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When I found out this month's issue would be a 'back to basics' issue, I was torn between several topics that I hope are of interest to every CFML developer. I settled on the array, which is a powerful tool in the hands of a skilled coder. Just to make sure everyone's on board we'll st...
Flex is one of the greatest technologies around. Combine it with ColdFusion and it just gets better. Adobe has made it possible to use Flex 2 efficiently with ColdFusion and easily get data across the server to a Flex front-end.
No company on earth had more speakers on the inaugural AJAXWorld speaker faculty than Sun, including Greg Murray -- Servlet 2.5 Specification Lead, now the AJAX architect for Sun. Greg personally spent several weeks preparing for that OpenAjax Alliance membership meeting at Sun's Santa...
One task that arises again and again in ColdFusion application development is the need for users to be able to upload multiple files to the Web Server. Back in the stone ages (and by this I mean more than a couple of years ago) we had a limited set of options to be able to do this. Usu...
Errors and bugs: they happen in all code, mostly in development but in production too and perhaps more easily in CFML than in compiled languages. There are several features to help better handle, debug, and test for them, and this article will focus on those.
I just transitioned my blog in two huge ways: (a) I reassigned it to a different domain name, and (b) I changed the blogging engine I was using, which incidentally used a file organization structure that's incompatible with my new engine.
In the 21st century business environment, companies live and die by their fat and bogus enterprise applications. New mega-industry groups have been created not only to develop these applications, but deploy, support, and train.
Two of the most common debugging tasks are displaying variables and identifying bottlenecks. For years I relied on CFDUMP and CFABORT to display variables and getTickCount() to calculate processing time and identify slow-running code.
WebOrb for Rails, a server-side technology - installed as a Rails plug-in - enabling connectivity between Flex and Flash Remoting clients and Ruby on Rails applications, has caught the interest of many. So much so that in blogs developers are wondering why the company behind it, Midnig...
Keeping up with the latest Web technologies is tough nowadays. Every week it seems new sites are launched that push the envelope further and further in terms of what can be accomplished using just a Web browser.
I last attended CFUnited in 2003 when it was called CFUN-03 and it was a far smaller, less professional conference. At the time, there were around 300-350 attendees and the conference was just passing the point in which it felt like a small, developer-organized affair. This year, it ha...
When ColdFusion Developer's Journal was launched eight years ago, it was the first printed periodical exclusively by and for ColdFusion developers. Over the years there have been many changes in format, authors, and publishing/editorial staff. One thing has remained constant, however: ...
JackBe CTO John Crupi will be presenting a session on Enterprise AJAX, entitled 'Focusing on the A(architecture) in AJAX,' at the Real-World AJAX Seminar in New York June 5-6. Crupi has extensive J2EE experience, which brings a historical perspective to the current AJAX boom.
We've all seen Google finance, and the great job that it does at mixing HTML content with Flash content, as seen on company stock quotes. Google has done a great job at using Flash where it makes the most sense, in the graphs for company quotes, with HTML where it makes sense (linking ...
Betcha ousted HP CEO Carly Fiorina is smiling like Alice-in-Wonderland's Cheshire Cat into her make-up mirror these days. Her enemies on the HP board are scattered or confounded, the suit of armor her replacement's been wearing isn't quite as shiny as it was, and she's got a book comin...
SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com) announced today that the first international 'AJAXWorld(TM) Conference & Expo' (www.ajaxworldexpo.com), taking place on October 3-4, 2006, at theSanta Clara Convention Center, California, will offer AJAXWorld University - Developer Bootcamp progr...
MB Technologies, developers of Bindows, the development framework for AJAX and Web 2.0 applications, and Information Builders announced that Information Builders will build the latest version of their WebFOCUS product using the Bindows Ajax Framework.'Bindows leads the industry by prov...
AJAX works great today, but to prevent technical and communications barriers that might slow the AJAX ecosystem from fulfilling its potential, leading companies and open source initiatives have joined together to form a new organization, the OpenAjax Alliance. Jon Ferraiolo of IBM will...
When Danish-born David Heinemeier Hansson unleashed into the world of Web applications in December 2005 version 1.0 of the open source application framework he called Rails, written in Ruby, his aim was to help developers achieve simplicity and allow them to develop real-world apps usi...
The AjaxWorld(TM) Conference & Expo series is a world-beating Conference program aimed at providing developers and IT managers alike with comprehensive information and insight into the biggest paradigm shift in website design, development, and deployment since the invention of the Worl...
AJAXWorld University's AJAX Developer Bootcamp is an intensive, one-day, hands-on training program that will teach Web developers and designers how to build high-quality AJAX applications from beginning to end. vailable as part of or separately from the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo in S...
