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Issue: 17

April 3, 2000
April 9, 2000
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Community
New CF Job Resource About to Open Doors
 
News
ColdFusion 4.5.1 Released
TopStyle Offers Discount to CF/Homesite Users
Allaire Updates Advanced ColdFusion Development Classes
Macromedia Suite to Welcome New Addition
ColdFusion Server Professional Wins Award
A 'Rational' Announcement
Whispering the Numbers
 
Tech and Tags
What's New in the Tag Gallery
Recompile .cfx's for ColdFusion Version 4.5.1
 
Security
Allaire Security Bulletin (ASB00-07): 'Microsoft Internet Information Server Exposure of Source Code with Malformed Hit Highlighting Arguments'
 

Community

New CF Job Resource About to Open Doors

A new matchmaker is in town. Recruiters will pay a reduced rate for the first three months of listings, job seekers register for free at this site, which is now taking registrations prior to its official opening.

ColdFusionJobs.net

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News

ColdFusion 4.5.1 Released

Allaire has released their upgrade for the latest version of ColdFusion. This upgrade includes a new licensing policy as well as a student discount. This release incorporates all the patches from ColdFusion 4.5 and fixes what seems to be all the outstanding bugs that were introduced in that release. Initial reports are very favorable for it. In addition, ColdFusion Studio 4.5.1 and HomeSite 4.5.1 have been released as well.

Allaire Products
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TopStyle Offers Discount to CF/Homesite Users

TopStyle, commonly held to be the premier cross-browser style sheet editor, is offering a 20% discount to HomeSite and ColdFusion Studio users. The full version of TopStyle contains many features not found in TopStyle Lite (bundled with HomeSite and ColdFusion Studio 4.5), including a powerful style checker that validates style sheets against multiple browser implementations.

Company Press Release

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Allaire Updates Advanced ColdFusion Development Classes

ColdFusion developers seeking more return on their development investment will be pleased to learn that Allaire has updated its 3-day Advanced ColdFusion course, making it an essential precursor to learning Spectra, as well.

Allaire Article

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Macromedia Suite to Welcome New Addition

Macromedia's newest product (still in beta), UltraDev, based on the Dreamweaver core architecture, will be added to the Macromedia suite of Web publishing tools later this year. It lets developers rapidly create dynamic Web applications using ASP, JSP and CFML. Use UltraDev's visual environment to quickly connect any site to a database to develop Web applications. Developers will be able to view, edit and test live data in the workspace while still retaining total access and control over source code.

CodeName UltraDev

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ColdFusion Server Professional Wins Award

SHREWSBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2000-- Programmer's Paradiser, Inc., a leading reseller of development products, announced the winners of its prestigious Riding the Crest(TM) Awards for 1999 at the recent CMP Software Development Expo in San Jose, California. Twenty awards were presented to leading software vendors, including Allaire's Cold Fusion Server Professional, for Site Building.

Company Press Release

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A 'Rational' Announcement

LEXINGTON, Mass., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rational Software, an e-development company, has announced the availability of Rational ClearCase 4.0, a software configuration management (SCM) solution on Red Hat Linux. Rational ClearCase 4.0 efficiently manages change to software applications across Linux, Unix and Windows environments. Rational ClearCase 4.0 integrates with popular Web development environments including Allaire ColdFusion.

A Rational Announcement (Yahoo! News)

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Whispering the Numbers

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Earnings are tracked by many methods, but the ratings issued by WhisperNumber.com (http://www.whispernumber.com) appear to be very accurate, and a lot of people seem to be listening. Recently, Yahoo! lost 7% of its value after it beat analysts' earnings expectations, but fell short of Individual Investors' sentiments as compiled by WhisperNumber.com. Deriving its whisper numbers from estimates submitted by self-directed and professional investors to its website, the results are then combined with estimates obtained with a proprietary data-mining program that monitors the Internet and message boards. WhisperNumber's staff retrieves this data, subjecting it to a stringent quality control process to ensure that the figures are genuine and credible. The data is combined, forming what WhisperNumber feels is a true indicator of market sentiments, then posted on the Web. As of April 10th, Allaire is rated at "$0.00".

