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Need an easy way to keep your favorite software applications up to date? Ever miss out on a newly released update patch, an important TechNote, or an urgent security bulletin? How do you know when Macromedia has published new Developer Center content that might show you some new timesaving techniques, or introduce you to an important emerging technology? Staying on top of the latest official development news is not easy. And what about all the hundreds of interesting weblogs out there? In my opinion, there are two ways to stay current with the latest information: the easy way, and the hard way. Staying Informed...the Hard Way The hard way is to create bookmarks for all the different content you are interested in and set aside time to visit dozens of different locations online everyday. Going out and gathering information manually in this fashion is not particularly ... (more)

Macromedia's DevNet Resource Kit: Just the Beginning

What is the Macromedia DevNet Resource Kit, and how can I get it? As both a Macromedia DevNet Resource Kit (DRK) product manager, and the Macromedia Server Community Manager, I hear these questions often from both the online and offline ColdFusion communities. Starting with volume 3, the DRK has become extremely relevant to ColdFusion developers, and future volumes will be no exception. The DRK is a developer resource that Macromedia releases quarterly containing components, extensions, utilities, sample applications, and reference materials for several Macromedia products. DRK ... (more)