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When the ColdFusion engineering team started planning ColdFusion MX 7, we finally had time to give the cfform tags some love. We talked to and heard from many customers and knew that we needed to do a cfform tag overhaul for HTML-based forms. We also knew that that if it was possible, we wanted to help ColdFusion developers harness the richness of Macromedia Flash Player and open up the cfform tag to the incredible flexibility of XForms. We knew that if we could accomplish all of this with a simple and easy cfform tag syntax, it would be a big win for you, the developer, and your application users. Originally, ColdFusion cfform support was just a few tags that generated some basic JavaScript validation - validation that certainly had its critics. This all changed with ColdFusion MX 7. We decided it was time to throw out the tedious approach of creating forms and br... (more)

Brainstorming with Nimer: ColdFusion Gateways

With the announcement of ColdFusion MX 7 in February, we introduced event gateways that turn the ColdFusion web application server into a bona fide Internet application server. The gateways are a great new feature for developers. You can now build applications for a variety of protocols and devices, not just HTTP. Because it's ColdFusion, we made it easy to develop and deploy outside the browser, and you can let your imagination run wild. But why, you may ask, didn't we have these to begin with? Ten years ago, when ColdFusion was first introduced, the Internet consisted of only a ... (more)