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Sizing up the business perspective on Groovy, Scala, and other JVM languages

Sizing up the business perspective on Groovy, Scala, and other JVM languages

Background As a technology manager, one of my teams consists of a web development group building  both internal and external business applications. The core platform is built on ColdFusion, a JVM based technology, mixed in with various other frameworks and technologies (jQuey, Flex, ColdBox, SQL Server, etc…). A couple of years ago we had a project that involved integrating JBoss Drools (a business rules workflow engine), and we...

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BacFug – Aug 2011 Recap – Is CF Dead?

BacFug – Aug 2011 Recap – Is CF Dead?

I recently had the honor of being a panelist at the August 2011 Bay Area ColdFusion user group, alongside such notables as Sean Corfield and Nolan Erck regarding the topic du jour – is ColdFusion Dead? The topic was the result of a survey sent to the user group with two choices, and this topic was the clear resounding winner with over 95% of the vote (I can’t remember what the other topic was). It’s a topic that’s has been gaining a lot of...

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