Hurrah! CFDJ is dead!
September 8, 2007 · 29 Comments
Finally, the piece of **** that was CFDJ is dead! I've had a running battle with Sys-Con for years as they spammed me repeatedly, despite my requests to get off their mailing lists. I nearly got into it with Jeremy Geelan, Sys-Con's then editor, at MAX in Anaheim a few years back because of his attitude and his reaction to my complaints about his magazine. They sent me two(!) copies of JDJ that I did not ask for but would never send me CFDJ. The magazines were jammed full of advertising - and the website has been absolutely abysmal for ages with auto-play pop-up videos and what little content there was stuffed tightly into the middle column. The Sys-Con site was what finally persuaded me to install ad-blockers! According to the Sys-Con press release "After ColdFusion became part of the Adobe product line Adobe recently decided to discontinue its support of the magazine." Well, I'm just glad that Adobe had the sense to pull the plug on this feeble excuse for a magazine. Read Michael Dinowitz's take on this news which worries that this looks bad for ColdFusion. I disagree. CFDJ - and Sys-Con's two dozen(!) other magazines - just reflect badly on Sys-Con.