The lightweight AJAX programming model has taken the PC browser market by storm. This 'Power Panel' - moderated by AJAXWorld 2006 Conference Chair and Host Jeremy Geelan and simulcast on SYS-CON.TV - will look at the impact of the 'AJAX wildfire' and at the impact of Rich Internet Appl...
While currently used by four million people, Dreamweaver has no e-commerce functionality. Which is why WebAssist today is launching a new e-commerce solution that will add value to Dreamweaver for small businesses and web professionals.
ComponentOne today released ComponentOne(R) Studio Enterprise(TM) 2006 v3, the world's most comprehensive component toolset for Windows, Web, and Mobile application development. This new version of ComponentOne's flagship development solution adds support for ATLAS, the latest emergin...
The Web 2.0 movement is traveling at astounding speed. The two big players, AJAX and SOA, are becoming key enablers for a new class of Web-based business applications. John will discuss the need for a new type of platform, called the Rich Enterprise Application Platform (REAP), capable...
Intergral announces the immediate release of FusionReactor 2.0. FusionReactor is an add-on to Adobe's ColdFusion MX server as well as all other popular J2EE servers such as JBoss and Tomcat. FusionReactor helps to increase application availability and reduce response times by examining...
Ousted Novell chairman and CEO Jack Messman, who was supposed to remain on the Novell board until October 31, has stepped down early, according to an 8-K that the company filed with the SEC on Tuesday. The filing offers no explanation why Messman is vacating the spot early merely that...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Adobe Systems will be a 'Platinum Sponsor' of the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, which will take place on October 2-4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. In addition, Adobe's Jeremy Chone and Christope Coen...
According to our worldwide network of software development activists, evangelists, and executives, 2006 promises to be a vintage year for software development...with IE7, Atlas, and AJAX featuring prominently.
SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com)announced today that Dion Hinchcliffe has been named the tech chair of theFirst International 'AJAXWorld Conference & Expo'(www.ajaxworldexpo.com). Hinchcliffe is the founding editor of SYS-CON'sAJAXWorld Magazine and Web 2.0 Journal.
Cynergy Systems' Dave Wolf will present a session at the conference, entitled 'Developing RIA's from Front-To-Back: Turning the Process Upside Down.' The disruptive influence brought about by the introduction of Rich Internet Applications driven by a multitude of technologies has broug...
Michael Buffington has been an entrepreneur and Web application developer for over 10 years. He cofounded Price.com Inc. in 1998, authored an advanced-level book on Macromedia's ColdFusion, and helped architect measuremap.com, Adaptive Path's new Weblog analytics service. Most recently...
The underpinnings of what today is considered Web 2.0 are technologies such as AJAX, Comet, blogs, Wikis, Social Interactive software and Web components. These can all be utilized to create a new breed of Web applications that integrate content from many sources in the enterprise and W...
Amazon joined today to other sponsors and exhibitors to participate at the first international event. The first international AJAXWorld Conference & Expo to take place on October 2-4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, located in the heart of Silico...
Increasingly, industry pundents, seasoned developers, and bloggers alike are labeling 'Web 2.0' as nothing but jargon and a new spin on old technologies. In this session, Coach Wei will examine the state of confusion around 'Web 2.0,' debunk the myth that Web 2.0 doesn't involve new te...
Widget platforms are a natural fit for sites such as eBay, because by using Web services you can monitor the status of ever-changing data. However, there are unique challenges you will need to overcome in order to use Web services in your widget, such as security constraints, authentic...
Ruby on Rails, as it has come to be known ever since, certainly hit a dry spot. Armed with Hansson's mantra - such as 'Don't Repeat Yourself' and 'Convention Over Configuration' - developers found that Ruby on Rails (RoR) empowered them, allowing beautiful code to solve the problems mo...
AJAX, SOA, Web Services. These powerful new technologies provide the foundation for a new generation of applications, converging unprecedented user centricity, connectivity to functionality and content, and automation - ultimately putting the web to work on behalf of the individual. Re...
Bret Taylor will demonstrate AJAX development with Google Web Toolkit, Google's new development tool that lets you write browser-compatible AJAX applications in Java. In his AJAXWorld session, he will demonstrate some of the most widely used features of GWT, including browser history m...
With JackBe joining the event as a Platinum Sponsor, the lineup of charter sponsors and exhibitors of the conference now comprises some of the leading AJAX technology providers in the world, including Adobe, IBM, TIBCO, Backbase, JackBe, ComponentArt, Helmi Technologies, Laszlo Systems...