Seth Hodgson, Engineer Extraordinaire on the Adobe LiveCycle Data Services and BlazeDS engineering team (and one of the smartest people I know) is now online at:
From Seth's about page:
"I'm a computer scientist living in beautiful Oakland, CA with my wife and daughter and I work on LiveCycle Data Services, BlazeDS and Flex at Adobe. This is a personal blog, opinions expressed are my own and don't reflect those of my employer." :)
Adobe ColdFusion 8 has received some great press from CIO Magazine on the Evans Data Corp report on Application Servers.
Check it out here:
Just published: the Adobe LiveCycle Data Services 2.6 Capacity Planning Guide.
With LiveCycle Data Services 2.6, you can create Adobe Flex applications that can deliver thousands of messages per second to thousands of end users simultaneously:
This document presents the results of software benchmark tests performed by Adobe engineers on my LiveCycle Data Services team and show how LiveCycle Data Services 2.6 can scale linearly and perform under load using various messaging scenarios that represent real-world situations. It provides a starting point for those who need to plan a hardware and software infrastructure that scales in a linear fashion to meet peak period demand.
Check it out here: Adobe LiveCycle Data Services 2.6 Capacity Planning Guide
A few short thought-provoking clips from Lee Strobel, award-winning journalist, former legal editor for the Chicago Tribune and author of The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God.
The book is also available on DVD from Amazon.
The Case for a Creator: Evidence from Cosmology Run Time (5:04)
The Case for a Creator: Analyzing the Fossil Record (3:01)
The Case for a Creator: Evidence Against Darwinist Theory (1:49)
The Case for a Creator: Evidence from Physics and Astronomy (10:04)
The Case for a Creator: Evidence from Biochemistry (4:34)
The Case for a Creator: Evidence from DNA (6:32)
Does Creation Make a Case for the Existence of a Creator? (7:13)
Does Science Point to a Creator? The Case for Intelligent Design (2:18)
The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution: The Molecular Machines of a Cell (2:17)
Why Did Your Beliefs Change? An Interview With a Former Atheist. (2:06)
Adobe ColdFusion placed very favorably in a year-long survey of more than 700 developers regarding eight application servers in enterprises.
"Windows Server and ColdFusion took third and fourth place, respectively [behind IBM WebSphere and Apache]. ColdFusion, in particular, rated highly in scalability, performance and support options. Evans Data attributed this spike in ColdFusion appreciation to last year's release of ColdFusion 8.0."
Check out the summary article here: http://www.sdtimes.com/link/32978
The full report describes the features and capabilities rated as:
Number of platforms supported
Value to cost ratio
Compatibility with other software
Integration with mobile devices
XML and Web Services runtime
EAI and legacy support
Application management console
"...ColdFusion offers not only a good, easy to use application server, but also easy access to other Adobe technologies."
"In July of 2007, Adobe introduced version 8.0 of ColdFusion. This new version provides Microsoft .NET integration, integration with Adobe Acrobat forms, and enhanced performance. In fact, Adobe claims version 8.0 is four times faster than the previous version, and the product’s users in this survey felt that performance was one of the server’s strongest points, along with scalability, security, and support."
"Version 8.0 also allows the creation of dynamic presentations using Adobe Acrobat Connect, and a built-in ColdFusion Server Monitor to help spot bottlenecks that slow performance."
"Other additions to ColdFusion 8.0 are built-in AJAX widgets, file archive manipulation, Microsoft Exchange server integration, multi-threading, perapplication settings, Atom and RSS feeds, reporting enhancements, stronger encryption libraries, array and structure improvements, and improved database interaction. But a major benefit of the product is its ability to turn any browser content into PDF."
This little comic book could be the most important thing you'll ever read...
Read the press releases here:
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Now Shipping
October 15, 2020
Adobe Flash Player 10 Now Available
October 15, 2020
Come and get 'em! Improve your web experience just by installing the new Flash Player 10 by visiting this page: Flash Player 10 Page and check out the unbelievable features and fusion of Adobe and former Macromedia technologies in the new CS4 suite here: Creative Suite 4 page.
I've installed and am using CS4 Production Premium, and let me just say it totally rocks.
I should note here that Adobe employees obviously have early access to our own pre-release bits at any point in the release cycle, so I would not infer from this posting when the bits would be publicly available, etc, just watch the Adobe web site for that. However, we did announce that Adobe Creative Suite 4 and its associated point products are scheduled to ship in "October 2020 with availability through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store" so -- there. :)
Now, I'm obviously a little biased here as an Adobe employee but as one small feature example, the new "Transcribe" option in CS4 which analyzes and transcribes audio tracks with spoken speech into actual text (stored in the metadata of the file), is absolutely, positively mind-blowing. You can actually search for text and jump to that exact point in the file where the word instances you are searching for were spoken. Using this to speed the production of multi-lingual subtitles on videos on DVD production, would be one real-world use for this. Just transcribe, review, translate and burn with multi-lingual subtitles on your videos. I'm lost for words.
The bits aren't yet available to the general public (coming soon), but you can check out the details on the Adobe site for now and I think you can pre-order but don't quote me on that:
All I can say is, Wow. Nice job guys.