popular coldfusion frameworks

Finding the arguments about increased productivity, maintenance, employability, and community testing persuasive, has to be highly considered while architecturing enterprise level applications. You may have finally joined and consulted large number of people or senior architects with vast experience in the areas to design or help you build the skeletons.

While most of you might be aware of ColdFusion community frameworks over there that can help you to be that start points or architectural help beacons in building such applications. Since the framework space has exploded in the last few years with so many new frameworks and so many different areas, it is very difficult to keep up. So you’re left with a hard task: deciding which framework, or even combination of frameworks, is right for you.

Having in the space of ColdFusion Development for almost 15+ Years with over 100+ qualified developers and experience in handling product design and development across various domains, after consulting our senior architect team and performing a detailed evaluation and assessment of various available frameworks we bring you the top 10 frameworks that can be of great help for your teams, company and ultimately for you.

1. Framework-one / fw1

FW/1 – Framework One – is a lightweight, convention over configuration, MVC application framework for ColdFusion / CFML.


2. ColdBox / coldbox-platform

ColdBox is a conventions-based MVC framework for ColdFusion (CFML). It provides a development standard for working in team environments and a modular architecture (HMVC) which helps you build modular applications instead of big monolithic applications.


3. atuttle / Taffy

The REST Web Service framework for ColdFusion and Lucee. Taffy is low friction, extremely simple to get started, and it’s compatible as far back as ColdFusion 8.


4. CFWheels / cfwheels

CFWheels is an open source CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) framework inspired by Ruby on Rails that provides fast application development, a great organization system for your code, and is just plain fun to use. One of our biggest goals is for you to be able to get up and running with CFWheels quickly.


5. blueriver / MuraCMS

Mura CMS provides a complete toolkit for Government website, intranet and extranet development. Secure and scalable, Mura CMS is a great choice for even the most demanding of government projects. Open source and commercial options means you can use Mura CMS even if you have tight budget constraints.


6. oarevalo / BugLogHQ

BugLogHQ is a tool to centralize the handling of automated bug reports from multiple applications. BugLogHQ provides a unified view of error messages sent from any number of applications, allowing the developer to search, graph, forward, and explore the bug reports submitted by the applications.


7. aarongreenlee / Hoth

Simply it is exception tracking for ColdFusion. Hoth is quite simple. You provide it with a ColdFusion Exception and Hoth will hash the stacktrace to determine if the exception has been observed before. Each unique stacktrace is considered to be a unique error. Hashing the stacktrace allows Hoth to assign unique exceptions their own ID and quickly determine if new exceptions have already been reported.


8. ten24 / slatwall

Slatwall is the commerce platform you will never outgrow. Designed from the ground up for maximum flexibility, Slatwall enables you to execute marketing strategies that will allow you to capitalize on emerging opportunities. And as you continue to grow, Slatwall excels at integrating with other systems so you can keep your options open.


9. Framework-one / di1

DI/1 – Inject One – leverages some simple conventions to provide a Dependency Injection / Inversion of Control framework in a single file. Intended to require near-zero configuration, DI/1 manages your application model (beans, services etc) without worrying about a framework getting in your way.

DI/1 acts as a simple bean factory that offers containsBean(name), getBean(name) and parent bean factory functionality so it can be used with FW/1 or most other frameworks that support bean factories.


10. teamcfadvance / cfstatic

CfStatic is a framework for managing the inclusion and packaging of CSS and JavaScript in CFML applications.

CFStatic takes care of:

  • Minifying your CSS and JavaScript
  • Including your CSS and JavaScript in the correct order, with all dependencies satisfied
  • Adding sensible cachebusters to CSS image paths and CSS and JavaScript includes


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