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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, and Fireworks, as well as Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004, ought to have silenced anyone who still had any lingering doubts. Whether looking at new building blocks like the MX Elements for Flash and the MX Elements for HTML, or at the new look-and-feel for Internet applications, call... (more)

What's Up at Palm?

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)

When 2 Heads are Better Than 1

WBT interviews John Sculley and David Steinberg about InPhonic... and in doing so takes us behind the scenes of a big player in the fast-emerging "wireless management" space. InPhonic, Inc., of Washington, DC, is the largest developer of virtual private wireless networks in the United States today, specializing in enabling its enterprise clients - large corporations and large member groups - to build a wireless network to interact with all of their employees and end users. Partners on the service side include AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and Cingular, while on the manufacturing side ... (more)

Product Review Central

You'll notice more product reviews than usual in the next few issues of ColdFusion Developer's Journal. We've got three in this month's issue alone. This is simply the direct result of more CF-related products on the market. It's a great thing for all of us, because many of them can help make our lives easier. There are lots of good add-ons out there, as well as full-featured products running off of ColdFusion. In addition, many of the existing products that we've all used for years have recently been upgraded to take advantage of the new features of ColdFusion MX. Since the hol... (more)

Introducing Macromedia ColdFusion

Some of the most interesting news to hit the ColdFusion world in recent memory is the January 16th announcement that Macromedia and Allaire are to merge into a new, larger-than-life Macromedia. The goal of the combined company is to take the best of what each company brings to the table and create one big company that allows its customers to create and develop a Web site - both the design and the application (and everything in between) - from start to finish. They see themselves as a one-stop Web development shop; looking at the combined product list you can see why. The new Macr... (more)