Now that ColdFusion 9 has been officially released, I thought it would be nice to have a forum for discussing development techniques with its ORM features. Getting started with CF9's ORM integration (CF-ORM) is quite easy. Just read through the ColdFusion ORM chapter in Developing ColdFusion 9 Applications, and you'll be well on your way. Or, if you'll be near North Carolina in a couple of weeks you can come and listen to me ramble on about the topic at CFinNC.
But what about when you want to move beyond the basics of simple CRUD? CF-ORM uses Hibernate under the covers to provide the ORM functionality, and Hibernate is by no means a simple product. You can do all sorts or weird and wonderful things with the powerhouse that is ColdFusion + Hibernate, and some of them are not entirely straightforward. As well, once you start using an ORM, you may very well start to have questions about how to design your applications and structure your code. I thought it would be nice to have a place to discuss those issues so I created a Google group for that purpose. cf-orm-dev is a place to discuss development techniques with and advanced topics about CF-ORM. Everyone is welcome to join and participate, but be aware that questions that can be easily answered by simply reading the documentation may go unanswered.
I hope to see some of you there!