Changes in ColdFusion
New in ColdFusion 11
ColdFusion 11 has gone through a lot of changes and enhancements and this section highlights those changes:
End-to-end mobile development
The ColdFusion Mobile Platform aims at providing a server and development infrastructure that facilitates rapid and robust mobile application development, debugging, packaging, and deployment. The ColdFusion 11 release introduces rapid application development through ColdFusion Builder 3. This release of ColdFusion introduces full-fledged on-device debugging to quickly debug your ColdFusion-based mobile applications on devices.
You can quickly build a mobile application by reading the information provided in the following sections:
A new lightweight edition
The ColdFusion Express enables you to quickly setup a development or demonstration instance of a Server without following the installation procedure. The ColdFusion Express is a new ‘lighter’ version of the ColdFusion Server and is ideally suited for developers to quickly setup and run a ColdFusion Server for testing and debugging purposes.
ColdFusion 11 has gone through various language enhancements that will provide a better development experience for ColdFusion developers. The core CFML language enhancements in ColdFusion 11 includes new language constructs, extended tag support, enhanced script functions, and support for new operations.
ColdFusion 11 has introduced the proxy support for WebSocket. There is a new proxy module (that runs inside IIS and Apache Web Server) that can intercept the ColdFusion WebSocket requests and redirect the requests to the ColdFusion Server.
PDF generation enhancements
To generate high quality PDFs from HTML documents, 2 new tags, <cfhtmltopdf> and <cfhtmltopdfitem> have been introduced in ColdFusion 11.
ColdFusion 11 has a lot of security enhancements and bug fixes. This update fixes a few security issues and has strengthened the Server to a large extent. Some notable security enhancements are described in the following document:
ColdFusion 11 has introduced the support for dynamically generating Like button, Tweet button, and Comment box for social media sites.
ColdFusion 11 now supports site-level REST applications and enables pluggable serializer and deserializer.
The server-side charting introduced in ColdFusion 10 that allowed you to create highly interactive charts has been further enhanced to produce visually more appealing charts.
Changes in functions
When you are using ColdFusion Scheduler, output can be saved only as .log or .txt files. The same restriction is applicable for validation queries on databases.
Also, for the <cfinclude> tag, this restriction is applicable. By default, you can include only CFM files. However, you can modify allowedextinclude key in neoruntime.xml file to add your own file type.
- For the <cfsetting> tag, URL.RequestTimeout attribute has been removed in ColdFusion 11.
- The HTMLEditFormat() function has ben deprecated.
- Replacement of JRun with Tomcat
- Security enhancements
- ColdFusion WebSocket
- ColdFusion closures
- Enhanced Java integration
- ColdFusion ORM search for indexing and search
- Solr enhancements
- Scheduler enhancements
- Integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
- Lazy loading across client and server in ColdFusion
- Web service enhancements
- RESTful Web Services in ColdFusion
- Media Player enhancements
- Displaying geolocation
- Client-side charting
- Caching enhancements
- Server update using ColdFusion Administrator
- Secure Profile for ColdFusion Administrator