In 1995, Joseph J. Allaire formally created and introduced to the booming computer software industry his latest developed program that he named ColdFusion.
ColdFusion is a programming language and web application that was created and developed by Allaire himself. The American software engineer and internet entrepreneur’s main purpose to develop ColdFusion programming is to provide a rapid commercial web application platform which is intended for business to create an easier connection between HyperText Markup Language (HTML) pages to a database and the following year after it was introduced and released, it became into a full platform which was then included in an Integrated Development Environment to add a full scripting language.
Since then, ColdFusion Markup Language which runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the .NET Framework as well in the GoogleApp Engine has become a multiple commercial and an open source to implement CFML engines that includes Adobe, Lucee, New Atlanta BlueDragon, Railo, Open BlueDragon and other server engines that now runs solely under CFML.
ColdFusion has become a platform to build modern web applications because of its expressive design and powerful features that optimize the program or software it has used. Its characteristic which is described to be expressive allows the user to perform programming tasks to another level compared to another type of programming languages by integrating the user with its functionality that is considered an important matter in web applications such as database accessibility, Microsoft Exchange Access and Portable Document Format form creation and many more.
It is created on Java Virtual Machine and it uses the Apache Tomcat J2EE Container no wonder ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) is powerful. Since it is built on the two mentioned programming platforms, ColdFusion can also access and run under Java Virtual Machine and the Apache Tomcat J2EE Container to create programs and software using the extensions such as.CFC or.CFM for its pages and documents or files. CFML has also an edge over another type of programming platforms since it only uses minimal ceremony and infrastructure compared to typical Java programming to offer its user a more significant rapid and fast development experience compared to a regular Java programming.
In the software development industry today, many brands hire ColdFusion developers to enhance their capabilities in the rapidly changing and demanding business.
ColdFusion now has 13 versions since it was created in 1996. The latest is the ColdFusion 13 or the Adobe ColdFusion 13 which is codenamed Aether (The Greek God of upper atmosphere). It has improved features which are mainly focused on the standard, enterprise and developer editions.