It’s that time of year again. The weather chills, Starbucks rolls out a new gourd themed beverage, and the Convective team readies for yet another Adobe ColdFusion Summit in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. The agenda will be as deep and broad as ever, with long time CF luminaries sharing tips, advice, and strategies. There are talks covering upgrading, WebSocket integrations, the CF roadmap, server lockdown, and lots more. And of course, Las Vegas! Once again Convective will be a conference sponsor.

It’s been over 20 years since a small company named Allaire released the first version of the server that would become ColdFusion. For some context, in 1995:

  • Michael Jordan returned to the NBA
  • The OJ Simpson trial wrapped up
  • JavaScript was first introduced
  • Windows 95 was released
  • Ebay was born

It was quite a year. The team at Adobe have done a fantastic job stewarding CF to the latest 2016 release. The product is polished, quick, and feature rich.

For a 20+ year old technology, ColdFusion has aged quite well. Middleware might not hold the coveted position in the stack that it once did, but in both government and commercial sectors CF still holds significant market share.

When Convective was founded in 1998 we were primarily focused on ColdFusion projects. We’ve broadened out our services a lot since then, but never lost sight of our roots. While the majority of our new client projects center around AngularJS, React, or Swift development, we still engage in ColdFusion development regularly. Very regularly, in fact. As an Adobe Solution Partner, we help support Adobe customers on a daily basis.

Hope to see you in Vegas!

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