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You'll notice more product reviews than usual in the next few issues of ColdFusion Developer's Journal. We've got three in this month's issue alone. This is simply the direct result of more CF-related products on the market. It's a great thing for all of us, because many of them can help make our lives easier. There are lots of good add-ons out there, as well as full-featured products running off of ColdFusion. In addition, many of the existing products that we've all used for years have recently been upgraded to take advantage of the new features of ColdFusion MX. Since the holidays I've also participated in a number of conference calls about product previews. If you ask me, the first half of 2003 is looking very exciting. As developers, none of us like to reinvent the wheel, and there are some good solutions out there to make things easier both for clients/users, ... (more)

Let Your CF Voice Be Heard

Another month in the world of CF has passed, and as always, it's certainly not been a dull one. This month's editorial will be devoted to a handful of important CFDJ housekeeping items before you turn the page to get into the technical meat. The 3rd Annual CFDJ Readers' Choice Awards are now in full swing with hundreds of votes in so far and more coming in even as I write. I'm also proud to note that we've received lots of positive feedback from around the industry for the new fraud protection and voting systems that we've added to this year's awards program. The most notable addi... (more)

Notes from the Field...

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 team put forth in creating the most CF-friendly environment possible, with, simply put, some of the best speakers and the biggest names in the industry. When I was first asked to give a keynote at the show, two thoughts immediately crossed my mind. The first was, "What the heck can I say for an hour ... (more)

They're Baaaack...

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 devotion, as developers, to the products and companies that help you the most. The products you use daily and that cut down on the time, energy, and money it takes to develop the world's leading Web applications were rewarded with awards - picked by you and presented by us. Those that didn't strike your ... (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)