Since I’m still a ColdFusion newbie, I’m not going to go into a full writeup here, but some of things that continue to impress me about ColdFusion, and now added to in this release are;
1. ColdFusion is Java..it runs just as fast as JSPs & EJBs on your favourite app server
2. It offers very high productivity as a result of being a mature language
3. Adoption of ColdFusion has accelerated since Adobe took over and released CF8.
4. ColdFusion 9 offers a massive array of enterprise services, including Hibernate based ORM, Reporting & Charts, PDF document / forms support, full text search as well as Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint & Office integration
Read the full press release here:
The ColdFusion 9 public beta is available for download at http://adobe.com/go/coldfusion_beta_download. The ColdFusion Builder public beta is available for download at http://adobe.com/go/coldfusion_builder_beta_download.