Mary Brandel and Computer World posted an article today on the top 10 dying computer skills. On the list were technologies like Cobol, Powerbuilder, OS/2, and get this, ColdFusion. Absolutely insane. I'm not sure what rock Ms. Brandel and Computer World have crawled under - Computer World itself is pretty much dead - but grouping ColdFusion in the midst of any "dead technology" article and languages such as Cobol and Powerbuilder is incredible. I'm nearly speechless.
Sure the Web market has emerged with new technologies like Ruby (and RoR - a Ruby framework) but any indication that ColdFusion struggles against these technologies is just not apparent.
ColdFusion is doing very well. ColdFusion 6 was a monumental release and ColdFusion 8 (code-named Scorpio and on the brink of release) is bringing so many new features to market it's staggering. ColdFusion remains the king of rapid/agile development and with the integration of other technologies (Java/JSP, XML, FTP, LDAP, Flash, Flex, Exchange, .NET) and platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris).
I firmly suggest Mary and Computer World do actual research before writing articles that are completely inaccurate and false. Then again, can we expect anything more from Computer World?
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This entry was posted by Aaron West on May 24, 2007 at 3:28 PM. It was filed in the following categories: ColdFusion. It has been viewed 5907 times and has 19 comments.