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The fastest, easiest way to build and deploy powerful Internet applications.
Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 from Adobe makes Internet application development and deployment
faster and easier than any other solution available today. Create applications featuring powerful
services for business reporting; delivering engaging, cross-platform, rich Internet applications (RIAs);
printable document generation; rich forms; full-text search; and graphing and charting. Run natively
on industry-standard J2EE application servers and easily extend or integrate with other Java™
applications, connect to enterprise data and applications, create or consume web services, or interface
with SMS on mobile devices or instant messaging clients.
Provide unparalleled user experiences
Users will be more productive when they interact
with applications.
Printable web content—Transform web content
into well-formatted, printable Adobe PDF or Macromedia FlashPaper™ 2 documents with the powerful
new CFDOCUMENT capability. Users will now be
able to print, e-mail, or save web content as rich
documents. Easily add printing to existing
applications with only a few lines of extra code.
Top new features
•Structured business reports
•PDF document generation
•Flex 2 Integration
•Rich, high-quality forms
•Enterprise Manager
•SMS text messaging
•Instant messaging
•J2EE package and deployment
Structured business reports—Easily design and
generate dynamic high-quality, repeating group,
structured business reports that fully integrate
into web applications. Provide users with wellformatted data that is easy to understand, print,
and e-mail in popular formats including PDF or
Excel, and reduce or eliminate the need for costly
third-party reporting products.
Adobe Flex™ 2 integration—Easily create
expressive and interactive web applications that
can reach virtually anyone on any platform.
ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder™ 2 and
new ColdFusion server features make it fast and
easy to create rich, data-driven Internet applications that combine the flexibility and ease of use
of an intelligent desktop application with the
broad reach of traditional web applications.
tion benefits of an object-oriented language by
using ColdFusion components (CFCs). Build and
consume SOAP web services, separate business
logic from the presentation tier, provide data to
Flex applications, and more—all in record time.
Deploy high-performance Java applications—
The standards-based J2EE architecture of
ColdFusion MX 7 leverages the power of the J2EE
platform. Page compilation, database connection
pooling, and data caching make ColdFusion a
high-performing, scalable solution on industry
leading J2EE servers like IBM® WebSphere and
BEA WebLogic.
Create a new class of applications
Move beyond HTTP and create groundbreaking
new interfaces to mobile phones using SMS text
messaging, IM using Lotus® Sametime or XMPP
(the emerging IM standard), and other Internet
protocols.
Instant messaging—Easily create instant
messaging–accessible applications that provide
access to the full set of IM services, including
presence awareness, buddy lists, and more.
Natively connect to Lotus Sametime, Google, and
XMPP, or extend and connect to other popular
IM technologies.
Becoming productive sooner and delivering
applications in J2EE environments faster reduces
the total cost of Internet application development.
SMS text messaging—Create a new class of
applications accessible through SMS text
messaging (Short Message Service) on mobile
devices. SMS extends the reach of applications
beyond the desktop, providing users with
complete mobility.
Easy to learn, develop in record time—
ColdFusion MX 7 adds an array of powerful, new,
and extended ColdFusion Markup Language
(CFML) tags. By encapsulating complex actions
into simple, intuitive tags, the scripting language
in ColdFusion, modeled after HTML, makes it
easy to get up and running quickly.
Asynchronous processing—Greatly improve
users’ experience with complex applications by
processing long-running tasks in individual
threads. With the CFML event gateway, users no
longer have to wait for lengthy batch processes to
complete before moving on to other tasks within
an application.
Rapidly learn, build, and deploy
Leverage object-based component
architecture—Combine the rapid development
of ColdFusion with the code reuse and encapsula-
System Requirements
Great user experience
Windows® (Standard and Enterprise)
• Intel® Pentium® II processor or higher
• 512MB RAM
• 500MB hard-disk space
• Windows 2000 Server SP3 or higher
• Windows 2000 Advanced Server, 2000
Datacenter Server
• Windows 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Standard
Edition, 2003 Enterprise Edition
• Windows 2000 Professional SP3 or higher [2]
• Windows XP Professional, XP Home [2]
Structured business reports—Integrated
business reporting provides high-quality,
structured reports, otherwise possible only using
expensive third-party products. Users have
unprecedented access to important business data in
a well-structured format that is easily understood.
