June 7, 2007
Mark Drew has released a CF8 CFML update for CFEclipse

June 1, 2007
ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Coverage: Part III

Articles

1. SD Times – 5/31/2007 - Adobe Releases ColdFusion Beta by Alex Handy
http://www.sdtimes.com/article/LatestNews-20070515-29.html

2. IT Week – 5/31/2007 – Adobe Updates Development Tool by Phil Muncaster
http://www.itweek.co.uk/itweek/news/2191061/adobe-updates-development-tool

Additional Posting:
Computing UK: http://www.computing.co.uk/itweek/news/2191061/adobe-updates-development-tool

3. TheOpenSourcery.com – 5/30/2007 - ColdFusion 8: Backend Integration for Frontend Goodness by Jacques Surveyer
http://www.theopensourcery.com/wordp1/index.php?p=610

4. PC World – 5/30/2007 – ColdFusion Warms to .Net by Paul Krill (InfoWorld reprint)
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,132356-c,webauthoringsoftware/article.html

Additional Reprints:
- ARNet: http://www.arnnet.com.au/index.php/id;1412886503;fp;4194304;fpid;1
- Digital Arts Online: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=7986
- Computerworld AU: http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1412886503;fp;2;fpid;1

5. ServerWatch – 5/31/2007 – ColdFusion Gets an Overhaul by Andy Patrizio (InternetNews.com reprint)
http://www.serverwatch.com/news/article.php/3680681

6. Linux World – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Unveils ColdFusion 8 Public Beta by Staff (ColdFusion Developer’s Journal Reprint)
http://linux.sys-con.com/read/382340.htm

7. TechWorld – 5/31/2007 – Adobe Offers ColdFusion 8 Public Beta by Staff (Digital Arts reprint)
http://www.techworld.com/applications/news/index.cfm?newsID=8999&pagtype=samechan

Additional Reprints:

- Reseller News New Zealand: http://reseller.co.nz/reseller.nsf/news/F1E0A514855B42C3CC2572EB007AAD4B

- PC Advisor UK: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=9537

May 31, 2007
ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Coverage: Part II

Articles:

1. CRN – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Advances ColdFusion With Public Beta by Stacy Cowley
http://www.crn.com/software/199703521

2. Dr. Dobb’s Journal – 5/30/2007 - ColdFusion 8 in Public Beta by Staff
http://www.ddj.com/dept/webservices/199703494

3. InfoWorld Daily Podcast – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Cozies Up to .Net with ColdFusion 8 hosted by Tom Sullivan
http://weblog.infoworld.com/daily/archives/podcast/archive.html

4. PC Magazine – 5/30/2007 – Adobe ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Goes Live by Darryl Taft
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2138836,00.asp

Damon

May 30, 2007
ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Coverage – May 30, 2007 – As of 1:00 PM EDT

Articles:

1. InfoWorld – 5/30/2007 – Adobe’s ColdFusion Warms to .Net by Paul Krill
http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/05/29/adobe-coldfusion_1.html

     Article also published in:
     - IT Business: http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=43694&cid=6
    - PC World: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,132356-c,webauthoringsoftware/article.html
    - Tech World: http://www.techworld.com/applications/news/index.cfm?newsID=8977&pagtype=samechan

2. eWEEK – 5/30/2007 – Adobe ColdFusion 8 Beta Goes Public by Darryl K. Taft
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2138586,00.asp

3. InternetNews.com – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Gives ColdFusion A Big Overhaul by Andy Patrizio
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3680376

     Additional Posting:
    -DevX: http://www.devxnews.com/article.php/3680376

4. Computerwire – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Release ColdFusion 8 Beta by Tony Baer
http://www.computerwire.com/industries/research/?pid=5BC3121B%2D745E%2D47D6%2DBB26%2DC1F3E4B52CC8

     Additional Posting:     
-Computer Business Review: http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=0692B461-9545-42B4-A0F9-59A81C8AD31F

5. MacWorld UK – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Ships ColdFusion 8 Beta by Jonny Evans http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=18157

6. ZDNet Blogs – 5/30/2007 – New Version of ColdFusion Aimed at .NET, Ajax Crowd by Ryan Stewart http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=392

