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Dave Watts
Works at Fig Leaf Software
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Washington, DC
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Dave founded Fig Leaf Software with Steve Drucker in 1992, and shares Steve’s vision of Fig Leaf Software as a world-class development and training company. As Chief Technology Officer, Dave Watts drives the technology vision and enhances Fig Leaf's competitive edge by developing the company's best practices, covering server configuration, performance tuning, application development, and application deployment. Dave also manages the Google Enterprise practice of Fig Leaf Software.

Dave is a Google Enterprise trainer, and provides training on behalf of Google for Google Search Appliance and Google Apps. He works with Google customers on GSA, GSS and Apps deployments as an architect and engineer. Dave is a Certified Google Apps Deployment Specialist.

Recognized as an expert in the ColdFusion community, Dave has been developing browser-based applications with ColdFusion since version 1.5. He coauthored the best-selling ColdFusion book, The ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, first and second editions with Steve Drucker and Ben Forta. Along with Steve Drucker, Dave co-founded the first ColdFusion Users’ Group in Washington, DC. He has been the most prolific poster on the CF-Talk mailing list for several years, having answered several thousand questions on ColdFusion and related topics. He regularly speaks at industry events, such as Adobe MAX, and writes articles for various trade publications. As one of the first Macromedia-certified instructors, Dave combines exceptional teaching with course development. He received a perfect score on his ColdFusion MX Certification, and regularly pursues new certifications in other areas of interest.

When not developing or teaching for Fig Leaf Software, Dave enjoys playing with new gadgets and technologies. In addition, he serves as an expert witness on IT and internet issues in civil court systems in several states.

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As a former philosophy major, I liked this.
After seeing these crazy animals, you’ll be begging for an absolute ruler to put an end to the madness!
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I tried to log into Microsoft's live.com, and got back a raw IIS error message. Good job, Microsoft!
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Maybe. And it wouldn't be the first time - Hotmail used to run on a Unix stack. But the point of my post isn't really that I got an IIS error. It's that the error is basic ASP.NET 101 stuff - you should never, NEVER expose raw error messages from your application server.
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Another ExtJS post from our Sencha machine, +Steve Drucker.
 
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If you're a Sencha developer,  you'll quickly discover that you'll have to integrate a third-party editor into your apps as the built-in Ext.form.field.HtmlEditor component hasn't been upgraded in ...
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In case you haven't heard enough about Heartbleed yet, here's a little more information for you!
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I just ordered a delicious homemade pie on the internet. We truly live in a golden age. An age of pie!
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Yesterday, I took the DC Metro to Virginia. On the Red Line, a child in a stroller told his mother that they were on the wrong train, because the train was white, not red.
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I'm tickled to learn that there's a federal case named "Dilbert v. Apple Computer, Inc."
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The Google Search Appliance and the City of Orlando:

Together, they fight crime!
Orlando Police will become the 2nd law enforcement agency in Central Florida to use a new crime fighting tool developed by Google and the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
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I use Webex a lot, but I'm always so happy to come back to Connect! And it keeps getting better!
 
New features in Adobe Connect 9.2!
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I use Connect multiple times a day and love it. Works great in a distributed development shop for code review, consulting help and project meetings
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Google Search Appliance gets an update with version 7.2
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Contemplating AWS GovCloud: Multi-tenant public Cloud for Federal, State...
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If your organization is a Federal, State or Local Government Agency contemplating the modernization of your existing IT infrastructure by ad

Google I/O 2013: Mashing Up Videos with the YouTube and the Freebase Kno...
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Learn how to use the new YouTube APIs along with Freebase to search and organize videos using entities from the Knowledge Graph. We'll show

What's the Closest Google Font?
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One of Fig Leaf's master interactive developers put together a responsive Drupal website called "What's the Closest Google Font". It catalog

ENTLINK
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Use your phone to locate and get in contact with an ENT near you. Search by name, proximity, or subspecialty. Map view and List views availa

Certified Google Apps Admin Training (Private & Public Classes)
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Official Google Enterprise Blog: More flexible mobile device management ...
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More flexible mobile device management with Google Apps. Monday, November 14, 2011. Posted by Hong Zhang, Software Engineer These days it&#3