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May 29, 2020
Adobe MAX North America Registration Now Open

Adobe MAX 2020/2009 will be held in San Francisco, California from Novemeber 16-19, 2020, in Milan, Italy from December 1-4, 2020 and in Tokyo, Japan in January, 2009.

Don't miss this awesome technology event. Space is limited and it's an great opportunity to connect with thousands of designers, developers, partners, executives, and Adobe staff and product teams for education, inspiration, and community.

Check it out and get your registration in here:



May 21, 2020
Adobe ColdFusion 8 Wins a Codie Award

The Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced last night the winners of the 2020 Codie Awards. Adobe ColdFusion 8 was named the winner in the Web Services Solution category.

More here:


Congratulations, team!

In other news, one of our four pending Adobe ColdFusion 8 reviews posted today in Software Editorial, A UK-based online magazine that specializes in software reviews and recommendations. Some excerpts:

"Companies choose ColdFusion to create complex and robust mission-critical applications for internal and external access. While there are a number of ways to integrate web content with relational data, it is a simple task with ColdFusion, and the support for modern technology (Ajax, .NET and Java) is a valid reason to consider using this product."

"So many positives. The application administration interface is simple and intuitive – it should be no problem for anyone with experience administering a web site or application. And I like the new server monitor, which is an impressive Flash application that is as well organized as any administration interface I’ve used over the years."

"I believe the ability to dynamically generate PDFs is indispensible. Anyone that ever had to handle source and version control for documents at any company will be pleased that they can keep just one version of each document and let ColdFusion create PDFs as needed. Very nice."

"This is a good product for companies already using older versions of ColdFusion, or companies looking to move older legacy systems to a newer, more robust solution that easily integrates the application and relational database data. The interface is intuitive, just like Adobe’s other products, and I did not encounter any errors during my tests. I have used other Adobe products to create and support web applications, but like that ColdFusion lets me build applications – not just linked HTML pages – for use on the internet."

The full review can be found here:



May 8, 2020
ColdFusion 8 - Nine Month Review

From community member Stephen Moretti, manager of the Scottish ColdFusion User Group:


A notable quote:

"Everyone I've spoken to says that ColdFusion 8 is probably the most significant upgrade for ColdFusion yet. If you don't upgrade for anything else, then you must upgrade for the performance increase you will get for your cfcs and your application in general."


May 6, 2020
Adobe Feeds Now Live on ColdFusion 8!

Adobe Feeds is now live as a replacement for the old "weblogs.macromedia.com" Weblog aggregator, and it's much, much, MUCH faster! In addition to the Adobe ColdFusion 8 upgrade, there were also a few code and query optimizations I understand as well.

But wow, what a difference!

Check it out here: