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SYS-CON Radio interviews John Caron, Director of Marketing for Bowstreet.
SYS-CON Radio interviews Terry Hanold, EVP of Market Development for WebPutty, Inc.
I'm writing this editorial on the way home from CFNorth in Toronto. It was, I can honestly say, one of the best times I've had at a conference, ColdFusion or otherwise. This was the case for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the amazing effort that Kevin Towes and his te...
As a jaded computer user and developer, it's hard to excite me with a simple new release. As a magazine editor, with products and demos flying across my desk, it becomes even harder. I've seen many products and releases come and go over the past few years, and it's been a very interest...
On May 3 I'll be packing my bags and trekking north from New York to Toronto to participate in CF North, the only Canadian developer's conference for ColdFusion. A large chunk of the ColdFusion world will be heading up that way with me, both those in the area and those elsewhere lookin...
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 Traini...
In today's tough economic climate, the working world is becoming a more difficult place for everyone, including ColdFusion developers. Budgets are getting leaner, workers are being laid off, and work pressures are increasing as well. A recent discussion with fellow developers revealed ...
Well, we're at the start of a new year, and before we look forward, I thought it might be an appropriate time to look back and reflect on . With this January issue we enter our fourth year of publication, proudly covering the world of ColdFusion since January of 1999.
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 atroci...
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 Col...
We've often provided coverage of the massive lists of 'big name' companies that are using ColdFusion on their Web sites. I find this to be an excellent example of the health and growth of the ColdFusion industry. One new site alone of course isn't enough to propel ColdFusion forward, b...
No, isn't a new ColdFusion tag coming in Neo that you just haven't read about yet. It's my witty (at least I think it's witty) way of introducing debugging, one of the focuses of this month's issue. It's something that every developer has certainly faced at one time or another, and if...
Last year's Readers' Choice Awards greatly exceeded our expectations. Over 13,000 votes were cast, many more than we imagined. What it proved to us here at CFDJ, and what it demonstrated to the industry as a whole, was the maturity of the ColdFusion industry. It also showed your devoti...
There have been a lot of hot wireless topics in current events as of late, a trend indicative of the continuing acceptance of wireless in the mainstream consumer market. In this month's editorial, I'd like to weigh in on a few of the biggest issues.
We've got some exciting news to share with you before you get into this information-packed issue of ColdFusion Developer's Journal. SYS-CON Media, the leading publisher of i-technology magazines and the parent company of CFDJ, recently aquired CF Advisor and has added it to its onlin...
Trade shows and conferences are fantastic opportunities for learning, as well as networking with others in the industry. Where else can you hang out with hundreds, even thousands, of other wireless enthusiasts? I've recently spoken with many readers (at conferences of course!) and all ...
WBT's editor-in-chief Robert Diamond recently asked Joan Herbig about her role in a company that has seen explosive growth in the past year thanks to Afaria, the popular solution for enterprises faced with managing a large number of mobile devices from a central location.
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 with...
Marketing hype is everywhere in our lives. It's unavoidable no matter where you go - flipping through television channels, reading newspapers or magazines, or driving along and looking at the billboards on the highway. Now, don't get me wrong; advertising has its place. It shows the ma...
A few months ago I wrote an editorial in CFDJ (Vol. 3, issue 1) about conferences in general, and what fantastic opportunities they were for learning and networking. I spoke with many readers after that piece (at conferences of course!) and all agreed with that sentiment. Many of our r...
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 ...
I'm writing this month's editorial from the show floor at the CTIA Wireless 2001 Global Conference in Las Vegas where everyone who's anyone in the unwired world has come together for three short days to talk, showcase, and learn about everything wireless. Also worth mentioning is the u...
The biggest new release of ColdFusion in recent memory is now upon us. We've been hearing about it for months, saw it previewed at the Allaire Developer's Conference last year, and have been reading about it ever since - ColdFusion Server 5.0.
When Spectra was first released, CFDJ devoted a lot of editorial space to it. To say the least, we didn't receive the most positive feedback to articles on software that ran on top of ColdFusion, required an additional expenditure, and at first didn't fit into many people's development...
A big part of the lifeblood of a good programming language is its ability to be expanded and built upon by its user community. Java, perhaps the hottest programming language of our day, certainly has this ability, along with many other languages. And CFML is certainly no exception. Ext...
Before moving into a new apartment a few months ago, I did what any self-respecting technology-obsessed person would do - ensure that all the necessary staples of my existence would be turned on and tested before I arrived. The week before I planned to move in, I scheduled installatio...
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 tabl...
This editorial has been written in a way unlike any article you've ever read in this magazine. As a testament to the focus of this issue - 'ColdFusion and Wireless' - I'm typing it (albeit painstakingly so) on my RIM Blackberry 957. Three sentences in, I can tell you that it's by no me...
CFDJ: Tell us about AbleCommerce and Able Solutions. What are you all about? Newling: AbleCommerce was founded in 1994. We came across ColdFusion toward the end of that year. We'd originally developed an e-commerce application in C. When we saw how much opportunity there was to use th...
Interview with Ted Ladd, formerly lead evangelist, Platform Group, Palm, Inc.
Denise Lahey is the chief executive officer of OracleMobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corp. In her five-year tenure at Oracle, Ms. Lahey created Oracle's mobile product strategy and then orchestrated the development of new products to fulfill that strategy. Ms. Lahey als...
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 throug...
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...
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 manageme...
For those of you not keeping track, I wrote an editorial last April about finding a CF hosting company and promised more information the following month. As you may have noticed, it never came. Why? Because when I outlined Part 2, I realized I could easily write Part 3, Part 4, and so...
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...
I was unfortunately unable to make the Allaire Developer Conference in Boston last year, so I was extremely excited when I found my schedule free and clear for this year's event in Washington, DC. The conference was expanded from last year's, offering longer technical sessions and exte...
SYS-CON Radio radio host Robert Diamond interviews Intelligent Environments about their legacy extension and integration services.
SYS-CON Radio interviews Strictly Business about their software engineering and development support, network design and installation services, network and device management, advanced and end-user training and technology consulting.
SYS-CON Radio interviews Brad Bostic, chairman and CEO of the Bostech Corporation. Bostech Corporation is a provider of packaged B2B e-Commerce solutions. The company's flagship product, PalletBuilderÙ, is an e-Commerce application platform that enables manufacturers and distributors t...