Adobe ColdFusion Overview

What is Adobe ColdFusion?

Get a tried and tested application server that simplifies complex coding tasks. Rapidly develop robust, scalable, secure applications. Use the all-new API Manager to implement your API strategy faster, and get unprecedented control over PDF generation and manipulation

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Adobe ColdFusion Customers

Inspirus, Promisan, Webapper, Giva, Frontech Solutions Inc, Digicon, ITX Corp, Wall Street Magnate, SimulTV, ten24 Digital Solutions, Prospective Medical Data International Inc, Alcatel-Lucent

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Mitchel Mol
CEO / Owner at Aelion - Netherlands
Real User
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Compared to other server-side languages, it has a way more developer friendly approach and a less steep learning curve.

What is our primary use case?

I develop applications with Coldfusion to service the requirements from my clients and help them grow their business.
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Marketing & Innovation Director at Navita BR
Real User
A mature, reliable, consistent platform, which offers outstanding customer service and product support

What is our primary use case?

I have been developing (and teaching) ColdFusion for more than 20 years. I have used it for almost any possible web-based application imaginable (and even some non web-based), but my main use case was to develop CMS (Web Content Management Systems), including solutions for Haymarket Business Publishing and the Brazilian Post Office. ColdFusion is a multi-platform, so it does not really matter what environment you are deploying. Among the most valuable features are an almost unlimited set of tags (ready-to-use components), which accelerate development in at least 50%, compared to other… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Apart from providing a mature, reliable, consistent platform, Adobe also offers outstanding customer service and product support."
  • "No need to import libraries from outside the environment."
  • "Need to be able to Be able to inject Python, Java, Groovy, or PHP code into a CFML page."

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 and lack of consistency. However, the learning curve is smooth and fast that you will be hooked very quickly. The OO features are a must and the best you can get in any web server-based technology.
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Tim Herr
Managing Director, Application Services & Digital Technologies at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
We save enormous amounts of time in development using this tool

What is our primary use case?

I use ColdFusion to build internal and external applications for a major oil company. We had several teams totaling about 100 developers using this tool at our client.

Pros and Cons

  • "The ability to write SQL queries was very helpful as we did not need to bother our DBAs in writing stored procedures for simple tasks."
  • "This tool was very easy learn, yet powerful enough to manage many sites on a single instance."
  • "We save enormous amounts of time in development using this tool."
  • "Installation of the server software was formidable due the number of configurable options."
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