If you’ve ever touched a computer at all, chances are you know what HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is. It’s how a website is built, right? But unless you are in the website development field or are responsible for a website built in it, you likely have not heard of CFML, or ColdFusion Markup Language. ColdFusion is an application development tool used for writing web pages that interact with databases, and contrary to what the uninformed may think, it is NOT a dead language.
When was your ColdFusion based web application first developed? Was it more than 10 years ago? More than 15 years ago? If so, and if you have only done superficial updates since then, you may be finding it more and more difficult to secure quality developers who can help when an issue arises.
ColdFusion is a solid development language that has been around for more than 20 years. Still, it’s not as common as some of the other languages, which is why finding a trusted developer or development company can sometimes be tricky. And if the version of ColdFusion your website or application is built in is considered “Legacy ColdFusion” or running on an older version of...
In this day and age, it’s all about the upgrade. Whether it’s your cell phone or a hotel room or a seat on an airplane, an upgrade is generally a good thing that is welcomed. But there is at least one type of upgrade that some may view as daunting and unwelcome:
The ColdFusion (CF) Upgrade.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. If your web-based application or website runs on an older version of ColdFusion, resisting the upgrade could mean the difference between efficiency and disaster. So how do you know if you need an upgrade and what’s involved?
If you are running on a legacy version of ColdFusion, it may no longer be supported by Adobe. That...