From my friends at the Maryland ColdFusion User Group (note that NoVaSQL leader Jeremy Kadlec will be speaking this month):

You are invited to the Maryland ColdFusion User Group Meeting on Tuesday 09/13/2005.
If you don't like the topics, come for the pizza! Just kidding! 

HOW TO ENTER TERATECH BUILDING AFTER 6:00 pm.

THE BULDING HAS A NEW KEYPAD ENTRY SYSTEM ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FRONT DOOR. PRESS THE BUTTON TO SELECT TERATECH ON THE KEYPAD AND HIT THE CALL BUTTON, PRES 0 FOR SOMEONE TO PICK IT UP AND THEY WILL LET YOU IN.

6:30pm 'CF 7 Application framework' by Simon Horwith

8:00pm 'SQL Server Performance Tuning' by Jeremy Kadlec

TeraTech, Inc.
405 E. Gude Dr
Suite 207
Rockville, MD 20850
301-424-3903

For a map or for directions: Go to http://www.cfug-md.org/directions/directions.cfm.

To RSVP, or to offer a ride or request a ride from Shady Grove Metro Station: Go to http://www.cfug-md.org/rsvp.cfm.

Topic: 'CF 7 Application framework'

In his last technical presentation, Simon talked about the new feature in CFMX 7 voted by our members as what they'd like most to learn about. This month, Simon gets to choose the topic that he'd most like to talk about and show off... he's chosen the Application Framework. ColdFusoin MX 7 introduced a new framework for defining applications and handling application events; according to Simon, "this feature, possibly along with the Event Gateway framework, will have the most drastic impact of any feature since the introductoin of Application.cfm on how ColdFusion developers architect their applications".

Bio:

Simon Horwith is Chief Information Officer at AboutWeb, LLC. - a Washington DC based company specializing in staff augmentation, consulting, and training, and is the Editor-in-Chief of ColdFusion Developer's Journal - the only magazine in print devoted exclusively to ColdFusion.
Simon has been using ColdFusion since version 1.5 and is a Macromedia Certified Master Instructor and Member of Team Macromedia. He specializes in ColdFusion application architecture, including architecting applications that integrate with Java, Flash, Flex, and a myriad of other technologies. In addition to presenting at CFUGs and conferences around the world, he has also been a contributing author of several books and technical papers. You can read his blog at www.horwith.com.

Simon Horwith can be reached at simon@horwith.com.

Topic: 'SQL Server Performance Tuning'

Microsoft SQL Server includes the SQL profiler, a powerful tool for improving the performance of database applications. If your application is running slowly, most likely you can't solve the problem by looking at the application alone, or the database alone. Instead, you need to understand how the application interacts with the database. SQL Server Profiler allows you to understand these interactions and will show you where to look to improve application performance.

Bio:
Jeremy Kadlec is the Principal Database Engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering full spectrum Microsoft SQL Server Services in North America. He has authored numerous articles publishes white papers on various SQL Server topics, serves as an "Ask the Expert" at www.SearchDatabase.com and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server Users Groups and nationally at SQL PASS. He is the author of the Start to Finish Guide to IT Project Management which has been will received in the IT community. Jeremy holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Jeremy Kadlec can be reached at jeremyk@edgewoodsolutions.com.