Many programming languages have different sets of tools, methodologies, and techniques during the development cycle of an application. Software engineering that works with the ColdFusion server side scripting language, has many of these Frameworks to choose from or to explore, or even to extrapolate from and devise their own set of tools, methodologies, and techniques in deployment of the software application.
Many of said frameworks include ColdBox; this platform has a bundle of tool set and documentation in the development process to make the job easy for developers. It has a simple layout process, view process, and the automatic controller attached to action, which simplifies the coding process giving you a clean, easy-to-debug application.
There are other much more powerful frameworks in the ColdFusion domain, such as ColdSpring, FarCry, Fusebox, Mach-II, Model-Glue, Reactor, and Transfer, just to name a few. Many of these frameworks have their strengths and weaknesses in solving different problems; it remains the developer’s problem to decide which framework to use when tackling a complex issue that needs an optimized framework to resolve the issue.
Some of these frameworks can be integrated with other framework, which makes the job easier. The ColdSpring frameworks is one of my favorites; it uses the power of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Aspect-Oriented-Programming (AOP) frameworks for ColdFusion Components (CFC), and it can also can be integrated with Mach-II, Model-Glue, and Fusebox frameworks.
Entry by: reggie