Adobe Macromedia® ColdFusion® 5 Pro Server Win

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1. Speed of development
ColdFusion really puts the “rapid” in Rapid Application Development. Ask any CF developer and most likely they will tell you that they can write code to interact with databases, LDAP directories, email servers etc in far fewer lines of code than other languages. Fewer lines of code means faster development and deployment, and in an industry where hourly consulting rates are the norm, that translates into lower costs, offsetting the cost of the server itself.

2. Ease of learning
ColdFusion is also very easy to learn. It’s primarily tag-based – a source of derision for many hard-core web scripters – but this means that it’s easy to understand and fast to learn for developers who may have started out with HTML. That also translates into lower application development costs, particularly for organizations who may look in-house first when extra development assistance is needed. It’s worth noting that CFSCRIPT blocks allow almost all coding to be done with ECMA-like scripting instead of tags, so developers more used to PHP, ASP classic, ActionScript or JavaScript can also get familiar fast.

ColdFusion was originally developed by the Allaire brothers in 1995. This then started the Allaire Company, which was later bought by Macromedia. Like most Web languages, it was meant to provide Web developers with a way to talk to a database and display data on Web pages. As with many such languages, in the early days, it was not the most advanced technology, but it was one of the more simplistic to implement, understand and use. This vision still holds true with today’s ColdFusion MX (version 6.x of ColdFusion). In fact, ColdFusion was the reason Microsoft released ASP, which was being developed by Aspect Software, a competitor of Allaire that was later bought by Microsoft. So, in a round about way, all you ASP programmers have the ColdFusion developers to thank for your programming language!

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