Many have already commented on the CFDJ announcement this weekend, and every post I have read has correctly seen this for what it is – sour grapes. I am going to be very careful with what I say about this one, but I will point out that A) I stopped writing my regular column for them several years ago, B) their reaction to Adobe opting not to sponsor specific SYS-CON publications and events was incredibly immature and unprofessional. While CFDJ started life with the best of intentions, it has failed to deliver on these for the longest time. Fortunately, the demise of CFDJ leaves no real ColdFusion information void as we’ve not been relying on them as a source of authoritative information for many years now. Between the Adobe ColdFusion Developer Center, all of the ColdFusion bloggers (as well as those aggregated by Goog and MXNA), and of course community sites like House Of Fusion (including their Fusion Authority Quarterly Update), there is plenty to read and learn, without having to contend with obnoxious and irrelevant ad placement, embedded in-your-face paid video placement, poorly managed subscriptions and circulation, receiving multiple copies of publications that were never requested, endless spam, and worse. So, goodbye CFDJ, we’ll not be missing you at all.
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