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February 22, 2005
Strong Encryption in ColdFusion MX 7
Great little TechNote that summarizes the new strong encryption support we added to ColdFusion MX 7:

Strong Encryption in ColdFusion MX 7

Special thanks to Tom Donovan and his guided tour of Bouncy Castle :)

Damon

February 10, 2005
Finding an SMS SMPP Account for that Snazzy New CFMX7 SMS App...

One of the great things about ColdFusion MX 7 is the Event Gateway architecture and the SMS Gateway in particular.

However, in order to get your SMS app live, you'll need an SMPP account for your SMS Gateway to use and talk to. Most of the major wireless carriers provide SMPP accounts directly (AT&T Wireless, etc) for access to a specific carrier's wireless customers, but for access to cross-carrier wireless subscribers, you'll need an SMPP account with what's known in the biz as a "Connection Aggregator". This company provides you a single, simple SMPP account, and then routes messages to/from the individual wireless carriers behind the scenes (using direct individual SMPP accounts for each, typically).

So who are these aggregators and where do you get one of these accounts? Here's a quick set of pointers to a few:

 
SimpleWire:
 
World Text:
 
Hay Systems Ltd:
 

There are many others, of course, but these should help you get started. If you have feedback on these or others, drop me a quick line: dcooper@macromedia.com.

Damon

 

 

February 7, 2005
Some ColdFusion MX 7 launch day press links

CFDJ
Macromedia Announces ColdFusion MX 7
http://sys-con.com/story/?storyid=48097&DE=1

Community MX
ColdFusion MX 7: The Newest Version of ColdFusion
http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=E4D7E

Computerwire
Macromedia Dialing Mobile Devices
http://www.computerwire.com/industries/research/?pid=906E5DE9%2DA2B6%2D4B86%2DA9C6%2D3F1EEB44067B

Computer Business Review (UK)
http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=015013DA-0817-4613-A76B-D78796A516DE

ColdFusion Developer’s Journal
CFMX 7: This Is the Release That Will Make You a Hero Again
http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=48103

ColdFusion Developer’s Journal
"It's Here!" - Editor-in-Chief of ColdFusion Developer's Journal Introduces ColdFusion MX 7
http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=48104

eWeek
Macromedia Adds Mobile Support to ColdFusion
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1761268,00.asp

InfoWorld
Macromedia heats up ColdFusion MX 7
http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/02/06/06NNmacromedia_1.html

InternetNews.com
Macromedia's ColdFusion Looks Beyond the Web
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3469121

Sys-Con TV
Interview with Dave Gruber
http://www.sys-con.tv/
Direct URL to video: http://www.sys-con.com/tv/video/load_005.html

CNET
Macromedia ColdFusion goes mobile
http://news.com.com/Macromedia+Cold+Fusion+goes+mobile/2110-1012_3-5566335.html?tag=html.alert

TechWeb
ColdFusion MX 7 Builds SMS Apps For Mobile Phones
http://www.techweb.com/wire/software/59301576

Database Journal
ColdFusion MX 7 Takes on a New Set of Problems
http://www.databasejournal.com/news/article.php/3469191

TechSpot
Macromedia Releases ColdFusion MX 7
http://www.techspot.com/story16924.html

IT Observer
Macromedia ColdFusion Goes Mobile
http://www.ebcvg.com/articles.php?id=583

Globe and Mail
Macromedia embellishes ColdFusion MX 7
http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20050207.gtcold0207/BNStory/Technology/

CRN
Macromedia Software Pushes Internet Apps Onto Phones
http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml?articleId=59301665

eChannelLine (Canada)
Macromedia stresses innovation with ColdFusion MX 7
http://www.integratedmar.com/ecl-usa/story.cfm?item=19180

Damon

February 6, 2005
Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 (aka 'Blackstone') Has Arrived...
Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 (aka "Blackstone") was officially released to manufacturing (RTM) Jan 27, 2005 and the Macromedia website went live just a few minutes ago here: ColdFusion MX 7 Home Page

Thanks again to the thousands of people who particpated in the Blackstone Beta program and to the dedication and passion of ColdFusion developers everywhere.

This one's for you.

Damon