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CFDJ - The Ultimate Resource for ColdFusion Developers

CFDJ - The Ultimate Resource for ColdFusion Developers

When ColdFusion Developer's Journal was launched eight years ago, it was the first printed periodical exclusively by and for ColdFusion developers. Over the years there have been many changes in format, authors, and publishing/editorial staff. One thing has remained constant, however: the focus of the magazine has always been to serve the CF development community with the best content possible.

Over the course of this summer, we have formed a CFDJ Editorial Board that consists of community leaders and very experienced developers. Many of the board members are seasoned CFDJ authors, some are relatively new to the magazine itself, but all bring years of experience and community leadership, as well as vision and a strong desire to help contribute to making CFDJ the best that it can be.

Care was taken to ensure that we also have experts who have specialized in specific topic areas, and that the collective specialties of all board members create a very well-rounded panel capable of offering insight into every aspect of ColdFusion development. In addition to contributing articles, editorial board members are responsible for soliciting and tech-editing articles for those issues of CFDJ that they do not choose to contribute articles of their own.

This well-rounded coverage of specialties will allow CFDJ to bring content covering a wide array of topics like never before. CFDJ will continue to cover "traditional" topics dealing with writing ColdFusion code, but will now cover much more than just that. On a regular basis CFDJ will include articles that focus on topics including but not limited to:

  • Next generation RIA software and other industry trends
  • Developer careers and the ColdFusion job market in general
  • Frameworks and coding/architectural styles
  • CF Server performance tuning, testing, and troubleshooting
  • Server and application security
  • Regular puzzles and solutions
  • ColdFusion community related topics
  • Case studies
  • Open source ColdFusion
  • Object-oriented CF
  • Getting started with CF
  • IDEs and other utilities that aid CF developers
  • And many, many more (write me at [email protected] if you have specific ideas of your own that I haven't mentioned)
These articles and topics will be written and chosen in such a way so that we can offer invaluable material to developers of all skill levels and varied topics of interest.

I am remaining as editor-in-chief to assist our editorial board any way that I can, helping them to solicit articles, and will have a focus of my own - making sure that the overall content remains well rounded. Some readers expressed concern about the amount of attention and focus that CFDJ has given Flex 2 lately, for example, and I am happy to lay those concerns to rest. We'll have one article every month related to creating next-generation Web applications using Flex 2, AJAX, SPRY, or what-have-you for those interested readers, but the overall focus of each issue will remain completely targeted at discussing topics specific to a larger majority of ColdFusion developers.

It is with great excitement that I announce the 2006-2007 ColdFusion Developer's Journal Editorial Board as follows:

  • Simon Horwith (simon @ horwith.com)
  • Charlie Arehart (charlie @ carehart.org)
  • Ben Forta (ben @ forta dot com)
  • Shlomy Gantz (shlomy @ bluebrick.com)
  • Hal Helms (hal @ halhelms.com)
  • Jeffry Houser (jeff @ farcryfly.com)
  • Doug Hughes (dhughes @ alagad.com)
  • Ed Sullivan (esulliva @ adobe.com)
  • Jeff Peters (jeff @ grokfusebox.com)
  • Brian Rinaldi (brinaldi @ remotesynthesis.com)
  • Robi Sen (robisen @ gmail.com)
  • Matt Woodward (matt @ mattwoodward.com)
  • Brandon Harper (brandon @ gmail.com)
You can read the editorial board member bios online at http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/general/editboard.htm.

There is still one key ingredient necessary to making CFDJ the best resource available: feedback and editorial contributions from you, our readers. I strongly encourage all of our readers to contact me and/or any of the CFDJ editorial board members listed above, with any questions or concerns, as well as with any interest you may have in contributing content to CFDJ, the ultimate resource available to ColdFusion developers.

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Simon Horwith is the CIO at AboutWeb, LLC, a Washington, DC based company specializing in staff augmentation, consulting, and training. Simon is a Macromedia Certified Master Instructor and is a member of Team Macromedia. He has been using ColdFusion since version 1.5 and specializes in ColdFusion application architecture, including architecting applications that integrate with Java, Flash, Flex, and a myriad of other technologies. In addition to presenting at CFUGs and conferences around the world, he has also been a contributing author of several books and technical papers.

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Craig 10/12/06 01:48:40 PM EDT

The current PDF version of CFDJ appears to have errors.

Mary-Catherine 10/10/06 08:25:43 AM EDT

Great to hear that CFDJ is refocusing on ColdFusion. Not being in a position to do cool and neato interfaces with cutting edge technologies (Fed sites), I had lost a lot of interest in the magazine.

Craig M. Rosenblum 10/05/06 11:01:59 AM EDT

I have just seen a few blog posts lately, commenting on the design of the cfdj site.

And I agree, basically it is way too cluttered, and seems instead of serving the audience, but of serving the needs of all your various magazines, and content.

I really think you need to re-think your design from front page to articles, to be less cluttered, and more coldfusion focused...

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