The ColdFusion 8 public beta has all the features available, allowing developers to immediately experiment with the new solution. The public beta is available from the Adobe Labs website.
The product offers a series of features aimed at increasing developer productivity and improving the integration of software developed in ColdFusion with current business environments.
Adobe has indicated that some users have already started testing the software. Brian Rinaldi, ColdFusion Developer at Sun Life Financial, shared his first thoughts on the product: “Features like debugging and server monitoring speed up the development and maintenance cycle, and can make a difference when it comes to maintaining high service levels and applications running smoothly. “
Using Adobe’s Flex technology and Ajax-based components, ColdFusion 8 enables developers to design and publish multimedia applications by integrating complex environments into intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces.
The new development environment also offers advanced Eclipse-based wizards and debugging systems designed to help developers build applications and identify and resolve detected problems more easily than in previous versions. New features designed to analyze bottlenecks and optimize servers are also part of the new version.
ColdFusion applications provide support for .NET, Windows Vista, and the newer J2EE servers including JBoss.