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(April 29, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. today announced Macromedia ColdFusion MX, the rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications. Macromedia ColdFusion MX, previously code-named "Neo," brings the proven ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly scalable, standards-based Java technology architecture. A preview release of Macromedia ColdFusion MX is immediately available at www.macromedia.com/go/cfmxdl/. "ColdFusion MX defines a new role for ColdFusion in the enterprise. With ColdFusion MX, we're making it incredibly easy for mainstream developers to create rich Internet applications and use XML and Web services," said Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer, Macromedia. "The new standards-based architecture and breakthrough ease of use for Web services mean customers can harness the proven productivity of ColdFusion to enhan... (more)

Adobe Unveils ColdFusion 8 Public Beta

Adobe Systems announced the public beta of Adobe ColdFusion 8 software. ColdFusion 8, designed for developers building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications, addresses day-to-day development challenges to increase developer productivity, integrates with complex enterprise environments, and delivers rich and engaging application experiences for users. The ColdFusion 8 public beta is a feature complete preview, allowing developers to immediately experience increased efficiency and simplicity when building Internet applications. Customers of all sizes have actively participat... (more)

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CFDJ Online Check in every day for up-to-the-minute news, events, and developments in the ColdFusion industry. Visit www.sys-con.com/coldfusion and be the first to know what's happening. Readers' Choice Awards - Vote Now Make your voice heard...this is your chance to show what you think. Categories for this year's awards include Best Book, Best Consulting Service, Best Custom Tag, Best Database Tool, Best Design Service, Best E-Business Software, Best Education and Training, Best Testing Tool, Best Web Development Tool, Best Web Hosting, Best Web Site, Best Web Application, and ... (more)

Macromedia's New Pet Market Application Shows Benefits of Rich Internet Applications

(August 2, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. has just introduced Pet Market, a sample application built using the entire Macromedia MX product family. Pet Market, a fictitious online pet retailer, illustrates both the benefits of rich Internet applications and the ability to deliver these experiences across different server architectures, including the Java TM platform and Microsoft .NET Framework. Pet Market is accompanied online by source code, and more than a dozen articles to show designers and developers how to create their own rich Internet applications that drive down cost and ban... (more)

Interview with Shawn "Hanzo" Holmes

Midnight approaches and you're still battling with your latest Web application. You may feel the urge to kill the darn thing. Well, there's good news: now you can, thanks to Shawn "Hanzo" Holmes and Unweb (www.iamunweb.com). Playing Unweb enables you to exact your revenge, with extreme prejudice, on those pesky Web pages. Unweb is an online game that allows you to "fight" and hopefully "kill" a Web page. In the last few months it has taken off like a southern California wildfire. I had a chance to talk to Hanzo and get the developer's perspective on this unique and addictive new... (more)