I got back from cf.Objective() late Sunday night (or was it Monday morning) and I have to say it was by far the most educational conference I've ever attended. I attended every session I could (a change for me, I usually skip a particular session time when there's just nothing to see). The full list of sessions I attended is:
- CFEclise: An Introduction
- Managing ColdFusion Components with Factories
- AOP with ColdFusion
- Mach-II and ColdSpring
- Subversion SCM
- Objects and Persistence
- The Mystic Flex2 Gateway in a Real Application
- Frameworks Roundtable
- ModelManagement with ColdSpring
How's that for a session list?! Every session stretched my brain (my hat was getting pretty snug), and I came away from every single session with new information. Even the ones where I was completely lost by the end (AOP is particularly hard to grasp) I still came away with new information, and as I told Chris Scott later that evening (who gave the AOP presentation) the information he presented was slowly marinating, and I was starting to really understand a lot of what he said, hours later. I have to say that this is probably the only conference I've attended in quite some time where I felt I actually got my money's worth.
So if you're a CF developer looking to step up your game, even if you're not "quite ready" for OO development, I would highly recommend you attend the next cf.Objective() (and harass Jared to put together another one).
I can't wait until next year!