Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Got the Beta Blues?

Rightly or not the cf-talk boards have had threads where it was made known ColdFusion 9 is in beta testing. Last year Adobe announced they would be more transparent in the development, even announcing the ColdFusion advisory board. It seems like that transparency is a slow build, which I understand as nothing happens over night. I did want to take a second to pimp OpenBlueDragon and say we are working hard to be as as transparent as we can be. If you have the Beta Blues and want to share some ideas on how you thinkCFML can be made stronger, more competitive, or otherwise improve your life check out Open BlueDragon's google group and feel free to submit a ticket to our ticket system! CFML is a great language and I am confident ColdFusion 9 will deliver a great new set of functionality, I also have to say I am very impressed with how OpenBD has progressed through the months. Did you know we are considering adding cfvideoplayer and well as cfvideo? We'll talk more about this as soon as we figure out how we think it should work, until then you tell us how you think it should work. Also add it as a favorite so we can gauge the interest in this feature!

3 comments:

Brian Rinaldi said...

Most products have private prereleases before any public betas - not sure how that makes anything less open. They had a free public beta for ColdFusion 8, I would expect something similar to happen again.

Adam Haskell said...

I'm not meaning to harp on Adobe here but to answer your question I feel like I might be harping on them a little. I honestly do not mean to I know this takes time and in a large organization it will take longer. They said they would have an open/public ticket system for releases, that is still closed. They said they would have an Advisory board, to date there still is not even the start of communications from this board of folks. Again I don't want to sound bitter or disgruntled about the lack of action we as a community have seen, I am not. Everyone on that advisory board is on there voluntarily. Top that off with the fact that many of us are in a pinch right now struggling to keep out respective companies on the right track in spite of the economy. So again I am not faulting anyone.

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