I’m John C Bland II

Husband, Father, Tech Author, Deacon.
Founder ofย Katapult Media, and full-stack polyglot developer.
Political Free Agents Podcast Host.

I create. I launch.

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I post regular fun on YouTube like me playing the bass and anything else I find fun.ย 

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I have a few suggestions on training desires and I’m pretty stoked about doing them.

  • Flex+LCDS+CF: A Sexy Relationship (preso will be for AZCFUG)
    Many Flex dev’s from back in the day loved AMF integration in CF. It seriously was the fastest way to get up and running but there is a newer, much sexier way to pull your data: LiveCycle Data Services. This is native to ColdFusion 8 and it even boasts some sweet features you can’t easily/quickly accomplish in regular CF-AMF.
  • Flex Development for .NET Developers
    I’ll utilize WebORB here to show a REALLY sexy integration point between Flex and .NET. General integration using web services will be shown as well but that isn’t nearly as sexy as WebORB. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Along with data integration I’ll discuss the comparisons between Flex dev’ and .NET dev. You may even hear the word XAML in there somewhere. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Flex/PHP Integration
    You will see data integration between Flex and PHP using AMFPHP. Since I love CodeIgniter so much, and if time allows, I might show how you can integrate a Flex app in a PHP site based on CodeIgniter.
  • ActionScript 3 Series
    • The Basics
      This may be a short preso but it will cover the basics of using AS3. I’ll discuss a few things specific to Flash CS3/CS4 and a few about Flex 3. This will also cover utilizing classes so don’t expect to see anything on a timeline, literally.
    • “Patternization”
      I’m a fan of design patterns and I’ll show how you can implement a few. There won’t be a laundry list of patterns discussed but I will cover a few of my fav’s.

These aren’t in any specific order. I’ll iron out a schedule here soon. For sure I’m doing 2 trainings a quarter but which two I’m not sure about yet.

More coming soon.