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The ColdFusion product team at Macromedia, that since shipping ColdFusion MX 6.1 in the summer of 2003, has been hard at work building the next major version of CF under the code-name "Blackstone," has been telling developers what they can expect. "We are very excited about the new features that we have been able to build for this release," says the team, "and think that developers will be excited too." They've decided, they say, to share a sneak preview of Blackstone so developers can begin to think about how it can help them solve their Web applications challenges in the coming year. Blackstone has a long list of significant, ground-breaking new features, and the sneak-peek preview of some of the new features planned for Blackstone includes an overview of the current use of ColdFusion around the world.   The sneak-peek reveals that Blackstone is going to provide a po... (more)

Adobe Unveils Adobe Digital Editions Public Beta

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced the public beta of Adobe® Digital Editions, a Rich Internet Application (RIA) built from the ground up for digital publishing. With native support for Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) as well as an XHTML-based reflow-centric publication format, Digital Editions delivers an engaging way to acquire, read, and manage content, including eBooks, digital magazines, digital newspapers and other digital publications. Initially available as a free public beta for Windows®, Digital Editions will support Macintosh systems as a un... (more)

Hot Banana and Connexion Roll Out New Multilingual 'Welcome to Ingersoll Rand' Intranet

Hot Banana Software, Inc. (www.hotbanana.com), a provider of Web content management (Web CMS) for marketing, and Connexion Corporate Communications NV, a  European integrator of multilingual Web content management systems and communication solutions for B2B organizations, has announced that they have delivered a new intranet project to the European headquarters of Ingersoll Rand – helping the company to welcome new personnel through a customized intranet site. With 10,000 employees across Europe, Ingersoll Rand needed a modern, easy-to-use tool to inform new staff about th... (more)

CFDynamics Is Hosting Jumpstart's Read for the Record Event Finder/Builder

CFDynamics, a ColdFusion Web hosting company, has announced their hosting of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Event Finder/Builder that will allow participants to find reading events being held in their communities on the record-breaking day, September 20. “We are pleased to be hosting the Event Finder/Builder on www.readfortherecord.org and wholeheartedly support Jumpstart’s mission of early childhood education and literacy,” said Jason Egan, vice president of customer relations for CFDynamics. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a national campaign t... (more)

CFDynamics Announces Renewed Agreement with SmarterTools

CFDynamics, a ColdFusion web host, has renewed an agreement with SmarterTools that will allow them to pass on immediate value to their customers. When a customers signs up for a dedicated hosting account they will now receive $750 worth of features including SmarterMail, SmarterStats and SmarterTrack. SmarterMail features extensive spam blocking features which provide users with more time to focus on the important, time-sensitive messages that come through the mail server. SmarterMail is a scalable and easy to manage mail server with a richly rendered Webmail Interface, synchroni... (more)