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When SYS-CON Media's sister company, SYS-CON Events, began preparing last year for this spring's "Web Services Edge" Conference & Expo, one consideration was paramount: every effort in the nine-month preparation cycle should be geared toward making it indisputably the world's largest independent Java, .NET, XML, and Web services event. That particular mission was accomplished on March 18-20, 2003, at the centrally located Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, when Web Services Edge 2003 East made its mark right from the get-go, with delegates from a wide variety of companies both technologically and geographically. Not only had they been attracted by the specific session tracks for Java, .NET, XML, and Web services, they had also come to take advantage of the all-day i-technology tutorials, whether it was the Sun Microsystems Java University, the IBM XM... (more)


PaperThin Releases CommonSpot 2.5; Partners with AJJA I.T.C. (Boston, MA) - PaperThin, Inc., launched its newly enhanced ColdFusion-based content management application, CommonSpot Content Server 2.5. The new customer-driven features include an ASP/hosting solution, increased security functions, and multilanguage support. PaperThin also announced a partnership with AJJA Information Technology Consultants, Inc. As a PaperThin partner, AJJA will distribute CommonSpot in Canada, and provide business and training solutions for existing and new CommonSpot users. www.paperthin.com www.aj... (more)

Vertabase Pro 3.5 Project Management Tool Upgrades to ColdFusion MX 6.1

(December 22, 2003) - Standpipe Studios, L.L.C. has upgraded Vertabase Pro, its Web-based project management application, to Version 3.5. Vertabase Pro 3.5 provides new graphical reporting capabilities, increased flexibility of individual task reports and on-the-fly data entry. The release also marks a technology upgrade to Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 from Cold Fusion 5.0. The graphical reporting tools augment Vertabase Pro's project portfolio capabilities with a dynamically-generated digital dashboard of project-specific or company-wide information. The graphing tools make it e... (more)

ColdFusion Selected for Call Center

The simplicity, flexibility and processing power of Macromedia's ColdFusion MX technology, supplied Macromedia solutions distributor Dax Data, made it ideal for the development of a large call center application at Benefit Recovery Services (BRS), Johannesburg, South Africa. Web developer Dawie de Villiers, commissioned to do the job in October 2002, decided ColdFusion would be perfect because it interfaces between browser-based applications and the back-end MS SQL databases required. In addition, he says, once created, systems using ColdFusion are easy to maintain. The call cen... (more)

ColdFusion MX Server Edition on Microsoft's SP2-Conflict List

The list of nearly 50 applications and games - some from Microsoft, others from third-party vendors - that won't work properly with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) without some tweaking unfortunately includes Macromedia's ColdFusion MX Server Edition. "Client applications may not successfully receive data from a server," a document issued by Microsoft says, and "server applications that are running on SP2 may not respond to client requests." The list of 50 apps includes anti-virus software from Symantec, network management applications from Computer Associates, and several of Micr... (more)