We would like to make an announcement to highlight a great public application that was built with Adobe ColdFusion 11 Mobile Platform Tools by one of our well-known community members, Dave Ferguson. We think the app is a great example of the types of mobile solutions that can be built utilizing the features available.
Well done Dave! Thanks for sharing.
The application was built using these mobile features of ColdFusion 11:
Local data storage access using components.
Remote app inspection using built-in weinre server.
App debugging during development process.
Application building via phonegap build for deployment.
Bootstrap was used for UI controls and layout.
Dynamic tempting was achieved with Mustache.
Tournament Scorecard Pro is an app for keeping score at a martial arts tournament. These tournaments don't have a scoreboard for spectators, so it is up to the spectators to keep score themselves. This has historically been done with pen and paper. However, this method leads to lost scores or other issues. With the app, spectators can easily keep track of scores and always have them with them. They can now easily look back at previous tournaments for reference. The app also helps during the tournament when it comes to correcting scoring conflicts and figuring out ties.
Have you built a mobile application using any of the ColdFusion 11 tools? Tell us about it!
You might want to set up ColdFusion in a distributed environment where ColdFusion is running on one machine and Web server is running on a different machine.
Following are the set of steps that have to be performed to achieve this (less error-prone):
This applies to both ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion 11.
1) Have ColdFusion server installed in a machine.
2) Next thing is to download and install VC Runtime.
- The version of VC Runtime that you have to install depends on the version of ColdFusion.
Say, ColdFusion 11 needs VC Runtime 2012
(32-bit VC Runtime for 32-bit Web server and 64-bit VC Runtime for 64-bit Web server.
If you are not sure, you can install both)
and ColdFusion 10 needs VC Runtime 2010
3) Copy the following contents from the machine where ColdFusion is running to the machine where Web server is running at the same location.
4) Open a Command prompt and run wsconfig tool
C:\ColdFusion11>jre\bin\java -jar cfusion\runtime\lib\wsconfig.jar
It will open a configuration window where you have to provide AppServer Host as the ColdFusion Server IP.
Configure the connector.
Distributed environment is ready for use. Send requests to the Web server's URL with cfm files under web server root and same files under ColdFusion's Web root.
Web server would redirect these to ColdFusion, which is on some other machine.
Twenty years ago, this day, the very first version of ColdFusion was launched. Originally developed by Jeremy Allaire and JJ Allaire in 1995, ColdFusion has been around for as long as the Web itself.
Over the past two decades, ColdFusion has had a profound impact on web application development. In the early days, ColdFusion made a difference to web application development by offering an easy-to-use language for all things Web. Today, ColdFusion empowers our customers to build desktop and mobile web applications through an end-to-end application development framework and HTML5 support, facilitate scaling the value of their data and services through REST-based APIs all the time ensuring scalability, stability and security that are so central to the needs of large-enterprise applications.
Here’s a quick snapshot of ColdFusion’s journey over the last twenty years.
ColdFusion continues to be deeply entrenched in large commercial and government enterprises and continues to be backbone of many mission critical applications in these environments. We owe all our success to our customers and ColdFusion developers and thank them for the continued investment in ColdFusion. I also take time to thank all the active user groups and their managers who passionately and enthusiastically drive the ColdFusion message in their communities.
The 20 year celebration will culminate at the Adobe CFSummit 2015 later this year. I look forward to meeting and interacting with all of you at the Summit.
The last twenty years have been great, and I strongly believe that the best is still ahead of us.
We are very close to opening up the pre-release for the next version of ColdFusion. If you are keen on getting onto the pre-release for the next version all you have to do is take this short survey.
As always, we look forward to engaging with you on the pre-release and value your contributions during the pre-release.