Application Development: Adobe ColdFusion 10: Ten Reasons Developers Need to Use It

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-05-21 Print this article Print
Why ColdFusion?

Why ColdFusion?

There are three main reasons developers need to consider ColdFusion 10 for their next project. First, with ColdFusion 10 developers can embrace futuristic technologies and deliver high-performing applications and first-in-class user experiences using unique HTML5 integration. Second, they can deploy enterprise-ready applications by using the smart, built-in solutions to develop Web applications more efficiently in enterprise environments. Third, developers can build applications quickly using language enhancements and enhanced scripting support that increases productivity by condensing complex logic into fewer lines of code.
On May 15, Adobe Systems officially released Adobe ColdFusion 10 software, the company's premier server-side technology designed to allow developers to create more dynamic and interactive Web applications for enterprises using the Java Enterprise Edition (EE) platform. ColdFusion 10 now offers built-in support for HTML5 and helps boost performance using Tomcat integration and enhanced caching. With the new hotfix installer and scheduler, ColdFusion 10 Enterprise Edition allows enterprise developers to improve productivity, while strengthening authentication and encryption techniques to make Websites more secure. ColdFusion is relevant to not just existing developers but to any Web developer for its smart built-in solutions and the core benefit of productivity. For example, ColdFusion 10 Enterprise Edition application server is designed to rapidly build enterprise-ready Java–EE applications. Adobe ColdFusion 10 also works as a server-side technology designed to enable developers to create more dynamic and interactive Web applications for enterprises using the Java EE platform. ColdFusion was developed by brothers J.J. and Jeremy Allaire at the Allaire Corp. and introduced in 1995. Macromedia acquired Allaire in 2001, and in 2005 Adobe acquired Macromedia and inherited the ColdFusion technology. Here, eWEEK looks at 10 reasons Web developers should check out the latest version of Adobe's software.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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