I'm writing this month's editorial myself, but if I wanted to stay true to
the focus of the issue, I'd be writing it with a partner, or several.
Collaboration is the name of the game in the world of ColdFusion, and in the
magazine world as well. It's a team that produces CFDJ, and without them you
wouldn't have a magazine. If it weren't for our fantastic team of writers,
editorial staff, production designers, and advertising sales folks, we'd be
nowhere. Without them you'd be lucky to receive a blank pile of pages each
month. With them all, however, we put together a fantastic resource each
month, one that we're quite proud of, and one that I hope you enjoy.
If you haven't guessed yet, this month's focus is on collaboration. The
thought of collaboration seems a simple one, but in this not-utopian world we
live in, it's not always as easy as it seems. What messes up t... (more)
When Macromedia first announced last year that it would be joining the old
UCon and DevCon together, combining the best of the two events into
"Macromedia MAX 2003" - subsequently held in Salt Lake City in November -
there were the inevitable rumblings in the user/developer community.
By now, however, everyone has seen that not only did joining those two events
make good business sense, it also made sense in the context of the enormous
impetus that it gave to the MX product suite.
Last month's announcement of the "MX 2004" product line, with its new
versions of Dreamweaver, Flash... (more)
The ColdFusion world traveled down to Disney World this October - without
even having to win a major sporting event first. The occasion was Macromedia
DevCon 2002 - the world's largest gathering of all things Macromedia - which
took place October 27-30. It was a very successful conference on all fronts,
with a keynote by Macromedia chairman and CEO Rob Burgess, and appearances by
Ben Forta, Jeremy Allaire (via Flash video), and other Macromedia executives
and product managers.
The theme of the conference was "Architecting a New Internet Experience," and
many of the sessions stuc... (more)
No, not Christmas, but our annual ColdFusion Developer's Journal Readers'
Choice Awards announcements. Categories for this year's awards are Best Book,
Best Consulting Service, Best Custom Tag, Best Database Tool, Best Design
Service, Best E-Business Software, Best Education and Training, Best Testing
Tool, Best Web Development Tool, Best Web Hosting, Best Web Performance Tool,
Best Content Management Tool, Best Web Site, Best Web Application, and last,
but not least, Most Innovative CF Application. With awards in these 15
categories, CFDJ, with the help of thousands of our reade... (more)
CFDJ: Fig Leaf Software is one of the top e-business consulting and training
organizations in the world, specializing in the application of technology
from Allaire and Macromedia. Steve Drucker, president and CEO, and Dave
Gallerizzo, vice president of consulting services, will tell us what they're
currently working on.
Steve Drucker: We're contributing to a new initiative for Macromedia and
Allaire called Harpoon. Harpoon is a new toolkit - Macromedia Flash objects
with Invocation methods for ColdFusion, Jrun, all the macromedia tools.
You're going to be able to use Dreamweaver ... (more)