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)
In last month's issue of CFDJ, Simon Horwith reported on MAX 2003 and all it
had to offer. Here, we follow CFDJ editor-in-chief Rob Diamond as he checked
out the floor of MAX 2003.
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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
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The name on everyone's lips these days is Blackstone, the current code name
for the next release of ColdFusion, which is coming in early 2005. Look for
beta testing to start later in 2004, with info on Macromedia's site when that
Folks around the country have been getting a sneak peek at many of the
features from Ben Forta, who's been on a whirlwind user group tour that just
wrapped up. How he travels so much, I don't know, but thankfully for those of
us bound to the homefront, he's put a report online at
ColdFusion as a whole faces many challenges in the year ahead, as does each
of us in the CF development community. These challenges range from those
beyond our individual control, like the economy, to things that we can
control like our skillsets. Then there are the unexpected challenges that get
thrown at us - hackers, and whatever else crops up along the way to interfere
with our sleep.
There's no magic solution to these problems, but there is a very easy way to
get help with each of them, and that's to get involved in the CF community.
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