San Francisco, California -June 11, 2001-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced the availability of Macromedia ColdFusion Server 5, the latest version of the industry-leading Web application server. ColdFusion Server 5 is available immediately for purchase directly from Macromedia or from distributors and resellers worldwide (see below for details). A free 30-day evaluation version is also available for download via http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/resources/.
"ColdFusion Server 5 provides the most approachable and cost-effective solution for creating interactive user experiences on the Web," said Adam Berrey, vice president, ColdFusion business, Macromedia. "By focusing on the key developer requirements increased productivity, simplified management, and enhanced performance ColdFusion 5 enables customers and partners to build and deliver the next generation of Web applications."
Macromedia ColdFusion 5 empowers Web developers with a highly productive solution for Web development, deployment and management. Customers such as Johns Hopkins University, Hasbro, Inc., the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Binney & Smith creators of Crayola, RemoteSite.com, Eastern Carolina University, CHUM.FM and Flare Networks have already successfully deployed production sites with ColdFusion Server 5.
"Macromedia ColdFusion 5 is right on target in meeting the needs of the Web developer community," said Vernon Elliot, senior technical analyst, Hasbro, Inc. "It's intuitive and powerful language has allowed us to develop applications far more quickly than we could have using any other alternatives. With its charting engine, user-defined functions, core engine tuning and numerous other enhancements, this new version has clearly taken our developer productivity up a notch."
ColdFusion 5 also enjoys widespread support among the thousands of leading Web development consultancies and service providers in the Macromedia Alliance (see http://www.macromedia.com/go/cfpartnerlist for partner endorsements). Macromedia Alliance members provide professional services, training, packaged applications, and complimentary technology that support the ColdFusion application server.
"With the release of ColdFusion 5, we are now able to deliver more to our clients," said Brett T. Smith, president, World Wide Internet Publishing Ltd., a Macromedia Alliance Partner. "Macromedia has shown great responsiveness to the needs of developers with this release. With new features such as the dynamic charting engine and user-defined functions we can take our applications to another level."
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