ADF Training Agenda

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Welcome to the ADF Training class.

Training Goals

Class Structure

The Development Environment

The Docs

Terminology Review

Key Directories

Installation [Exercise] Learn how easy it is to install the ADF

  * Server Configuration
  * Site Configuration
  * Testing

Getting Started [Exercise] Installing the PT Tag application

Object Factory One of the core components of the ADF is the ADF Object Factory

  * What is an Object Factory
  * Different types/examples of Object Factories
  * Beans
  * Configurations
  * Singleton
  * Transient
  * Dependency Injection

ADF Object Factories There are 2 Object Factories within the ADF

  * Server
  * Site
  * Initialization

ADF Directories Review of the ADF open source libaray

  * Core Framework
  * Extensions
  * Library
  * Third Party
  * Site Level

Security Get an understanding for the security measures taken with the ADF

  * General Concepts
  * Ajax Calls
  * Web configuration

Resetting the ADF

  * When do I reset?
  * What do I reset?

Working with the ADF Where do I write all of my code so that I can update the ADF

  * Library Components
  * Applications
  * Extensions

Library Components Getting data from CommonSpot has never been easier. Learn how to use the Library components to integrate tightly with CommonSpot

  * Configuration
  * Examples
  * Library API Review
  * Community Site Documentation
  * Versioning
  * Dependency Injection

Getting Data from a Custom Element [Exercise]

Site Level ADF and Library [Exercise] Configure the Site to use the ADF and to override standard ADF Library Components

  * Extending Library Components at the site level

Custom Elements The core data repository as seen through the eyes of the ADF

  * Connecting Custom Elements
  * UniqueID vs. dataPageID (pageID)

Extensions [Exercise] There are many CommonSpot components available in the Extensions section of the ADF. Learn how to use them in your sites and Applications

  * Datasheet Modules
  * Custom Fields
  * Custom Scripts
  * The "list" field type

General Chooser A unique, highly extendable Custom Field Type that is designed to easily connect two Custom Elements.

  * General Information
  * Building a chooser

Custom Elements The core data repository as seen through the eyes of the ADF

  * Connecting Custom Elements

Third Party There are additional open source libraries included with the ADF. Learn how they can be used to extend your Application.

  * General Overview
  * Working with jQuery
     ** Examples
     ** jQueryUI
  * Adding New Components

Environment Data Variable data stored at the Server and Site level for Library Components and Applications

  * Memory Structures
  * XML Configuration

Content Creation API [Exercise] An essential component of any ADF Application is the ability to create/modify new content

  * General Concepts of CCAPI
  * Configuring CommonSpot for CCAPI
  * Components
     ** CCAPI
     ** csContent
     ** csPage
     ** csSubsite
     ** csUpload
  * Site Level Configuration


  * Create a Page
  * Populate Content (adding and editing)
  * Create Subsites

Ajax Proxy [Exercise] Adding Ajax calls to your Application code is a lot easier than you think. See how you can add Post/Get and general Ajax methods in a snap.

  * General Usage
  * jQuery and Ajax
  * Returnformat - plain vs. json

Applications [Exercise] At the heart of the ADF is the Application itself. We will learn how to construct and manage your Application code.

  * What is an application?
  * Major components of an Application
     ** AppBeanConfig
     ** App.cfc
     ** Components
     ** Custom Elements
     ** Site Level Configuration
        ** XML
        ** Custom Elements
  * Override/Extending
     ** ADF Library Component
     ** Application Component at the Site Level
  * Starter Application
  * Naming Conventions
  * Best Practices (A review of the Navigation Element)

Community Site Projects Once you have built your application you will need to learn how to allow the community to leverage your code.

  * Building a Project
  * Supporting your Project
  * Maintaining your code
     ** Uploading Initial Version
     ** Updating
  * Documenting your Application

SVN Maintaining your code is simple when you learn how easy you can store it in the publically available SVN

  * SVN Server
  * Tortoise
  * Subclipse
  * Folder configurations
     ** Branches
     ** Tags
     ** Trunk