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When SYS-CON Media's sister company, SYS-CON Events, began preparing last year for this spring's "Web Services Edge" Conference & Expo, one consideration was paramount: every effort in the nine-month preparation cycle should be geared toward making it indisputably the world's largest independent Java, .NET, XML, and Web services event. That particular mission was accomplished on March 18-20, 2003, at the centrally located Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, when Web Services Edge 2003 East made its mark right from the get-go, with delegates from a wide variety of companies both technologically and geographically. Not only had they been attracted by the specific session tracks for Java, .NET, XML, and Web services, they had also come to take advantage of the all-day i-technology tutorials, whether it was the Sun Microsystems Java University, the IBM XM... (more)

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CFDJ Online Check in every day for up-to-the-minute news, events, and developments in the ColdFusion industry. Visit www.sys-con.com/coldfusion and be the first to know what's happening. Readers' Choice Awards - Vote Now Make your voice heard...this is your chance to show what you think. Categories for this year's awards include Best Book, Best Consulting Service, Best Custom Tag, Best Database Tool, Best Design Service, Best E-Business Software, Best Education and Training, Best Testing Tool, Best Web Development Tool, Best Web Hosting, Best Web Site, Best Web Application, and ... (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)

Macromedia to Join Ecma Internatonal

(November 21, 2003) - At the 2003 MAX conference, Macromedia announced that it has formally applied for membership in Ecma International, an industry association dedicated to the standardization of information and communication technology, which developed and maintains the key standard ECMAScript (ECMA-262 and ISO/IEC 16262) - widely known through implementations such as Netscape JavaScript, Microsoft JScript, and Macromedia ActionScript. ActionScript is used as the procedural scripting language for Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Flex. By joining Ecma International, Macromedia w... (more)

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Macromedia Flex Now Available (San Francisco) - Macromedia Flex is a new presentation server and application framework that enables enterprise development teams to put more effective interfaces on critical business applications. The Flex server offers a standards-based, declarative programming methodology for delivering rich user experiences via the ubiquitous Macromedia Flash Player. These experiences, known as rich Internet applications, combine the rich user interface of desktop software with the reach and ease of deployment of the Web. Partners and developers have already fou... (more)