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(August 2, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. has just introduced Pet Market, a sample application built using the entire Macromedia MX product family. Pet Market, a fictitious online pet retailer, illustrates both the benefits of rich Internet applications and the ability to deliver these experiences across different server architectures, including the Java TM platform and Microsoft .NET Framework. Pet Market is accompanied online by source code, and more than a dozen articles to show designers and developers how to create their own rich Internet applications that drive down cost and bandwidth concerns while providing a usable, high-impact user experience. The Pet Market site and resources can be viewed and downloaded from www.macromedia.com/desdev/mx/blueprint/. Pet Market was created using the Macromedia MX product family, including Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Dreamw... (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)

ColdFusion MX 6.1 Updater is Available

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)

Workaround Issued For Newly-Discovered Vulnerability In ColdFusion 6.1

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)

ColdFusion Companies Unite to Donate to Katrina Relief

Horrified by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and now by Hurricane Rita, two ColdFusion companies -Centrasoft.com and CFDynamics.com - have stepped up to the plate with donations to the Red Cross relief fund for Hurricane Katrina victims. The companies donated $900 and $1,000 respectively, and are urging other members of the ColdFusion programming community to contribute as well. They are running a campaign to encourage such contributions on their website http://www.coldfusionunites.com.  It started when Brian Simmons of Centrasoft.com announced that he would donate ... (more)