Pre-release for API Management capabilities in ColdFusion Raijin

Organizations today are unlocking the value of their data, IP and services  by sharing the same with their ecosystem(customers, internal teams, partners, vendors, suppliers etc.) at a furious pace– often over the mobile networks. With Raijin we now add the capability to not just build and share REST/SOAP services easily we will now allow you to manage, monitor, regulate and secure these services easily.

Our research shows, once a API is written, the next questions, that a company or organization has to answer before making the API production ready are:

1. Who do I give access to APIs?

2. How do I control the access to these APIs? For instance how do I restrict the usage of certain APIs to a selected few? Even within an API how do I provide granular control over the methods available in an API?

3. How do I let developers wanting to use my APIs understand the APIs that I have exposed and test them out before writing applications to consume these APIs?

4. How do I monetize the APIs by creating various access plans and associating end developers to a particular plan based on their subscription?

5. How do I track the usage of APIs so that I align backend to the demand and also gain insights to how my end developers are using the APIs?

6. How do I track and manage various versions of the APIs I create?

7. How do I transform my legacy APIs into newer RESTful services with all the best practices associated while still maintaining the usage of the legacy API?

 

With Raijin, we are introducing an API manager that can accomplish all of the above and more.

 

If you are interested in trying out the API manager with the REST or SOAP based APIs that you have, then please reach out to us at CFPrerelease@adobe.com so that we can add you the pre-release for API manager component in Raijin.

We look forward to your participation.

 

 

 

 

Running ColdFusion 10 and 11 on Windows 10

 

Important update: Note that ColdFusion 10 and 11 have been updated to support Windows 10, a few weeks after this blog post was first written. Consider applying that update rather than this preliminary wsconfig update.

 

Windows 10 is not certified yet with ColdFusion 10 and 11. The certification will be available as part of the next update. However, you can run ColdFusion 10 or ColdFusion 11 on your development environment by following the below outlined steps. 

ColdFusion 11 32-bit/64-bit

Link for updated wsconfig.jar

1.       Please take a backup of the existing wsconfig.jar at ColdFusion11cfusionruntimelib and move it outside ColdFusion directory.

2.       Stop the ColdFusion services and remove the older wsconfig.jar. 

3.       Download the jar files from the links above.

4.       Place them in the location mentioned in Step1 and restart IIS/ColdFusion.

5.       Please take a backup of the connector folder at ColdFusion11configwsconfig[magic number].

6.       Recreate the connector and test your application.

 

ColdFusion 10 32-bit/64-bit

Link for updated wsconfig.jar

1.       Please take a backup of the existing wsconfig.jar at ColdFusion10cfusionruntimelib and move it outside ColdFusion directory.

2.       Stop the ColdFusion services and remove the older wsconfig.jar. 

3.       Download the jar files from the links above.

4.       Place them in the location mentioned in Step1 and restart IIS/ColdFusion.

5.       Please take a backup of the connector folder at ColdFusion10configwsconfig[magic number].

6.       Recreate the connector and test your application.

 

In case you will have any questions please feel free to contact us at cf.install@adobe.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.

New Product Roadmap for ColdFusion

Here is the public facing roadmap for the upcoming two major versions of ColdFusion. The document lists out only the high level directions that are being considered for the future releases.

ColdFusion Product Roadmap (2015)

Here is the disclaimer about this public facing roadmap.

The intended future features or directions described in this document are under consideration by Adobe Systems and are not commitments for future products, technologies, or services. The roadmap is subject to change at Adobe Systems’ sole discretion and Adobe Systems does not guarantee the features or release dates.

Code names for ColdFusion server and ColdFusion Builder

Here are the new code names for the next versions of ColdFusion server and ColdFusion Builder. 

The next major version of ColdFusion server is codenamed Raijin. Raijin is the Japanese lightning God

The subsequent version of ColdFusion server post Raijin has been codenamed Aether. Aether is the greek god of upper atmosphere.

We continue to the trend of basing our code names on mythological characters. Also note that the next version of ColdFusion server was previously announced as Dazzle. Dazzle is no longer our code name and instead comes Raijin.

For ColdFusion Builder the next version is codenamed Blizzard (as previously announced) and the version post that is code named Avalanche.

Thanks to Dave Epler and Aaron Neff for recommending the code names Raijin and Aether.

The pre-release for Raijin will commence shortly.

Say hello to Raijin and Blizzard!

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of the Mobile Application Development Contest

A few months ago we announced the ColdFusion 11 Mobile Application Development Contest. The entries have now been judged. Thanks to Simon Free and Dave Ferguson for their contributions in judging the winner of the contest.

We got only two final submissions for the contest although many others expressed interest in submitting one.

The two submissions were,

1. Shakesperean Curses by Nicholas Claaszen and

2. CFClient Sampler by Brad Wood

A big round of applause to both Nicholas and Brad for their participation in the contest!

The winner of the contest is Brad Wood for his submission CFClient Sampler.

Congratulations Brad. 

ColdFusion User Survey

Adobe is running a ColdFusion User survey to understand various aspects related to ColdFusion such as product satisfaction, product usage, platform usage, purchase process, access to training resources and issues related to hiring CF developers. Adobe is working with a third party research organization to host and analyze the results from this survey.

Survey will approximately take 20 mins of your time, but the detail in the survey may provide valuable insights into making the product, that you care for, so much better and relevant.

Here is the link for the survey. The survey will be available for the next couple of weeks. Any assistance in promoting the survey link on social media or within your organizations will help!

 

 

 

 

ColdFusion 11 Update 1 now available

The first update for ColdFusion 11 is now available to you for install from within the administrator via the update mechanism.

Here is the link for the associate technote which details out the important issues fixed.

EDIT: There is an upcoming update (post update 1) that has more than 100+ bugs fixed for CF10 and CF11 along with updated platform support for recent releases of OS, Application Servers, Java 8 and Databases. The intent of this first update was to release some of the critical issues blocking CF11 use sooner than making it a part of the larger upcoming update.

ColdFusion 11 AMIs now available on Amazon EC2

The new ColdFusion 11 AMIs for Windows and Linux are now available on AWS Marketplace for purchase.

We now have support for not only the existing instances supported for ColdFusion 10 AMI (m1.large and m1.xlarge), but also all the Amazon EC2 insances for M3, C3 and R3. There is also 31 day trial for both the AMIs. You may also chose to pay a discounted annual price for the AMI.

Here is the link on adobe.com for the new ColdFusion 11 Amazon offering.

And here the direct links for the new Windows and Linux AMIs on AWS Marketplace.