Adobe Unveils ColdFusion 8 Public Beta

Adobe has announced the public beta of Adobe ColdFusion 8 software. ColdFusion 8, designed for developers building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications, addresses day-to-day development challenges to increase developer productivity, integrates with complex enterprise environments, and delivers rich and engaging application experiences for users. The ColdFusion 8 public beta is a feature complete preview, allowing developers to immediately experience increased efficiency and simplicity when building Internet applications.

Customers of all sizes have actively participated in the ColdFusion public beta and found the solution offers many compelling reasons to upgrade. By leveraging Adobe Flex technology and Ajax -based components, ColdFusion 8 enables developers to design and deploy rich, engaging applications by integrating complex environments into intuitive interfaces. The new ColdFusion 8 development environment also features advanced Eclipse -based wizards and debugging, letting developers build applications and identify and fix problems easier than in previous versions. The ColdFusion 8 Server Monitor lets developers swiftly identify bottlenecks and tune the server for better performance.

ColdFusion 8 integrates with an extremely broad range of platforms and systems. This expanded support including integration with .NET assemblies, support for Microsoft Windows Vista and new J2EE servers including JBoss gives ColdFusion enhanced flexibility, interoperability, and scalability for a variety of applications in even the largest of enterprises. ColdFusion 8 also delivers significant performance gains over ColdFusion MX 7 and earlier versions of the product. Additionally, ColdFusion 8 applications interact with Adobe PDF documents and forms for a printable, portable way to intelligently capture information. The ColdFusion 8 public beta is immediately available at Adobe Labs.

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