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ColdFusion

ColdFusion ColdFusion or more commonly referred to as CFML is a commercial grade rapid web application development platform invented by Jeremy Allaire and JJ Allaire in 1995.

Although ColdFusion was originally designed to make it easier to connect simple HTML pages to databases, it has evolved to become a full platform that includes and IDE, in addition a "full" scripting language. Since the purchase of ColdFusion by Adobe Systems, advanced features have been added for enterprises integration and development of rich Internet applications.

One of the distinguishing features of ColdFusion is its associated scripting language, ColdFusion Markup Language. CFML compares to the scripting components of ASP, JSP, and PHP in purpose and features, but its tag syntax more closely resembles HTML, while its script syntax resembles JavaScript. "ColdFusion" is often used synonymously with "CFML" or "CFM", but there are additional CFML application servers besides ColdFusion, and ColdFusion supports programming languages other than CFML, such as server-side Actionscript and embedded scripts that can be written in a JavaScript-like language known as CFScript.

ColdFusion is most often used for data-driven websites or intranets, but can also be used to generate remote services such as SOAP web services or Flash remoting. It is especially well-suited as the server-side technology to the client-side Flex.

ColdFusion can also handle asynchronous events such as SMS and instant messaging via its gateway interfaces.

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