25 years ago, Adobe ColdFusion was brought to life by a shared passion for coding and a vision to make hard things easy for coders around the world. In tireless pursuit of that vision, we’ve fought harder every year to change the norms of application development and tackle every challenge that’s come our way.
In 1995, ColdFusion paved the way to create a unique web application software for Windows NT and 95 servers to help coders build the next generation of web-applications. By 1998 tools were added for an easy-to-use conferencing system and a new visual development environment. In 2001, Macromedia ColdFusion Server 5 provided the fastest way to build and deploy web-applications. ColdFusion MX perfected the ways to build applications with far less training time and fewer lines of code than ASP, PHP and JSP! By 2005 and the release of ColdFusion MX 7, more than 10,000 customers and hundreds of thousands of developers were using ColdFusion to harness the power of the Java platform and build powerful web-applications in record time.
In 2007, ColdFusion 8 made ColdFusion the ideal fit for everything from small departmental applications to reliable implementations of the most important business applications. By 2009, Adobe ColdFusion 9 was helping developers condense complex business logic into even fewer lines of code and in 2012, we released the standard, enterprise and developer edition of Adobe ColdFusion 10. This introduced a multitude of productivity enhancing features, seamless integration with the Java™–EE platform, and smart built-in solutions including support for HTML5 to rapidly build enterprise-ready Internet applications. In 2014, Adobe ColdFusion 11 offered coders a unique solution for end-to-end mobile application development, and much more.
In 25 years, Adobe ColdFusion has transformed into a battle-tested high-performing application server that has simplified web and mobile application development for every coder. In 2016, Adobe ColdFusion (2016 release) introduced the brand-new API Manager to measure, monitor and manage APIs. Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) introduced the Performance Monitoring Toolset to ensure applications are as optimized as the server.
Today, the legacy that we’ve built has been used by over 70% of Fortune 100 companies and 60% of Fortune 500 companies and continues to be the undisputed choice for many brands to create great web applications that change the game!
A legacy is only as good as the people that helped create it! We’re grateful to you, our passionate community of coders, for sticking by us from the start. 25 years of Adobe ColdFusion is a milestone that is testimony to years of your unwavering support! Today as more and more companies are transitioning from building monolithic applications to serverless applications, we can’t wait to embark on this new journey with you! Thank you for braving the ups and downs with us and believing in our dream to define change in the realm of web-application development.
As we look back on 25 years of igniting passionate minds, we couldn’t be prouder of where we are now and where we’re headed. The future looks exciting and we hope to keep growing and building with you!