"AIR Beta 3 is an exciting release that takes us one step closer to AIR 1.0,"
writes Platform Evangelist Kevin Hoyt in a recent commentary on eight changes
from AIR Beta 2. "Unlike the myriad of changes introduced in the move from
AIR Beta 1 to AIR Beta 2," Hoyt added, "the changes in AIR Beta 3 are far
more subtle.' This stability, he noted, indicates the growing maturity of the
"You can read the release notes of course," wrote Hoyt - a past speaker at
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo - in his blog, "but in the progress of updating
my forty-plus AIR applications, here are the common changes that I
Hoyt lists those changes as follows (read his blog for the fuller account of
Application Descriptor File
Application Resource Directory
HTML Control Moved to MX Package
Creating a Native Window from HTML
XMLHttpRequest Limited in Classic Sandbox
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Once again ColdFusion Developer's Journal is delighted to announce its
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to be the only publication to present such awards. CF developers and their
companies are finally being acknowledged for their product design and
excellence. It's recognition that we at CFDJ feel is long overdue and well
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Macromedia has released an updater for ColdFusion MX 6.1. When talks first
surfaced about updates to ColdFusion, it was expected that ColdFusion MX 6.1
Updater would be a minor release, resolving bugs and security flaws. This is
not the case with the updater Macromedia decided to release. Included are not
only software and security fixes; but components that the company says will
improve the application's functionality on a number of levels.
Tim Buntel, Product Manager for ColdFusion, recommends all ColdF... (more)
Although ColdFusion 7.0 is not affected, a vulnerability which if exploited
would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user
being aware, has been discovered in the ColdFusion MX 6.1 Updater. Macromedia
has issued what is calls "a workaround addressing the problem" and notes that
this issue will be fixed in the next updater.
The details of the vulnerability are as follows:
The ColdFusion MX 6.1 Updater renames the
/jrun4/servers/cfusion/cfusion-ear/cfusion-war/WEB-INF/cfclasses directory to
cfclasses-backup but does not recreate the ..../cfusion-war/WEB-INF... (more)
“CFDynamics is proud to offer one more way to make our customers’
lives easier," said Jason Egan, VP of Customer Relations for CFDynamics, as
his company today announced a partnership with TemplateMonster.com.
According to the company, which has been hosting websites for over a decade
and prides itself on being a customer-oriented Web host specializing in
ColdFusion technology, the partnership offers additional benefits to
customers by giving them discounts for high quality website templates.
“This partnership is ideal for individuals and business owners alike