It's no secret that I've been outspoken about not liking frameworks for quite
some time now. The truth is, I believe that frameworks have a lot to offer.
The most significant benefit that organizations stand to gain from using
frameworks is a standardized way to code and an environment that is generally
more conducive to allowing multiple developers to work on a project at the
same time. If frameworks help to standardize how things are done and make it
easier for many developers to work on a project, why have I been vocal about
not liking them? Am I just trying to create controversy?
The truth is that by and large, yes, I am trying to cause controversy...but
only because I want to make people think - a statement that I make for a very
good reason. I don't like frameworks because I've met a lot of developers
over the years who have maybe one or two years of experience... (more)
Simon Horwith: Today I'm speaking with Ben Forta, the technical evangelist
for Adobe. The first thing I have to ask you is - the acquisition has
happened, Adobe is now controlling ColdFusion and has taken over everything
that Macromedia was doing, and this is my first chance to really speak with
you since that happened - what is going on in the ColdFusion world? How has
the acquisition gone for the ColdFusion team and yourself and what's in store
for us in the near future?
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Ben Forta: Thus far, not a whole lot has changed. Before the acquisition w... (more)
On May 30, Adobe released the public beta of ColdFusion 8, which means that
we at CFDJ can now begin writing and talking publicly about all the great new
I’ll add a disclaimer to that statement: CF 8 is currently in public
beta and things, though not likely, can change between the public beta and
the final release – so the CF 8 specific content in CFDJ will be kept
light to null in order to ensure that the content we deliver is accurate for
the final release. That said, the features included in CF 8 are unlikely to
change between now and the official releas... (more)
Everybody knows that Flash MX and ColdFusion MX are able to communicate with
each other via Flash Remoting, right? But where can ColdFusion developers go
to learn everything they need to know to begin building Flash applications
and Flash front ends to their existing ColdFusion MX applications? Where can
a developer learn how this Flash Remoting technology works, and how to begin
leveraging it in applications? Macromedia Training serves up an answer in the
form of "Developing Rich Internet Applications with Flash MX and ColdFusion
MX" (a.k.a. "DRIA").
Since the release of the MX... (more)
I recently reviewed Macromedia's new "Developing Rich Internet Applications"
(CFDJ, Vol. 5, issue 2) course to make developers interested in adding Flash
to their arsenal aware of this terrific new offering from Macromedia
It is equally important to note that Macromedia's other two ColdFusion
classes - "Fast Track to ColdFusion" and "Advanced ColdFusion for Developers"
(now called "Advanced ColdFusion MX Development") - were revamped to include
material covering the new features and functionality in ColdFusion MX.
In this article, I will review the Advanced ColdFusion M... (more)