ColdFusion 10 update 8 is now available – Java 7 support included

[update: The technote for ColdFusion 10 update 8 now has an update section to reflect the change that was made. The refreshed ColdFusion 10 update 8 contains a fix for the an issue in Google Maps.]

This post is to announce the availability of a new update to ColdFusion 10.

ColdFusion 10 Update 8 includes support for Google Maps JavaScript API v3, Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and JDK 1.7 Update 15. It includes all the bug fixes from previous updates of ColdFusion 10. 

You apply this update using the update mechanism within ColdFusion 10 Administrator.

For more details about the update, refer the link here.

 

Free ColdFusion Installation Support from Adobe

Yes, that’s right. Adobe provides free support for product installation. To make use of this all you need to is reach out to cf.install@adobe.com with your installation issue.

If you also face any issue with the updates that we release, you can reach out to the email alias indicated above for support.

Note, support is limited to product installation only and installation does not include network installations, silent installs to a network environment, database configuration, clustering, distributed set-up of servers, or any other similar set-up or activities.

 

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)!

Title

The ColdFusion 10 Advantage

Summary

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! http://events.carahsoft.com/event-detail/2301/adobe/

Survey on the ColdFusion Summit – a two day ColdFusion Conference from Adobe

We announced our plans on a full-fledged ColdFusion conference this year. Here is a follow up survey to capture your inputs and feedback. As always your participation in the survey is highly appreciated. This is also your chance to let Adobe know how you would like to see the new conference on ColdFusion shape up.

Here’s the survey link

As you are also aware, due to MAX’s focus on Creative Cloud tools and services, there are no ColdFusion sessions at Adobe MAX this year. The unconferences too are going to be dedicated to those that support the Creative Cloud offering. So it is unlikely that the ColdFusion unconference will happen at MAX this year. But the good news is that we do have an exclusive ColdFusion conference planned. Please participate in the survey and give us your feedback.

 

ColdFusion: News, Initiatives and Updates from Adobe

 

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.

Roadmap discussions

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.

Cloud Release

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.

Education Initiatives

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.

Future Directions

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!

 

ColdFusion Security Update

A security update for ColdFusion is now available for versions 10, 9, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2.

If you are on ColdFusion 10, you will see a new update 6 within the ColdFusion administrator for you to download and install.

Adobe recommends users update their product installation with this update. Here’s a link to the related security bulletin.

 

 

ColdFusion Platform Survey

We have created a survey to capture the platform usage associated with ColdFusion. The results from the survey will guide us in making the right decisions associated with platfrom support in future.

Please take a few minutes to let us know your current choice of platfrom and also your future preferences.

Here’s the link for the survey.

ColdFusion 10 update 5 – security update – now available

The ColdFusion 10 Update 5 is now available for install within your administrator. Update 5 is a security update that resolves a vulnerability affecting ColdFusion on Windows Internet Information Services (IIS), which could result in a Denial of Service condition. Adobe recommends users update their product installation.

Refer the security bulletin for all the details associated.

Learn CF in a Week!

I am pleased to announce a brand new community driven training program for ColdFusion – Learn CF in a week!

It is great to see Learn CF In a Week live from what started out as a conversation about training resources for ColdFusion between Simon and me at cf.Objective() this year.

Huge shout-out to Simon Free and other community experts for making this happen. I would like to call out all contributors from the community for this traning program that walks you through various concepts of ColdFusion as you build a fully functional ColdFusion website


Authors

• Emily Christiansen
• Tim Cunningham
• David Epler
• Sam Farmer
• Dave Ferguson
• Simon Free
• Paul Hastings
• Guust Nieuwenhuis
• Dan Skaggs
• Nic Tunney
• Adam Tuttle
• Dan Wilson

Editors

• Mark Esher
• Kristin Ferguson
• Tiffany Goebel

Designers

• Nick Borden
• Jim Priest

Go try out the training for yourself! And help spread the word!

 

ColdFusion e-seminar today

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.