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    ColdFusion is Java..


    Hi all,

    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?

    Just interested,

    Take care ppl,
    Mark.
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    Yeh, CFMX is a java (j2ee) application. This isn't true of any version prior to mx/6, though.
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    Ah well, at least it means it can be done with something other than C/C++! Hey, why did they change it?

    Ta Geek.

    Mark.
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    Here is Macromedia's whitepaper on why CFML is now J2EE-based:

    PDF: http://www.macromedia.com/software/c...ybold_j2ee.pdf

    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...
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