What Are The Key Benefits? Let’s Take a Closer Look Into A Remarkable Programming Language

The answer as to why so many developers, programmers, and coders use ColdFusion after 25 years is for its world-wide acceptance, user-friendly interface, code quality, and the most straightforward programming language out there, allowing for easy learning and implementation. That’s it in a nutshell.

Coders can code faster, smarter, and with ease of use, cutting down their code time significantly. Websites developed in half the time and code is neat, clean, and in a consistent, logical form. Managing databases has never been easier — by using a single interface. CF helps in safeguarding and preserving stable data within a secure, protected environment.

New Incredible Capabilities of ColdFusion

  1. Asynchronous Programming (New)
    • Boosts application performance by offloading resource-intensive code segments to a secondary thread.
  2. Language Enhancements
    • Work together with external systems seamlessly.
    • Support for null, preservation of data types in a more intuitive way — creating Java objects.
    • Slash coding effort in half by manipulating arrays and queries easily.
  3. Improved Object-Oriented Support 
    • Improves code reuse, modularity, enhance productivity, and implement object-oriented design pattern.
    • Improves final variables, methods and components, abstract components, default functions, and interface and co-variant return types.
  4. REST playground (NEW)
    • Build and run all your REST services from a single application.
    • Simple, instinctive UI makes it super easy and unproblematic to validate the accuracy of APIs.
    • Make changes to REST APIs without having to restart the application
  5. Modern Admin UI [NEW]
  • New responsive UI built on single web page architecture.
  • Carry out all admin tasks faster with access to all the ColdFusion settings.
  1. Microsoft® Office File Interoperability
    • Access more functionality, such as page break and auto filter, to manage spreadsheets better.
    • Create PDF files from PowerPoint and Word files.
    • Develop HTML and SWF files from PowerPoint presentations.

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Nearshore IT Services

From ongoing staffing needs to a rich, 24/7 onsite/nearshore model, our Data Science premium support teams are tailored specifically to meet your needs. Hire an IT resource that’s relatively within the same time zone, cost-effective and easier to access than most offshore services.

Since we’re highly proficient Data Mining and Big Data specialists, our Nearshore team can extract the critical knowledge and insights you need from your structured and unstructured data.


What is Cold Fusion?  And Why It’s Better Than Most Languages?

There is no denying the fact that ColdFusion is a unique programming language, with a vast following of coders and programmers who both love it and have its place with developers. It’s the only language with a new, fun, distinctive name to match – where big companies continue to use it and are devoted to the language for its legacy out of the box features.

  • Can handle various document conversions with no extra tooling.
  • A fast development platform utilized by Fortune 100 companies.
  • Does one thing better than other programming languages – Highly Secured and Strong Security.
  • CF ha an effortless way of programming and coding that is done fast and correct the first time around.
  • Mobile App Development is impactful with the newest version for web and mobile applications.

Features That Make a Difference

Server Monitor (NEW)

  • Programmers know the average response in real-time and throughput across the cluster, node, application, or page.
  • Data automatically archived intended for historical analysis.
  • Flag performance issues and isolate problem areas.
  • Initiate corrective action much faster.

Code profiler (NEW)

  • Coders can quickly spot and resolve difficult performance issues.
  • Program code more effectively.
  • Finding root cause with ease.
  • Troubleshoot applications that are free of issues.

Database Monitor (NEW)

  • Monitor visually databases, queries, transactions, and query cache.
  • Get pre-determined or customized alerts.
  • Pro-actively take preventive or corrective action all monitored better.

Services Monitor (NEW)

  • Monitor web services, file system, mail server, LDAP, Microsoft SharePoint,
  • Transfer protocols — that slow down application performance.
  • Ensure that all the components in IT infrastructure are working in sync.

Automatic connecter tuning (NEW)

  • Adobe guarantees websites are always up and running.
  • Eliminate 503 Service Unavailable errors with Performance Monitoring Toolset to dynamically adjust connector settings based on incoming traffic.

External storage for session scope

  • Eliminate memory constraints to store session data.
  • Configure an external distributed store to retain session data outside of memory.
  • CF removes wrong/bad session configuration with load balancing across all cluster nodes.

Why is ColdFusion Widely Used Among Developers?

Adobe ColdFusion platform is the most well-liked and widely used among coders and programmers and a massive following with a highly dependable program and a free open source engine. A powerful web language that uses syntax — allows developers to enjoy building scalable, feature-rich websites or web-based applications effortlessly and with simplicity.

Coder’s use it because it is flexible — doesn’t require a great deal of coding to run and create programs. It makes it possible and ideal for developers who are unfamiliar with the C-programming language to learn fast and code in less time.

  • Easiness with a wide assortment of functionality.
  • Quoted by many as the most straightforward programming language to learn.
  • Has a super friendly computing power and very adaptable.
  • Attracts new beginning coders to start coding with flexibility.

