ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3 Launched!
Posted 29 April 2014
Adobe today released new versions of both the ColdFusion server (v11) and the ColdFusion Builder IDE (v3). There’s lots of new features in both, but I wanted to take the time to point out my two favorites:
1 – New member functions in the Adobe version of the CFML language
The ColdFusion documentation wiki explains this feature in detail, but the reasons that I really appreciate this addition to the Adobe CFML runtime are that
b) it’s brought support for map() and reduce() functionality to structures, arrays, and lists in Adobe CFML.
2 – The performance of ColdFusion Builder 3
Damn is performance better in Builder 3! The IDE starts up and completes all the Eclipse-based setup in seconds rather than almost a minute under Builder 2. Everything is so much more responsive and rarely am I bitten by waiting for content refreshes as I was in prior versions of Builder. I’ve already made the switch to using ColdFusion Builder 3 full time as my CF IDE.
The full list of what’s new in ColdFusion 11 can be found on the ColdFusion documentation wiki. Explore and enjoy.