ColdFusion – A Mammoth Development Platform Hiding in Plain Sight

ColdFusion Technology

Asynchronous programming. Auto security lockdowns. Multi-latency support.

What the heck are these, and what do they have to do with ColdFusion?

These are three of the amazing advancements made in Munich CF2018. These updates are exciting news to any ColdFusion Developer and assures that it is picking up its path for a better future.

As a ColdFusion Development Company, we strongly believe in its outstanding ability for rapid development with a few lines of code. To deploy and manage, it is the easiest. With the presence of a strong community coupled with its Java backbone, ColdFusion offers great debugging and development potential.

Adobe ColdFusion

ColdFusion was created in order to make connection from HTML to database easy. It was created by J.J. Allaire in 1995, and we are not sure if he thought it would develop itself into a reliable web application platform. Now it contains a full-blown scripting language with CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) and features an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) called CFBuilder.

After its creation by Allaire, CF was purchased by Macromedia in 2001, and in 2005 Macromedia was acquired by Adobe. It is after the adoption by Adobe, CF has grown to be a wonderful web application platform.

CF is both a programming language and an application server. CF owes its characteristics of being ubiquitous and efficient to the fact that it is based on Java J2EE platform. CF as a language helps ColdFusion Developers and ColdFusion Development Companies to construct and systematize content publishing frameworks, self-service applications and Web services.

ColdFusion is resilient. It has a unique tag-based language with powerful scripting – easy to learn, easy to use. It has a lot of built-in features that other languages have to use third party add-ons for. CF keeps different systems and APIs together.

It has stood the test of time. Still standing tall.

Here are a few more things that would interest you about Adobe ColdFusion.

ColdFusion Markup Language is Not Actually a Markup Language

In its formative years, CF was known as ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), but in fact it is a scripting language which runs on the Java Virtual Machine, Google App Engine and MS.NET framework. The function of a markup language is to annotate the text of a site while scripting language tells a website how to behave, executed by a web server and then sent to the browser.

CFML has got a few benefits.

• Tags are similar to HTML making it easy for HTML programmers.
• Syntax is like ECMAScript.
• Is built on Java, so developers can add CFML layers to existing Java apps and on Java servers.
• Has a friendly learning curve.

ColdFusion is a Full-fledged Development Platform

CF has all the options for programming and app development. But the ColdFusion Development Companies do feel proud for many other reasons as well.

CF is specifically designed for the Adobe server applications. It’s a whole big package deal with all the glitz and glamor. Database management, API development, client-side coding, security, containerization, etc., are just some of them. It is a fully supported scripting language used for a variety of large-scale enterprise applications and software.
The object-oriented properties and design patterns of CF are provided by ColdFusion Components (CFCs). This makes programming quicker by reusable models of code.

CF has an extension, called CFScript, that enables developers to write JavaScript-like CFML scripts. ColdFusion Developers find it extremely helpful when it comes to writing CFCs and business logic portion of applications to use CFScript.

When it comes to application servers, ColdFusion Developers can build and deploy web or mobile apps on the Adobe ColdFusion framework, an application server where apps are automatically pre-processed before sending it to the browser. It has standard and enterprise editions or can be run on Amazon Web Services. Each package offers tools and technologies including server security, native mobile APIs, web sockets, debugging and database integrations.

There are other open source alternatives available like Lucee and Railo; both are open source CFML engines. There’s another open source CFML engine called OpenBD that has integrations with SalesForce, AWS and MongoDB while using a Java runtime.

For ColdFusion Development Companies as well as developers who don’t want to take the Adobe route, there are other open-source CFML options. Be it dependency injection, MVC design pattern or Ruby on Rails like speed, there’s a CFML framework available.

ColdFusion – Where’s the Fizz?

Bring Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, Pinterest, and LinkedIn together, and you have over 2.6 billion social media users globally. There could be around 22 million developers, all languages combined, in the world and most of them are on some form of social media. So, what happened to ColdFusion? Why is it not figuring in any top social media posts?

While there are many companies and developers who use ColdFusion and are proud to acknowledge their platform (just don’t understand why it would be otherwise), there are many who use CF and be modest about it. For security and SEO reasons, URLs don’t end with “CFM.” The CF server doesn’t broadcast ColdFusion and version info in the page header. All these make identifying that the website was built with ColdFusion difficult or impossible.

One starts to wonder if there is a secret society working hard to keep ColdFusion under wraps.

We are thinking of making a “built with ColdFusion” logo that can be displayed on such sites so that others can see what CF is capable of. What do you think?

ColdFusion has all the capabilities and features to be one of the most powerful platforms in the development world.
Let me share our experience. We deal with over 1000 clients and most of them says “We want to build some kind of a mobile app or web app. What do you recommend we use to get the job done fast with high security? We want to scale it up and maintain it moving forward. What do you suggest?” Our approach is as objective as it could be and we look around and think, “What languages and tools would be the best solution for this client?” Six out of ten its ColdFusion. One line of code delivers much more with a ColdFusion engine than any other options out there.

We have the Hots for ColdFusion

ColdFusion Developers at Spericorn comes in all sizes and shapes with regards to their skills and knowledge of CFML and the ColdFusion platform. They can help you with optimizing any ColdFusion or Adobe server projects you currently employ in your business or work with you to build the ideal Abode server application from scratch.

Beyond giving our clients the capabilities and leverage the power of ColdFusion in an effective and cost-efficient way, we are committed to explore, understand and realize the power of the platform. We update. Updates are how our platform performs better, stays secure, and builds better apps. We are committed to keep ColdFusion modern and thriving.