Migrating from VMWare to Sun's Virtual Box

Submitted by Falken on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 17:34
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Today I went to start Windows as guest in my Ubuntu install of VMWare and, boom, VMWare has broken itself during one of the prior kernel updates (because it doesn't use DKMS or release patches quickly enough).
There had recently been a good thread on this on the Manchester Linux User Group's mailing list, so I decided to give migrating to something that more sensibly works a go.

Scotch on the Road Manchester report [sotr09]

Submitted by Falken on Sat, 06/06/2009 - 20:30

Keynote - Adobe

ColdFusion 8

Many awards - great media coverage too
talks up Gartner review saying that CF use should be expanded, was previously 'contain' and don't use for new projects.
Evans Data Corporation's developer poll - numbers flat in '04 and '05, up tick '06 to over 600k, steady increase till '07, then CF8 comes out in '08 and now over 778k developers. Tripling in 3 years ! ColdFusion is not dead :-)

The ghost of Spectra lives in ColdFusion 8 !

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 16:11
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For those who don't remember, Spectra was an Adobe application framework that provided a web based desktop and work flow capabilities on top of ColdFusion, that has since been retired and then open sourced.

But it turns out that the ghost lives on, because if you ask ColdFusion's document indexing service, Verity, for information about a collection, it lets you know that a ghost created it :-)