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I'm writing this month's editorial myself, but if I wanted to stay true to the focus of the issue, I'd be writing it with a partner, or several. Collaboration is the name of the game in the world of ColdFusion, and in the magazine world as well. It's a team that produces CFDJ, and without them you wouldn't have a magazine. If it weren't for our fantastic team of writers, editorial staff, production designers, and advertising sales folks, we'd be nowhere. Without them you'd be lucky to receive a blank pile of pages each month. With them all, however, we put together a fantastic resource each month, one that we're quite proud of, and one that I hope you enjoy. If you haven't guessed yet, this month's focus is on collaboration. The thought of collaboration seems a simple one, but in this not-utopian world we live in, it's not always as easy as it seems. What messes up t... (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)

DevCon 2002:A Positive Indicator for CF

The ColdFusion world traveled down to Disney World this October - without even having to win a major sporting event first. The occasion was Macromedia DevCon 2002 - the world's largest gathering of all things Macromedia - which took place October 27-30. It was a very successful conference on all fronts, with a keynote by Macromedia chairman and CEO Rob Burgess, and appearances by Ben Forta, Jeremy Allaire (via Flash video), and other Macromedia executives and product managers. The theme of the conference was "Architecting a New Internet Experience," and many of the sessions stuc... (more)

It's That Time of Year Again...

No, not Christmas, but our annual ColdFusion Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Awards announcements. Categories for this year's awards are Best Book, Best Consulting Service, Best Custom Tag, Best Database Tool, Best Design Service, Best E-Business Software, Best Education and Training, Best Testing Tool, Best Web Development Tool, Best Web Hosting, Best Web Performance Tool, Best Content Management Tool, Best Web Site, Best Web Application, and last, but not least, Most Innovative CF Application. With awards in these 15 categories, CFDJ, with the help of thousands of our reade... (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)