Amazon Web Services Webinar – Leverage the power of Adobe ColdFusion on AWS

Amazon is organizing a webinar on the 18th of September at 10 am PT titled ‘Leverage the power of Adobe ColdFusion on AWS’. You can register for this AWS webinar here

Learn about the AWS offering from,

Tom Laszewski, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Chandan Kumar, Computer Scientist, Adobe

Akhila K. Srinivas, Software Engineer, Adobe

 

ColdFusion Feature Usage Survey

Please participate in this ColdFusion feature usage survey. This is not a typical feature usage survey for ColdFusion. The purpose of this survey is to understand the usage of some of the old or not-so-popular features of ColdFusion.

The information gathered here will help Adobe deprecate/retain/provide alternate features in the next major version of ColdFusion.

Thanks for your time.

Adobe ColdFusion Summit – Last few places remaining for registration

We have received a great response so far for Adobe ColdFusion Summit happening in Las Vegas on the 24th and 25th of October. Speakers, the best from the ColdFusion community, and sessions have already been announced on the conference website. More sessions and speakers will be added in the coming days.

If you are keen on attending the conference and are yet to register, please do it now as there are only last few places remaining for registration.

 

ColdFusion 10 update 11 – An update with 50+ fixes

ColdFusion 10 update 11 is now available for download within the ColdFusion 10 administrator. This is a significant update as it has more than 50 fixes across various areas of the product.

The most noteworthy additions are the support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, MySQL 5.6 and 64-bit COM interoperability.

Here are the key areas and some fixes made in this update:

1. JSON – serialization issues 

2. Caching – ORM secondary cache and cached query with query params, 

3. File Management – Spreadsheet tag working with VFS files

4. Hotfix Installer – Error notification if a problem is encountered during hotfix installation

5. REST Services – Issues with RestInitApplication

6. Scheduler – onMisfire event handler, PauseAll/ResumeAll, Scheduled tasks – migrated or from CAR

7. Security – Accesing public methods of a CFC via WebSockets

8. Web Container/Tomcat – CGI.server_port, IIS custom error handlers

9. Web Services – IIS virtual folders and https access

10. WebSocket – CGI scope reset and CFC returning CGI Scope

Details of each of the fixes in update 11 is available in here.

 

ColdFusion 10 WebSocket Vulnerability

There have been a couple of posts describing the vulnerability using the websocket functionality in ColdFusion 10. The Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is aware of this issue and is actively engaged with the ColdFusion Product Team to release a fix. Adobe PSIRT is not aware of this issue being exploited in the wild.

There will be a new update released soon that directly prevents the ability to invoke non-remote methods on the CFC using Websockets.  

 

 

ColdFusion Education Initiative: New Web Application Development curriculum from Adobe

[Update: The curriculum is ready to be adopted. We already have various colleges/universities adopting it. You also stand a chance to win an iPad from Adobe if you can help ensure your local college/university adopts this new curriculum. Even something as simple as a contact in the local college/university can be a great start.]

We have made significant progress from the time we announced the education initiative for ColdFusion. A full-fledged curriculum titled Introduction to Web Development is being developed and we are looking to work with the colleges starting this fall semester. The course will be made available for free with enough focus on web application design, client side and server side development in an effort to give the students a holistic view to web programming.

Here’s the link to the presentation that highlights our goals, approach and the next steps to make the initiative successful. 

The ask now from all the ColdFusion enthusiasts is to help promote this new course offering. It could be a promotion by you at your local college or it could be any contact at a college that you would like Adobe to reach out to.

You can either use the slide deck to present about the initiative or use the content as talking points to promote the curriculum.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions/concerns or contacts that Adobe can reach out to : rakshith@adobe.com

Adobe ColdFusion Webcast: Evolutions of ColdFusion and Application Predictions for 2013

Join Carahsoft and Adobe to hear from Al Hilwa, IDC Research Director for Application Development, as he provides an overview of the current state of developer ecosystems, the application development landscape, and present highlights of a recently published Adobe whitepaper which showcases interesting case studies of its use. In addition to a discussion of current application development trends, this webcast will present IDC’s application development predictions for 2013 and a synopsis of the evolution of ColdFusion including highlights of the latest release and of the roadmap for future investments in the technology.

IDC Whitepaper on Adobe ColdFusion – Turning up the heat with ColdFusion

A new whitepaper from IDC on ColdFusion is now available within the ColdFusion Community Portal (Details of the portal here). The whitepaper from the analyst descirbes the value proposition of ColdFusion, powerful capabilities of the platform, future directions and customer case studies.