I was first introduced to ColdFusion almost three years ago when one of the
programmers in SYS-CON's Web Services Department suggested we implement it in
a few different places on one of our Web sites. As the department manager I
said, "Sure, sounds good...By the way, what the heck is it?" For the first
six months I regretted the "Sure" part immensely. I still knew almost nothing
about the workings of ColdFusion or its potential; all I knew was that the
programmer somehow managed to keep crashing our server and the Web site was
down almost as much as it was up. Thankfully-for the Web site visitors and
for me-ColdFusion and my knowledge of it have come a long way since then.
When this programmer left the company, I had to learn ColdFusion. I
complained for all of five minutes until I realized what he knew all along -
the dynamic possibilities offered by ColdFusion. It... (more)
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 b... (more)
In the aftermath of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the entire
nation came together to mourn the loss of those who died and suffered, and to
plan a way to recover as a society as best we could.
No words that I could write here would be adequate to convey how awful the
atrocities were to witness or even to watch unfold on TV. Nor can mere words
ever do justice to the extraordinary scenes of overwhelming human bravery and
the endurance of the human spirit.
Along with amazing individuals like New York City area volunteers who, as you
read this, will undoubtedly still be s... (more)
If you're at all like me (in which case, let me say "good luck to you!"), you
spend a decent amount of your developer week traipsing around Macromedia's
Web site. They've got an enormous wealth of information on there for those of
us using CF, Flash, Dreamweaver, and the rest of the Macromedia product line
They aren't of course providing us with all of these wonderful resources
*just* because they're lovely people with very kind hearts. It's part of a
focus on customer retention (they want us forever...FOREVER) and on
cross-selling Macromedia's other products and servic... (more)
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)