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Adobe is open sourcing the remoting and messaging technologies in its commercial LiveCycle Data Services ES - Adobe's route to the Internet - as a new product called BlazeDS. The widgetry, along with the Action Message Format (AMF) protocol specification, is being sent into the wild un...
Coach Wei, whose Java credentials are impeccable, opened up a can of worms by raising the issue of why Java's not in favor any more for building web sites, even complex ones. Even a complex site like Facebook, Wei noted, is not written in Java. 'Why do 'cool kids' choose Ruby or PHP to...
To understand where web development is going, we need a brief review of web development history. Many years have gone since the old CGI bridge was invented, a quick hack to achieve the impossible, create server-based web applications. The first CGI based web applications were C (and P...
Lynda.com, a self-paced digital media and design training, introduced ColdFusion 8 Beyond the Basics. ColdFusion 8 Beyond the Basics demonstrates how to utilize ColdFusion 8 to its full potential, from setting up a project to using ColdFusion Components and sessions in a shopping cart ...
A VPS can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, IP addresses, memory, CPU processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. Since each server has its own independent Remote Desktop Admin access and IP addresses, each VPS is more secure th...
ColdFusion 8 introduces the CFImage tag and dozens of image manipulation functions. We have already looked at reading and writing image files and we have covered the basic yet powerful image manipulation possible through CFImage tag actions alone. Now we know enough to be able to reall...
Do you remember January of 2004? Macromedia had just released ColdFusion 6.1 a few months earlier. CFCs finally worked! Fancy JavaScript techniques were not pulled together under the moniker of AJAX. Rich Internet applications were just a casual mention in a Macromedia whitepaper. Ther...
Early releases of ColdFusion (under Allaire) focused on the Windows market and it was common to include example Access databases. It was common for entry-level developers to take this example to heart and build systems on Access back-ends. One didn't have to install, set up, admin, or ...
Hi, my name is Dave Livingston and I killed BlogFusion. Many of the folks in the ColdFusion community consider it dead and have moved off to other open source CF blogging applications. Well, it's not gone. BlogFusion is actually alive and well, we just haven't done a very good job of l...
Exciting news for organizations and developers using ColdFusion: Adobe released ColdFusion 8 on July 30. This release is a major milestone for the product: it is the first full-version ColdFusion release by Adobe since the acquisition of Macromedia. With the release of CF 8, Adobe has ...
'Until now, most of our customers have been hardcore Ajax developers. Now, users can simply drag and drop our components into their applications using Dreamweaver,' said Andre Charland, co-founder of Nitobi, Inc, and regular AJAXWorld Conference & Expo speaker, as he announced today th...
My editorial last month was a high-level overview of all the new features in ColdFusion 8. Many of these features were generally divided into one of two categories: features that address developer productivity and those that focus on integrating with other products and technologies.
ColdFusion 8 has a load of awesome image manipulation functionality. So much so, in fact, that it will take several articles to discuss it in any sort of decent way. In Part 1 of this article (CFDJ, Vol. 9, issue 5), we spent the entire post just exploring all the ways in which ColdFus...
Of course, since this is ColdFusion I expected nothing less than this, i.e., powerful AJAX functionality combined with the simplicity of a tag-based language, and that's exactly what the Auto-Suggest AJAX component delivers. The code in Listing 1 is a simple example in which the auto-s...
Several weeks ago in the #coldfusion channel on the Dalnet IRC network we had a rather spirited discussion about some of the new features in ColdFusion 8. The discussion focused on and its related tags, and whether ColdFusion developers actually needed such functionality as part of th...
FuseTalk, created in 1999 by developers Jason Clark and Dominic Plouffe, has released the latest version of its flagship Internet forum and weblogging software for corporate, government and educational organizations. Version 3.1 performs extremely well on ColdFusion 8, according to th...
CFDynamics, a ColdFusion Web hosting company, has announced their hosting of Jumpstart?s Read for the Record Event Finder/Builder that will allow participants to find reading events being held in their communities on the record-breaking day, September 20.
It's become very popular lately, even though it's not exactly new. It's been possible to use the concept behind AJAX since browsers introduced the XMLHttpRequest function in 1999. Enjoy Rob Gonda's highly popular ColdFusion Developer's Journal article on AJAX, the hottest software deve...
There's been a lot of talk in the ColdFusion community lately about the newly released Flex 2. If you're new to Flex or haven't tried it yet, this article provides an introduction, from a ColdFusion developer's perspective, to what Flex is and is not.
Whether it's in factories or workshops, in mines or forests, in offices or homes, or even in our sacred ColdFusion Administrator, anything that impairs the efficiency of workers is always worthy of improvements in the process or changing the way of doing things. Levering ColdFusion Ser...
