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"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 product. "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 encountered." Hoyt lists those changes as follows (read his blog for the fuller account of each): Application Descriptor File Application Resource Directory HTML Control Moved to MX Package Creating a Native Window from HTML XMLHttpRequest Limited in Classic Sandbox Flash... (more)

2001 Readers' Choice Awards

The Best of the Year Are Here! Once again ColdFusion Developer's Journal is delighted to announce its ColdFusion Readers' Choice Awards. For the second year in a row we're proud 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 deserved. How We Did It... Our readers nominated products in 15 categories; we then put them up for vote on the CFDJ Web site. The response was immediate and vocal. No one ever said that ... (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)

Web Hosting Company CFDynamics Partners with TemplateMonster.com

“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 w... (more)