2007 ColdFusion Positions In MN, PA, And Wales
5 Positions this week, including one in Wales:
- Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) is looking for a senior web application developer to work on MayoClinic.com, a consumer health website serving public, corporate subscription and syndication audiences. Experience working with CF version 7 as well as experience with at least one framework such as Model Glue, ColdSpring, FarCry or Mach II is strongly preferred. Questions about the job can be directed to Phil Truesdale. Apply online (job postings are 15808 and 15812).
- International Baccalaureate Organization (Cardiff, Wales) is looking for a ColdFusion developer. Requires proficiency in coding with ColdFusion. Experience of using MVC and ORM frameworks would be a distinct advantage, but not essential. Any prior experience developing Rich Internet Apps using Flash, Flex, AJAX, AIR, FMS, etc is preferred. Details posted online.
- TLA Entertainment Group (Philadelphia, PA) has two openings for full-time ColdFusion web application developers, a junior developer with 2-3 years experience, and a more senior developer with 3-5 years of experience. Candidates must be comfortable working with adult material on a regular basis. Details posted online, apply via e-mail.
2007 Foundeo's Cool Image Effects Component
Foundeo has created Foundeo's Image Effects Component for CFImage, a CFC which build on ColdFusion 8's <CFIMAGE> tag, and which makes adding cool effects like reflections, drop shadows, gradients, and rounded corners a snap. And at $29.99 this one is a must have!
2007 MAX Session Highlight: Tom Jordahl On ColdFusion + LCDS
One of my responsibilities to MAX is track manager for the web development sessions (which includes all ColdFusion sessions). In this capacity I help to decide the track contents, choose presenters, review and critique content, and in general help to ensure that we're presenting the content attendees need and want. As this also means that I get to see the content before just about anyone else, I thought I'd use the opportunity to highlight specific sessions that I think may be of interest to you. So, in what is the first of planned infrequent postings, here is one for you to seriously consider:
Tom Jordahl has been part of the ColdFusion team for a long time (he is the only team member who has been there longer than I have), and he leads the ColdFusion engineering effort. He worked on the ColdFusion Flex integration as well as the ColdFusion event gateways, and is thus the perfect choice to discuss ColdFusion's integration with LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS, previously Flex Data Services).
LCDS integration was first introduced in ColdFusion 7.0.2, allowing ColdFusion developers to incorporate messaging, push, and data synchronization capabilities into their applications. ColdFusion 8 enhances this integration, and even supports a single integrated high-performance installation of both ColdFusion and LiveCycle Data Services.
If you are curious about LCDS and what it means for ColdFusion developers, this you should make sure to attend Tom's Using ColdFusion With LiveCycle Data Services session (which runs twice, Monday 2:00pm and Tuesday 4:00pm). In one hour you'll get the authoritative scoop on all you need to know on this subject.
2007 ColdFusion 8 Hosting In Brazil
2007 Junk Faxers Need To Die
I've been getting bombarded with junk faxes. It used to be one every week or so, then a couple of times a week, and now ... non-stop. Every single fax offers cheap vacation packages, and every one of them matches the examples that are apparently the work of Travelcomm aka Patriot Travel aka Cancun Cheap Ticket. And as per junkfax.org, these guys are known scum.
The problem is that there is actually nothing you can do about this. Sure, you can file formal complaints with the FCC (which I have done), you can ask them to remove your fax number (which will likely only increase the junk fax count), and you can call and give them hell (which I have done, just to vent, knowing that it'll accomplish nothing). I could just unplug the fax machine, but I do need it, and even if I did not I just can't stomach backing down like that.
One thought that occurs to me is that every 800 call they receive costs them money, so maybe a nice batch of phone lines on an automated repeat dialer could make them miserable, or at least cost them money. But, beyond the satisfaction of being able to annoy them, is it actually worth the effort?
Any other ideas?
2007 Where To Find ColdFusion 8 Additional Downloads
The ColdFusion 8 download does not include the client pieces (as it did in the past). If you are looking for the ColdFusion 8 Report Builder, the Eclipse extensions and help files, the Dreamweaver and HomeSite updates, and more, visit the ColdFusion Support Center download page.