Webapper 2023 Wrapped

In 2023, we published 48 articles for webapper.com, tackling topics based on our work in SaaS, Amazon (AWS) & the cloud, and a bit of ColdFusion. Although part of our purpose is driving search traffic, we really choose topics from our day-to-day work experiences to enlighten our audience. Sometimes it’s a lesson we learned the hard way, and other times it’s just teaching about our approach. We monitor our search engine rankings regularly, noting how much our ranking moves around (some of it is within our control, and some of it is not). As we survey the results of 2023, it’s obvious that our SEO strategy is working. SEO, our biggest source of traffic brings 3 times the second place source. More importantly, it represents 33% of our conversions (so it’s good traffic). Some of our content is timeless (“evergreen”), which is an added bonus. All that said, here are the top 10 most-read articles in our Webapper 2023 Wrapped!


If you’re interested in this title, you either thought the headline was nuts or you read the term(s) somewhere and googled to find out what it means. Welcome to our cloud, where we frequently teach cloud computing concepts related to cloud economics. PURI NURI AURI are just that: ways to structure your cloud account to minimize expenses.

2. Does Anyone Use ColdFusion Anymore?</span

The tools we use for software development continuously evolve, enabling developers to write efficient, effective code to address changing market needs. Choosing a development platform is challenging because each software development framework carries advantages and disadvantages. Since we have a long CFML pedigree (and occasionally controversial opinions on the subject), we wanted to address a question we’re asked regularly: does anyone use ColdFusion anymore?

3. Amazon S3 Browsers

S3 buckets are a foundational element of AWS. Unfortunately, Amazon S3 can become a dumping ground for media and data. Managing files on S3 can become unwieldy from the AWS Console, and dealing with the many use cases poses security challenges. One of the areas that administrators struggle is simple file management, which has led to an ‘aftermarket’ of tools. One such segment is Amazon S3 browsers.

4. Cloud Migration Strategy: Rehost, Replatform, Rearchitect

A recent project at Webapper brought us back to three cornerstones of cloud migration strategy: rehost, replatform, rearchitect. In the near term, the goal is to rehost the application, a lift-and-shift migration to improve performance and set the stage for long-term, sustainable growth. But the roadmap is never a straight line…

5. Why ColdFusion 2021 Might Be Your Off-Ramp from Adobe ColdFusion

As painful as it can be, we present the case for why we think ColdFusion 2021 might be an off-ramp from Adobe ColdFusion.

6. 7 Essential Features Your SaaS Company Should Offer

We’ve seen a rising number of SaaS unicorns and decacorns, businesses that grab huge audiences. Whether you do a case study on Slack or MailChimp or Atlassian, you’ll find they have some common characteristics. To illustrate how they grew to be so successful, we’ll outline 7 essential features that your SaaS company should offer like they did.

7. Who Owns SaaS Data?

With our growing reliance on the cloud and SaaS, it becomes increasingly important to pay attention to the details embodied in agreements. Think about your organization’s exposure if your vendor has a data breach. What happens if there are outages? And an issue we’ll review today, who owns the SaaS data?

8. Why ChatGPT is the Chatbot That Will Take Over the SaaS World (in a Good Way)

You’ve no doubt been deluged with stories about ChatGPT. ChatGPT is an important tool that can help improve communication, personalization, accessibility, and efficiency in a wide range of applications. We’re all going to find many uses for it. We explain why ChatGPT is the chatbot will take over the SaaS world.

9. ColdFusion to Lucee Migration: A Primer

Lucee is an open-source replacement engine that is highly compatible with Adobe ColdFusion (ACF). Nearly all CFML/CFScript code that runs on ACF will run on Lucee without modification…

10. AWS S3 Interface Options

Customers around the world use Amazon S3 buckets to store their data for websites, cloud-native applications, mobile apps and more. S3 offers scalability, high availability, and security. You can optimize costs using an array of service levels and use access controls to satisfy business, organizational, and compliance needs. Beyond the basics of storage, S3 offers more. A major advantage lies in AWS S3 interface options. We’ll outline them to help you choose how you integrate S3 into your cloud strategy.

2023 Wrapped

At Webapper, 2023 was a year of building new software and relationships. We’ve been developing SaaS for ourselves and others, cloud native applications, infrastructure, and blockchain tools. We build, we learn, we improve, and we share. With 2023 wrapped, we look back one moment, then apply those lessons to the projects ahead.

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