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Coldfusion Marketing

November 23, 2007

Adobe really needs to do a better job of marketing Coldfusion to new developers. A friend of mine is an aspiring developer and getting his feet wet with .NET. He’s always so impressed when I show him how easy it is to write Coldfusion. Today I was showing him a Coldfusion project I’m currently working on and he asked me why more people don’t know about Coldfusion. I couldn’t really answer him. Why isn’t Adobe doing more to promote Coldfusion amongst new developers? I’ve come across so many people who are not the greatest programmers, but Coldfusion turns them into productive team members. Coldfusion is by far the most productive language I’ve ever used. Adobe should really promote the accessibility of Coldfusion.

2 Comments

OP
OPApril 29, 2009 at 9:43:12 pm

we have the same problem here in malaysia. i dont see adobe doing any promotions on cf8.
developers are running away to other development languages for lack of customer knowledges on cf in the industry.

Jason Holden
Jason HoldenApril 29, 2009 at 10:06:25 pm

After creating my first site with Joomla I'm more convinced than ever that my future viability as a developer is going to require me to learn PHP or ASP.NET. Coldfusion just doesn't have a way to get a site up and running out of the box. There's still quite a bit of coding needed to create even a simple site. Obviously Joomla has it's limitations and does lock you into doing thing the Joomla way, but that is just one example. Coldfusion has alot of community support, but I've seen nothing that allows someone to get a site up and running as quickly as a single PHP application.

Coldfusion won't disappear for a very long time, but I see it slowly moving to the back of my toolbox.

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