ColdFusion Development: Less Coding for Faster Turnaround

  1. ColdFusion is built for RAD.
  2. CFScript — a developer’s best friend.
  3. ColdFusion Components: the CFML Swiss Army knife.
  4. Add-on tools for monitoring and fixing code.
  5. ColdFusion is easy to learn.

ColdFusion is built for RAD

“What’s RAD?!” I hear you ask. Well, much as I love the water, I’m not a surfer… Bro. Not

CFScript — a developer’s best friend

This extension of the ColdFusion Markup Language has become the most popular way for developers to code with CF, surpassing the once-popular tags-based model.

  • Tweaking variable settings.
  • Creating user-defined functions.
  • Building flow control structures.

ColdFusion Components: the CFML Swiss Army knife

Among all of ColdFusion’s tools, Components may be my favorite. It’s the developer’s equivalent of a 3D printer in a mechanic’s shop.

  • send related services to a single unit.
  • bridge CF and Flash.
  • Make object-oriented programming a reality, such as inheritance and data-hiding.

Add-on tools for monitoring and fixing code

ColdFusion’s biggest asset may be the network of incredibly smart, experienced developers and consultants working on making it an even better development platform. There’s an entire group dedicated to building tools and add-ons to speed up the ColdFusion platform, while protecting developers from common mistakes. Some of them work within Adobe, while others build the tools from outside. Regardless, all of them help make ColdFusion a much more efficient and powerful application.

  • Intelligent Code Assist : speeds up the coding process by auto-correcting typos and common mistakes.
  • Security Code Analyzer : This built-in tool checks your app’s code for any glaring security flaws which may compromise the safety of your data.
  • CF’s integrated debugger : This robust tool lets you inspect variables and debug individual pages.
  • FusionReactor : This application performance monitor is a one-stop shop to find out what ails your app and suggests ways to fix it.

ColdFusion is easy to learn

ColdFusion’s ease of use and elegant code, especially when deploying CFScript, makes the platform easy to adopt and quick to master. Even recent hires or fledgling developers can pick up the development platform faster than other languages.

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ColdFusion development, security and optimization. CEO at TeraTech. Host of CF Alive podcast.

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ColdFusion development, security and optimization. CEO at TeraTech. Host of CF Alive podcast.