ColdFusion is Java..
I was just looking at the new red sky MX release and the guy mensioned somthing about it using a newer Java VM version, so ColdFusion was was made using Java technologies?
Take care ppl,
Yeh, CFMX is a java (j2ee) application. This isn't true of any version prior to mx/6, though.
Ah well, at least it means it can be done with something other than C/C++! Hey, why did they change it?
June 10th, 2003, 02:47 PM
Here is Macromedia's whitepaper on why CFML is now J2EE-based:
Essentially, the idea is that by making the back-end J2EE, it allows a greater degree of customization for companies which want to or already have deployed java-based internet applications, and are or were going to be using JSP for their web-end.
From their standpoint, if your web designers are the ones doing the code, they're better off learning CFML rather than JSP. FWIW, I agree with them on this point - JSP would be a royal pain in the arse for the average graphics guru to get a handle on. MX provides a RAD for CFML, allowing your web designer to create a web-app which can interface w/ your desired or pre-existing Java/J2EE backend, w/o all the headaches of JSP.
Now, whether their idea works or not remains to be seen... I suppose the Macromedia site itself was designed this way...