Several months ago I posted some articles on my blog about Flex 2 components and accessing/modifying their BitmapData. In one example, I sent the BitmapData to the server and saved it as a JPG file, and I've been asked numerous times since...
With an XML-capable service, developers don't have to make alterations to enterprise applications, nor do they need to create a completely separate application to map from one system to the other. The faxes are transmitted to and received from the Internet fax service as XML documents,...
This release is the first one to include contributed content from Rob Gonda, Tom de Manincor, Brian LeGros, Sana Ullah and Aaron Roberson. The ColdBox Team and contributors are growing. So enjoy this release. The ColdBox website is also being renovated and will be launched soon. Develo...
Hot Banana, the Web content management solution (CMS) from J.L. Halsey, has added five new channel partners to its reseller program. In signing with Hot Banana, all cited the need for a leading-edge Web content management system that is feature-rich, flexible and marketing-friendly.
As a ColdFusion developer, hopefully by now you have heard at least a little about XML (eXtensible Markup Language). Wikipedia defines XML as a 'general-purpose markup language' designed to 'facilitate the sharing of data' and also designed to be 'relatively human-legible.'
Finally, ColdFusion 8 has incorporated image manipulation directly into the ColdFusion tag and scripting language. No more are we, as developers, chained to third-party products. These products, while excellent in quality, just mean adding one more level of complexity to any applicatio...
ColdFusion Developer Journal's Simon Horwith expressed intense enthusiasm for ColdFusion 8 in a recent interview, but this interview was hardly the only story published by SYS-CON Media recently in the runup to one of the major Adobe announcements in recent memory. Here's the recap...
ColdFusion 8 Server Monitor lets developers swiftly identify bottlenecks and tune the server for better performance. 'The server monitoring capabilities in ColdFusion 8 are outstanding, offering granular-level access to identify slow requests and terminate runaway processes,' said Nick...
'As someone who often has to troubleshoot, improve, and analyze client applications and server performance, I've also found the new debugging and server monitoring tools to be invaluable. I can't imagine going back to not having them available and making use of them daily.'
With the release of Adobe's ColdFusion 8 -and today's general availability release- SYS-CON.TV's Roger Strukhoff sat down with ColdFusion Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Simon Horwith for an exclusive interview from SYS-CON's TV studios overlooking Times Square in New York. Simon h...
ColdFusion Developer Journal's Simon Horwith had a one-on-one interview with SYS-CON.TV Founder and Host Roger Strukhoff, during which he expressed his tremendous enthusiasm for CF8's enhanced speed, features, and usability.
Flex is a complete set of tools to develop rich Internet cross-platform applications based on the Flash platform. With Flex, you can create applications that not only have the 'wow factor' necessary to please clients and users alike, but the 'usability factor' necessary to make your ap...
I'm going to postpone the second part of my RSS aggregator article to tie this column into this Flex-themed issue. Have no fears, though, it will be back in full force in the next issue. Flex, as I'm sure most people know, is a way for programmers (you, me, and us) to create Flash movi...
Hot Banana was started late in the dot-com era, but has had a vision and execution that has enabled it to thrive. Company co-founder Chris Adams describes in this interview how and why the company started, where it's going, and how its latest Hot Banana 5.6 release builds on the compan...
The Reader's Choice Awards recognize the best tools, solutions, and education offerings in nine categories. The category Winners and Finalists were selected through reader-submitted nominations, followed by online voting at .NET Developer's Journal (http://dotnet.sys-con.com), the worl...
The wait is over and the latest version of ColdFusion has just been released in beta. Code named 'Scorpio' (the eighth sign of the Zodiac) during the development stages, the new release is officially named ColdFusion 8 and has just recently been made available for free trial beta accou...
Now that Scorpio is here (at least in beta), it is time to start figuring out all the new tricks of the trade, right? However, as most of your clients will not be switching immediately, you will still have to be doing ColdFusion 7 work for some time.
'We applaud all of today's winners and finalists on their achievement in winning our Readers' Choice Award,' said Roger Strukhoff, Editorial Director and Group Publisher of SYS-CON Media. 'SOA adoption throughout enterprise IT worldwide is a fast-growing yet complex phenomenon. Our rea...
Roman astrology turned into the Greek alphabet recently, with the announcement that the previously named 'Scorpio' has been released as the ColdFusion 8 Beta. Initial reaction from the most sophisticated members of the CF community was positive.
Every few years somebody winds up the 'PowerBuilder is dead' argument, and every few years we beat it down again. This time it's Mary Brandel of ComputerWorld and her list of the 'top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills' (www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=printArticleBasic...