Thanks To The ColdFusion Engineering Team - ColdFusion 10 (soon)
Yesterday I decided to install a beta copy of ColdFusion 10, code named "Zeus" on a spare 64-bit CentOS system I have in my lab. Before doing that I read the complete release notes/documentation on what is new or enhanced in CF10 over previous versions, from beginning to end. I am under NDA so will not say very much, in any case Ray Camden has been blogging about many of the features already. I can however reveal, that the release notes, largely focused on new/enhanced features are a 202 page document. CF10 is a major release whichever way we measure it, it is not just a change in the "engine-room". I earnestly hope Adobe will find ways to market CF10 aggressively because there will be no other rival product or paradigm anywhere covering both sides of the RIA equation; HTML5 and Flash-based development so comprehensively.
What I actually wanted to emphasize in this blog piece is the faultless install that I encountered, one of the best ColdFusion installations I ever experienced. This pleasantly surprised me because this is CentOS 5.7 and I expected at least some wrinkles, there were none and installation was very fast. I want to compliment the ColdFusion engineering team for their excellent work with the installer and of course all the enhancements we will get with ColdFusion 10.