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Event gateways are an exciting, new feature in Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 that arose from one simple idea: that there are many applications out there that aren't part of the Web and don't communicate through the HTTP protocol. These applications are on all types of devices. They run the gamut from the ubiquitous instant messaging clients to SMS on mobile phones to new things that haven't even been invented yet. ColdFusion does a great job powering applications that run on the Web -why not power non-Web applications too? Not only should it be possible for ColdFusion developers to write applications for non-Web applications and devices, but it should be easier to write them in ColdFusion than any other way. ColdFusion MX 7 ships with several exciting types of event gateways that make it easy for you to get off the ground running with things like SMS. The server contai... (more)

An Insider's View

Migrating your application to ColdFusion MX from a previous version is a project that's probably high on many of your priority lists. Macromedia, like many other companies, has a multitude of disparate internal and external Web sites that are powered by ColdFusion. The week before CFMX CDs were sent out to the manufacturing plant for duplication, we took the opportunity to upgrade many of our systems to CFMX. Additionally, throughout the beta cycle, I worked with many of you personally to help test your applications on CFMX. We learned a lot from these two exercises, and much of ... (more)

ColdFusion Performance Analysis and Tuning

This session covers the basic principles of tuning software for performance and concentrates on tuning Web applications written ColdFusion. Jim talks from experience as he discusses the lessons learned from working on the latest version of ColdFusion, CFMX 6.1 (Red Sky). The tuning process is described in detail along with information specific to tuning ColdFusion application code and server settings. This includes the process of finding bottlenecks running load tests systematically finding optimizations tuning J2EE application server settings Monitoring Web application performance... (more)