Gavin Pickin talks about “State of CF Union Survey 2022 Results In-Depth Analysis Part 1 (14 cool ColdFusion, Database and Frameworks insights)” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast with host Michaela Light.
“…so far right now, you know, we see 60% of people are using a supported ColdFusion licensed product…”
What is the State of the CF Union survey
- When did it start? 2007 as part of CFUnited conference
- CFers community
- Why is Survey important for the CF community?
Why do you run it every year?
- Making CF more Alive – best practices and tools all CFer could be using!
- Adobe CF 2018 is the most popular version, closely followed by Lucee CFML 5.3 and Adobe CF 2021
- Adobe CF (all versions combined) continues to be more popular than Lucee (all versions combined)
- ACF 2021 has gained a lot of users this year
- 60% of people are using a supported ColdFusion licensed product.
- Your (Uncle Sam) ColdFusion needs you to upgrade to the latest version.
- No excuse for not keeping your software up to date.
- Lucee sponsored support.
|CF 9 or earlier||22||2.63%||4.10%|
|Lucee 5.3 or later||262||195||23.33%||74.43%|
|Lucee 5.2 or 5.1||52||6.22%||19.85%|
|Lucee 4.x or earlier||13||1.56%||4.96%|
|Railo 4.x or earlier||2||0.24%||0.76%|
- Windows still strong,
- Many people do their own DevOps, and they’re more comfortable with a Windows Server
- Chrome is still the strongest OS
- SQL Server is still the most used database, way ahead of MySQL
- About 30% are open-source solutions
- A lot of them have community editions
- Custom/homebrew is the most popular framework, ahead of ColdBox, FW/1 and CFWheels
- Vue.js has moved further ahead of React and Angular for front-end frameworks
- Cool ElsasticSearch option; one new Search coming out soon.
- CMS- the winner is “don't use at all”
- The second is custom homegrown CMS
- Mura might’ve dropped because it went commercial
- JQuery still number one
- Top CSS library is Bootstrap again
- If you're not using CSS, maybe this year is a good time to pick up a little CSS allows tailwind. To make your apps look more modern and be responsive
- CFC dependency injection
- Why even use it?
- Which persistence frameworks do you use?
- Most don't use them
- What is it exactly?
- Way to help you store data somewhere, persistently
- these will help your life, and they'll make it easy to load data, retrieve data search for data, and make you really happy with all that
- ORM / Hibernate the most familiar one
- A lot of people love writing SQL
- What testing and mocking frameworks do you use?
- Why would I even want for those all those people who answered none to this question?
- What’s the benefit?
- What were this testing and mocking stuff all these other people are doing?
- Half the people in ColdFusion aren't testing and the other half are lying about it
- Selenium is the most used testing framework
- CF Mobile development frameworks
- For the longest time, the native was native Android;
- native iOS was a lot higher than in previous years.
- So now we’re down to basically 4% and 5%.
- And actually, Ionic is higher, flutter is higher put overs, right at 4.9%, as well, progressive web apps is, you know, probably the leader there.
- They’ve got to the point where you can choose Chrome or something else inside your apps
- Half of the people aren’t doing mobile
- But the half that is 80% of them are doing, basically some version of sort of transpired WebView style
- A fair number of people these days are running a responsive browser version of our app, and it runs on the phone just fine.
- And you can save it to the desktop or the phone
Survey asking about health issues,
- People have backache and neck ache
- a lot of developers have all those things
- But the number one thing they listed was stress.
- And, I'm all for let’s get rid of the stress.
- Let’s get rid of the health issues that developers have. Be healthy, happy developers.
Mentioned in this episode
- State of the CF Union Survey, 2022
- State of the CF Union Survey, 2022 Results
- State of the CF Union Survey, 2022 Raffle
- ITB 2022 Conference
- CF Summit 2022, in Las Vegas
- Lucee CFML
- Adobe ColdFusion 2018
- Adobe ColdFusion 2021
- Modernize Or Die Podcast
- Yep browser
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Michaela Light 0:00
Hello. Welcome back to the show everyone. I'm here with Gavin Pickens, the world expert on ColdFusion. and author of he's shaking his head or you're not the world experts, not the one on one of one of the many experts in the world. Yeah, I feel like I'm doing a Monty Python sketch here now. But that would be the Spanish Inquisition. For those you didn't get that reference. But we're not going to put people under the Spanish Inquisition, we're going to be talking about the state of the ColdFusion user survey, and all the insights and cool tools and things you may have missed out on. And Gavin has done some extensive analysis of the results. And we also have a lot of cool graphs you can find on the Terra Tech website, we'll put the link to the results in the show notes, which you can find on our podcast page. And we also will talk about a certain conference that's coming up and those of you on video probably can guess the name of it. But it has the initials it be. We'll reveal what those mean later, if you don't know what it means already. Welcome, Gavin.
Gavin Pickin 1:09
Thanks for having me. I appreciate it.
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.