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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Now Available

Hey look, the public beta of ColdFusion 8 is now available for download at Adobe Labs. This is the beta you have been looking for.

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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Coming Soon?

I first noticed Ben Forta’s post about his site outage citing upgrading to the version of Scorpio being used for the public beta. Now with a couple of other vague posts by Raymond Camden and Damon Cooper, my best guess … Continue reading

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Me.dium Nominated As Webware 100 Finalist

Me.dium, my employer which you can read more about here has been nominated as a Webware 100 Finalist in the Community category. The Webware 100 represents the top 10 sites in 10 different categories, and we’re up against some pretty … Continue reading

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Rant: Installing Ubuntu 7.04 With An ATI Video Card Just Plain Sucks

I have to say I’m pretty annoyed with Ubuntu Linux at the moment. I’ve been wrestling with it all afternoon and evening to try and get it installed and working on an Lenovo / IBM T60 Thinkpad, and thus far … Continue reading

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Java 6 Shipped With Ubuntu 7.04

Ubuntu 7.04 was recently released, and is the first Linux distribution to include the Java SDK as a standard part of the Operating System. This is exciting news and goes to show that the effort put into open sourcing Java … Continue reading

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Tomcat 6 Surpasses 16,000 Simultaneous Connections

Fillp Hanik recently posted a blog entry about a load test comparison he did using Glassfish, Jetty, and Tomcat 6 using the new NIO (non-blocking io) connectors in which Tomcat 6 was able to handle 16,000 connections. As always load … Continue reading

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Google Releases Guice: A Java Dependency Injection Framework

Google recently released yet another interesting piece of Java machinery, Guice. Given the direction that Spring 2.0 is going in, this looks like a good alternative if you’re looking for a simple dependency injection framework. If you’re curious about what … Continue reading

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Open Source ColdFusion: Smith Project To Be Released As Open Source

While doing my normal nightly browsing, I saw an “Open Source ColdFusion Server” digg which mentioned that the Smith Project, a free and lightweight CFML implementation, is going to be Open Sourced. This is great news for the community, and … Continue reading

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Bruce Eckel On Flash And Flex

I was quite surprised to come across a post by Bruce Eckel, one of the founders of the C++ ISO committee as well as a popular Java author and trainer, essentially evangelizing the use of Flash and Flex to get … Continue reading

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Adobe Apollo Presented At DEMO 07

Looks like my hunch was right– Adobe presented Apollo at DEMO according to the live blogging of DEMO 07 provided by GigaOM. In case you haven’t heard of Apollo before, Adobe Labs describes it as “a cross-OS runtime that allows … Continue reading

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