Evolution of ColdFusion
|Evolution of ColdFusion
For the past ten years, ColdFusion has played a key role in the Rapid Application Development of web applications in companies around the world.
In the mid1990s, when the web was still new, people struggled to create dynamic websites, then a complex and costly undertaking that only a limited few could accomplish. Allaire Corporation’s introduction of ColdFusion in 1995 broke this barrier, enabling a broad audience to build and deploy dynamic, databasedriven websites.
As organizations’ reliance on the Internet began to grow, ColdFusion Enterprise Edition was released in 1998, providing companies with the scalability and reliability necessary, as web applications became strategic to businesses.
Macromedia acquired Allaire Corporation in 2001. As J2EE took on a mainstream role in enterprise applications development, organizations recognized that building Java apps was more complicated and required developers with more sophisticated skills, making them more costly and harder to find. The introduction of ColdFusion MX in 2002 solved these problems by providing the same rapid, “easy to learn/easy to use” ColdFusion programming model, while leveraging the power of the J2EE platform.
In addition, ColdFusion MX introduced the fastest way to create and consume web services and also introduced an easy way for developers to use Flash as a rich presentation layer for building rich Internet applications.
Tens of thousands of companies have adopted ColdFusion because of its ability to solve such a broad range of problems – from simple, single purpose database access applications to the most demanding publicfacing websites on the Internet today.