Note: This blog post is from 2009. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.This coming Thursday (Apr 16, at noon EDT) I will be presenting a new talk at the Online ColdFusion Meetup. The topic, as listed on the site and below, may on the surface seem something that doesn't affect you. Maybe you don't "use" sessions, and you probably would say you don't "use" client variables. Maybe your server doesn't crash, or at least not because of those things...or so you think.
Before you dismiss the idea outright, consider the description below, and if you have an hour to spare, come check it out. You may learn something very surprising. Some of the things I'll discuss are not often talked about, from my observation. Yet I help a lot of people who are hurt by them.
I'll add, also, that out of nearly 80 sessions I've hosted, I've only spoken a few times. The meetup is definitely not "the Charlie show". Thanks to all the many other speakers who have come out the past couple of years.
My Session Title: Sessions and Clients and Crashes, Oh My!
Description: You may be suffering and not even realize it. As a consultant, I focus on helping people troubleshoot CF problems, and one of the most common (and least appreciated) problems people suffer are those related to having too many active sessions in memory or a high rate of creation/update of client variables (whether in registry or database). EVEN IF YOU'D SAY YOU DON'T USE SESSIONS OR CLIENT VARIABLES, this may impact you.
In this session, veteran CFer Charlie Arehart will explain the problem. Using live demonstrations and offering code you can use yourself for free, he'll show how to identify both the extent of and the cause of the problems, and various solutions. The concepts provided will apply to any version of CF (or BD or Railo).
To RSVP (not required) or to learn more about the meeting, including the URL to attend, see the event page.
Update:The recording for this is available here.
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