ColdFusion: The Undead Scripting Language

By on July 15, 2004

So it’s 2000, and you’re happily writing your web apps in ColdFusion. Then Allaire is bought out by Macromedia, the Sun sales rep drops by and takes your IT director to lunch, and now things are migrating to Java, your IT director has a snazzy leather jacket, and you’re stuck with a migration problem. Or are you? You just pick up a JSP tag library that almost exactly matches the CF syntax, and off you go.

Fast forward to 2004. The Microsoft rep drops by and takes the IT director to dinner. Now everything’s going .Net, your IT director is writing memos on a snazzy new keyboard, and you’re stuck with a problem. Or are you?

BlueDragon for the Microsoft .NET Framework will allow you to natively integrate and deploy your CFML on the .NET platform. Leverage BlueDragon for native hi-performance integration with COM, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, C# and Visual Basic.NET.

I used to think those ColdFusion diehards were foolish, but I’m changing my opinion. Like a good movie zombie, CFML refuses to die, feeding upon the code of the living.