Tournament Scorecard Pro built with Adobe ColdFusion 11 Mobile

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.

jQuery and other Javascript plugins for miscellaneous UI elements.



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!

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. 

Update released for ColdFusion Builder 3

Update 3 for ColdFusion Builder 3 is released.

This update is
primarily a companion update to ColdFusion 11 Update 3 which ahs added support for
PhoneGap 3.5.




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This is just an Update for the ColdFusion Builder 3
installation that were installed prior to the build number 292483.
Corresponding full installers with this update embedded were already released
in December. Automatic update notification takes care of notifying you, if this
update applies to your installation or not. So, if your installation is the one
that was released in December, this update is not applicable and won’t show you
the notification. 

This update has the following 3 bug fixes.  






Remote servers details not retained on Builder restart.


Server Manager


Exception when generating build for mobile project


Mobile Support


PhoneGap version for Mobile project should be updated to

Mobile Support

Through ColdFusion Builder 3, you would get an automatic notification to apply the Update.


In the month of August 2014, we had
refreshed the update 2 just fixing the bugs arised out of Update 2. Ram has blogged
it as Update 3 mistakenly. It should have been blogged as Refreshed build for
Update 2. Our apologies for the confusion with regard to the update number. 





Mobile Application Development Contest – Deadline Extended to January 15th!!

There is still time to submit your app for the Mobile Dev Contest and Win $1000!!


We have received requests to extend the time for our mobile contest, so we are extending the deadline to January 15th.  


Please send an email to to let us know of your plans to submit an entry.


Reminder, below are the contest rules.  



  • The application must be built using the mobile feature set of ColdFusion 11
  • All entries must be received by midnight Pacific Time on January 15th, 2015.
  • All application source code needs to be uploaded to Github
  • Github repo must be public
  • No private submissions will be accepted
  • There is no specific requirement for application functionality
  • All applications need to compile to an android app and be installable
  • To submit your entry, email with a brief description
If you’re just getting started with ColdFusion mobile development, here are some resources to look into:
Adobe ColdFusion YouTube Channel:
Devnet Articles:

Win $1000!! ColdFusion 11 Mobile Application Development Contest

ColdFusion 11 provides a single platform to develop, test, and debug mobile applications in one end-to-end workflow leveraging your existing CFML skills.  

The Adobe ColdFusion Team is sponsoring a mobile application contest where the winner will receive a $1000.00 gift card prize.  More details below.  



  • The application must be built using the mobile feature set of ColdFusion 11
  • All entries must be received by midnight Pacific Time on December 15th, 2014.
  • All application source code needs to be uploaded to Github
  • Github repo must be public
  • No private submissions will be accepted
  • There is no specific requirement for application functionality
  • All applications need to compile to an android app and be installable
  • To submit your entry, email with a brief description
Good luck!! 
And please help us spread the word!


Announcing the launch of ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3

are excited to announce that the next versions of ColdFusion Server and
ColdFusion Builder are now live and available

Thanks to everyone from the ColdFusion community who has
contributed to this release in terms of constant feedback and support. 

Here are some of the highlights of ColdFusion
11 and ColdFusion Builder 3:

Mobile Application Development Workflow

ColdFusion 11 along with ColdFusion Builder 3 gives you a unique
end-to-end workflow for mobile application development addressing the
challenges associated with building, testing, debugging and deploying
enterprise class mobile applications – both web based as well as installed
mobile apps.

Language Enhancements

While there are a range of enhancements made to the language, some of
the features that can be called out are full CFSCRIPT support, support for
Member Functions and JSON enhancements.

PDF Functionality

ColdFusion 11 now leverages a new engine for HTML to PDF
conversion that does an almost perfect job of converting most HTML/CSS to its
corresponding PDFs pixel-to-pixel. Along with the new engine, CFPDF has additional
functionality to support digital signatures and archiving PDFs. 


ColdFusion 11 has a built-in mechanism to prevent access
of Administrator or its components from external access. ColdFusion 11 has
additional built-in functions to prevent XSS, thus allowing  concurrent logins through CFLOGIN. ColdFusion
also supports mail encryption through CFMAIL.

For a more detailed overview of what’s new in ColdFusion 11, take a
look at this
from the documentation.

ColdFusion Builder 3 bundled with ColdFusion 11

11 Standard and ColdFusion 11 Enterprise is bundled with copy (ies) of
ColdFusion Builder 3. With one copy of ColdFusion Standard, you get one license
of ColdFusion Builder 3 and with one copy of ColdFusion Enterprise, you get
three copies of ColdFusion Builder 3.

Java 7 Update 55

you may be
aware, Java has come up with an update
(Java 7 Update 55) with critical security fixes. This update was released on 15th of April. ColdFusion 11, ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion 9 have already been
certified on Java 7 Update 55.

ColdFusion 11, all attempts were made to include this update as part of the
final CF11 installers though this was very close to our launch date. We ran
into an issue with the installer with a third-party platform used by ColdFusion,
on Java 7 Update 55. We have escalated this issue with the vendor and are
working with them for a fix. For now, the Java version bundled with the final
installers of ColdFusion 11 is Java 7 Update 51.

we fully understand the importance of Java 7 Update 55 and want to assure the
ColdFusion community that we are committed to fixing this issue. We are also planning
to replace all the ColdFusion 11 installers to include Java 7 Update 55 as soon
as we are able to obtain a fix from the vendor.

as always you can use Java 7 Update 55 with ColdFusion 11, ColdFusion 10 and
ColdFusion 9 by pointing to an external Java location.

Linux support for the new PDF Engine

Linux support for the new PDF engine in ColdFusion 11 will be available through
an update within the next few weeks.

Availability of installers for CF10 and CFB 2.0.1

ColdFusion 10 installers and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 installers will
only be available for download on for a limited time – till the 14th
of May, 2014. If you need these installers for later use, then please download
them before the 14th of May, 2014.

Public Beta for ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder is now available!

In case you haven’t already noticed,the public beta for the major version of ColdFusion codenamed Splendor and for the next major version of ColdFusion Builder Thunder is now available.

Here is where you can get access to the public beta for both the products on Adobe Labs –

You can quickly go over what’s new in ColdFusion Splendor here. There are also a couple of videos on the video tab that gives you a quick introduction to what’s new in ColdFusion. The link for the documentation home page is at –

There are lots of new features and enhancements in Splendor and in Thunder. We look forward to hearing your feedback during the public beta.





The ColdFusion 10 Advantage Webinar by Ben Forta

ColdFusion webinar by none other than Ben Forta on Feb 27th (2:00pm Eastern; 11:00am Pacific)!


The ColdFusion 10 Advantage


ColdFusion needs no introduction, it helped usher in the era of web based applications over a decade and a half ago, and remains an innovator in this space to this day. With each update, ColdFusion has further empowered us to build and create the ultimate online experiences, and ColdFusion 10 is no exception.

ColdFusion 10 is indeed a very important release, one which builds on the success of ColdFusion 9 by adding invaluable new features and functionality, all intended to make developers more productive than ever before.

Key Takeaways

In this session you will learn about HTML5 and client enhancements that make CF10 more productive, and will also discover why CF10 is more powerful, more secure, more scalable, and better integrated, than ever before.

Register here!