We 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.
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.
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 link from the documentation.
ColdFusion Builder 3 bundled with ColdFusion 11
ColdFusion 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
As 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.
For 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.
But 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.
However, 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
The 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 adobe.com 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.