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4Jan
2008
The Economist Loves ColdFusion 8

I just received a great message from a ColdFusion developer at The Economist, and just had to share it:

Hi Ben,

I thought I'd let you know that Economist.com has finished it's port to ColdFusion 8 across the whole live cluster and we have seen a reduction in page generation time of around 20% which is amazing and totally unexpected. Additionally we used to get several restarts a day on each server which have vanished. ColdFusion 8 on Windows 2003 with IIS quite simply doesn't crash anymore for us. We had to set-up the right monitoring thread kills e.t.c. but the whole thing is ridiculously stable.

I am amazed.

I love messages like this! ColdFusion 8 rocks, and if you yet to try it for yourself, you owe it to yourself to do so immediately!

Comments (5)



  • cbg

    i heart economist, so maybe my comment w/ huckabee using CF was premature.

    #1Posted by cbg | Jan 4, 2008, 11:11 AM
  • George Bridgeman

    Excellent news. I'd be interested to know what they ported from. Was it a previous version of CF, or another platform altogether?

    #2Posted by George Bridgeman | Jan 4, 2008, 11:42 AM
  • Ben Forta

    George, they are a long time CF shop. They were on CFMX or CF7, I forget which.

    --- Ben

    #3Posted by Ben Forta | Jan 4, 2008, 11:44 AM
  • James Marshall

    This is great news (and interesting) - thanks for passing it on Ben.

  • Pete

    Hi,

    We actually upgraded from CF5 to CF8.

    Pete

    #5Posted by Pete | Jan 7, 2008, 05:03 AM