Top Reasons for ColdFusion Popularity

  • Robust Effortless Applications
  • Rapid Development Platform
  • High Runtime Performance
  • Increase Code Reuse
  • Reliable and Runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux Effortlessly
  • File Indexing and Searching Service
  • Highly Scalable with the ability to handle heavy loads
  • Managing high-performance projects well
  • High-Level Security and Widespread Acceptance
  • Protects against hackers for secure applications
  • Informal, easy learning, gain programming knowledge faster, and be trained quickly

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Out of the Box Features

Simplicity Is the Main Appeal for Attracting a Large CF Developer Community

  • Simplified data retrieval from enterprise systems
    • Such as Active Directory, LDAP, SMTP
    • POP, HTTP, FTP
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Common data formats, such as RSS and Atom
  • Simplified file manipulation
    • Such as Raster Graphics (and CAPTCHA)
    • Zip archives (Video Manipulation)
  • Uncomplicated, easy database access
    • With client and server cache management.
  • Distributed cache (NEW)
  • Improves overall performance and enhance scalability with built-in support for —
    • JCS
    • Memcached
    • Redis

ColdFusion Prolonged Success

  • Client-Side code generation
    • Particularly with widgets and validation.
  • Server clustering, task scheduling
    • Graphing and reporting
  • Simplified Web Service Implementation
    • With Automated WSDL Generation
    • Transparent Soap Handling
    • For creating and consuming services
  • Implementations of CRML offer similar or enhanced functionality
    • Like running a .NET environment
    • Image manipulation

Applications where ColdFusion Excels

  1. Plays to a role in building data-driven websites
  2. Programmers run their internet using ColdFusion
  3. Utilized to generate remote services or Flash remoting
  4. Mobile – Streamlined Mobile Application Development
  5. Revamped and New PDF Functionalities
  6. Enabling Enterprise to integrate with social media streams easily
  7. Enterprise mobility supports responsive multi-screen content
  8. Digital Marketing, Web, Social Analytics
  9. Customizable Enterprise Video Portal

The Takeaway

ColdFusion is the preferred programming language by developers due to the scalability of the platform. Many people say it’s a dying program, but that is far from the truth with Adobe ultimately supporting and releasing and improving – we believe this programming language will be around for another 25 years and beyond.

Adobe is developing and adding enhancing features with every new release making it even better than before. Adobe completely supports the CF program, and every release is dynamically changing.

Do You Hire a CF Agency or a Freelance Developer?

CF is going nowhere anytime soon with the efficiency and promptness of ColdFusion Markup Language; it has never been better.

The question is – Do you hire a ColdFusion IT Software Development Agency, or Do you hire a CF Software Developer?

  • 70% of software development projects fail due to poor planning and unrealistic timelines and goals.
  • Putting a communication plan in place and creating an IT, Marketing, Project Management, and Financial team.

Things to Consider

  1. Know what your company project needs and ask your workforce?
  2. What are some improvements that are required?
  3. How would it help enhance your company’s brand and online presence?
  4. Where are some of the page problems that occur online?
  5. What are the critical and vital things that would improve the website, app, or other online elements?

It’s a personal preference whether you use a freelance developer or hiring an agency. However, an agency with a team of CF coders to support your project with the better response time will be helpful, since your team will have lots of questions.  Yet higher fees and long run times could hit your budget fast.

  • Customization is also expensive and difficult to manage and build, however knowing what requirements and your objectives will help cut the time the setup time.
  • Define and stick to the features you need and want and go slow and start with fewer features and build from there, as you need features – you can always add on.
  • Go with an agency that has an excellent reputation and ask them about previous projects they have completed successfully and maybe not so successfully.

Summarizing the Best Enhancements of CF

One of the most significant improvements is now 100% compatible with…

  • cfscript completely well-suited with cftag

Full CFSCRIPT Support

  • Applications are created faster and more efficiently by accessing all ColdFusion functionality using CFSCRIPT.

Enterprise infrastructure

  • Achieve scalability by creating and managing multiple server instances in a clustered or virtualized environment.
  • Send and receive unlimited emails using the built-in, highly scalable email engine.

Web services support

Enterprise infrastructure
Dynamic and interactive HTML5 charting

CFML-based mobile app development

Object-relational mapping support

PDF manipulation with Document Description XML (DDX)

Language enhancements

Improved object-oriented support

NEW Capabilities

  • Asynchronous programming (New)
  • REST playground (NEW)
    Modern admin UI [NEW]
  • HTML to PDF conversion
  • CLI and Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL) (NEW)
  • Email management
  • Standardized PDF metadata
  • Multi-site RESTful web services
  • Microsoft® Office file interoperability

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