Linux® (Standard and Enterprise)
• Intel Pentium II processor or higher
• 512MB RAM
• 500MB hard-disk space
• Red Hat® Linux AS and ES 2.1 or 3.0
• SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8x
• TurboLinux 8 Server (Japanese only)
UNIX® (Enterprise Edition only)
• SPARC®, PA-RISC 1.1 or 2.0, or POWER/3 processor
• 512MB RAM
• 500MB hard-disk space
• Sun® Solaris® 8, 9
• IBM® AIX® 5L 5.1 [ 1 ]
Macintosh (Standard and Enterprise)
• PowerPC
• 512MB RAM
• 500MB hard-disk space
• Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.2, and 10.4.3
Supported Application Servers
• Macromedia JRun™ 4 (Updater 4 and higher)
• IBM WebSphere Application Server, Version 4,
5.0, 5.0.2, 5.1
• IBM WebSphere Application Server – Network
Deployment, Version 5.0, 5.0.2, 5.1
• IBM WebSphere Application Server for
Developers 5.0
• BEA WebLogic Server 7, 8.1
• Oracle Application Server 10g
Complete product system requirements and
recommendations are available at
http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/
productinfo/systemreqs/.
[1] AIX support for WebSphere application server only.
[2] Recommended for development purposes only.
To purchase in the United States or Canada, visit
http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion/buy/
or call 888-649-2990.
Outside the U.S. and Canada, visit www.adobe.
com/international to find the Adobe office or
authorized distributor nearest you.
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Flex 2 integration—The combination of the rich
user experience of Flex 2 and the productivity of
ColdFusion MX 7 provides the fastest, easiest way
to create rich Internet applications. Simple-to-use
wizards in the ColdFusion Extensions for Flex
Builder 2 generate complete data-driven RIAs, and
server-side features give developers easy access to
ColdFusion components from within Flex.
Printable web content—Dynamically transform
existing HTML content into Adobe PDF or other
formats to produce print-quality output that can
be viewed in a browser, saved to disk, or e-mailed.
Rich forms—Build accessible, high-quality forms
in minutes using the new rich Adobe Flash® and
XML forms capabilities. Use familiar CFML tags
to easily create complex, multi-step forms. Re-skin
forms across applications.
Charting—Produce high-quality charts and
graphs with over 200 different modifiable
attributes to control animation, colors, labels,
and more.
Full-text search—The latest version of the Verity
full-text search engine adds hierarchical category
searching, spelling correction suggestions,
highlighted search results, better search result
data, and more.
Flexible deployment
Enterprise manager—Easily create multiple
server instances on a single machine. Experience
highly available, secure, and performanceoptimized applications—without the additional
hardware and software expense of separate
physical servers.
J2EE package deployment—Moving
ColdFusion applications into production in J2EE
environments has never been easier. Deploy an
application and the entire ColdFusion runtime as
a standard Java archive (EAR or WAR file).
Sourceless deployment—ColdFusion applications packaged as J2EE archives can optionally
omit unencrypted CFML source, allowing
applications to be redistributed and helping
protect intellectual property.
Administrator API—Programmatically perform
administrative tasks, such as datasource
management, which previously required manual
access using the ColdFusion administrator.
Language enhancements
Application event handling—Applications can
now detect and respond to the start or end of
applications, sessions, and requests.
Improved form validation—Perform more
powerful data validation at the form field level, on
submission by the browser, on the server, or any
combination of the three.
Integrated NT domain authentication—
ColdFusion login tags can now directly authenticate users in a Microsoft® Windows NT domain.
Plugable strong encryption—ColdFusion now
uses the Java security model to more easily
integrate with third-party security products.
Enhanced web services support—Finer grain
controls are now available enabling applications to
have full access to SOAP headers, more control
over WSDL creation, and more. WS-I compliant.
New classes of applications
Event gateways—Build gateway applications
that can interact with a host of other protocols
common in today’s networked world. Use the prebuilt gateways, or easily create new ones.
Asynchronous CFML gateway—Process
multiple or long-running application tasks in their
own threads, improving performance and
functionality for users.
SMS gateway—Interface with SMS-enabled
mobile phones. ColdFusion MX 7 is already AT&T
certified.
IM gateways—Interface with Lotus Sametime
IM, Google, or Jabber XMPP IM clients, the
emerging standard protocol for instant messaging
systems.
Extensible gateway architecture—Create new
event gateways enabling ColdFusion applications
to respond to events from a nearly limitless variety
of emerging protocols.
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