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A few weeks ago I went to my local mall to buy a new cell phone. The old one looked as though it had been through some sort of war, so it was well past the time to replace it. I picked out a model I liked and went over to talk to a salesperson to select the monthly plan that was going to rip me off the least. While complimenting me on my selection, the salesman told me that one "amazing new feature" of that model was that it was a WAP-phone so I could access "the entire Internet over it." He then rattled off several groundbreaking new features ranging from sports scores to movie showtimes. While he was telling me all this, I noticed he wasn't looking directly at me, but rather over me. I glanced behind me and saw that he was reading his entire sales pitch off a large sign over my shoulder. When he was done reading, I jumped in with some obvious questions to see if h... (more)

Anytime, Anywhere Troubleshooting with MobiServer

A cool, mobile gadget for network admins I worked for an ISP. We were on one of the top floors. The servers were several floors below. This meant that when you got the call that there was a server problem, you often had to get up and ride the elevator down to check the machine. There was lost time waiting on a rebooted server. Then you checked everything again, called the customer, and could finally get back to your other duties. If instead of working for an ISP, you are overseeing several networks spread across the city, you have more traveling to do. Since you are responsible ... (more)

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Over the past few months we've previewed the development of ColdFusion 6.0 - affectionately codenamed "Neo" by the Macromedia development crew. In many of those articles we also discussed the new Java support, one of the brightest new features and also the one that could help carry ColdFusion to its next level of acceptance and support. At DevCon, Macromedia brought that promise a bit closer to reality with announcements about Neo and its brand-new partner support. Numerous industry leaders, such as BEA, IBM, Intel, and Sun Microsystems, are joining with Macromedia to support Ne... (more)

MAX 2003 Show Report

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. activePDF is a leading provider of PDF creation, conversion, and development tools for Windows, offering the ability to dynamically create PDFs from over 280 file types, including HTML, as well as numerous PDF manipulation features. Affinity Internet has been providing feature-rich services and solutions since 1996 and is the leading Web hosting services provider. Affinity operates multiple hosting b... (more)

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has finally sprung, even though you can't really tell from the odd weather that we've been having here in New York lately. Along with spring, there are a few tidbits of useful news to cover this month from Macromedia and elsewhere. First up, there are a useful new hot fix for CFMX 6.1 that has sprung from Macromedia's development offices this month. Full details (and the download) are available at: www.macromedia.com/support/coldfusion/ts/documents/client_purge_hotfix.htm. In a nutshell, MX runs hourly purge operations on client variables stored in the registry and data ... (more)