2007 Jared Rypka-Hauer On Adobe, ColdFusion, The Community, And More
Jared Rypka-Hauer shares his thoughts on ColdFusion and the community in an Adobe era over on Fusion Authority.
2007 TSA: Peanut Butter Is A Gel
When I travel on longer trips, especially international trips, I bring along snack food with me (things like snack bars, dried fruit, nuts, crackers and peanut butter, etc.) - quick protein snacks (for the most part). I've been doing this for years, and never a problem. Until yesterday. I usually carry the tiny 1 ounce peanut butter containers (use once and throw), but I could not find them this time and therefore brought along a 3.4 ounces jar. And the TSA agent in Detroit Metro got quite upset at my little plastic peanut butter container. He held it up and sternly declared "you can't carry gels!". Ok, I know that you should not aggravate or mess with TSA agents, but I could not help myself, and burst out laughing. "A gel?" I asked him. "Do you know what a gel is?" He was not amused. I explained that TSA rules prohibit carrying liquids, gels and aerosols over 3 ounces, but that thicker paste like substances are not prohibited (with the exception of the very dangerous toothpaste). "Let me get this straight, peanut butter is a gel?". "This is a gel!" he replied. I (slowly) tried to explain that the definition of a gel is a liquid that has become semi-solid, and that a gel is only a gel if it can revert back to a liquid (usually by heating or shaking). I also pointed out that no one has ever complained about this before (even when I have carried the deadly 3.4 ounce jars), and that he seemed to be making up his own rules. To no avail. "This is a gel, and you can't bring it on board!" was his final statement, and he then told me to check my bags if I wanted to bring the jar along. So, there you have it - contrary to what common sense dictates, peanut butter is now a gel.
2007 Konnichiwa From Tokyo
I just arrived at the Hotel Nikko in Tokyo, venue for MAX Japan which starts tomorrow. I have several sessions that I need to present, and so before I do anything else, I need to walk around and figure out where everything actually is. I'll be back ...
2007 David Tucker On ColdFusion Powered AIR Applications
David Tucker has written an article for Adobe Developer Connection entitled Managing Adobe AIR updates with ColdFusion 8. While the article is about using ColdFusion to manage updates to an AIR application post-deployment, David does demonstrate lots of ColdFusion/Flex/AIR integration techniques that are useful to any ColdFusion developers looking at AIR and Flex.
2007 Next Up, MAX Japan
It's hard to believe that MAX Europe was two weeks ago, and MAX U.S. just two weeks before that. And now we get to do it all over again ... I am about to head out of here for the 13+ hour flight from Detroit to Tokyo for MAX Japan. After that I'll make a slight detour via China (for meetings in Beijing and a presentation in Hangzhou).
2007 Check Out rtePad
2007 Mark Drew On Running ColdFusion 8 On Leopard
Mark Drew has posted notes on getting ColdFusion to run on Mac OS X Leopard (which is not officially supported yet).
2007 ColdFusion And The Adobe MAX Cup 2007
Futsal is an indoor version of Soccer, and the game is hugely popular in Japan, where many companies have employee teams. Adobe Japan created the Adobe MAX Cup 2007 Futsal Tournament (with the final game set to coincide with MAX 2007 Japan later this week), and teams from Adobe, Intel, Microsoft, SAP, Yahoo!, as well as several Japanese companies, are all taking part. And it's not all about fun and games - the tournament is supported by a variety of sites and applications, and the Adobe Japan team used the opportunity to leverage Premier Pro, AIR, AMP, Flash, Flex, Flash Media Server, and of course ColdFusion (which powers the official Adobe MAX Cup 2007 Futsal Tournament site).
2007 Registration For Australia CFCAMP Events Open
As previously announced, I'll be in Australia next month for CFCAMP events in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth. The events are going to be partial formal presentation, partial free form bar camp, and should be lots of fun. Registration for these events is now open.
2007 Tech Republic On CF8
Tech Republic is running a story by Brian Kotek entitled Why developers should check out ColdFusion 8, stating that CF8 is "a force to be reckoned with in the application server space", and that "the recent release is by far the most compelling version since they moved to the Java platform - and possibly even the most compelling version ever". I couldn't have said it better myself!