Mike began using ColdFusion at version 1.54 some 19 years ago when the syntax was .dbml. This followed several years in database design which started prior to the advent of the SQL standard. In 1999 he was recruited by Allaire corporation as one of 30 plus ColdFusion consultants and was assigned to the Spectra team. After the merger of Allaire and Macromedia the consulting team was gradually disbanded and Mike formed Webapper LLC with another ex Allaire consultant, Patrick Quinn. Mike now operates as a stand-alone consultant in both the Adobe ColdFusion and Java infrastructure worlds.