Since 2010 we are running the State of the ColdFusion Union Annual Surveys. This year was inspiring for us to gather the information and responses. It will be very interesting for you too, when you dive into it.
And special thanks to Brad Wood who helped me edit the survey questions and reviewed the results with me.
We learn something new every time we run our survey. This year is very interesting:
- It’s nice to see the ColdFusion 9 members finally shrinking
- Lucee 5 is actually more popular among the survey
takers than CF 10 or CF 2016.
- Reasons to have your laptop on Linux.
- What is the most popular framework? There’s a lot of people still to fall on the custom homegrown
framework or they don’t use a framework at all.
- ORM isn’t an incredibly popular option in the ColdFusion community
- What exactly is mocking?
- Who wants to go through thousands of lines of code just because you upgraded the server?
- IDEs and tools, always a good place for a healthy discussion among developers. And CFers are no
- Most of the users are mostly using Chrome and only fire up Firefox when Chrome is feeling sick for
- The average age of web-based technologies is actually around 22 to 23 years. If you look at Java,
write web applications is actually a bit older than ColdFusion. We’re below average, but that’s not to
detract from the fact that the language is very mature. Food for thought.
- Is there even “darker dark matter” CFers that don’t even go to conferences but they’re still coding in
- What aspects of ColdFusion are keeping you or your company using it?
- Many ColdFusion developers aren’t aware of the modern tooling and resources available
- The difficulty of finding CF developers + the radical solution!
The whole report is available for download here