I watched the record Railo Open Source presentation yesterday, and I must say, it is the best thing that has happened in the CFML world! Don’t you agree?
It is almost like what Firefox did to MS’s IE6. Let’s challenge the big guy with something competitive and FREE!
It is wonderful to hear from Railo’s mouth that Adobe, Railo and OpenBD do work together to ensure CFML/cfscript consistence and high compatibility. The last thing we CFML developers want is to remember a long list of what works which CFML engine and what not. Thumbs up for the guys in that committee.
I like the direction Railo 3 open source is heading. Every decisions they have made seem very smart. I wish jBoss and Railo all the best, especially when it comes to marketing CFML to the JAVA/JSP crowd and beyond. It’s time to improve the reputation of CFML! I hope that one day when we tell people that we write CFML for a living, we won’t be looked down by our peers with questions like “Isn’t CF[ML] dead?”
Lastly, I’m not sure why they’re launching on March 31/April 1st though… would people take it seriously? ;-)
CF9 vs Railo3! The fight of 2009! Oh wait… is CF9 releasing this year?
The next interesting fight: CFEclipse vs. Bolt.