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There are cool software tools and there are practical tools. People who make their living by developing enterprise Web applications are very careful in selecting the language or technology for their needs. There is a huge difference in requirements for developing an application like Google maps and the enterprise-grade high availability business applications. Anatole Tartakovsky of Farata Systems (pictured) is one of these programmers who know pretty much everything. He lives and breathes programming. If he does not know the answer to your problem today, he’ll know it tomorrow. Flex Developer's Journal have asked Anatole some tough questions that concern most of the enterprise developers who are considering Adobe Flex 2 as a tool for their next Web application. Q. How hard is it for typical Java EE developer with Struts and DAO skills to add Flex to their skill set?... (more)

Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity

Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity In playing around with the ColdFusion/Flex wizards, I found that Adobe includes a really nice resizeable closeable window.  When I get more time, I'll integrate this with my MaximizeRestorePanel class. package com.adobe.ColdFusion.components {  import mx.containers.TitleWindow;  import mx.managers.CursorManager;  import mx.managers.ISystemManager;  import mx.controls.Alert;  import mx.logging.Log;  import mx.utils.ObjectUtil;  import mx.controls.Button;  import flash.events.MouseEvent;  import flash.events.... (more)

Apollo Hosting Deploys CanIt-PRO Anti-Spam Software

Specializing in 'Total Solutions Hosting' Apollo Hosting provides everything their customers need to build, sell and market their websites. Their web servers were processing over half a million unsolicited spam emails on a daily basis. Apollo's Vice President of Operations, Don McLeman was I.T. Manager at the time and oversaw the switch to CanIt-PRO. "We were fairly happy with our anti-spam filter at the time, but they wanted to renegotiate the contract," McLeman explains, "this would have been expensive for us and bad for our clients." The hunt was on for another Spam Filter pr... (more)

Adobe President: eBook and Digital Publishing Market Will Be "Energized" by Adobe Digital Editions

“By creating a specialized, consumer-friendly application like Digital Editions, Adobe is ensuring publishers can securely deliver high-impact content to the widest possible audience, across hardware platforms, operating systems and devices,” said Shantanu Narayen (pictured), president and COO at Adobe, as he today introduced at the MAX 2006 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas the public beta of Adobe's new Rich Internet Application (RIA) built from the ground up for digital publishing. Digital Editions, explained Narayen, delivers a straightforward user experience for rea... (more)

Expertvillage.com Monetizes Online Assets With Internap

Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), an Internet solutions provider of choice for the world’s elite businesses, today announced ExpertVillage.com, an online resource offering more than 15,000 free, on-demand instructional videos, has adopted Internap’s VitalStream content delivery network (CDN) and proprietary ad-insertion technology. Enabling global scalability and rich-media content monetization, these technologies empower ExpertVillage.com to generate revenue through in-stream, contextual advertisements, while supporting its rich-media streaming an... (more)