ColdFusion 9 will not be coming out until 2009, but we thought it might be exciting to hear some of the things coming up in the latest version of ColdFusion, Codename: Centaur. First of all, ColdFusion will now be FREE for academic use. The details aren’t completely hatched out, but it seems as though anyone in the education field will receive CF9 for nada! There will now be the ability to code User Defined Functions and ColdFusion Components in CFScript.
In addition, there will be an explicit local scope that doesn’t require local variables to be declared at the top of the function and tighter integration with Adobe Air. Also there will be a new CFFinally tag for exception handling syntax and CFContinue tag for control flow.