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Before moving into a new apartment a few months ago, I did what any self-respecting technology-obsessed person would do - ensure that all the necessary staples of my existence would be turned on and tested before I arrived. The week before I planned to move in, I scheduled installations of cable, RoadRunner (cable modem), telephone service, and gas (even I need heat and a stove), and arranged for my power to be turned on as well. My landlord agreed to be there for all these installations, and I slept easy knowing that my Internet, and thus my ability to work at my livelihood, would never be very far away. Arriving on the day of the move-in, I happily noted from the first test of a light switch that there was power (score: Rob 1 - Apartment 0) and upon testing the stove, there was gas as well (Rob 2 - Apartment 0). Confident in my new home's preparedness for me, I p... (more)

When 2 Heads are Better Than 1

WBT interviews John Sculley and David Steinberg about InPhonic... and in doing so takes us behind the scenes of a big player in the fast-emerging "wireless management" space. InPhonic, Inc., of Washington, DC, is the largest developer of virtual private wireless networks in the United States today, specializing in enabling its enterprise clients - large corporations and large member groups - to build a wireless network to interact with all of their employees and end users. Partners on the service side include AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and Cingular, while on the manufacturing side ... (more)

Work Smarter...Not Harder

In today's tough economic climate, the working world is becoming a more difficult place for everyone, including ColdFusion developers. Budgets are getting leaner, workers are being laid off, and work pressures are increasing as well. A recent discussion with fellow developers revealed that most of them were working longer hours than they used to - to deal with the decrease in staff. Several expressed the belief that they're now doing the jobs of several people, which is probably true, as the majority of companies are "tightening their belts" to ride through some rough economic wa... (more)

Interview... with Kevin Newling

CFDJ: Tell us about AbleCommerce and Able Solutions. What are you all about? Newling: AbleCommerce was founded in 1994. We came across ColdFusion toward the end of that year. We'd originally developed an e-commerce application in C. When we saw how much opportunity there was to use the features of ColdFusion to do e-business, we developed our first version of AbleCommerce in ColdFusion. And that's when we started promoting it publicly. CFDJ: How has AbleCommerce grown in terms of size and revenue since 1994? Newling: At its inception, AbleCommerce was an entrepreneurial vision. We c... (more)

Getting the Most from the MX Community

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)