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One of the most common database-driven applications on the Internet is the discussion forum. Internet forums are used for product support, organizational announcements, and corporate discussion areas, and as a place to talk about the theme of a given Web site. They're popular because they offer a convenient way to discuss interests and ideas while keeping a sense of history - something a typical e-mail list doesn't have. They also have the advantage of offering site administrators a high level of control over what's being talked about and how it's discussed. If you've been considering adding a discussion forum to your Web site, you know there are many competitors. However, one of the best forums applications I've ever used is ColdFusion-based FuseTalk 3.0 from e-Zone Media. FuseTalk is excellent - it's inexpensive, feature-rich, easy to deploy, and a pleasure to m... (more)

eWebEditPro: Instant Gratification

Eron examines eWebEditPro, a WYSIWYG user-friendly program that allows users with no knowledge of HTML to add site content regardless of whether it's created on the fly or developed in programs such as Word and Excel. Instant gratification These days, instant gratification is the key to the Internet. This goes for content consumers as well as content providers — people want to get their information online as quickly as possible without having to rely on someone else to format and encode it in HTML. As ColdFusion developers, we are empowering content providers by creating dynamic ... (more)

The Truth About Verity

The Verity text search engine is one of ColdFusion's great features although it is often totally ignored by developers. This article tells you how to use ColdFusion code to add the power of an internet-style Verity search engine to the front door of your Web application and covers all the Verity search engine basics with a focus on indexing SQL queries. If you are also interested in using Verity to search documents or other text such as CFHTTP result sets, you will find that the same principles apply. Verity: What it is Verity is a free add-on to the ColdFusion Server Pro and Ente... (more)

Ektron Turns Up The Heat

If you have used any content management systems or any of the popular Web-based e-mail portals, you've probably had an opportunity to use something like eWebEditPro. The idea behind this product is to make it easy for anyone to write HTML-enhanced content right on a Web site. When the user goes to type text, instead of a regular bland HTML