ColdFusion on Rails is almost here
September 17, 2009 · Chris Peters
We released CFWheels 0.9.4 on Tuesday. This project has been a dream come true. Although we're still in beta, there is quite a bit of momentum, and I imagine that people will take a closer look at it after we go 1.0.
We released CFWheels 0.9.4 on Tuesday. This project has been a dream come true. Although we’re still in beta, there is quite a bit of momentum, and I imagine that people will take a closer look at it after we go 1.0.
As Per mentioned on his new blog, I announced that CFWheels 1.0 will be released within a couple months. I’d argue that the actual framework itself is 98% done. We’ll find some bugs I’m sure, especially with the unit testing that Tony has been doing. But it’s mostly there. It’s truly amazing.
That said, we have a long road ahead. The vision is to mimic the beauty of Ruby on Rails but also to work within the constraints of CFML. We aim to be pragmatic about what you can realistically do with CFML. Many people seem to ignore this, and I will always list that as an advantage of what CFWheels does.
I won’t ignore the fact that we’re missing some key features (but are working on it): built-in unit testing, migrations, possibly even scaffolding. There’s opportunity to have a full-stack version bundled with Railo, a JEE application Server, and web server. But boy, the base that Per and company have built is rock solid and intuitive. It’s right where we’ve all wanted it to be, and the important stuff is there.
With all of that, we want to be a framework with a vision and ideals. I know that code will never be 100% beautiful, but it’s fun to never stop trying. And I personally want to be a part of the energy behind what’s going on in the CFML community.
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