October 18, 2006
Revving Scorpio, Prepping for MAX and Innovating...

Just a quick note to let you know what the Adobe ColdFusion Engineering team has been up to. We've been been a little silent recently, but rest assured whenever you see that happen, it means we're heads-down working on something good :)

Most notably, we're preparing to rev Scorpio for testers with some of the biggest advances to ColdFusion in many years and a ton of other stuff you've asked for in the past as well. We aren't done innovating yet, but I'd say we're past the half-way mark on the pure construction part of the project, and the release validation "Sync Dev" process is now well behind us. As a result of that that process, which I've described previously, Scorpio changed in definition somewhat and was then fully validated with a broad spectrum of CF customers. They enthusiastically gave us "two thumbs up" and overwhelmingly told us they'd "definitely" upgrade when as spoon as it was available, and some customers actually begged us to back-port some of the features to CF7 so they could have them sooner! :)

There's no doubt in my mind that Scorpio, like CF7, will once again make history with the incredible amount of customer-focused innovation that's going into it. We haven't put EVERY feature ever asked for by customers in there, but I'm sure that Scoprio will be a must-have release, and that you'll find we've been listening to our customers very carefully. But don't worry, we've also thought alot about your future and the types off apps you'll be building in the next few years, and we're anticipating the tools you need to run circles around other developers struggling with piece-meal development alternatives. Our job is to make the hard stuff easy, make you guys heroes, and that’s what we're working to do with Scorpio.

We're also getting ready for the Adobe MAX 2006 conference in Las Vegas next week and everyone who's going is jazzed to be able to meet with customers again and hear their stories and how we can help them out.

If you're going, I look forward to meeting you, and be sure to stop by the ColdFusion booth....someone from the CF team will almost always be there on staff, and we'd love to talk with you about what you're working on and what your challenges are and how we can help.

Damon