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(September 9, 2002) - Macromedia, Inc. brings the ease and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly scalable, standards-based Java technology architecture with its new Macromedia ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers. Versions of Macromedia ColdFusion MX, the rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications. have been specifically optimized for IBM WebSphere Application Server, Sun ONE, and Macromedia JRun. Each version is available for immediate download at www.macromedia.com/go/buycfmx/. Macromedia and IBM jointly developed Macromedia ColdFusion MX for IBM WebSphere Application Server, and will work together through joint sales, marketing, and technical support. IBM is the first third-party J2EE platform provider company to resell a version of ColdFusion MX. ColdFusion MX for IBM WebSphere Application Server is available now from Ma... (more)

Interview with Shawn "Hanzo" Holmes

Midnight approaches and you're still battling with your latest Web application. You may feel the urge to kill the darn thing. Well, there's good news: now you can, thanks to Shawn "Hanzo" Holmes and Unweb (www.iamunweb.com). Playing Unweb enables you to exact your revenge, with extreme prejudice, on those pesky Web pages. Unweb is an online game that allows you to "fight" and hopefully "kill" a Web page. In the last few months it has taken off like a southern California wildfire. I had a chance to talk to Hanzo and get the developer's perspective on this unique and addictive new... (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)

Hot Banana Uses ColdFusion to Drive Content

HotBanan, based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, powers Corporate Web sites, Intranets, Extranets and Micro Marketing Sites for more than 200 companies worldwide in more than 14 languages. Designed for non-technical users, Hot Banana uses ColdFusion to create what the company calls "an easy-to-use, full-fledged Web Content Management system able to manage a Web site's content creation and publishing process." Company CEO Krista Lariviere recently asnwered some of our questions about the company in this exclusive interview. CFDJ:  What was the vision behind the founding of the company, a... (more)

CFDynamics Announces Spring Server Spectacular

CFDynamics, a ColdFusion Web hosting company, has announced their Spring Server Spectacular. The Spring Server Spectacular is an opportunity for the company to offer top-of-the-line dedicated servers at a discounted cost to encourage customers to expand their services. The Spring Server Spectacular officially begins on May 1 and will run through the end of May. Those who sign up for a dedicated server in that time period can expect to see significant savings and no long term contracts. “This is a perfect opportunity for people who are struggling with their current host... (more)