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ColdFusion is a truly “Lean” language
June 16/2015

Although there are many reasons we use ColdFusion, this is the one that is the most important to me as a developer and a business owner.  When I say “Lean”, I am referring to the process of eliminating waste and overhead in the development process.  In many cases, I can demonstrate that I can accomplish the same result using less complex and sometimes fewer lines of code when using ColdFusion when comparing it to other competing web scripting languages such as or PHP and in the end with similar run time and efficiency.

What do es this mean for me as a business owner? 

As a business owner this means a much faster product and service deployment, quicker time to get products to market and considerably less costly development cycles. In laymen terms I SAVE MONEY AND TIME!  In the business world, time is a commodity that we just don’t have enough of and every business owner likes to save money. I have yet to see any other language as lean as ColdFusion.

What does it mean to my clients?

Since we charge by the hour, and I can put out high end websites and web application projects more quickly using ColdFusion. As a result, I can pass along a significant amount of those savings to the end user. 

I once did a presentation with a client who told me he most definitely wanted ASP. I wrote the code for a simple file upload utility that was designed to upload images, re-size those images to a specific size and auto compress them for the web.  I printed out the different source code, one for ASP, one for PHP and one for ColdFusion. Without telling the client which was which, I asked which one he would like to pay me $110 per hour to develop with. He obviously picked ColdFusion which was no surprise to me.  After educating this client about what ColdFusion really was in its modern state, he went with it, and never looked back.  In fact four years later his site is still CF today and he loves it. End result, I can service his request faster and more cost effectively using ColdFusion.


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Adam Cameron: - 06/22/2015
"In many, if not most cases, I can easily demonstrate [...]"

OK, so where's the proof of this? I'm interested to see how you measured this?

Also, do you mean ASP (dead for 15 years now), or ASP.NET?

What about contemporary solutions such as Ruby or Python?

-- Adam

Dave Brioux: - 06/25/2015
Welcome Adam!

I follow quite a few of your blogs and articles, matter of fact you have got me out of more than a couple jams…. You have a good point with your comment so I slightly modified my blog post. Really it should say, "less complex code in most cases and often fewer lines of code". However, regardless of how it is worded, the end meaning of my post is a savings of time which equates to money. The Process of being Lean!

Now as I cannot claim to be a Python or Ruby expert and have really only dabbled, I really can't make an educated statement, which is why I didn't list those languages. However I can speak with regards to the languages I have been exposed to. But if you can show me what is easier to write than

<cfmail from="" to="" subject="Hi">comment</cfmail>


<cffile action="upload" fileField="FileContents" destination="c\files\upload\">


<cfcookie name="cookie name" value="1">

I would be very open to seeing a language less complex than that.

I realize that these are very basic examples but many aspects of ColdFusion are this easy. (As you know already). It is as close to plan old English as you are going to get in scripting! If you can show me something easier or faster to write than this, I'm all for seeing it, that is for sure. For me, I'm all about the bottom line which is why I chose ColdFusion. In 16 years I have yet to see anything that is less complex and faster to write.

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