Whispering the Numbers (Yahoo)

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Tech and Tags

What's New in the Tag Gallery

Automate
Browser based web page construction, manage all aspects of your site via web browser from anywhere you have internet access. Additional Plugins coming soon!
CF_Parser
This custom tag reads a file and parses out information between two sets of known strings. It can be useful for quickly reading custom flat file databases with predetermined delimiters.
Suggestion Review System
This is a simple organized system for taking suggestions in an organized manner and feeding them to management. It can also act as a simple trackign mechanism for suggestions.
Project Review System
The project review system allows you to associate clients with documents and upload them to a Web site where they are accessible from a Web page. This system stores client files in different directories specific to those clients with file names it automatically makes unique if necessary and requires a login to pull up the information.
Company Newsletter
The Newsletter Builder system allows you to easily build a database of articles which you can then use to easily build newsletters. Newsletters can have custom header, footer, title, subtitle, and automatically create tables of contents. Main page with the first parts of the first two articles giving it a true newsletter look and feel. Articles can even contain photos with the ability to upload directly from your Web Browser. You to define both public and private newsletters for internal Intranet as well as external Internet usage.
Solicitation Tracking System
The Solicitation Tracking System is a centralized system that you can use for one or many offices with an unlimited number of sales and marketing people allowing you to maximize solicitations and provide for easy transition between staff changes. This system has integrated batch and individual e-mail capabilities
Resume Tracking System
This module allows you to create a database of resumes which can then be searched by specific criteria. This includes an easy to use interface that can be easily integrated into your current or future Web site.
Meeting and Events Calendar
This system allows you to schedule company meetings and events on your Intranet site. Events/Meetings can be posted at a Company/Office/Group level.
Job Posting System
Allows you to dynamically add, edit or delete current job openings for employees or the general public via your Web site or Intranet. This module will cut the cost of advertising for a new position and particularly if there is good traffic coming through your site may offer another revenue stream by requiring businesses to pay to list.
Human Resources System
The HR System is a combination of the Job Posting and Resume Database System. Includes all the same features. And can accept and store photos.
Filing Management System
This solution enables you to track physical files throughout the organization for better access to information and better organization of information. You'll never ask again, now where was that file on such and such.
Factoid System
This unique feature can be use to bring up images, important facts, or information on random basis adding further interactivity, promotion and flexible featuring of important items.
Office Inventory System
The Office Inventory System is your solution for tracking and managing equipment and software. It provides a report that can be provided to your insurer for documentation purposes and gives you a better means for managing software and hardware upgrades by keeping track of serial numbers and version.
Employee Status Board and Time Clock
This module will allow all employees logged into the network to have realtime knowledge of who is in or not in the office. In addition, it can also serve as a time clock for employees that are paid hourly or must work a set number of hours weekly/daily.
Employee Handbook
Eliminate printing costs and have a more up to date employee handbook with this enhanced module for your Intranet. And employees love it with the search and browsing capabilities that make it easy to find a section they're interested in.
Company Directory
The Company Directory provides phone, fax, and e-mail, and even allows you to upload photos for employees brave enough to provide a picture or let their picture be taken. It is searchable by location, name first/last, e-mail, and title. And if you have the Status Board and Time Clock System these two tie together.
Web Postcard System
This system allows users to pick from images only limited by the number of photos you upload and the storage you have. A user will be able to come in and pick a photo from the category of their choice, fill out a message, and then preview the postcard they are about to send off to a friend, family member, business associate, etc. The recipient will then receive an e-mail message telling them there is a custom postcard waiting for them and give them a unique link to go retrieve it. You will be able to set a setting for the number of the days to keep On-line postcards and they will be deleted from the database thereafter. Additionally the system will track the senders e-mail address and the category of photo sent allowing you to send out promotional batch e-mail to people who had interest in a particular category of photos.
