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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)

Adobe Advances Web Application Development

Adobe Systems on Monday announced the immediate availability of Adobe Flash Builder 4 and ColdFusion Builder software, next generation Flash Platform tooling for building multi-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs). In addition, Adobe added a new Social service to the recently introduced Adobe Flash Platform Services. The Social service streamlines integration between Web applications and 14 leading social networks using Facebook Connect, Sign-in with Twitter, MySpaceID and LinkedIn. Flash Builder 4 accelerates rich Internet application development Flash Builder 4 (formerly ... (more)


Conference, February 3 is a one-day ColdFusion conference taking place on February 3, at the DoubleTree Orlando Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. It's organized by Rae Hanson of OCFUG and Michael Smith of TeraTech, who ran the CFUN-2K conference in Washington, DC , last summer. In addition to keynotes by Steve Drucker, Steve Nelson, and Hal Helms, there will be a Sponsor Exhibit Area and 16 forums throughout the day. The $100 conference fee includes breakfast, lunch, an evening reception, and all conference materials. Register online at www.cfso... (more)

Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 Increases Performance, Simplifies Installation and Migration

(August 5, 2003) - Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia® ColdFusion® MX 6.1, which extends the product's unmatched ability to deliver speed, savings, and standards to Web application development. Customers including Casio, Nissan, Sandals and Beaches resorts, and UCLA are among the thousands of organizations using Macromedia ColdFusion MX to deliver their critical applications. Performance benchmarks of Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 demonstrate runtime improvements of up to 172 percent over ColdFusion 5, which translates into a better end-user experien... (more)


Macromedia Releases ColdFusion Server 5 (San Francisco, CA) - Macromedia, Inc., announced the availability of ColdFusion Server 5, the latest version of its Web application server. ColdFusion Server 5 offers major enhancements in development, administration, and performance. A new integrated charting engine, advanced full text searching, and new language features enable faster development of business applications. Extensive new administrative tools reduce the time and costs for deploying and managing ColdFusion applications. ColdFusion 5 also delivers a significant performance inc... (more)