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8Dec
2005
David Mendels On Where ColdFusion Is Headed Under Adobe

CFDJ interviewed David Mendels, Senior Vice President of Adobe's Enterprise and Developer Solutions Business Unit, and asked some pointed questions about the future of ColdFusion and Adobe's commitment to the product. The bottom line is "Don't Panic", but for more details read the interview

Comments (7)



  • John Farrar

    Ben, don't you know how much excitement is generated by panic? Life would be so dull without it. LOL

    Great article. Exciting future. Thanks for the link!

    #1Posted by John Farrar | Dec 8, 2005, 09:32 AM
  • John Farrar

    P.S.
    It would be very cool if the Open Standard office document XML standards were directly supported by the next version of CF also... is there a "Wish List" yet for Adobe products? Like CFReports now does RTF... I would like to see the office document standards. It also seems to me that some of the scope of why someone might look at InfoPath for... that might be something to look at also with the combined product lines. I would love to see the ability to say create documents with CF that people could interact with... and submit the data back to a web service in CF. That would be pretty cool! (Esp. if we could have versioning and such.)

    I don't know why others aren't a bit giddy about the possibilities this brings to the table for both Adobe and the new collection of MM tools. This is just one of the many possibilities. I WANT MY WISH LIST!

    Thanks,

    John Farrar

    #2Posted by John Farrar | Dec 8, 2005, 09:44 AM
  • Craig

    To quote the article:

    "I’m not committing to anything here, but the product team is looking at all of this and more. And we want your input. As usual, send us ideas at wish-coldfusion@macromedia.com. "

    So send your thoughts that way

    #3Posted by Craig | Dec 8, 2005, 10:06 AM
  • Joshua Dale

    Does this mean flash it going to take forever to load too???

    I keed I keed ;)

    #4Posted by Joshua Dale | Dec 8, 2005, 10:56 AM
  • Kevin Benore

    Nice article. So what's your take on the future of CF, Ben? After all, a word from the evangelist would be nice.

    #5Posted by Kevin Benore | Dec 8, 2005, 06:03 PM
  • Peter Tilbrook

    Great to know they kept you on as the "product evangelist"!

  • Ben Forta

    Kevin, I have posted my thoughts many times already. And will again when I have specifics to share.

    Peter, yep, kept me and my title. I get to keep doing what I do, just more of it, and for more products. Cool, huh?

    #7Posted by Ben Forta | Dec 8, 2005, 09:38 PM