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, and Fireworks, as well as Macromedia Flash MX
Professional 2004, ought to have silenced anyone who still had any lingering
doubts. Whether looking at new building blocks like the MX Elements for Flash
and the MX Elements for HTML, or at the new look-and-feel for Internet
applications, call... (more)
Interview with Ted Ladd, formerly lead evangelist, Platform Group, Palm, Inc.
WBT: Can you tell us a little about the two recent Palm releases - the m100
and the Palm VIIx?
TL: Let me answer, if I may, from a platform perspective. (When I say Palm I
am including the Palm device business and the Palm licensees team - like
Sony, Nokia, Motorola.) Handheld devices right now are separating into two
different segments. The first segment is for your grandmother. These are
low-cost devices with basic functionality, tried-and-true technologies aimed
at people who need handheld computers b... (more)
Welcome to a visually new and improved ColdFusion Developer's Journal. You'll
notice subtle changes in certain aspects of the design and layout of the
magazine. We've also made a few behind-the-scenes changes to the roster of
in-house sous-chefs, those who help cook the magazine each month and deliver
an even better CFDJ.
We're working on giving the magazine a somewhat cleaner look, and I trust
you'll agree that what you hold here in your hand this month is a step in the
right direction. If we've succeeded, you should find that you've been served
up the same great meat - or tofu... (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)
CFDJ: Tell us about PaperThin and what you do.
Peters: PaperThin markets and distributes a content management product based
completely on ColdFusion - the CommonSpot Content Server. It targets
organizations with intranets, Internets, and extranets that have distributed
content management needs. CommonSpot enables nontechnical users to publish
and manage the content within their site. Ideally, it's for managing the
unstructured data within an organization and letting business users create,
update, and manage content and its delivery, as well as managing those
involved in the publi... (more)