apps Through Unit Testing, tomorrow.

I also hope to revive this sleepy blog with some more interesting tid-bits soon, so stay tuned! It's been a busy year, but I've queued a number of topics for blog posts, so hopefully I can catch up a little in the near future.

Support Flex/Flash Builder for Linux

It was reported that Flex Builder for Linux is on hold.

Rather than go into a lengthy discourse here on why I feel Flex/Flash Builder should be available to Linux desktop developers, I'll direct those interested to this Adobe issue/bug report, which contains plenty of great comments and lots of votes in support.

If you agree, please be sure to vote for this issue.

I would also like to draw attention to a recent survey by the Eclipse Foundation.

So...

The number of developers using Eclipse on Linux workstations has grown from 20% in 2007 to 27% in 2009...
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Eclipse is likely the most popular open source IDE (certainly for Java/CFML developers)...
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Adobe has open-sourced the Flex SDK...
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Linux likely has the most vibrant open source software community of developers...
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Adobe has a Flex Builder Eclipse plug-in...
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Adobe provides no means for a developer using Eclipse on Linux to become a Flex developer???
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I will be happy to spend $249 on IntelliJ IDEA, which appears to provide great Flex support out of the box.

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