Twenty years ago, this day, the very first version of ColdFusion was launched. Originally developed by Jeremy Allaire and JJ Allaire in 1995, ColdFusion has been around for as long as the Web itself.

Over the past two decades, ColdFusion has had a profound impact on web application development. In the early days, ColdFusion made a difference to web application development by offering an easy-to-use language for all things Web. Today, ColdFusion empowers our customers to build desktop and mobile web applications through an end-to-end application development framework and HTML5 support, facilitate scaling the value of their data and services through REST-based APIs all the time ensuring scalability, stability and security that are so central to the needs of large-enterprise applications. 

Here’s a quick snapshot of ColdFusion’s journey over the last twenty years. 

ColdFusion continues to be deeply entrenched in large commercial and government enterprises and continues to be backbone of many mission critical applications in these environments. We owe all our success to our customers and ColdFusion developers and thank them for the continued investment in ColdFusion. I also take time to thank all the active user groups and their managers who passionately and enthusiastically drive the ColdFusion message in their communities. 

The 20 year celebration will culminate at the Adobe CFSummit 2015 later this year. I look forward to meeting and interacting with all of you at the Summit.

The last twenty years have been great, and I strongly believe that the best is still ahead of us.