I've also been tapped to present at the 2008 cf.Objective() conference. My session is called "Leveraging Code Generation to Jumpstart Your Development".
There are two kinds of coding: fun and boring. We all want to focus on the fun kind, but unfortunately the boring, repetitive kind also has to get done. Luckily, a lot of the boring coding can be generated for us!
The underlying concepts of code generation will be discussed. This will include active and passive generation, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each approach.
I'll also look at using code generation to help you get to the fun stuff more quickly. Topics will touch on the full range of available code generation techniques, including CFEclipse Snippets, ANT build files, scaffolding, ORM frameworks, the Illudium PU-36 generator from Brian Rinaldi, and my UML to CFC Stub Generator. I hope to see you there!