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Marcantonio Mattano
Real User
Marketing & Innovation Director at Navita BR
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

No need to import libraries from outside the environment. ColdFusion and CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) provide almost everything that a web developer needs, which is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Apart from providing a mature, reliable, consistent platform, Adobe also offers outstanding customer service and product support. It is a shame that Adobe does not provide… more»

What needs improvement?

* Be able to inject Python, Java, Groovy, or PHP code into a CFML page. * CF Git, CF Ant, and maybe CF Subversion would be nice to have. Most of what I wanted seems to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you really want to save money, there is a free open source CFML engine (former Railo, now Lucee) out there.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used Perl and some others. However, ColdFusion proved to be faster and more reliable than anything else.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend trying it for a little bit. It is not for the classical Java/.NET developer though, since it is more like developing in PHP without all the syntax confusion… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated .NET, PHP, Node.js, Ruby and Python.
Mitchel Mol
Real User
CEO / Owner at Aelion - Netherlands
Oct 22 2018

What is most valuable?

When I started using ColdFusion, I only had experience with PHP, and compared to that language, I was amazed by the simplicity and the structure. From that moment forward, I got experience with Java, JavaScript, Mendix, and more. And compared to other server-side languages, it has a way more… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Especially the integration with the client-sided programming is really friendly. Of course, other languages have improved a lot and this valuable features is getting less and less important for choosing ColdFusion.

What needs improvement?

My major concern is the fact that Adobe is not actively pushing the development of ColdFusion since they bought Macromedia. However open source development initiatives like Railo, Blue Dragon and Lucee are picking up the pace and making sure development stays possible.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

PHP for about 6 months, I switched because my employer utilized ColdFusion, however after using it for a couple of months I was sold on the product. And that's why up to today I keep on using the product.

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