We have run the State of the ColdFusion Union Surveys for nearly 10 years now. This year was particularly inspiring. And interesting results too.
And special thanks to Brad Wood who helped me edit the survey questions and reviewed the results with me in two webinars. We have summarized all the ColdFusion analysis and commentary in this 72-page report. Highlights include:
- It's nice to see the ColdFusion 9 numbers finally shrinking.
- Lucee 5 is actually more popular 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 using a custom homegrown framework or they don't use a framework at all.
- Surprisingly ORM isn't an incredibly popular option in the ColdFusion community.
- What exactly is mocking and why should you be using it?
- Who wants to go through thousands of lines of codes just because you upgraded the server? How to avoid.
- IDEs and tools are always a good place for a healthy discussion among developers. And CFers are no exception.
- Most CFers are using Chrome and only fire up Firefox when Chrome is feeling sick for the week.
- Who are the “darker dark matter” CFers that don't even go to conferences but they're still coding in ColdFusion?
- What aspects of ColdFusion are keeping you or your company from using it?
- Many ColdFusion developers aren't aware of the modern tooling and resources available. We give details on what you might be missing
- The difficulty of finding CF developers + the radical solution!
The whole report is available for download here