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 but don't necessarily even have a
laptop or desktop computer. Technological neophytes basically, just people
who want the personal organizer-type features of the Palm. Previously that
meant the Palm III series; now it's the m100. From what I've seen of the
reviews and some of the early number... (more)
WBT's editor-in-chief Robert Diamond recently asked Joan Herbig about her
role in a company that has seen explosive growth in the past year thanks to
Afaria, the popular solution for enterprises faced with managing a large
number of mobile devices from a central location.
WBT: When was XcelleNet founded, and how did you get involved?
JH: I've held this position since February 2000 when Francisco Partners, a
San Francisco-based equity fund, purchased the company from Sterling
Commerce, a B2B e-commerce company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. XcelleNet
was originally founded in 198... (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)
A big part of the lifeblood of a good programming language is its ability to
be expanded and built upon by its user community. Java, perhaps the hottest
programming language of our day, certainly has this ability, along with many
other languages. And CFML is certainly no exception. Extending the language,
and sharing code and swappable components, helps foster the one thing all
languages strive for - a living, active user community.
ColdFusion excels in many ways - the hundreds of Web sites, mailing lists
such as CF-Talk and our own CFDJList, and, most of all, Allaire's Developer ... (more)
That's the latest buzzword in the ColdFusion industry today, and by the looks
of it you'll soon be hearing it a lot more - so now's the time to prepare. As
I'm sure most of you have already read in the past few issues of CFDJ - in
articles by Ben Forta and an interview by Ajit Sagar with Jeremy Allaire -
ColdFusion is headed onto the Java train...and for Allaire it's full speed
To bring you quickly up to speed, the next generation of Allaire's
application server technology - code-named "Pharaoh" - is going to combine
ColdFusion and JRun's app servers into a single powerfu... (more)