Adobe ColdFusion 2023 (Fortuna) is expected to release in the first half of 2023. Yes, you heard it right! The best-ever ColdFusion version was made to be better than most industry-leading programming languages. For those who want to try, the Alpha release of ColdFusion 2023 is ready.

What’s new in  ColdFusion 2023 (Fortuna)?

  1. Cloud Story – Google Cloud Platform
  2. Central Configuration Server (CCS)
  3. SSO CF Admin Integration (SAML/LDAP)
  4. New PDF Engine (PDF Reactor)
  5. Library Updates (Java, Solr, Hibernate)
  6. Native GraphQL Query support
  7. Dozens of bugs fixed already.
  8. Core Support to 2028, Extended 2029 (tbd)

More details on each feature are as follows.

  1. Google Cloud Platform:
    • Storage Services.
    • FireStore
    • GCP Common Profile
    • GCP PubSub
    • CloudSQL (MySQL8, PostGres 14, MSSQL 2019)
    • MemStore (Redis, Memcached)
  1. Central Configuration Server (CCS):
    • Syncing of CF Settings via CF admin & CFsetup & Admin API
    • Environment
    • Multi-Cluster Support
    • Versioning
    • bat
    • CCS Admin Page
    • Installation via CFPM
    • Auto Discovery
    • sh
  1. CF Admin SSO Support:
    • New Admin APIs
      • setAdminLdapConfiguration
      • getAdminLdapConfiguration
      • deleteLdapConfiguration
      • setExternalAuthentication
      • getExternalAuthentication
      • deleteAdminSamlConfig
      • getAdminSamlConfig
    • LDAP & SAML for login, configuration and user/group setup
  1. HTMLtoPDF Engine Upgrade:
    • Using PDFReactor Engine
    • CCS3
    • HTML5+
    • SVG
    • Page breaks, fonts, form elements
    • Large HTML files
    • Audio & video embedding
  1. Library Updates:
    • Java 17
    • SOLR 8.9
    • Hibernate 5.6+
  1. GraphQL:
    • Ability to connect to & consume GraphQL endpoints using native GraphQL  query Language.
    • Queries & mutations
    • Arguments
    • Variables
    • Aliases
    • Fragments
    • Directives
    • Operation Names
    • Subscriptions
    • Caching (potentially leveraging CF’s caching engines for shared caches & scopes)
    • Using the GraphQL specifications: https://graphql.org/learn/

Features available in the Fortuna Alpha version are as follows.

Public Alpha .1 Currently Live:

  • Most GCP features available to test
  • PDF Engine Upgrade
  • SAML/CDAP Admin integration
  • Library updates
  • Includes update to VS Code to support Fortuna testing
  • Missing:
    • GraphQL
    • Realtime Listeners on FireStore
    • ACL/Policy/Requestor Pay features in GCP

References


The recent Adobe event “The Road to Fortuna by Mark Takata”

https://winter-special-preview-of-cf2023.meetus.adobeevents.com/