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The Wonderful World of Wireless

The Wonderful World of Wireless

Wireless technologies are everywhere these days. I can't walk down the street for more than five minutes without seeing a cell phone, pager or Palm Pilot in use. And I'm seeing more of them every day. Wireless technologies are also being seen in the world of CF, which is being used more often each day to serve up data to WAP devices. Several articles about wireless technology have appeared in recent issues of CFDJ, and the feedback has been quite positive. Everyone who's written in has clamored for more coverage of this emerging market, and as we've been planning the content for the next several issues, we've taken that into consideration. I think you'll be pleased.

In fact, SYS-CON Media (www.SYS-CON.com) - known to you as the publishers of ColdFusion Developer's Journal as well as Java Developer's Journal, XML-Journal and other such quality mags - has been receiving such a demand for wireless content that we've announced a whole new magazine...Wireless Business and Technology (www.sys-con.com/wireless/). Coming this winter, and available on newsstands everywhere, this will be the latest in our family of quality technical publications. WBT is going to differ slightly from our other magazines in that we won't be covering just technical content, though the programming material will be in there. (In fact, you'll recognize a few of the regular CFDJ writers like Ben Forta in the premier issue.)

In addition to the developer content, we're putting together an amazing thing that can only be described as a "technical soup." And besides reporting on the technology that makes the unwired world work, we're going to focus on the people who make it all happen. In today's world the people driving the technology are just as important to follow as the technology itself - a vital way to stay on top of the fast-moving wireless market. If you haven't guessed by now, I'm quite involved with the magazine myself - as its founding editor and editor-in-chief. Don't worry (or get excited), I won't be leaving CFDJ anytime soon. I'll just be swapping hats often to cover both areas.

On the Cold Front...
Back to ColdFusion, since there's been some interesting news lately. FAO Schwartz has implemented the Allaire Business Platform to relaunch its online toy store, and Pottery Barn, the popular home-furnishings store, is now the latest of several large and high-profile Web sites to be running on ColdFusion. Early results and feedback about the sites say that both the speed and the functionality are all quite impressive - demonstrating once again the power, robustness and, of course, scalability of CF. That and Allaire's latest financial announcement of total revenue increases of 155% for the three-month period ending June 30, 2000, in comparison to the three-month period ending June 30, 1999, put all of us in a very good position. It's a great time to be a CF developer!

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Robert Diamond is the founder and editor-in-chief of BroadwayWorld.com, the premiere theater site on the net now receiving over 100,000 unique visitors a day. He is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media - a leading designer of entertainment and technology web sites. He is also the lead producer on BroadwayWorld.com's consistently sold-out Joe's Pub concert series, and Standing Ovations benefit concerts. Diamond was also named one of the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by Folio magazine. Robert holds a BS degree in information management and technology from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Visit his blog at www.robertdiamond.com.

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