(August 5, 2003) - Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of
Macromedia® ColdFusion® MX 6.1, which extends the product's unmatched
ability to deliver speed, savings, and standards to Web application
development. Customers including Casio, Nissan, Sandals and Beaches resorts,
and UCLA are among the thousands of organizations using Macromedia ColdFusion
MX to deliver their critical applications.
Performance benchmarks of Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 demonstrate runtime
improvements of up to 172 percent over ColdFusion 5, which translates into a
better end-user experience and reduced infrastructure costs over time. In
addition, dynamic e-mail generation has been dramatically enhanced, enabling
users to deliver messages more than 50 times faster than with previous
ColdFusion MX 6.1, previously code-named "Red Sky," is also easier to use and
Blue Martini Extensions for Dreamweaver UltraDev
(San Mateo, CA) - Extensions that Blue Martini Software, Inc., is delivering
to Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 reportedly enable developers to
integrate the visual authoring power of Dreamweaver UltraDev with the Blue
Martini external customer relationship management (eCRM) application suite.
The new extensions enable developers to visually design JavaServer Pages and
insert or modify objects and method calls for Blue Martini eCRM applications
from within Dreamweaver UltraDev.
Some of the new features: live preview without stagin... (more)
According to the latest monthly figures from the UK Internet services company
Netcraft, the number of IP addresses with sites using ColdFusion remains
higher than the number of IP addresses using any other technology, including
ASP.NET, JSP, and Java Servlets.
ASP.NET is emerging as a strong challenger to ColdFusion, however, and has
overtaken JSP and Java Servlets.
The number of IP addresses found with ASP.NET has shown very strong growth in
the past year with a 224% increase from 17,200 to 55,800. Despite being
overtaken, though, JSP & Java Servlets is the next fastest growing i... (more)
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)
Macromedia has released Flex Builder; a new, integrated development
environment (IDE) that the company says will streamline Flex application
development. With the Flex Builder rollout, Macromedia hopes to provide
momentum to its applications development initiative. The latest addition is
to provide easier development using Flex. To further encourage Flex
development, Macromedia is giving the IDE away for free with the download of
a trial or full version of Flex.
Since releasing Flex in March, a number of organizations have integrated its
functionality with their systems. Compani... (more)