Christian Cantrell Returns from Newton

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I was in Newton for a couple of days meeting with Phil, Debbie, Jeremy, Spike, Mike Chambers, Amy Brooks and all your favorite Macromedia folks. There has been a lot of talk recently on the lists and forums about the future of ColdFusion, and ColdFusion versus all kinds of other technologies. I have stayed out of the discussions, but one thing I will say is that I came back from Newton very excited and encouraged. As Rob Burgess says here, “ColdFusion Developers Are in a Sweet Spot”.

I have also been working with a few other folks on a new weblog framework. Mine is already about a month old, so it’s about time to end-of-life it (joking, of course — this was always intended to be an interim solution). Expect within the next week or two to see something new. Don’t worry — it will still use ColdFusion.

By the way, while waiting to fly out of Logan airport in Boston, I was able to get a little work done by using my Sony Ericsson T68i, a D-Link bluetooth dongle and my Powerbook to get connected right from the gate. Very cool, and pretty decent speeds, too (easily comparable to dial-up). It wasn’t easy to get working, and it may have cost me a fortune in data transfer fees, but it was worth it. The only problem was that it attracted the attention of this guy who wouldn’t leave Mike and I alone, so I didn’t get as much work done as I would have liked.