Ben Forta has three decades of experience in the computer industry in product Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced. DZone recently caught up with Ben Forta, ColdFusion guru and renowned book author to discuss the state of the ColdFusion market, CF. Ben Forta is Adobe Systems Inc’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives. His primary Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started. Adobe Press. ISBN X. Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web.

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Introducing Adobe ColdFusion 9

ColdFusion nine is available. This limitation has been removed in ColdFusion 9. Both as a tutorial and as a reference, this is the seventh edition of what has become the standard ColdFusion book along with its two sequel volumes. We’ve talked about it, being out there. It’s really easy to install and set up. Enhanced Java Integration And it’s a language, right?

Adobe’s Ben Forta on ColdFusion 9, CF Adoption Trends

So I still do a lot of ColdFusion work. Readers, though, were pleased last time to see that all those chapters fprta published in PDF form free of charge, just grab them. ColdFusion can execute code when an application starts and ends, when a session starts and ends, when a request starts and ends, and more.


Integrating with SharePoint and Portals While ColdFusion plays a pivotal role in many heterogeneous environments as ‘middleware glue’, it is increasingly becoming the platform of choice for standalone Web application and RIA development. That’s an interesting question.

Can you tell us a little bit about the state of the ColdFusion market today hen some of the trends you are seeing? It’s new to ColdFusion 9 for us, but this is actually something the community drove.

And that’s really where a lot of new interest is coming from.

The awareness of what the server is doing and the ability to get to server settings and administrator easily; all sorts of wizards drilled out which enables introspection; the ability to break different tables and auto-generate abstraction code; simply convert ColdFusion deployments to AS3 and back again.

In this article I’d like to introduce you to some of what’s new and exciting in ColdFusion 9. Managing Session State fortq Clusters It’s rapidly approaching its 15th birthday. Just like we did with the ColdFusion image manipulation functionality, spreadsheets in ColdFusion are manipulated using a tag or functions, or some combination thereof.

If you want to right click it away you do it right now. And that was a very different product.

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Oh, and before you ask, here are answers to the three most commonly asked questions: But the bottom line is that ColdFusion is now poised to become even more valuable to Flex and AIR developers, and now even of value to developers using other platforms and languages.


One is the language. ColdFusion is an established, known, mature product. If you look at the growth potential in the 90’s and who was buying these products, back then anybody who had an idea Monday, build Tuesday, go public Wednesday, retire Thursday, probably was powered by ColdFusion.

Internationalization and Localization I’m still one of the primary spokespeople for ColdFusion, but I now do have also responsibilities for evangelism and getting the word out around all our products including Flash, AIR, upcoming Flash Catalyst, and more.

The local variables that you mentioned was really a way to standardize a convention that had kind of grown by itself.

The only thing I think you’re going to see around Forrta is further solidifying its position as glue, as middleware. And with ColdFusion 9, we are revving those three books.

Notice that there are no methods functions in this CFC. And it starts off as one book in ColdFusion 2.