At Adobe MAX 2010, Joe Rinehart and I presented a session titled “ColdFusion Skunkworks”. What an experience!
I’ve posted the slides and materials on the MXUnit Wiki, and a recording of the presentation is available on Adobe TV. Please check it out. As I wrote on the MXUnit wiki, this presentation is our ode to playful programming, to putting aside, if only temporarily, familiar approaches, to taking risks, and to exploration.
I’d like to say “I hope you take as much from it as I did,” but I do not believe that is possible. This experience was transformative for me, to be sure. I’ve given a number of presentations at conferences, but none of them led me to learn so many new things as this one. Joe and I decided that if were were going to present on a topic as bold as skunkworks, then we needed to live it ourselves. It was fun, exhausting, exhilarating. So how about this: I hope you get a glimpse of what can happen when you devote some time to you instead of giving it all to the man. Go play!