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MAX 2003 Show Report

MAX 2003 Show Report

In last month's issue of CFDJ, Simon Horwith reported on MAX 2003 and all it had to offer. Here, we follow CFDJ editor-in-chief Rob Diamond as he checked out the floor of MAX 2003.

activePDF is a leading provider of PDF creation, conversion, and development tools for Windows, offering the ability to dynamically create PDFs from over 280 file types, including HTML, as well as numerous PDF manipulation features.

Affinity Internet has been providing feature-rich services and solutions since 1996 and is the leading Web hosting services provider. Affinity operates multiple hosting brands ValueWeb, HostSave, and WinSave.

B-Line Express specializes in developing rich Internet applications that streamline the user's accessibility and interactivity with complex information. Whether it's multimedia content or warehouses of legacy data, B-Line delivers engaging front ends seamlessly integrated with robust back-end processing.

CFXHosting, founded by ColdFusion developers, is one of the leading Macromedia hosting companies. Recipient of the ColdFusion Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Award for excellence in hosting in 2000 and 2002, and a Macromedia Premier Alliance Partner, CFXHosting offers a wide array of plans ranging from shared to dedicated hosting.

eHelp is the maker of the award-winning RoboDemo tutorial software, and FlashHelp, the revolutionary online Help format. RoboDemo records any on-screen activity to create software tutorials, eLearning simulations, and product demos in Flash format.

F5 Networks keeps IP-based traffic flowing and business information always available to any user from any device, anywhere in the world. Our products ensure secure and reliable access to servers and the applications that run on them. F5 also provides tools to automate communications between applications and the network.

FuseTalk Professional Edition makes it easy to get started quickly and easily. FuseTalk Enterprise Edition delivers powerful tiered administration and database tools for managing large, complex, or dynamic discussion forum deployments. FuseTalk Virtual Meeting leverages Macromedia Flash Communication Server to turn forums into effective, inexpensive virtual workspaces.

Integration New Media is a North American leader in multimedia development. The company offers top-level multimedia project consulting services as well as a successful line of multimedia products and Xtras.

InterAKT Online is an experienced company that develops powerful Dreamweaver MX extensions for dynamic Web site development. Our professional Web tools transform Dreamweaver MX into a very powerful visual code generation platform for complex dynamic Web sites.

NACIO Systems, a Macromedia Alliance Partner, is a developer-friendly company offering shared and dedicated managed hosting for ColdFusion MX, JRun, and Flash Communication Server. NACIO Systems specializes in high-reliability dedicated hosting, server load balancing, clustering, storage, MX migration services, database administration, application/content management, and other ASP platform services.

O'Reilly & Associates is the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences, and Web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators.

PaperThin's award-winning CommonSpot Content Server delivers empowering Web content management capabilities that enable organizations to create, manage, and publish Web content affordably and efficiently – within a controlled, out-of-the-box, scalable framework. Built on ColdFusion, CommonSpot's open architecture enables easy customization and integration of external applications.

RemoteSite Training provides hands-on instruction for all levels of Web application design and development. Since 1999, RemoteSite Training has been a Macromedia Partner and has delivered enterprise-wide solutions globally. Based in Raleigh, NC, RemoteSite Training offers training courses throughout the country.

Site Executive is a leading ColdFusion-based Web content management system for middle-market organizations. Developers can take advantage of its extensibility and platform interoperability, end users are empowered via its intuitive interface, and business people love its price tag.

TechSmith is the maker of Camtasia Studio, which captures onscreen activity to create videos to train, inform, and demonstrate. With it you can produce videos as Macromedia Flash files to distribute software demos, training, technical support, documentation, and marketing presentations.

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Robert Diamond is the founder and editor-in-chief of, the premiere theater site on the net now receiving over 100,000 unique visitors a day. He is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media - a leading designer of entertainment and technology web sites. He is also the lead producer on's consistently sold-out Joe's Pub concert series, and Standing Ovations benefit concerts. Diamond was also named one of the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by Folio magazine. Robert holds a BS degree in information management and technology from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Visit his blog at

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