David Tattersall talks about “CF State of Union Survey 2017” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light. David is the CEO of Integral, and is building FusionReactor, fusion analytics and fusion debug.
“I think what the ColdFusion guys want or are looking for with that is provide a platform that enables ColdFusion to be sort of a core component of an architecture that's also connected to other technologies. It's enabling other technologies to be more easily connected to CF, which is a great thing really.” – David Tattersall
- CF State of Union Survey 2017
- What version of CFML does David prefer
- API Manager
- Management systems
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David Tattersall is the CEO Intergral Information Solutions GmbH.
Michaela Light: TeraTech ColdFusion consulting. David, tell us a little bit about yourself, David. Who are you?
David T.: Hi. Who am I? My name's David. I'm the CEO of Integral. We're going to build FusionReactor, fusion analytics, and fusion. I'm working from home today, so this is my home office in the background.
Michaela Light: What a wonderful home office. We're here to talk about the state of the ColdFusion union survey this year. What were the most interesting things you saw in that, David?
David T.: I'd say highlighting some of the most interesting things, what struck me was actually it was the first question, what version of CFML engine do you use? Check all that apply. I think in the past looking at the previous state of the union surveys within, sort of let's say a year of releasing a new version of ColdFusion, typically the number of users using that version had pretty much reached the number of users who were using the previous year's, or the previous version.
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Michaela Light is the host of the CF Alive Podcast and has interviewed more than 100 ColdFusion experts. In each interview, she asks "What Would It Take to make CF more alive this year?" The answers still inspire her to continue to write and interview new speakers.
Michaela has been programming in ColdFusion for more than 20 years. She founded TeraTech in 1989. The company specializes in ColdFusion application development, security and optimization. She has also founded the CFUnited Conference and runs the annual State of the CF Union Survey.