The bottom line is that with the new release, ColdFusion developers now have greater integration with the Adobe Flash Platform, a complete system of integrated tools, frameworks, clients and servers for the development of Web applications, content and video that runs consistently across operating systems and devices, Lehman said. As a result, developers and IT professionals have an easier path for creating rich user interfaces for their enterprise applications and to integrate across their existing technologies, company officials said. "ColdFusion adoption has accelerated since we introduced support for Flex, AJAX and PDF with ColdFusion 8," said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president of the Platform Business Unit at Adobe, in a statement. "The increased integration with everything from Adobe AIR applications to enterprise-based Adobe LiveCycle ES software enables companies to meet critical business needs quickly, while ColdFusion Builder provides developers with an enhanced workflow between ColdFusion and the Flash Platform for RIA development.""ColdFusion 9 has several new features of interest to enterprise customers, particularly regarding Microsoft SharePoint integration and the ability to read and write Microsoft Office documents as part of a business process flow," said Joel Cox, IT product manager, Goodyear, in a statement. "The new innovative array of tools with tightened integration elevates ColdFusion to a new level of functionality allowing for improved performance gains for developers and business users alike." "We're seeing an explosion in the growth of the ColdFusion business and the overall community," Lehman said. "We're on track to have one million developers on ColdFusion by the end of this year or early 2010." The ColdFusion 9 public beta is available for download here. The ColdFusion Builder public beta is available for download here.
Customers across multiple industries are participating in the ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder public betas.