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CFMX 7 New Features ColdFusion Developer's Journal editor-in-chief Simon Horwith writes: It's finally here! ColdFusion MX 7 was released about an hour prior to this writing. This release is the most customer driven release of ColdFusion to date - new features for delivering printable content in the form of portable (FlashPaper or PDF) documents or reports, an event gateway that allows the server to communicate with any system or device via Java gateways (including the popular SMS gateway), an application event gateway, new enhancements to including X-Forms support, Flash Forms, and a ton of new validation support, enhancements to its XML support and Verity engine, much improved internationalisation support, and much, much more. You don't have to take my word for it - you can read all about these new features in this and upcoming issues of CFDJ. View Dave Gruber With... (more)

Rapidly Building Web Services Applications with ColdFusion and Studio MX

The last year has shown that Web services are not just another passing fad and their promise of platform-independent distributed applications has been realized. Compared to other application server platforms, ColdFusion MX makes creating and consuming Web services easy. This session will show how the Macromedia Studio MX suite of products enables ColdFusion you to rapidly develop ColdFusion and Flash applications that leverage the power of Web services. This session by Simon Horwith will look at how Dreamweaver MX 2004 allows developers to create a ColdFusion Component (CFC) in D... (more)

Macromedia's Data File Access API Architecture Unleashed

Like its predecessors, Macromedia's most recent installment of the Devnet Resource Kit (DRK 3) is stocked with many excellent utilities for Flash developers. Unlike previous releases, DRK 3 aims to make the lives of ColdFusion developers easier by including many applications and development tools for use in CFMX applications. One of these is an Application Programming Interface I developed called the Data File Access API (DFA API). When I set out to design and develop the DFA API, the goal was to develop an API that would allow developers to store data in text files as either XML ... (more)

It's Here!

It's finally here! ColdFusion MX 7 was released about an hour prior to this writing. This release is the most customer driven release of ColdFusion to date - new features for delivering printable content in the form of portable (FlashPaper or PDF) documents or reports, an event gateway that allows the server to communicate with any system or device via Java gateways (including the popular SMS gateway), an application event gateway, new enhancements to including X-Forms support, Flash Forms, and a ton of new validation support, enhancements to its XML support and Verity engine, mu... (more)

Two of My Favorite Things: Software Architecture + ColdFusion

The topic of focus for this month's issue is "architecture." Software architecture is the study and practice of the art of planning and developing applications, and it also happens to be my favorite topic and area of expertise. It is the cornerstone of everything we do, and developers of every level of expertise and experience can gain from its understanding. By the time this issue reaches our readers, the CFUnited conference will be fast approaching - and I encourage ColdFusion developers everywhere to try to attend. If software architecture and/or object-oriented programming are... (more)