I recently posted an article about ColdFusion performance myths (“(Bollox to) ColdFusion is Slow“), and a related myth we hear quite often is in the “ColdFusion is dying” category (or even more amusing is the already-dead variation). If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a piece in eWeek magazine showcasing ColdFusion. I’m an eWeek subscriber, [...]
There’s an immutable law of the performance engineering universe, and it’s this: Performance degrades linearly, up to a point, and then it degrades exponentially. In other words, every server has a wall, and will hit it, eventually. As we’ve seen on thousands of servers over the years in providing our ColdFusion performance engineering services, a [...]
We’ve been hearing the “ColdFusion is slow” nonsense for as long as the platform as been around. (Quick history tidbit: We still have support emails from back when Jeremy Allaire was sending them himself!) In our opinion, whenever someone repeats this tripe, that person is instantly branded a software novice, and, probably, one with an [...]
As leading ColdFusion performance engineers and application development specialists, we’re pretty good at what we do. Still, it’s comparatively unglamorous work that we do, focused as it is on recondite topics like software frameworks and Java memory utilization patterns. We’ve got thousands of happy customers of our ColdFusion support and development services, and our SeeFusion [...]
For the past decade, our team here at Webapper has been delivering specialized software services focused on ColdFusion performance and stability. Up until now, we had only offered that expertise in the form of “retail” consulting services. This model works roughly like conventional medicine–wait until you’re sick, then call a doctor. Sure, docs can do [...]
One of the advantages of our decades of combined experience is speed—we identify, prioritize and fix the causes of performance and stability problems as quickly and effectively as humanly possible. If you’ve got ColdFusion performance and/or stability problems, and you haven’t yet hired us for consulting, then I’d like to invite you to try our [...]
Not only is it possible, but I spend most of my time every week doing this for our Webapper customers.
As we all know, businesses and their supporting web applications are constantly changing and adapting. With any luck, change is in the direction of growth, and adaptation simply becomes a component necessary to keep up [...]
Undoubtedly, the ColdFusion Administrator settings for Request Tuning are critical to performance of Web applications running in the server. While reading the recent Adobe article on Performance Tuning for ColdFusion Applications I was surprised to find the content on this topic to be a little light. With that in mind, I set out to [...]
July 2010 Update: Please review Charlie Arehart’s comments below about important ColdFusion 9-specific updates to this function.
Ok, so I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I must be crazy for suggesting that a simple built-in unique randomization function could somehow be instrumental in crashing a ColdFusion server, right? Well, before you go calling me a [...]
We’re happy to announce another big notch in our Web application engineering belt–Steven Erat joined Webapper last month! Steven has spent the past decade of his life as a senior member of the ColdFusion engineering and support divisions at Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe. Most recently at Adobe he was an engineer on the Flex SDK team. Unless you’ve [...]