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Happy 10th Birthday CFMX

posted under category: ColdFusion on May 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm by MrNate

Ten years ago today, ColdFusion 6 was released.

Affectionately named CFMX, this sixth major release was a full rewrite out of a C++ core and into a Java EE core. ColdFusion would now be deployed on JRun for the next decade, the formerly current J2EE server, also from Allaire. Other major features were CFCs (ColdFusion Components), enabling an object-oriented programming style that has largely taken over in the CFML-writing community, also web services, native XML abilities, a new charting engine to replace the outdated C-based graphing engine, a new security system, and full support for internationalization and localization. This was a giant fundamental shift for the hundreds of thousands of ColdFusion applications in the wild, and was largely backward compatible.

Cheers to you, Macromedia employees, who pulled off an incredible technological jump, one decade ago, today. Thanks for indirectly employing me, all these years.


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