The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, considered by
many to have one of the best MBA programs anywhere, has been raising the
interest of IT professionals for ten years. The student intranet created
there - called "Spike" - has become one of the best known, and highly
regarded. The latest version is dubbed Spike "X" and what has people excited
are added features and interfaces that utilize very sophisticated
technologies to provide students with access to customizable information.
Spike X uses cutting-edge technology, like Macromedia's ColdFusion MX and
Flash MX in addition to open standards like CSS, XML, and RSS.
Since its inception, Spike has proved to be a truly useful tool allowing
students access to such items as e-mails and course schedules. Spike's
architecture has been able to grow according to the specific needs of its
users. For exam... (more)
CFMX 7 New Features
Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of
Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7,
previously code-named "Blackstone," the fastest, easiest way to build and
deploy powerful Internet applications. Developers are already embracing the
latest version of the ColdFusion application server, and are now solving
development challenges with new printable web content, rich forms, more
flexible deployment options, and integrated, structured business reporting.
ColdFusion ... (more)
Hot Banana Software, Inc. (www.hotbanana.com), a leader in Web content
management for marketing, announces a new white paper from The Gilbane Group
that explains how marketers benefit from utilizing a Web CMS-driven
eMarketing platform to deliver tangible ROI on marketing investments.
Click here to download the whitepaper
View Hot Banana CEO Krista Lariviere Live on SYS-CON.TV
Hot Banana made the announcement at The Gilbane Conference San Francisco, the
industry's premier conference on content management technologies, held at the
Palace Hotel through April 12. Hot Banana is exhibi... (more)
HotBanan, based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, powers Corporate Web sites,
Intranets, Extranets and Micro Marketing Sites for more than 200 companies
worldwide in more than 14 languages. Designed for non-technical users, Hot
Banana uses ColdFusion to create what the company calls "an easy-to-use,
full-fledged Web Content Management system able to manage a Web site's
content creation and publishing process."
Company CEO Krista Lariviere recently asnwered some of our questions about
the company in this exclusive interview.
CFDJ: What was the vision behind the founding of the company, a... (more)
Adobe ColdFusion 8 is now moved past its final beta and is fully available.
ColdFusion 8 Server Monitor lets developers swiftly identify bottlenecks and
tune the server for better performance, according to Adobe. "The server
monitoring capabilities in ColdFusion 8 are outstanding, offering
granular-level access to identify slow requests and terminate runaway
processes," said Nick Walters, programming manager, Lightyear Network
Solutions. "We can now receive actual detail as to which requests are taking
the longest and which objects within a page are performing poorly. Server