updated 04:30 am EDT, Wed September 28, 2005
ColdFusion MX 7 for OS X
Macromedia today announced the availability of the , a free, incremental release adding new platform support for Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" and Mac OS X Server 10.4 "Tiger". Coldfusion allows developers to build and deploy powerful Internet applications; version 7 adds Flash forms generation, structured reports, and dynamic generation of printable documents. In addition to Tiger support, the updater brings improved support for Oracle 10g, Red Hat Linux AS 4, Solaris 10, and IBM WebSphere 5 Network Deployment as well as up-to-date hot and security fixes, and other feature enhancements. "Native support for Tiger opens up the well-known rapid development advantages of ColdFusion to a whole new Tiger developer audience while creating an exciting new deployment option for existing ColdFusion customers." The full version is $1,300.
"We are pleased to welcome Mac OS X Tiger developers, who can now combine the power of ColdFusion with the power of the Tiger platform; offering companies of all sizes exciting new opportunities to build and deploy dynamic web applications," said David Mendels, general manager, Macromedia. "Meanwhile, we continue to be excited about the rapid pace with which customers are adopting ColdFusion MX 7, widely recognized as the most feature-rich, innovative release in the history of ColdFusion. Customers are quickly realizing productivity gains for both developers and application end users."
Macromedia says that ColdFusion MX 7 has gained rapid adoption since its introduction earlier this year. Developers look to ColdFusion MX 7 to easily design and generate high-quality, repeating group, structured business reports and populate them dynamically in the context of web application. "The ability of ColdFusion MX 7 to easily generate business reports and print to web has cut our report development time in half," said Robert Burnett, project manager, north region, California Department of Transportation. "Our ColdFusion MX 7 web-based project management application helps our 12 district offices, and more than 23,000 employees working on thousands of projects, provide fast and accurate project information and reduce the time needed to manage projects."