2009 ColdFusion, Flex, And Connect Win Great Indian Developer Awards
Last year ColdFusion won an award at the Great Indian Developer Summit. This year ColdFusion has won again for Best Web Development Platform (against ASP.NET and more). Other Adobe winners were Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro in the Best Collaboration Solution category (nominated along with WebEx, and more), and Flex for Best Framework.
2009 Fig Leaf On ColdFusion Powered PDF Forms
Our pals at Fig Leaf have posted a Captivate tutorial on how to create PDF forms powered by ColdFusion CFCs.
2009 CFML Advisory Committee BOF At CFUnited
2009 Upcoming E-Seminar: The Right Fit - Adobe ColdFusion 8 Enterprise or Standard
Next week we'll be presenting an e-seminar highlighting ColdFusion 8 and the differences between CF Standard and CF Enterprise. The Right Fit: Adobe ColdFusion 8 Enterprise or Standard will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 11:00 A.M. West Coast time.
2009 Polish Citizens Can File Taxes Using AIR
At MAX we showed an AIR based application used by South African citizens to file their taxes. And now Polish citizens can do the same. e-Deklaracje Desktop is an AIR application offered by the Polish Ministry of Finance. The app was deployed on April 8th, 2009, and was used over 25,000 times in the first three weeks it was online.
2009 Back On Terra Firma
I am back stateside. The past few days were insanely intense, but were actually fun. It's been too long since I did one of these country-per-day tours. European ColdFusion Specialist Claude Englebert and I met with about 400 developers, talking about ColdFusion 9 plans, Flex, AIR, Data Services, and more. And the response was incredibly positive (although I was somewhat dismayed by how few people had taken a look at LCDS and BlazeDS, many seem to still not understand what these are).
For those of you looking for the LCDS examples I was referring to, here is what you need.
And as a reminder, for any and all ColdFusion related questions in EMEA, Claude Englebert in your man.
2009 Spreadtweet - The Twitter Client Disguised As A Spreadsheet
Just in case you absolutely need Twitter at work and happen to have a boss who would not look kindly upon you doing so, meet Spreadtweet, the Twitter client that looks like a boring corporate spreadsheet. Ah, seeing AIR used for the betterment of mankind truly warms the heart. ;-)
[Via Mihai Corlan]
2009 London CFUG Presentation Report
I just got back from presenting to the UK CFUG tonight. 140 developers showed up for 2 hours of LCDS, Flex, and a sneak peek at Centaur and Bolt. The crowd was great, highly interactive, and full of questions (a few of which I even answered).
And tomorrow I have to be up ridiculously early, leaving the hotel at 5:00am to catch a train to Brussels. Pictures coming soon.
2009 HostMySite Launches Enterprise Elastic Computing
ColdFusion hosting partner HostMySite (they do indeed host my site, actually) is now offering an Enterprise Elastic Computing service. Among other things, it gives you the ability to deploy ColdFusion Enterprise onto a Windows or Linux virtual machine through an automated remote deployment tool.
2009 Hello From London
I am in London, and will be spending today and tomorrow meeting with customers, partners, and presenting to a usergroup tomorrow. Later this week I head to Brussels and Amsterdam for more of the same.