This is not my idea, but John C. Dvorak's. Microsoft is making a full frontal attack on Adobe with SilverLight. Dvorak's suggestion is that Adobe should port the full creative suite to Linux, and once that's done make a fully optimized, custom version of Linux for Adobe designers/developers. How would this hurt SilverLight? It wouldn't directly, but it could potentially take money out of Microsoft's coffers (by taking away Windows market share).
It is widely known that ColdFusion protects developers from string based SQL injection attacks. This is because the ColdFusion server automatically escapes single quoutes (single quotes are a common SQL injection component). However, if you are using MySQL with ColdFusion, you may want check your MySQL version and configuration. First of all, remember that using cfqueryparam will protect you from SQL injection, even from this vulnerability I am talking about.
I just finished my CF Meetup presentation, thanks to all those that were able to attend. Here are my presentation and files.
If you saw my presentation last year called "Attack of the Spam Bots", tomorrow's presentation is similar to that one, but I have two new spam prevention ideas that I didn't cover last year. If you saw my presentation at CFUnited last month, I have one new spam prevention idea that I didn't cover. If you have never seen my presentation, come check it out tomorrow!
I have written a few times before about my belief that ColdFusion should have a few version. So I am not going to rehash my arguments again, you can find them here and here. Instead, I want to highlight a recent blog entry by Marc Cuban, who discusses the importance of offering a free version of your product. Marc Cuban is a multi-billionaire that got rich before the dot com boom, got even more rich during the dot com boom, and then kept most of his money during and after the dot com bubble burst. So it's hard to argue with his businsess sense. Not to mention, in addition to his software business successes, he owns a little team called the Dallas Mavericks. ;)
My post title might make you believe I'm going to bash non-techies, or maybe I'm trying to be funny. But I'm dead serious. Thinking about people that don't use computers scares me. Literally. Let me explain.
If you use Google tools for your websites, you may be interested in this free webinar that Google is offering. It will cover three of their tools for web heads:
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Google Analytics
- Google Website Optimizer
The webinar is July 8th at 9 am Pacific time.