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January 29, 2007
Adobe ColdFusion Scorpio FAQ and Pre-Release Program Signup

A small Scorpio FAQ, some Scorpio desktop wallpaper and a link to the Scorpio Pre-release program signup survey is available on Adobe Labs here: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Scorpio

Scorpio

See you in the forums "on the inside"...

Damon

January 18, 2007
ColdFusion/Flex App Wizard Demo & CF7 Performance Brief Posted

We've posted some new Adobe ColdFusion and Flex 2-related content to the Adobe website:

1. Flex Application Wizard:

                        

http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/demos

This demo shows how to use ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder 2 to easily generate a complete rich Internet application to view and maintain records in a database.

2. ColdFusion MX7 Performance Brief:

http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/whitepapers/pdf/cf_per_brief_0107.pdf.

The brief measures gains in application runtime performance by comparing average page response times in a test application across ColdFusion MX7 and multiple earlier versions of ColdFusion.

Damon

January 5, 2007
New! Include ColdFusion 7 Reports and Rich Docs in your Adobe FlexBuilder 2.0.1 Apps!

The ColdFusion Extensions for Adobe FlexBuilder were updated in FlexBuilder 2.0.1 and enable the inclusion of ColdFusion 7 dynamically-generated FlashPaper 2-based banded business reports or rich documents (created using the ColdFusion 7 CFDOCUMENT tag) right in your Flex 2.0.1 applications (and they print properly too right from the Flex 2 panel).

The components can of course be pulled from the generated CF/FB Wizard app and used in any way you wish in your own home-grown app, as with all the components we generate/ship with, including the validators and Input masking components, etc (we recognize not everyone will go into production with a generated app! :)

Check it out and enjoy!

Special thanks Mike Nimer and Dean Harmon who suffered my relentless push to get this done and to the Flash player team, the Flex SDK team and the FlexBuilder team, all of whom fixed blocking bugs that made this possible.

Damon

January 2, 2007
ColdFusion and U.S. Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007

In the US for 2007, the US Energy Policy Act of 2005 moves DST observances from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November. "Studies" will apparently determine if this remains permanent, but if you're running applications on ColdFusion MX 6.1 or ColdFusion MX 7.x, you'll want to be on Sun's 1.4.2_11 (or later VM.)

More info on DST here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

And here's the skinny on the world-wide implementation of DST in each country/region of the world (and a bit of dark comic relief...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_around_the_world

To wit:

"On September 5, 1999, terrorists were transporting a bomb that they mistakenly thought was set to go off at 5:30 PM Israel Standard Time; it was actually set for 5:30 PM Palestinian Daylight Time, which was an hour ahead. As a result, the bomb went off while the bomb was still being transported, killing the terrorists (and earning them a Darwin Award)."

Anyway, we had an issue to with ColdFusion MX 6.1 on JDK 1.4.2_11 having to do with CFLDAP support and we are issuing a patch for that here in the next day or so:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=b3a939ce#MX61U

But in general, for proper handling of the US 2007 DST issue, please read the Adobe Tech Support article here for the latest info:

http://www.adobe.com/go/d2ab4470

Damon