There have been some lively discussions on Twitter today centered around the adoption of open source CFML engines in various types of businesses. I can’t speak to any kind of trends anywhere, but I wanted to share my experience with a project I was involved in last year that used Railo as the CMFL engine.
For the last few weeks I’ve been working on a project that uses the Mach II, ColdSpring and Transfer frameworks for ColdFusion. This is my first “real” project using Transfer and, I have to say, I’m supremely impressed with the thought and work put into the framework by Mark Mandel. It seems every time that I come up with a question of how to do something, a quick look at the methods provided in the objects generated by Transfer reveals the answer.
The latest example came this week as we were moving more heavily into coding from the planning stages we’d been in for the most part up to now when I had an occasion to use the decorator feature built into Transfer.