ColdFusion is a server side scripting language, which is executed by the ColdFusion application server. ColdFusion works by executing CFM templates, a
mixture of HTML and ColdFusion instructions to return normal HTML to the
requesting browser. Often this will have included retrieving data from a
database and generating web pages on the fly.
The ColdFusion (CF) application server was first developed in 1995 by JJ
Allaire and is currently up to version 4.5. It exists in many incarnations, CF
Express, free but fairly limited in it's power, ColdFusion Professional, just
about all the features that ColdFusion server offers and ColdFusion Enterprise
with advanced load balancing and the ability to spread tasks over a number of
servers with advanced security features.
ColdFusion server supports many different webservers on many different
platforms; e.g. Apache, IIS and NSAPI based webservers amongst others and
support Solaris, HP-UX and Windows with rumours of a Linux incarnation coming
Now on to just how easy this 'lil language is to program with!
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