Adobe Systems Incorporated has released Adobe ColdFusion 8 software. The company says ColdFusion 8, a development tool for building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications, increases developer productivity, integrates with complex enterprise environments, and delivers rich experiences for users.
Since May 2007, more than 14,000 developers have actively participated in the ColdFusion 8 public beta.
ColdFusion 8 Server Monitor lets developers identify bottlenecks and tune the server for better performance. The server monitoring capabilities in ColdFusion offer granular-level access to identify slow requests and terminate runaway processes.
ColdFusion 8 enables developers to integrate their ColdFusion applications with other Adobe technologies such as Adobe Flex, PDF, Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), and Adobe LiveCycle. ColdFusion 8 also uses Ajax-based components, enabling developers to design and deploy applications by integrating complex environments into intuitive interfaces.
ColdFusion 8 offers expanded support such as .NET integration, Microsoft Windows Vista and JBoss support, and integration with the latest version of enterprise databases.
The software is available in two editions: ColdFusion 8 Enterprise Edition is a high-performance solution for delivering multiple Web sites and applications on one or more servers, or on existing J2EE application server installations; ColdFusion 8 Standard is aimed at single applications and is ideal for small to medium-sized businesses. Enterprise Edition is available for US$7499 per 2-CPUs, and Standard Edition is available for US$1299 per 2-CPUs.
There is also a free Developer Edition, fully-featured server software for development use only.