Entries Tagged as “web application security”
Performance | Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion | Mobile | productivity | Rapid Application Development | Splendor | web application development | web application security
In case you haven't already noticed,the public beta for the major version of ColdFusion codenamed Splendor and for the next major version of ColdFusion Builder Thunder is now available.
You can quickly go over what's new in ColdFusion Splendor here. There are also a couple of videos on the video tab that gives you a quick introduction to what's new in ColdFusion. The link for the documentation home page is at - https://wikidocs.adobe.com/wiki/display/coldfusionen/Home
There are lots of new features and enhancements in Splendor and in Thunder. We look forward to hearing your feedback during the public beta.
Adobe ColdFusion | Announcements | web application development | web application security
trycf.com is a new learning initiative by Abram Adams. The idea of the portal is to offer tutorials for new or beginner level ColdFusion developers with interactive tutorials using which you can type in CFML code on the browser and see the results live! This is a great way to quickly learn the CFML programming without having to download ColdFusion.
What's more, Abram Adams also has a contest running right now where the you, the ColdFusion community, can help take this initiative to the next levels by submitting tutorials that thousands of other developers can use to learn. The process of submitting the turorials for the contest is simple and is outlined here. The top entry in the contest will receive $300 and every valid entry will receive a copy of ColdFusion Builder! Submit your turotials now!
learncfinaweek.com, again a community driven initiative, is already a popular resource for learning the basics of ColdFusion in just a week's time. I am confident that trycf.com too will turn out to be an excellent learning resource for CF developers.
Security | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | Announcements | Hotfix | Updates | web application security
New security update is available for coldfusion versions 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2 and 10.0. This hotfix addresses the security issues specified in the technote here. Here is the link to the security bulletin for this hotfix. It also includes few important bug fixes for coldfusion 10 as specified here.
We recommend locking down your server by following the lock down guide and disable unused features in the production environments.
Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | web application | web application development | web application security
One of the world’s leading open-source research websites was experiencing performance issues because increasing volumes of data were taxing the system’s available memory. To solve the problem, the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) called on ITX Corp., an IT solutions provider. ITX rebuilt the site using Adobe ColdFusion, which helped eliminate memory problems, cut development times through the reuse of modularized code, and streamline SSRN’s web technology infrastructure.
“Not only did the upgrade to 64-bit Adobe Cold Fusion help stop server crashes, it also helped reduce the number of servers SSRN needs to run its site,” says Fernando D’Agostino, lead architect at ITX. “Previously, SSRN had 14 servers. Now it has 8, which reduces costs associated with server purchases, maintenance, and support.” http://adobe.ly/19XDRHf
Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | CF Summit | web application development | web application security
I thank each of the 503 attendees for the overwhelming response and great feedback for the first ever ColdFusion conference from Adobe. The positive feedback post the conference on social media – Twitter, Facebook and the blogs has been really encouraging. We have also made note of some of the improvements that have been suggested and will work on those for a better CFSummit next year.
The conference would not have been successful without the efforts from all the speakers. We had more than 1500 session surveys from the audience and the average session rating was a high 4.3/5 across all sessions. Kudos to each of our speakers!
A great line up of speakers and sessions was possible only because of the Content Committee. Thanks to Tim Cunningham, Dan Wilson and Jason Dean for helping us in the Content committee.
And finally, thanks to all the Adobe staff that ensured the event was successful.
CFSummit also gave Adobe an opportunity to showcase both the current and future of the product and receive valuable feedback from the community. We have responded to the feedback about lack of ColdFusion developers with two initiatives that can help increase the number of ColdFusion developers. One is the introduction of new curriculum to promote ColdFusion in education and the other is re-energizing ColdFusion User Groups.
We now have a new “Introduction to Web Application Development” curriculum available to be taught across various colleges and universities. Three colleges have already adopted the curriculum and many more will adopt during the upcoming Spring semester. Anyone from the ColdFusion community, who helps us in getting leads or contacts to colleges/universities eventually leading to a successful adoption of the curriculum at one of those colleges/universities, will win an iPad from Adobe for their contribution! Do reach out to me via email if you are keen on helping us with the contacts. Email: email@example.com.
The number of active ColdFusion User Groups has also increased from 22 earlier this year to more than 70 now. We will continue to make progress here. If you have any issues related to User Groups, including starting a new ColdFusion User Group, reach out to Kishore Balakrishnan, Product Marketing Manager for ColdFusion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These initiatives take time before it begins to make a significant impact. We at Adobe are aware of this and are willing to be patient to see these initiatives contributing to the future of ColdFusion. On a related note, it was heartening to see quite a lot of new CF developers at the conference.
We are very pleased with the outcome of CFSummit2013 and are looking forward to seeing you all again at CFSummit 2014.
Until then, continue to rock with ColdFusion!