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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)

Letters to the Editor

The Power of Flash Dennis Baldwin's article ["ColdFusion Meets Flash," Vol. 3, issue 8] was very thorough and not for the novice developer. I've looked through the source files and implemented the menu on my own site. The code was well documented and straightforward. A job well done. joe@joeblow.com I've been looking for something like Dennis Baldwin's article for a while. I was very disappointed though, since I couldn't go past page one. Guess I'll have to hunt for the journal, but I know it'll be difficult or impossible to find here in Russia. What a pity! douglas.c@russia.com ... (more)


Blue Martini Extensions for Dreamweaver UltraDev (San Mateo, CA) - Extensions that Blue Martini Software, Inc., is delivering to Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 reportedly enable developers to integrate the visual authoring power of Dreamweaver UltraDev with the Blue Martini external customer relationship management (eCRM) application suite. The new extensions enable developers to visually design JavaServer Pages and insert or modify objects and method calls for Blue Martini eCRM applications from within Dreamweaver UltraDev. Some of the new features: live preview without stagin... (more)

Boost Your CF Skills at the CF_Underground V Event in Salt Lake City

(October 29, 2003) - Join sponsor CFDJ at the fifth ColdFusion Underground Event, on Monday, November 17 (the day before Macromedia MAX begins) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn ColdFusion programming meta tricks to save time and headaches, and network with CF top guns too! The Event runs from 10 am to 5:00 pm, at the Squatters Pub Brewery, in Salt Lake City, just two blocks from the MAX convention center. The $99 registration fee includes the speaker program, a t-shirt, a free drink, lunch, and a reception. Speakers include Simon Horwith, Philipp Cielen, Matt Liotta, and more. To r... (more)

Wharton's "Spike" Intranet Moves to its Groundbreaking X Release

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 Fl... (more)