I saw the news that Adobe announced the shipping of ColdFusion 8 today. I remember when ArcIMS 3 arrived, ColdFusion was the way that almost everyone developed ArcIMS sites. I recall at one of the sessions at the UC I was the only person who asked about the ActiveX controls and no one at the ESRI table could answer the question. As time went on though, Java and ActiveX (and later .NET) became the primary development options and now the ColdFusion folks are unable to get answers from the ESRI folks.

Anyway, is anyone still developing their ArcIMS sites in ColdFusion? It looks like CF8 integrates with .NET so there might be some way to use the .NET WebADF (disclaimer, I have no idea what I’m talking about here). I know I’ve seen some really impressive stuff even today in ColdFusion, but I haven’t seen much talk about it lately. With such focus on the WebADF, I have to wonder if we’ve seen the last of ESRI supporting ColdFusion directly.