Adobe Coldfusion is a Web Application Software for Windows and Mac OS created by Publisher Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Product summary of Adobe Coldfusion
Adobe ColdFusion, which is created by Adobe Systems, is a software language and application server used for the development of Internet applications such as dynamic websites. Although there are other products similar to ColdFusion such as JavaServer Pages, Microsoft ASP.NET, or PHP, ColdFusion was the first one among these to provide users with the option of producing dynamic websites connected to a backend database. There are many versions of Adobe ColdFusion, latest of which is Adobe ColdFusion 8. Website developers will surely find this software a very valuable and powerful one. This is great for companies and developers who are already using older versions of ColdFusion, or those who would like to move older systems to a newer, more powerful program that can easily integrate the application with the relational database data.
Features of Adobe Coldfusion
Adobe ColdFusion 8 provides developers with server monitoring, which can help them develop better codes that will maximize performance. The Server Monitor of Adobe ColdFusion 8 can track the server to spot any difficulties regarding performance. Key data that developers can access through the Server Monitor include thread usage, slow active requests, server errors, database status, memory usage, server response time, and requests handled per second.
ColdFusion 8 also allows the transformation of existing HTML content into Adobe PDF files to create printable output. This software also lets users exercise programmatic control over PDF documents. Using a new tag, it would now be easy to add watermarks, remove pages from a PDF document, combine separate PDF documents into just one PDF package, create thumbnails of pages from a PDF file, protect a PDF file with a password and encrypt it, and more.
Not only that, Adobe ColdFusion 8 also has features that allow users to send data to existing Ajax frameworks and applications. They can utilize simple tags to access prebuilt user interface components of Ajax such as data grids, tab navigators, rich text editors, and tree controls. ColdFusion 8 also has .NET integration and Microsoft Exchange Server integration. With the Microsoft Exchange server integration, users can use just one connection for several tasks.
Editors review of Adobe Coldfusion
The installation process of Adobe ColdFusion 8 is simple and easy. The application administration interface is so intuitive and simple that all those with experience administering applications or websites will have no problem using this software. The new Server Monitor is also very well organized. It gives detailed and important information about the server. Although the software may seem costly, it's only right for all the functionality and tools that the program offers. Aside from that, the software is fairly easy to use for those who already know how to work with websites and applications. Should there be any problems, developers can always turn to the documentation and online web help for answers to questions.
Those who want to check out the software and see how it works can download the evaluation copy of the product and try getting familiar with it. For website developers, Adobe ColdFusion 8 is definitely a must have.
|What's new in Adobe Coldfusion 9|
- Office file interoperability
- Tight integration with ColdFusion Builder, Adobe Flex & Adobe Air
- Object-relational mapping
- Microsoft Office SharePoint integration
- Enhanced Adobe Flash Platform integration
- ColdFusion as a Service
- Adobe AIR® local/remote database synchronization
- New Ajax controls
- Server Manager
- Built-in support for portlet standards
|What's new in Adobe Coldfusion 8|
- Significant performance increase over past versions
- Server Monitor
- PDF features
- Ajax features
- .NET integration
- Microsoft Exchange Server integration
- Interactive debugger
- Adobe Flex integration
- Per-application settings
- Image manipulation
- Presentations on demand
- Atom and RSS feeds
- ZIP and JAR file features
- User-based Administrator and RDS access
- Improved file manipulation functions
- CFC improvements
- Strong encryption libraries
- Reporting enhancements
- Database interaction improvements
- Argument collections
- Array and structure creation improvements
- Expanded platform, OS, and database support