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I'm proud to report that SYS-CON.com went live with the final release of CFMX 6.1 on its launch date, and we're still up and running, with flying colors. We've participated in the beta program, as I've written about in these pages before, and have had several builds running on our main and secondary servers throughout the whole process. It's been quite exciting to participate in the program, watching each version improve in speed, stability, and features. The final release is one that the Macromedia engineers should be proud of, and I wouldn't hesitate to refer to it as one of the most significant 100% customer satisfaction-oriented software updates I've ever seen. A lot has been said about the speed improvements in this release, and there are now some hard numbers and performance statistics to back up the obvious visual improvements in speed that those of us using ... (more)

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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 ColdFusion to its next level of acceptance and support. At DevCon, Macromedia brought that promise a bit closer to reality with announcements about Neo and its brand-new partner support. Numerous industry leaders, such as BEA, IBM, Intel, and Sun Microsystems, are joining with Macromedia to support Ne... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interview...with Steve Drucker & Dave Gallerizzo

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 what they're currently working on. Steve Drucker: We're contributing to a new initiative for Macromedia and Allaire called Harpoon. Harpoon is a new toolkit - Macromedia Flash objects with Invocation methods for ColdFusion, Jrun, all the macromedia tools. You're going to be able to use Dreamweaver ... (more)

It's Time for Teams!

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 without them you wouldn't have a magazine. If it weren't for our fantastic team of writers, editorial staff, production designers, and advertising sales folks, we'd be nowhere. Without them you'd be lucky to receive a blank pile of pages each month. With them all, however, we put together a fantastic re... (more)

From Not Enough to Way Too Much

A few weeks ago I traveled abroad and visited London for the first time. Upon arrival I followed the hordes of passengers through the long, winding corridors of Gatwick Airport's International Arrivals terminal. With signs pointing the way and chirpy airport officials ushering us along, I couldn't help but feel like a sheep. Finally we - and about eight other flights - arrived at Immigration. The immigration officials were moving rather fast, stamping passports and welcoming people to glorious England as fast as they arrived. When my turn came I wasn't quite as lucky. I'm not sur... (more)