7. ColdFusion Developer’s Journal – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Unveils ColdFusion 8 Public Beta by Staff http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/read/382340.htm

     Article also published in:
    - Web Developer’s Journal: http://webddj.sys-con.com/read/382340.htm

8. WebProNews – 5/30/2007 – ColdFusion 8 Brands With Adobe by David Utter http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2007/05/30/coldfusion-8-brands-with-adobe

9. Computing News – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Unveils ColdFusion 8 Public Beta by Staff http://home.nestor.minsk.by/computers/news/2007/05/3019.html

10. SitePoint – 5/30/2007 – Now You Can Be as Cool as Me—GO GET CF 8 BETA! by Eric Jones http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2007/05/31/now-you-can-be-as-cool-as-me-go-get-cf-8-beta/

11. MacNN – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Offers ColdFusion 8 Beta by Staff http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/05/30/coldfusion.8.beta.posted/

12. Trading Markets – 5/30/2007 – Adobe Launches Public Beta Of ColdFusion 8 Software by Staff http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/BREAKING%20NEWS/558423/

13. WHIR News – 5/30/2007 – HostMySite Offers ColdFusion 8 by Staff http://www.thewhir.com/marketwatch/053007_HostMySite_Offers_ColdFusion_8.cfm

14. Digital Arts – 5/30/2007 – Adobe offers ColdFusion 8 Public Beta http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/05/30/coldfusion.8.beta.posted/

Press Releases:
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Adobe Unveils ColdFusion 8 Public Beta
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- BusinessWire: http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070529006231&newsLang=en

- EFYTimes India: http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/fullnews.asp?edid=19352&magid=11

- WebWire: http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=37644

Web Hosting Provider HostMySite.com Launches Free ColdFusion 8 Beta Program
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- TheHostingNews.com: http://www.thehostingnews.com/news-hostmysite-web-hosting-unveils-free-coldfusion-8-beta-program-3344.html

- Web Hosting News: http://www.hostreview.com/news/news/070530HostMySite.html

Damon


It's Here...ColdFusion 8 Public Beta

The ColdFusion 8 Public Beta is now available for download!

Adobe Press Release:
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200705/053007ColdFusion.html

ColdFusion 8 Public Beta:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/coldfusion8

ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Hosting:
http://www.hostmysite.com/cf8

Enjoy!

Damon

May 29, 2007
It's coming....

...and as of May 30th, 2007....it's HERE!

May 27, 2007
Water Smart: Save The Planet

I was so impressed with AccuWater’s smart irrigation technology as an early customer, I'm now also an investor. And I couldn’t be prouder.


AccuWater’s technology has cut my water bill by about 56%, or a little over half, since I had it installed about two years ago, and it’s now not only paid for itself, since I’ve got a little over an acre to keep green, but my lawn is the deepest, greenest in my neighborhood, with no action on my part except weekly mowing and the usual Scotts Turf Builder applications, 4 times a year.

The AccuWater website has some great info on how their technology works, but the bottom line is that each Zone is watered only when needed to augment lack of required rainfall. The weather forecast, along with dozens and dozens of other factors are taken into consideration, and the exact amount of water needed by each lawn irrigation zone is precisely calculated and downloaded to your AccuWater controller from the AccuWater DataCenter over the Internet daily.

This chart tells the basic story:

At the Clean Energy Venture Summit in Austin on 14-16 May 2007, over 400 registered attendees from venture capital firms, utilities, and other organizations interested in various new clean technologies were in attendance. There was also substantial representation for green building advocates and technologies, and AccuWater was invited to present its story as one of 20 early stage companies presenting to the conference.

CNET News was there and blogged this short report: http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9719407-7.html?tag=blog.1

One major detail that the CNET News blog confused, however was that average irrigation in Austin is 1.8 Million gallons PER ACRE per year, not for 20 acres per year.

That works out to 36 Million gallons per year for a 20-acre property. Keeping the landscape in lush, green condition, AccuWater can reduce this amount to about 17.8 Million gallons per year, or about 49% of what it takes with conventional controllers.

Water conservation aside, as the CNET article points out, if you consider that water rates have gone up about 27% between 2001 and 2006, the dollar savings from water conservation can be significant with this kind of conservation.

