Curtis Schlak

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I'm writing my Congressional representative. I'm going to ask him if he can introduce a bill on the floor to declare May 29 as "Curtis Is Really Happy Day." One of his assistants will ask about my motivations, of course. I'll just forward the e-mail I received the morning of May 29, 2002, announcing the commercial release of ColdFusion MX. My representative's assistant will peg me as some weirdo and forward my contact information to the FBI where they can just add it to the fat file sitting on AD Skinner's desk. It's worth it, though. If you don't already know, CFMX is built on Java 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology. This means that the voodoo that the ColdFusion Application Server used to perform on ColdFusion templates during the compilation process is no longer practiced; ColdFusion now compiles ColdFusion templates to Java bytecode that can be run with C... (more)

Wizards On The Web

Techno-evangelists have been proclaiming for years that the Internet will change the world, bring people closer, and provide the ultimate forum for sharing information and exchanging opinions. Yet something as simple as filling out a Web-based form remains, in large part, about as much fun as filling out your tax forms with a crayon. A good option when Web surfers are required to input information is a wizard. Wizards make it easy for Web surfers to input information into Web-based forms, particularly when that information is complex, lengthy, or when it varies based on the user... (more)