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Denise Lahey is the chief executive officer of OracleMobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corp. In her five-year tenure at Oracle, Ms. Lahey created Oracle's mobile product strategy and then orchestrated the development of new products to fulfill that strategy. Ms. Lahey also inked strategic partnerships between Oracle and other wireless technology innovators like Motorola, Palm Computing, and Symbian. As the first employee in the division, Ms. Lahey built Oracle's Mobile Product group to over 125 people worldwide. Today she leads OracleMobile's growing team to deliver on her vision for the wireless Internet. WBT: Tell us about OracleMobile. What do they do, and what do you do for them? DL: I can sum it up in one sentence: we build and host wireless Web sites. Depending on what analyst you talk to, over the next three years there will be one to one and a hal... (more)

Looking Back...and Forward...

Well, we're at the start of a new year, and before we look forward, I thought it might be an appropriate time to look back and reflect on . With this January issue we enter our fourth year of publication, proudly covering the world of ColdFusion since January of 1999. Back when CFDJ launched, the technology world was very different. If you were running ColdFusion, you were probably using version 3.0 and waiting for the first set of 4.0 patches on your path to upgrading. JRun was a lovely Java server owned by LiveSoftware. The Allaire/Macromedia merger was nary a g... (more)

Going North!

On May 3 I'll be packing my bags and trekking north from New York to Toronto to participate in CF North, the only Canadian developer's conference for ColdFusion. A large chunk of the ColdFusion world will be heading up that way with me, both those in the area and those elsewhere looking to network between now and the Macromedia DevCon this fall. It's a worthwhile event - enough for me to leave my new dog at home. (Say Hi to Max, the world's cutest pug and the first dog determined to learn CFML.) Taking place at the Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott Hotel on May 4-5, the event will c... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interview...with Steve Drucker & Dave Gallerizzo

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)

Interview... with Todd Peters of Paper Thin, Inc.

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)