A little late, I know, but the jetlag has finally cleared enough to allow me to write coherently… Yep, just in time for me to head back to Bangalore and go through this all over again!
As many will know by now, we showed off a bunch of features coming in ColdFusion 8 aka Scorpio. Prayank covered image manipulation, Rupesh talked about CF-.NET integration, and I got to show off server monitoring. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we did record our presentations prior to heading out; I’ll send a link to those once I know where they’re being hosted. If you just can’t wait for those, check out some of the liveblogging summaries that Rob and Ray (thanks, guys!) put out from the sessions:
As is generally the case with the CF team, the developers presenting features are those who worked on them, so if you have any specific questions of these features, head on over to Rupesh’s or Prayank’s blogs (or mine, but you know where that is!) and leave us comments.
The one big MAX announcement that I think is going to be really interesting is the Apollo platform. Various technologies have attempted to provide simple network-distributed applications in the past, and all of them failed, though some do still linger on - Java WebStart (still alive and kicking), Zaplets (dearly departed), Droplets (still around, it would seem). Then, of course, there are newer contenders like the Yahoo desktop widgets; while that engine is pretty interesting, it doesn’t yet match Apollo for features and, for the moment, seems aimed towards more restricted one-off applications.