ColdFusion Myths & Realities

ColdFusion Myths and Realities
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When a programming language or platform becomes popular and used by scores of developers myths start to appear. ColdFusion is in the spotlight and many myths have circulated, maybe you have been exposed to some of them. Here�s the reality:
DEBUNKING COLDFUSION MYTHS
MYTH #1
COLDFUSION IS EXPENSIVE
ColdFusion is free for developers! Even non-developers need to take in consideration that ColdFusion comes with many other free platforms, that ColdFusion hosting is cheap and that with ColdFusion less time and money are spent on creating websites.
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MYTH #2
COLDFUSION IS DYING
People are saying this for a while now, but sales have improved and new versions are being launched and created. Moreover, multiple vendors now sell it.
MYTH #3
COLDFUSION ISN�T SECURE
  • ColdFusion does not stop you from writing secure code.
  • The platform offers fine-grained access levels for the ColdFusion Admin, it ships with an API to the Server Monitor and multiple features exist to help developers create secure code.
  • Other features are role-based-security, CFLOGIN, Script Protect.
  • Moreover ColdFusion�s biggest client is the US government. Convinced now?
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MYTH #4
COLDFUSION IS SLOW
Numerous high-traffic sites use ColdFusion and each new version is improved. When people refer to ColdFusion as slow, they actually refer to slow, badly-written code, which can happen on any platform.
MYTH #5
NO OPEN-SOURCE APPLICATIONS
This is an old argument that lingered a bit. Nowadays you can easily find blogs, wikis, forums, frameworks, content management systems and entire sites dedicated to ColdFusion.
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Blog Avatar Avinash Agrawal
With over 10 years of experience in Coldfusion development,Avinash is one of the most experienced, efficient and cost effective coldfusion developer. Avinash has developed custom applications for a variety of industries including health care, nursing and staffing, eCommerce, education, non profit organizations, restaurants, entertainment, office equipments and supplies, life style and others industries. Best applications developed by him are SocialExo & Vyakar.