Attendee questions and Answers:
Q: Hello there. I'm an intermediate/senior CF & PHP developer in Ottawa,
Canada. I am considering attending the upcoming Fusebox Conference in
Rockville. I hope there is still space.
A: Yes there are a few spaces left.
Q: The topics look good, and I'm sure I'll learn a lot. However, I do not have
any experience with FB4 yet. Lots of projects with FB3 (and earlier) but have
not had the opportunity to implement the new framework. Can you tell me if
there are any topics that may help me get up to speed? Obviously I'm interested
to learn about 4.1 and Mach-II, but I want to make sure I don't get "leap-
A: We have a one day class on FB4 on the Friday prior to the conference for people
new to FB4 - you might check that out.
Q: Also, is it useful to have a laptop for the conference? I don't own one but
could borrow my wife's if need be.
A: If you want to take the hands on session by Jeff Peters Building your first FB 4
app then yes. You might find useful for other purposes but that is only time you
would need one.
Q: I see that Jeff Peters session "Building your first FB application (Hands on)"
is listed twice on Sunday. Are they the same session or a part 1 and part 2
like Hal's "Architecting FB" on Saturday?
A: They are part I and II. A hands on session needs to run for twice the time so
that attendees can get help with their code if they get stuck... We will be
making the class code available for attendees to download prior to the
Q: Also, at the conference, will there be anyone talking about how to implement
an Error/Exception Handling plug-in? If not, do you know of anything online that
would help me create one.
A: There's a large section of the Discovering FB4 book devoted to plugins. At the
conference I will be covering them in an Advanced Topic, after I introduce new
features of FB4.1. There is some discussion of *FUSEBOX* error handling in the
"what's new in FB4.1" part of my talk but not how to handle *DEVELOPER*
exceptions. If you catch me off hours at the conference I will spend some time
with you in private and cover how you might choose to handle errors/exceptions
in your FB app. - John Quarto-vonTivadar
Q: Are there any prizes or show specials at the conference?
A: Yes we have prizes and specials from several sponsors:
* Hal Helms