On a recent business trip to Istanbul, I arrived to wall-to-wall coverage of
the Telsim controversy. Motorola and Nokia have filed a $3-billion lawsuit
against Telsim, the second leading wireless provider in Turkey, alleging that
Turkey's Uzan family borrowed all of that money with no intention of ever
paying it back, in violation of the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt
Organizations statute. Telsim is currently denying these charges, and we'll
be following the case at wbt2.com as it unfolds starting on February 11.
Heading back on the 11-hour flight to New York, I spent my time catching up
on all of the latest wireless news. In the United States, recent months have
brought some tough financial news for many of the nation's largest cellular
carriers. In the fourth quarter of 2001, AT&T Wireless posted a net loss of
$1.2 billion. Just a slightly larger drop in th... (more)
Another month in the world of CF has passed, and as always, it's certainly
not been a dull one. This month's editorial will be devoted to a handful of
important CFDJ housekeeping items before you turn the page to get into the
technical meat. The 3rd Annual CFDJ Readers' Choice Awards are now in full
swing with hundreds of votes in so far and more coming in even as I write.
I'm also proud to note that we've received lots of positive feedback from
around the industry for the new fraud protection and voting systems that
we've added to this year's awards program. The most notable addi... (more)
We've got some exciting news to share with you before you get into this
information-packed issue of ColdFusion Developer's Journal.
SYS-CON Media, the leading publisher of i-technology magazines and the parent
company of CFDJ, recently aquired CF Advisor and has added it to its online
stable of Web sites. No changes will be made to the Web site, which will
continue in its role as an independent ColdFusion developer's resource.
Complete with news, tips, feature articles, a job bank, training resources, a
CF hosting guide, and discussion areas, CF Advisor is one of the le... (more)
No, isn't a new ColdFusion tag coming in Neo that you just
haven't read about yet. It's my witty (at least I think it's witty) way of
introducing debugging, one of the focuses of this month's issue. It's
something that every developer has certainly faced at one time or another,
and if you think you haven't - well, you're probably kidding yourself.
We've got two great features this month on debugging that are must-reads for
less experienced developers and should-brush-up-ons for the advanced. Charlie
Arehart, our Journeyman extraordinaire, has written this month's c... (more)
We've often provided coverage of the massive lists of "big name" companies
that are using ColdFusion on their Web sites. I find this to be an excellent
example of the health and growth of the ColdFusion industry. One new site
alone of course isn't enough to propel ColdFusion forward, but every bit
helps. It's certainly good news for all CF developers when a major site gives
its stamp of approval to the language by relaunching or adding CF-based areas
to its site.
The latest in a long line of such sites is FAO Schwartz. Mindseye redesigned
its Web site using both ColdFusion and J... (more)