The final point that the article and AccuWater make is significant: it takes about 2.5 watt-hours to produce and distribute a gallon of water. So using the above 20-acre commercial property example, that's 45,500,000 watt-hours, or 45,500 kilowatt hours, of electricity that is saved in one year. Given that the average annual electric consumption per U.S. household in 2001 was 10,656 kilowatt hours according to the U.S. Energy Information Association, that's enough energy to power 4.26 average U.S. homes for an entire year.

And that's the savings from just ONE commercial property. Widespread conservation of this magnitude can make a very, very real difference.

At the end of the conference, the expert judging panel gave the award for “Best Investment Opportunity” to AccuWater.

I, for one, couldn't agree more.

If you know anyone with a large commercial property (or maybe your very own home onwer's association or gated community's property manager) that could use AccuWater’s technology, I think you'd be doing not only them but the environment a huge favor if you let them know that this technology exists.

Damon

May 22, 2007
Some ColdFusion 8 (Scorpio) Engineering Statistics So Far...

Ben Forta posted some stats about the Scorpio World Tour so far. Ben Nadel then summarized it all into photo of Ben I thought summed it up pretty nicely:



So I thought it might be interesting to share some ColdFusion Engineering statistics about the making of ColdFusion 8 "Scorpio" so far...

23 months in the making
960,000 air miles flown to facilitate collaboration, customer meetings and feature construction
1,860 person days running automated and manual regressions
2,560 person days of product research

150 person days spent scrutinizing, hacking, testing and fixing product security with external security firm

3,165 private Beta testers
75 real-life customer applications tested and over 2.2 million lines CMFL code

2 "don't break the build!" rubber chickens
72 All-Hands Meetings
3 Sync Dev Waves
54 legal reviews

9,165 Beta forum message threads
69 Beta forum message threads about the proper naming of attributeCollection

3,901 bugs fixed
113 bugs filed by Ray Camden

57 major feature signoff meetings

5X faster than ColdFusion MX 7 (up to)

33,769 source code files in the main source tree
2,365,591,552 bytes worth of source code files and libraries in the main source tree

....and we're not done yet!

Damon

May 19, 2007
Detailed Notes Published on Future of ColdFusion 8

Matt Woodward put together a fairly comprehensive list of notes from the Washington D.C. ColdFusion 8 "The Future of ColdFusion" session on 5/17. It's worth a read. Keep in mind that 1) things may (and probably will) change for the final ColdFusion 8 release and 2) there's PLENTY more features and details that haven't yet been talked about :)

The doc is here: http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dhshbm3s_59cwj9xq

Matt's BLOG post is here: http://mattwoodward.com/blog/index.cfm?event=showEntry&entryId=9AA42CC8-A6D3-9ABC-0592E5B77BB96F90

Nice job Matt! (You must be the world's fastest typest!)

Damon

May 16, 2007
Come See Scorpio & Say Hello @ Boston CFUG Tonight

Jason Delmore, CF PM is showing Scorpio tonight at the Boston CFUG. It's being held at the Adobe Newton engineering office in Newton, MA, just down the hall from us CF engineering folks.

http://www.remotesynthesis.com/blog/index.cfm/2007/5/14/Scorpio-Tour-in-Boston-This-Wednesday

Tom Jordahl and I (at very least) will be there from the ColdFusion engineering team to help heckle Jason, and maybe help answer a few questions if we can as well :)

See you there!

Damon


Quote: 'ColdFusion 8 looks freakin' sweet-a**'

"ColdFusion 8 looks freakin' sweet-a** and I can't wait for it hit the shelves. With every version of ColdFusion brining even more outstanding features to the table, one can't help but think... is there some divine intervention going on here?"

More here:

http://www.bennadel.com/index.cfm?dax=blog:707.view

It's actually just listening to our customers...intimately, and solving their problems.

(Ok, ok, that and a few beers to help the creative process.)

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Damon

May 11, 2007
Scorpio in Nashville, Cooked with Crisco, Served Hot

We haven't yet finished rolling out new features yet in ColdFusion 8 "Scorpio"...there's more to come over the next few weeks.

We've been extremely busy, as you can see, but this should be a great release.

Enjoy!

http://blog.cutterscrossing.com/index.cfm/2007/5/10/Scorpio-Tour-Nashville-Final-Wrapup

Damon