June 21, 2005
No ColdFusion MX 7 Easter Egg?
Yes, it's true. :)

In this latest release of ColdFusion, we didn’t add in an Easter-egg, because we poured literally every ounce of energy into customer-facing features, but we did manage to drop in a small "About" popup in the ColdFusion MX 7 Administrator with the names of the people who were directly involved with the production of ColdFusion MX 7.

They deserve a big kudos, in my humble opinion, since what they created was nothing short of phenomenal, and I'm very glad to have been able to be part of it. This could be called the ultimate software development “dream team”.

The next major release we're now gearing up for definitely has a tough act to follow in ColdFusion MX 7, but with version 7 as our new starting point code base, and some of the world’s top engineering talent, I'm more confident than ever that we'll be able to meet or exceed the level of innovation, quality and performance that went into CFMX7 in the next major release.

Anyway, if you’re interested in seeing the specific crew directly involved with the production of ColdFusion MX 7, in the Administrator, click on the "System Information" link at the top, and then click the "About ColdFusion" link. You should get a popup window with the specific ColdFusion MX 7 team.

Damon

June 10, 2005
Upgrading to CFMX 7 Enterprise, CFMX 7 Updates and Getting Started
In case you hadn't noticed before and may find these handy, there's a page on the MM website that has great little "executive summary"-type bullet-list some of the major reasons to upgrade to CFMX 7 Enterprise Edition:

Making the Case to Move to ColdFusion Enterprise Edition

In addition, there's a great little "Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade [to CFMX7]" here:

Top 10 Reasons To Upgrade to CFMX 7

Also, as a reminder, the second CFMX 7 Cumulative Hotfix and an updated CFMX 7 Report Builder is available for download here:

ColdFusion MX 7 Cumulative Hotfix Updates"

So there's no better time to upgrade...CFMX 7 is rock solid, doing great, and enabling some of the most amazing and compelling applications I've ever seen.

Everyone from the worlds largest companies to the smallest consulting shops are leveraging the power of CFMX7 and amazing their managers, users, clients, partners and employees with the speed and power of their next-gen apps built with CFMX7.

Now, I'm obviously a little biased (ahem), but when you see what some of these organizations are doing with CFMX7, and if you haven't already, you really owe it to yourself and your organization to take CFMX7 for a spin and think about how you could leverage it quickly in your organization:

CFMX 7 Getting Started In 4 Easy Steps

We've been gathering up some of these stories and examples, and hope to be able to share some of these soon, but wow...

Anyway, enjoy, and we'll see you at CFUNITED in a few weeks! We hope to be able to share a little more about CFMX7, what customers are doing with it, what we're working on and the exciting future of ColdFusion there.

Damon

May 25, 2005
"Track 17" Added
Quick little guitar-only track on the "Tunes" page here:

https://dcooper.org/Tunes/index.cfm

Enjoy.

Damon

May 24, 2005
Attend ColdFusion's 10th Birthday Party and Help Steer the Next Version of CF!
Please join us at your local user group or at CFUNITED to celebrate the 10th Birthday of ColdFusion! You'll also get a sneak peek at some of the amazing things in store for the future of ColdFusion, and interact with the CF team.

For those of you coming to CFUNITED, be sure to bring your "most-wanted" feature list...we'll be asking the question,

"If you had a magic wand, what would you love to have ColdFusion do for you?".

Remember that no feature or idea is "too big" or "too small", so think through what new feature or platform or change or capability or interoperability or connectivity, etc you'd add/make to the ColdFusion product in the next major version if you ran the CF team!

Damon