Allaire Corp. Tuesday unveiled
ColdFusion Express, a free limited functionality edition of its
enterprise Web application server.
ColdFusion Express is designed for HTML developers and desktop database developers building basic Web applications
on corporate intranets. For projects that need to scale, ColdFusion Express
applications can be upgraded to an advanced edition of ColdFusion Server.
ColdFusion Express can assist in the creation of database-driven reports,
simple product catalogs, guest books, registration forms, employee
directories or other basic Web applications. It uses the same tag-based
server scripting language as the full version, ColdFusion Studio.
ColdFusion Express supports connectivity to desktop databases such as
Microsoft Access and Borland dBase. It offers browser- based administration
and integration with the Windows NT performance monitor. The ColdFusion
Express application server is designed to work with Allaire’s integrated
Web development environment, HomeSite.
ColdFusion Express is currently available as an open beta. The final
release will be available electronically for free from the Allaire Web site
in mid- July. ColdFusion Express runs on Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0.
Advanced versions of ColdFusion Server are available for Solaris and HP-UX.
More information about ColdFusion Express is available on the Allaire Web