Features

 

HTML to PDF conversion (New)
Use the improved conversion engine from Adobe to generate superior quality PDF files from HTML pages. The engine parses the CSS and applies its settings to ensure that the content in the PDF file appears and functions as it does in the web browser, retaining its formatting, layout, and hyperlinks. 
 
PDF digital signatures and archival (New)
Make PDF files more secure with electronic signatures. Let your users sign, certify, and validate PDF files to establish document authenticity and integrity. Leverage new archiving capabilities to enable preservation of electronic files as long-term, self-contained documents of record.
 
PDF manipulation with Document Description XML (DDX) (New)
Leverage full access to DDX to manipulate PDF documents. Perform advanced tasks, such as adding comments, bookmarks, file attachments, and headers and footers with automatic page numbers. Customize the appearance of your PDF files by setting page margins, size, and rotation.
 
CFML-based mobile app development (New)
Get a head start in the fast-growing market for mobile apps. Leverage your existing CFML skills to develop mobile apps and use built-in integration with Adobe PhoneGap Build to easily and quickly deliver them as installed apps that run on iOS and Android devices.
 

On-device debugging (New)
Use unique on-device debugging capabilities to identify and fix errors in installed apps as well as browser-based mobile applications. Remotely connect a mobile device to ColdFusion Builder and simulate actual usage on the device by stepping through application code.
 
Multidevice inspection (New)
Inspect the look and feel of both mobile and web applications on multiple devices using the built-in Weinre server. Modify the properties of elements using ColdFusion Builder, and see the changes take effect in real time in the mobile app.
 
Security enhancements
Limit the attack surface by restricting default remote access to the admin portal. Make your server more secure against click-jacking and cross-site scripting using new functions to sanitize user input. Leverage the latest SSLv3 support to create a more secure communication channel.
 
Enterprise infrastructure
Achieve scalability by creating and managing multiple server instances in a clustered or virtualized environment. Easily deploy ColdFusion as an EAR or WAR from within your existing Java EE application servers. Send and receive unlimited emails using the built-in, highly scalable email engine.
 

 

 

Improved Microsoft Office file interoperability
Leverage additional functionalities, such as page break and auto filter, to manage spreadsheets better. Generate PDF files from PowerPoint and Word files. Produce HTML or SWF files from PowerPoint presentations. Take advantage of several performance enhancements to work faster with Microsoft Office 2010 files.
 
Full CFSCRIPT support (New)
Work more conveniently by maintaining the TOC state—as the new responsive HTML5 output remembers the state of the books. Two or more books can be expanded simultaneously.Work more productively with complete scripting support for CFSCRIPT. Develop applications faster and more easily by accessing every ColdFusion 11 functionality using CFSCRIPT.
 
Multisite RESTful web services
Now publish your ColdFusion component as a site-level Representational State Transfer (REST) web service to deliver customized functionality for different target segments. Use customizable JSON and XML serialization and de-serialization to manipulate data.
 
Secure and scalable HTML5 web sockets
Extend the power of HTML5 web sockets to public-facing web applications with real-time server response. Publish data more securely over Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Increase the size and capacity of operations without increasing overheads by scaling web socket applications across multiple nodes in the cluster.
 

Hotfix installer and notification
Get instant notifications of updates to ColdFusion in your ColdFusion Administrator, and save time on installing updates using the one-click Hotfix installer.
 
New Social plug-in integration (New)
Easily add elements to your web application to facilitate social interactions, generate buzz, and increase engagement. Use the CF_SOCIALPLUGIN to implement social plug-ins, such as a Like button, Tweet button, and Comment box.
 
Social login support (New)
Now speed up development by doing away with the hassle of implementing a login mechanism from scratch. Easily allow your end users to access your web application with their existing social media accounts. Just use the CFOAUTH tag to let users log in with their Facebook, Google, or Twitter identities.
 
Device detection (New)
Easily identify the type of device, its dimensions, group name, description, orientation, and features at runtime without needing any plug-ins. Leverage this information to deliver differentiated content for the device and enhance the user experience.
 

Native device APIs (New)
Use ColdFusion device APIs to easily integrate device functionalities, such as working with contacts, handling files, retrieving geo-location information, recording and playing back audio and video files, and accessing camera features, accelerometer, and storage.
 
Client-side database integration (New)
Work more productively by not having to attach any callback handler when accessing databases. Now take advantage of the powerful CFQUERY tag to access client-side databases directly using SQL.
 
Tomcat integration
Experience superior performance from the built-in Tomcat application server. Leverage the vast, active support of the developer community to easily adopt the latest web and security standards.
 
Robust caching
Boost performance by caching portions of pages with infrequently updated data, and improve custom handling of region-specific data by creating multiple cache regions on the fly. Improve server performance by sparing server resources through a parallel caching process and advanced caching libraries.

 

 

Language enhancements
Maintain and modify existing code faster and more easily with member functions on ColdFusion objects. Leverage enhanced JSON data conversion to identify the data types of JSON objects. Use the new QueryExecute function to easily handle database queries from within CFSCRIPT.
 
Bidirectional Java integration
Leverage the bidirectional integration between Java and ColdFusion to dynamically load Java libraries from custom paths without a server restart. Invoke ColdFusion components (CFCs) from Java to access productivity-enhancing functionality, and create dynamic proxies for CFCs to be treated as Java objects.
 
Object-relational mapping support
Build and manage database-independent applications using object-relational mapping (ORM) without writing any SQL. Index and perform a full-text search of ORM entities with the built-in Lucene search engine, and obtain improved debug information through SQL logging.
 
Dynamic and interactive HTML5 charting
Implement a large repository of HTML5 charts using the built-in CFCHART tag. Easily create dynamic, data-heavy charts with an all-new server-side charting engine. Show data in a wide range of interactive formats with features such as zoom-in to help consumers get a granular view of information.
 

 

 

Tight integration with Adobe ColdFusion Builder
Enhance your development experience with integrated server management and expanded functionality through CFML extensions using ColdFusion Builder. Accelerate the development of mobile applications using features such as device detection, on-device debugging, multidevice inspection, and more.
 
XPath integration
Easily and quickly navigate XML documents using XPath integration. Leverage this built-in functionality to transform XML documents into XHTML, including XForms, using XSLT integration.
 
Rich Ajax UI controls
Build more compelling and intuitive applications with a broad set of Ajax controls via CFML tags and attributes. Easily bind client-side Ajax applications to ColdFusion components on the server.
 
Web services support
Publish and access web services with less code using the revamped engine that supports the WSDL 2.0 specification, SOAP 1.2, and document literal wrapped style. 
 

 

 

Enhanced server-side access (New)
Work more productively by directly creating instances of ColdFusion components on mobile applications. Easily access server-side logic without creating a proxy or passing complex URLs.
 
Custom tag framework for UI development (New)
Extend the functionality of ColdFusion by using the popular server-side custom tag framework on the client side. Reuse and distribute UI components to speed up development and reduce the testing effort.
 
Powerful search with Apache Solr
Get flexibility to index and search based on dynamic custom fields, along with support for 17 additional languages. Use the data import handler for improved database indexing, and enjoy better control by reloading individual collections without restarting Solr. 
 
Extensive database support
Optimize database interaction through better client connection management. Extend the functionality with the support of additional data types. Handle database errors more efficiently through improved exception handling.
 

 

 

Email management
Effectively manage email without writing much code. Easily send email using an SMTP server with the CFMAIL tag, manage email by connecting to an IMAP server with the CFIMAP tag, and retrieve mail from a POP mail server with the CFPOP tag.
 

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