Adobe ColdFusion is a commercial rapid web application development platform

What is Adobe ColdFusion?

Adobe ColdFusion is a commercial rapid web application development platform created by J. J. Allaire in 1995.[1] (The programming language used with that platform is also commonly called ColdFusion, though is more accurately known as CFML.) ColdFusion was originally designed to make it easier to connect simple HTML pages to a database. By version 2 (1996), it became a full platform that included an IDE in addition to a full scripting language.

Adobe ColdFusion is a tool in the Integrated Development Environment category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Adobe ColdFusion?

Why people like Adobe ColdFusion

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Adobe ColdFusion's Features

  • Simplified database access
  • Client and server cache management
  • Client-side code generation, especially for form widgets and validation
  • Conversion from HTML to PDF
  • Data retrieval from common enterprise systems such as Active Directory, LDAP, SMTP, POP, HTTP, FTP, Microsoft Exchange Server and common data formats such as RSS and Atom
  • File indexing and searching service based on Apache Solr
  • GUI administration
  • Server, application, client, session, and request scopes
  • XML parsing, querying (XPath), validation and transformation (XSLT)
  • Server clustering
  • Task scheduling
  • Graphing and reporting
  • Simplified file manipulation including raster graphics (and CAPTCHA) and zip archives (introduction of video manipulation is planned in a future release)
  • Simplified web service implementation (with automated WSDL generation / transparent SOAP handling for both creating and consuming services
  • Asynchronous programming, using Futures
  • Command line REPL
  • Distributed cache support (Redis, memcached, JCS)
  • REST playground capability
  • Performance Monitoring Toolset
  • API Manager
  • NTLM support
  • Swagger document generation
  • Support for HTML5 web sockets

Adobe ColdFusion's alternatives

  • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic IDE for JVM
  • Visual Studio - State-of-the-art tools and services that you can use to create great apps for devices, the cloud, and everything in between.
  • Android Studio - Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA
  • Xcode - The complete toolset for building great apps
  • PhpStorm - Professional IDE for PHP and Web Developers

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