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What is ColdFusion?
In a ColdFusion application a developer can introduce an incredible range of functionality that is not available either in static Web sites or in traditional client/server applications. A ColdFusion application is basically a collection of pages, similar to a static Web site. But unlike the pages in a static Web site, the pages in a ColdFusion application include the server-side ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) in addition to HTML. CFML gives you the ability to control the behavior of your applications, integrate a wide range of server technologies, and dynamically generate the content that is returned to the Web browser.
When a page in a ColdFusion application is requested by a browser, it is automatically pre-processed by the ColdFusion Application Server. Based on the CFML in the page, the Application Server executes the application logic, interacts with other server technologies, and then dynamically generates an HTML page which is returned to the browser.
Why Use ColdFusion?
ColdFusion is a tag-based language, which means that no complex scripting is required to generate dynamic pages. Through a staggering amount of predefined tags and functions, ColdFusion provides developers almost every tool they need to interact with databases, generate dynamic forms, create PDF’s, manipulate images, work with Flash, work with Ajax, access data on remote servers, and the list goes on. ColdFusion allows the developer to create complex code quickly using this Rapid Application Development (RAD) language. This increased speed translates into decreased development time resulting in a cost savings for the client. As new releases of ColdFusion hit the stage, the functions and tags are refined, and many more are added to the developer’s toolbox. Our developers keep our clients abreast of any new functionality and explain how it can be leveraged to enhance their existing applications or possibly create new ones, previously too complex to be cost effective.
Who is using ColdFusion?
Over 770,000 other developers at over 12,000 companies choose ColdFusion. Here is a partial list showing only high visibility organizations.
- Financial Services
List provided by Adobe.com (http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/customers/)