29 Aug 2013
For developers working on production-level, web-facing ColdFusion 10 applications, it is essential to follow the tips and techniques in Adobe’s ColdFusion 10 lockdown guide. While security concerns often vary according to the criticality of the application, there is no such thing as a system that is “too secure.” Anyone administrating or developing on the ColdFusion 10 platform should be familiar with all of the potential points of attack.
ColdFusion is a powerful and versatile web technology that has survived a server rewrite as well as company buyouts over the years. It has its roots in the dotcom explosion but has stayed strong throughout this evolution into Web 2.0 and is continuing to reinvent itself for the cloud and mobile worlds. Currently at version 10, the technology is still strong and ColdFusion developers can create robust and scalable applications using only a minimum of effort with the platform.
Over the years it has faced competition from technologies like ASP, ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails and PHP, among others, and has endured ongoing speculation and discussion about its inevitable demise. Despite all of this it has managed to not only survive, but actually thrive and expand its features, capabilities and reach.
21 Mar 2013
When we polish up the crystal ball and look at the future new tech we see that the way is paved for even more growth and expansion. The nature of technology means new discoveries and ways of using existing technology constantly evolve and at an ever accelerating pace.
If we examine current trends we can better prepare ourselves for the inevitable changes in our near future, if we don’t we risk falling behind and being out of position to take advantage of new technology as it becomes available. Think of it this way, are you looking to buy a DVD player today or evaluating an online service that can provide you access to entertainment choices wherever you want to access them?
Tech start-ups need a technical advisor. Even if you think you are the exception to the rule, take a moment to read on and then decide.
Developers (like everyone else on the planet) use the tools they know best and with which they are most comfortable. However, those particular tools may not be the best ones to get your job done. There may be other products that will help you reach your goals faster and help you avoid untold levels of pain. Having someone there to look at the entire process in a strategic way is important. A technical advisor will help “translate” for you, too. It’s good policy to know the technical details so your investors feel reassured that you have your hands on all of the moving pieces that are necessary to achieve success.