Join Carahsoft and Adobe to hear from Al Hilwa, IDC Research Director for Application Development, as he provides an overview of the current state of developer ecosystems, the application development landscape, and present highlights of a recently published Adobe whitepaper which showcases interesting case studies of its use. In addition to a discussion of current application development trends, this webcast will present IDC’s application development predictions for 2013 and a synopsis of the evolution of ColdFusion including highlights of the latest release and of the roadmap for future investments in the technology.
This is the season to celebrate and the intent of this post is to share a series of positive news and initiatives from Adobe that we are excited to share with the community.
ColdFusion 10 feedback and ColdFusion Business
We have received positive feedback for ColdFusion 10, and this is also reflected in the way business for ColdFusion has turned up. The business is doing better now than any point in the last few years. This quarter has been ColdFusion’s best since 2008.
This is very encouraging to Adobe and we will continue to make efforts to grow the product. Thanks to you for supporting the product.
We have initiated new roadmap discussions where Senior leadership from Adobe participate in engaging discussions with customers. In these discussions we have received excellent feedback on ColdFusion 10, and our customers also like the future directions that we are taking and look forward to the upcoming versions of ColdFusion.
As you may be aware, the promised cloud release of ColdFusion on Amazon EC2 has been delayed due to issues with agreements between Adobe and Amazon. We have resolved these issues and we are slated to offer an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for ColdFusion 10 with flexible hourly pricing.
Shorter Release Cycles
We are looking to reduce the release cycles for ColdFusion to create more impact through new features and functionalities and also make use of the window of opportunity that lies with ever changing space of new and upcoming technologies.
During the next year, one of our major efforts designed to grow the size of the community is promoting ColdFusion at various community colleges. Adobe will come up with a detailed semester-long curriculum for server side programming concepts demonstrated through ColdFusion. Instructor guides, quizzes, exams, and software required to teach will all be provided; along with access to a community expert that the instructors or students can interact with. If you have any contacts at colleges near you, please let us know. If you have any other ideas to promote ColdFusion in education, share that with us as well.
ColdFusion Conference from Adobe
Due to MAX’s focus on Creative Cloud tools and services, we are considering a full-fledged ColdFusion conference to be organized by the ColdFusion Business Unit at Adobe. While Adobe will be the primary organizers, we want to maximize community involvement in various aspects such as content selection.
Recharging CF User Groups
We are looking to actively engage with the ColdFusion user groups during the next year. ColdFusion 10 events are already in the works with interested user groups, and more is on the way.
We are also excited about our future releases – Splendor and Dazzle. A high level overview of each is available on our public facing roadmap available here. If you have questioned Adobe’s commitment to the platform, I encourage you to take a look at the roadmap. All of the customers with whom we have discussed the roadmap responded positively and gave promising feedback. Customers are also excited about the directions that we are taking, addressing key technological challenges in upcoming versions. If your organization is keen on participating in a roadmap discussion with the senior leadership from Adobe, let us know!
We look forward to exciting times for ColdFusion.
I will leave you with some of the photographs of the party that the Product Team had to celebrate the quarterly result and the success of ColdFusion 10. Here is the link.
Leave your thoughts and inputs as comments on this post.
Happy holidays everyone and come back for a great 2013 for ColdFusion!
There is a ColdFusion e-seminar happening today on ColdFusion Builder at 8 am PT.
Title: ColdFusion Builder: The professional IDE to boost your productivity
Description: ColdFusion Builder has many features that makes CFML coding easier and faster, like code assist for functions and variables, auto code complete, code insight for CFCs and ORM entities, tighter integration with ColdFusion server, line debugger, advanced search functionality, extensibility using extensions and many more. This session will explain such productivity features, including those that are not easily discoverable.
The e-seminar will be delivered by Dipanwita Sarkar, engineer from Adobe instrumental in the ColdFusion Builder product release.
Click here to register.
Here are the upcoming ColdFusion e-seminars from Adobe engineers. To register, click here
Securing applications with ColdFusion 10 security enhancements
July 25, 2012
The session will include best practices for writing secure applications. It will discuss the new APIs and features added in ColdFusion 10. We will do hands on/Examples of each category. The session will also include brief about hot-fix installer and Secure profile features. We will end with discussing some of the configurations which can help largely protect an application.
Revamped scheduled tasks in ColdFusion 10
August 01, 2012
The scheduling task management has been completely revamped in ColdFusion 10. We’ll cover new aspects like conditionals, ranges, triggers, chaining, priority, grouping, and more. You’ll see examples of how the new scheduling services in ColdFusion 10 will make you re-think how you use cron jobs in your applications.
Here are the ColdFusion e-seminars in May right after all the ColdFusion focus at cf.Objective(). One on the 22nd of May and the other on the 24th of May.
Register now for the two e-seminars this month here.
- May 22, 2012
Creating an eCommerce solution that can fit thousands of different business requirements is not easy. Add multiple platforms and databases to the mix and it’s really challenging to create a solution that can serve the unique need of various businesses. ColdFusion’s rapid application development times combined with enterprise level features like Object Relational Mapping (ORM) enabled ten24 to create powerful, robust, flexible and highly scalable open source eCommerce application. In this seminar, ten24 will share the architecture and features of Slatwall eCommerce application.
- May 24, 2012
You have heard of REST as a buzzword and as an architecture best suited for developing web applications. Now it’s time to take a dive into this new world full of possibilities. With ColdFusion Zeus natively providing the support for REST, let us explore what REST is all about, its core principles and how to develop an application which is faster, more scalable and secure, within minutes using components that you already know of.
There is an Adobe e-seminar on Monitoring ColdFusion with FusionReactor on the 22nd of February. Do register if you are interested! Here’s the registration link: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1965964&loc=en_us