Register to Win
The Register to Win system is a system for taking registrations for a promotional contest and then using those registrations to communicate promotions and understand market interest. This system even include the ability for it to randomly select a winner from all entries or entries entered/ updated in a give date range.
Web Site Message Forums
A Web Site Message Forum modules creates a truly interactive interface for your clients and/or employees. This module allows you to set up multiple forums. You can create forums on various topics, for different departments within your organzation, or for communications with clients.
Web Site Message Board
Similar to a bulletin board or Newsgroup, this feature can be used internally and/or with customers to maintain and encourage communication. Adding links, E-mail, and postings makes this a dynamic and useful information tool.
Data Warehouse
This enhancement can be used for distribution of any types of files from management reports to information specific to clients or customers. Access is password controlled.
Traveler Profile
ETI's Traveler Profile module allows you to administrate your client profiles with ease. Clients can create and update their profiles in the online database. You get notifications of additions or updates and can view, e-mail, batch e-mail, and generate faxable correspondance all from within this system. Like all ETI Enhanced Modules you can customize the look to fit your site with your logo, background colors and more.
Customer Response System
This system automatically takes in inquiry forms with an ability to automatically respond as well as direct messages to a desired recipient based on answers. Further, these inquiries would automatically flow into a database which would allow for reporting and/or correspondance(e-mail,batch e-mail) based on results.
Itinerary Planner
Specifically designed for firms offering conferences and seminars, this enhancement allows attendees and potential attendees to plan itineraries while providing planning info.
Banner Tracker
The ETI Banner Tracker is a great way to display advertiser or product information to your visitors. The system implements a complete adminstration interface and allows you to place advertising banners anywhere on your web site.
OrbCalendar 2.2
This solid calendar application lets you add/modify/delete events for your organization. It also allows you to make members register for events and keeps track of class size limits and prevents multiple registrations.
JPFCalendar Lite Version 1.0
JPFCalendar Lite is a FREE online calendar program. It is extremely easy to use and only requires one parameter, a datasource. Features include monthly view, add/edit/delete appointments, and view day listing.
CF_Eurowhois
Updated version of cf_eurowhois to take into acct. changes at the site. Use this custom tag to add a Whois search for European domain names. Mostly useful to European ISPs.
CF_AdvancedLeft
The Left() function almost always results in words being chopped in half. This simple tags stops this happening by advancing to the next space in the supplied string before chopping.
eWebEditPro for Spectra
eWebEditPro for Spectra is a browser-based, easy-to-use, content authoring tool for the Web. The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Web editor allows content contributors to easily create and edit content in a word processor-like environment. eWebEditPro allows the site manager or Webmaster to set parameters for look and feel to maintain Web site consistency. eWebEditPro is a WYSIWYG Text Area Field
CartEase 2.0
A robust online e-commerce shopping system. Full Cookie/No Cookie shopping cart system with full administration, affiliate tracking, web traffic measurement, inventory control, Automatic HTML store generator, Item "types", item and quantity discounting. Authorize.Net and CyberCash Payment systems are also supported.

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Recompile .cfx's for ColdFusion Version 4.5.1

If your cfx's were compiled with SUN's 4.2 compiler, you should recompile them with SUN's 5.0 compiler after upgrading to CF 4.5.1 Enterprise for Solaris.

Recompile .cfx's for ColdFusion Version 4.5.1

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Security

Allaire Security Bulletin (ASB00-07): 'Microsoft Internet Information Server Exposure of Source Code with Malformed Hit Highlighting Arguments'

Allaire's Security Zone has posted a recommendation that developers and customers follow the instructions posted on the Microsoft Web site to address a vulnerability for Microsoft IIS. The problem exposes the ability to use a malformed URL to read the source code of ASP, CFML, Perl and other files that are on a server. This is not a problem with ColdFusion Server itself, but it is an issue that can affect ColdFusion users.

Allaire Security Bulletin (ASB00-07)

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