ColdFusion in a UK web magazine!

I've been a grumpy old fart about web magazines for a long time now. The quality of the editorial is highly variable, going through phases of being utterly boring and repetitive rubbish or actually being pretty good. Being a techie, the quantity of design content gets on my nerves as well. When the content is techie its always blasted PHP or ASP.

At the minute I'm enjoying reading .net magazine, which seems to once again have very good readable articles after a period of rubbish, and Web Designer

However, this month Web Designer get special kudos for becoming the first web magazine in the UK to feature a ColdFusion article!Not only that but they now have a regular writer in the form of our very own Andy Allan!

Andy's first article is part 1 of getting started with ColdFusion, so it covers downloading (lovely picture of Tim Buntel ;)), installing and finding out where the CF administrator is, along with a quick introduction to writing CFML. The introduction to CFML includes a mini AJAX application using CFGRID, which shows off very quickly how powerful CF can be, as well as reminding me that I need to take a better look at the AJAX functionality in CF8.

If this wasn't enough to make me smile broadly about the content of a web magazine for the first time in ages, Web Designer have also made Scotch on the Rock number 51 in their "Hot 100 - The Talent, Sites and Tech you cannot afford to miss in 2008"!

Great stuff... Looking forward to see more of Andy's articles...

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Actually, I noticed a copy of Web Designer last week with a very nice article on building a mult-file uploader tool using Flex and ColdFusion 8 (it was probably a little dated, as they usually hit Nashville two-three months behind)
# Posted By Steve 'Cutter' Blades | 3/13/08 9:39 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble there Steve, but It isn't the first web magazine or the first cf article. I have written a couple of articles for UK magazines myself a few years ago.
# Posted By Russ Michaels | 3/13/08 9:39 PM
meh... First consistent publishing of ColdFusion articles then, rather than the odd one off that there's been in the past.
# Posted By Stephen Moretti | 3/13/08 9:39 PM
Well I hope Andy makes a big point of mentioning the FREE development edition of CF.
# Posted By Russ Michaels | 3/13/08 9:39 PM