So in this episode, we propose the following hypothetical scenario:
Adobe decides that it’s EOL’ing ColdFusion, without open sourcing it. Micha, Denny, Gert and Mark Drew all crash into the ocean in a tragic plane accident (they should really fly separately) and we discover that the OpenBD corporation is over an Indian burial ground, and everyone disappears in what looks like a horrific massacre, but no bodies can be found.
So essentially, CF is about as dead as it could possibly get. What do you do? Can you keep your applications with the platform you are on? Do you have to move? Can ColdFusion be resurrected and/or continued? Do you have to move to another language - and if so, which one?
It's a fairly interesting discussion topic, as it really forces you to look outside of "CFML-land", and make a proper examination of the offerings that currently exist, which is something that not a lot of us do (present company included).
As per always, we welcome any comments and or discussions - so please feel free to add comments to this blog post.
Also - if you have experience with any of the languages we have talked about on the show (or some we haven't), and think it would be an interesting addition to the podcast, please get in touch, we would love to have you on.
Links to some items we referenced in the show:
- Adobe Support Program
- TIOBE Language Index
- GitHub Language List
- StackOverflow Top Tags
- High Availabilty
- Clojure West Conference
- The StrangeLoop Conference
Also, don't forget - we'll be at cf.Objective(ANZ) which is the 1st and 2nd of November this year!