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Martin Burns

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In the run-up to the release of their content-management and eCommerce application, Spectra, Allaire have launched a 2 day training course into developing sites using this Forrester-recommended tool.

Allaire Spectra for Developers is a 2 day, $995 course which introduces experienced ColdFusion developers to the joys of WebTop, Site Object Model etc. Cheap you think? Probably is, if someone has already shelled out for the $1,195 Fast Track to ColdFusion and the $850 Advanced ColdFusion Development courses and paid you to do the further 3-6 months' CF development work which are prerequisites for this course.

Martin Burns has been doing this stuff since Netscape 1.0 days. Starting with the communication ends that online media support, he moved back through design, HTML and server-side code. Then he got into running the whole show. These days he's working for these people as a Project Manager, and still thinks (nearly 6 years on) it's a hell of a lot better than working for a dot-com. In his Copious Free Time™, he helps out running a Cloth Nappies online store.

Amongst his favourite things is ZopeDrupal, which he uses to run his personal site. He's starting to (re)gain a sneaking regard for ECMAscript since the arrival of unobtrusive scripting.

He's been a member of since the very early days, a board member, a president, a writer and even contributed a modest amount of template code for the current site. Above all, he likes to do things because it knowingly chooses to do so, rather than randomly stumbling into them. He's also one of the boys and girls who beervolts in the UK, although the arrival of small children in his life have knocked the frequency for 6.

Most likely to ask: Why would a client pay you to do that?

Least likely to ask: Why isn't that navigation frame in Flash?

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