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ColdFusion (2018 release - Windows)

Fourteen33 | 2018 release - Update 10

Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Nitai A.

Long time CF developer

  • January 08, 2016
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Colfusion allows for a quick turnaround to any project. The platform has been around for a long time, and while there have been some misconception about it in the past, it is still a very valid platform to build web application with it. New users will learn it fast and it is purely a scripting language.

With the advent of open source CFML engines there is no reason not to use it for some projects.

Especially the easy interaction with databases is a big plus of Coldfusion.
What do you dislike?
Though, the syntax has changed or let's say you have the option to write in pure cfscript, the XML syntax might not be something to every ones liking, especially for people coming from more "pure" languages.

No command line support and the rather small community is also something that might not work for some. Rather small "solutions/packages" out there. So one ends up writing a lot of code.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We build a complete Digital Asset Management platform - Razuna - with ColdFusion. It made it possible to integrate easily with different databases. At the time, when we started (over 9 years ago) Coldfusion was the only viable solution without either being a "early adopter of a language that *might* take off". It served us well.


    Kona Laxman D.

Best RAPID APP Tool in market

  • December 18, 2015
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
As technology growing day by day so parallel tools also providing more comfortability to the end users.I Like best things in this is Robust caching and publish a component as REST service.Boost performance by caching portions of pages with infrequently updated data, and improve custom handling of region-specific data by creating multiple cache regions on the fly. Improve server performance by sparing server resources through a parallel caching process and advanced caching libraries.
What do you dislike?
First thing licence is very much expensive and it will take moderate space to install it in a system.If some body has been working with legacy versions also than they can know what happening inside but 10 and 11 versions are very very high level but it is good in some way and not good for another way.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Effective reports by state,Video portal with live cable TV and streaming,Platform that agencies and clients can use to collaborate on line on creative works, Video resources for instructors.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Its a quick rapid application development tool.ColdFusion Mobile Platform is great for quick, small mobile apps that do not need a lot of functionality.


    Jake B.

Development of business web applicatoins in the health care sector.

  • December 15, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
It is a well-structured tag-based scripting language. Applications are scope with event handlers at application, session and request level.
It is easy to write database queries without the need to concatenate strings, although using query parameters can inhibit this a little.
Strong integration with the Java makes Coldfusion fully-compatible with Java libraries.
It is relatively easy to write a SOAP server and client for testing or implementing web services.
cfscript allows you to breakaway from writing tag-based code, although the syntax for some constructs is unusual.
The XML functions have proved handy to interpret and process raw data extracted from databases.
What do you dislike?
The reliance on a Java Virtual Machine can make Coldfusion a bit clunky for small web apps. Code need to be interpreted by the application server which itself runs inside a JVM. It's better suited for large enterprise applications.
Integration with IIS and .NET services can be cumbersome.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Staff Intranet.
Self-assessment applications for primary and secondary health care environments.
Health awareness questionaires.
Business web applications, eg time tracking, project workflow.


    Mitchell M.

Good but not great

  • December 12, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Very easy to pick up and start developing in. Coldfusion is built specifically for building web applications so there are many convenience functions built into the language itself. The framework CfWheels provides a Ruby on Rails like framework that is worth trying.
What do you dislike?
Very easy to create unmaintainable code because of it's scripting origins. Objects were an afterthought and the cfscript (a new syntax that looks more like java) is missing functionality.
There are a lot of weird things that Coldfusion does that are coldfusion specific and have a questionable design. For example, booleans when outputted on a page will display as "YES" or "NO" or that numbers are sometimes strings but not always.

There is not a ton of community support and the support that does exist is mostly outdated. Because of the lack of community support there are not a lot of tools and libraries. Those that do exist are usually not updated and require tweaking.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Mostly used for building internal business applications that handle registrations and tracking organization information. It is good for quickly building web applications that are database heavy.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Coldfusion is only a good language. With so many great languages and frameworks out there it would be a shame to use coldfusion unless necessary. It is lacking of a killer framework, although CfWheels is getting good, that just doesn't compare to something like RoR. Adobe doesn't seem to know what direction they are heading in and is trying to force object orientation on a scripting language.


    Allan J.

Quick and easy database-connected web development

  • December 10, 2015
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
ColdFusion allows for rapid development of database-driven websites. All the functions of a CRUD app with design and functionality can be developed quickly and easily. There is a short learning curve for the language which is nice.

I like the ability to create ColdFusion components that you can re-use among your applications. The ColdFusion scheduler is nice too for scheduling processes.

There are many features that I haven't even used but know they are there if I need them.
What do you dislike?
Cost and availability. I have wrote some pretty nice applications that I couldn't sell to others because of the platform.

New developers coming into our team usually do not know the language.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Ability to create a site quickly and get the users to managing their data. The product has been around for a long time and is supported with frequent upgrades.

The search engine works for us.


    Oil & Energy

Still a contender

  • September 15, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
ColdFusion is an easy to use scripting language that still competes in the dynamic, web application space. Often dismissed as an "also ran", ColdFusion is a platform that is still in use on many high traffic websites, and also supports real time credit card transactions and e-commerce. In my more than twenty years using this excellent product, I have yet to find a problem I couldn't solve with it. I have written website scraping apps for currency conversion, a shopping cart, and many data transformation applications. Still a very worthy investment and still a contender. Love it!!!
What do you dislike?
There is nothing I dislike about ColdFusion except finding a host is not as simple as finding say, a PHP capable host or a host that supports MySQL. It's still a niche.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
E-commerce, data transformation and migrations
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Compare to other titles, but don't dismiss CF!