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In 1977 Bruce Scott, now president and CEO of PointBase, cofounded Oracle, where he was coauthor and coarchitect of Oracle 1, 2, and 3. Many in the industry still think of him as "Scott/Tiger" - the original user name and password for the Oracle database, which still appears throughout Oracle documentation. In 1984 Bruce cofounded Gupta Technology (renamed Centura Software), where he provided database technology leadership for over 10 years. Most recently, Bruce was a founder and principal at inquiry.com. WBT: Tell us about the vision you had when you founded PointBase. What was it you hoped to do? BS: I wanted to allow corporate data to be moved out into the hands of the people that really need it. The end user. I saw a changing world in which people would use other computers besides PCs. These computers would come in a variety of shapes and forms with different chi... (more)

Tying It All Together...Macromedia Style

One of the ever-repeating themes here at CFDJ since Macromedia and Allaire merged has been the converging of their technologies and our place in the ever-changing technology landscape as CF developers. We spoke about it first while looking into the future with a sense of hope when the merger took place. Then we covered it as details began to emerge on what they had planned. Since then, as CFDJ evolves along with the ColdFusion market, we've continued to cover all sorts of cross uses of these technologies. CF and Flash, CF and Java, and other such combo possibilities are increasi... (more)

Blackstone...

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 becomes available. 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 www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/coldfusion/articles/blacks... (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)

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)