26 Facts About Adobe ColdFusion


Adobe ColdFusion is a commercial rapid web-application development computing platform created by JJ Allaire in 1995.

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One of the distinguishing features of Adobe ColdFusion is its associated scripting language, Adobe ColdFusion Markup Language.

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Originally a product of Allaire and released on July 2,1995, ColdFusion was developed by brothers Joseph J Allaire and Jeremy Allaire.

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Adobe ColdFusion is most often used for data-driven websites or intranets, but can be used to generate remote services such as REST services, WebSockets, SOAP web services or Flash remoting.

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Adobe ColdFusion can handle asynchronous events such as SMS and instant messaging via its gateway interface, available in Adobe ColdFusion MX 7 Enterprise Edition.

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Adobe ColdFusion provides a number of additional features out of the box.

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The equivalent to an HTML element, a Adobe ColdFusion tag begins with the letters "CF" followed by a name that is indicative of what the tag is interpreted to, in HTML.

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Adobe ColdFusion MX was completely rebuilt from the ground up and was based on the Java EE platform.

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Adobe ColdFusion MX was designed to integrate well with Macromedia Flash using Flash Remoting.

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On July 30,2007, Adobe Systems released ColdFusion 8, dropping "MX" from its name.

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NET integration, and the CFPRESENTATION tag, which allows the creation of dynamic presentations using Adobe ColdFusion Acrobat Connect, the Web-based collaboration solution formerly known as Macromedia Breeze.

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Adobe ColdFusion 8 is available on several operating systems including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Server 2003.

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Adobe ColdFusion 11 removed many features previously identified simply as "deprecated" or no longer supported in earlier releases.

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Adobe ColdFusion, known generically as ColdFusion 2018, was released on July 12,2018.

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In Sep 2017, Adobe ColdFusion announced the roadmap anticipating releases in 2018 and 2020.

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Adobe ColdFusion 8 introduced the cfpdf tag to allow for control over PDF documents including PDF forms, and merging of PDFs.

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Adobe ColdFusion was originally not an object-oriented programming language like PHP versions 3 and below.

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Adobe ColdFusion 8 introduced the ability to serialize Adobe ColdFusion data structures to JSON for consumption on the client.

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Standard Adobe ColdFusion installation allows the deployment of Adobe ColdFusion as a WAR file or EAR file for deployment to standalone application servers, such as Macromedia JRun, and IBM WebSphere.

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Adobe ColdFusion can be deployed to servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat and Mortbay Jetty, but because these platforms do not officially support Adobe ColdFusion, they leave many of its features inaccessible.

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Adobe ColdFusion is a Java EE application, Adobe ColdFusion code can be mixed with Java classes to create a variety of applications and use existing Java libraries.

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Adobe ColdFusion has access to all underlying Java classes, supports JSP custom tag libraries, and can access JSP functions after retrieving the JSP page context.

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Adobe ColdFusion was one of the first scripting platforms to allow this style of Java development.

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Adobe ColdFusion originated as proprietary technology based on Web technology industry standards.

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In May 2013, Adobe identified another critical vulnerability, reportedly already being exploited in the wild, which targets all recent versions of ColdFusion on any servers where the web-based administrator and API have not been locked down.

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In September 2019, Adobe ColdFusion fixed two command injection vulnerabilities that enabled arbitrary code and an alleyway traversal.

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