Adobe® ColdFusion® 10 application software lets your business benefit from high-performing web applications that are quick to create, easy to integrate, highly scalable, and more secure. Adopt futuristic technologies and give your users a richer experience with built-in support for HTML5, REST, and more.

Build applications quickly

Enhance developer productivity with new features like the Hotfix installer and scheduler. Work more efficiently with PDF documents and Microsoft Office files, reducing the coding time and effort required to build high-performing web applications.

Hotfix installer and notification

Get instant notifications of updates to ColdFusion in your ColdFusion Administrator and save time on installing updates using the one-click Hotfix installer.

Working with PDF documents

Work efficiently with PDF files and reduce the required code by directly adding images, watermarks, headers, and footers to your documents. Populate and extract data from PDF forms to collect data from application users and share information in a more secure environment.

Microsoft® Office file interoperability

Read, create, and update spreadsheets using the CFSPREADSHEET tag. Generate PDF files from PowerPoint and Word files. Produce HTML or SWF files from PowerPoint presentations. Leverage enhanced support to work with Microsoft Office 2010 files.

Improved and revamped scheduler

Achieve better scheduled task management using application-specific tasks, event handling, grouping, and chaining. Manage tasks in a more granular, scalable, and organized manner by running tasks in a cluster setup.

Embrace futuristic technologies

Leverage the unique built-in support for HTML5 to deliver high-performing, interactive user experiences without spending on additional resources, such as HTML5 experts or libraries.

Dynamic and interactive HTML5 charting

Access a large repository of interactive, client-side HTML5 charts and easily implement them using the built-in CFCHART tag. Create an enriched user experience by customizing charts, including charts based on Adobe Flash® technology.

Support for HTML5 web sockets

Publish data to multiple clients or execute a point-to-point data push with real-time server response. Leverage the support provided by the built-in functionality to instantly access HTML5 web sockets, even without prior knowledge of the protocol.

Support for RESTful web services

Easily publish your ColdFusion component as a Representational State Transfer (REST) web service with built-in support for all HTTP methods, along with JSON and XML serialization and de-serialization.

HTML5 video player and Flash Player

Leverage the rich experience provided by the built-in HTML5 video player, and benefit from interoperability with non-HTML5 browsers using the fallback to Adobe Flash® player. The revamped Flash Player with well-defined APIs helps ensure a consistent user experience across browsers.

Deploy enterprise-ready applications

Save time and effort by utilizing enterprise services to easily access data from your existing infrastructure, such as Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft® Office 2010, and .NET. Make your web applications more secure with formidable security standards.

Microsoft® Exchange Server integration

Use the improved Microsoft® Exchange Web Services (EWS) to connect to Exchange Server 2010, and access server functionality with easy-to-use tags, such as folder operations, user availability, and conversation operations.

Search improvements with Apache Solr

Get enhanced flexibility to index and search based on dynamic custom fields, along with support for 17 additional languages. Use the data import handler for improved database indexing, and enjoy better control by reloading individual collections without restarting Solr.

Security enhancements

Make your server more secure against cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery using functions to sanitize user input. Strengthen the authentication of applications using the enhanced login mechanism. Choose the new secure profile to enable default secure settings across the server.

Server manager and server monitor enhancements

Manage multiple servers through a centralized server manager console. Use the enhanced server monitor to troubleshoot and fine-tune applications with better access to server performance statistics, such as page execution and query processing time. Monitor caching and REST web service requests.

Email management

Effectively manage email without writing much code. Easily send email using an SMTP server with the CFMAIL tag, manage email by connecting to an IMAP server with the CFIMAP tag, and retrieve mail from a POP mail server with the CFPOP tag.

Enterprise Infrastructure

Achieve scalability by creating and managing multiple server instances in a clustered or virtualized environment. Easily deploy ColdFusion as an EAR or WAR from within your existing Java EE application servers. Send and receive unlimited emails using the built-in, highly scalable email engine.

Strong encryption libraries

Use FIPS 140–certified strong encryption provided by the RSA BSAFE Crypto-J libraries in ColdFusion to make your applications more secure.

Performance enhancements

Create powerful web applications with the array of performance enhancements in ColdFusion server. Make your existing web applications run faster by leveraging the performance improvements in ColdFusion components (CFCs), structs, built-in functions, switch-case statements, and more.

Use cases

Enterprise dashboard

Large fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies need to build an enterprise dashboard that reflects the updated sales volume, revenue, inventory segmented by geography. This can be done easily by leveraging the rich controls and the support for web sockets in ColdFusion 10. The dashboard can fetch information from various databases on the back end easily using the support for multiple data types.

E-commerce application

An online store for fashion products can offer interactive simulation application to its users through the image manipulation functionality. The users can now see and compare how an apparel would look on them. The integration with Apache Tomcat and caching helps the site run faster, and the server monitor identifies the bottlenecks in the application to help rectify performance issues quickly.

Dynamic PDF generation

An insurance company wants to start selling insurance policies online. Customers can submit their personal, travel, and payment information for the policy on the website. Adobe ColdFusion lets an organization develop the business logic with ease so that the verification process is completely automated. The PDF functionality lets the user generate the policy document immediately.

Create your own social forums

A travel aggregator website that provides reviews for airlines and hotels can provide a rich and interactive interface, where travelers can write about their travel experiences as well as give overall ratings. During holiday season, the server infrastructure can be scaled up to manage the heavy website traffic using the enterprise infrastructure provided by ColdFusion Enterprise Edition.

Protect your information

A government organization that works with banking and financial agencies, stores a lot of confidential information. Such organizations can guard better against various security threats and cyber-crime using the strong encryption and authentication. ColdFusion can also help maintain user privacy through the security functionality by preventing cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting.

Supply chain management

An automobile company needs to have an internal application to manage its distribution process efficiently. The company can now let its suppliers access the system to update the order status. Adobe ColdFusion makes the system capable of integrating with multiple back ends, such as Java, .NET, COM, CORBA, web services through SOAP and REST, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, FTP, LDAP, or RDBMS.