ColdFusion Defending the Bill of Rights

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) describes itself as the “nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” Founded in 1920, the ACLU now boasts nearly 400,000 card carrying members, and is their home online. Thousands of pages of content on all sorts of issues, forums, an online store, membership and contribution pages, events calendars, press releases, and more – and all powered by ColdFusion.

7 responses to “ColdFusion Defending the Bill of Rights”

  1. Nathan Strutz Avatar
    Nathan Strutz

    Interesting… they’re on CF 5.
    Fodors is on MX, but Marriot is also on 5…

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Yep, I’ve already notified sales 🙂

  3. Bryan Avatar

    How can you tell what version of the app server a website is running?

  4. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    One way is to force an error, and see if it is a CF5 style error message or a CFMX style error message. 🙂

  5. Tom Avatar

    My company, VirtualSprockets, did the site. The content on the site runs on two CF 5 servers. The search runs on CFMX. It’s been quite a ride – and we’ve learned a lot about CF with a content rich site like ACLU that gets so much traffic. And a great cause, to boot!

  6. John Farrar Avatar
    John Farrar

    I agree they are defending rights… and there may well be 400,000 card carrying members. Yet, I have seen the ACLU take up fights against the freedom of speech. They have fought against the right to teach even as an alternative, any science that would support creation in public schools. It supprises me that you are not more informed about the misdeeds this group does in the midst of all the good it strives for. That was just one example, they are known for confronting freedoms of expression and being intollerant with those of religious beliefs. I can offer plenty of links if you would like more information to evidences of the tainted interpretation of defending rights.

  7. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    John, my blog entry did not agree or disagree with any ACLU positions, and my description of the ACLU clearly stated "describes itself as", not my description at all.
    I am not a card carrying member of the ACLU; I do agree with many of their positions and disagree with many too.
    But politics and positions were not the intent of the post, the intent was to highlight yet another well known name powered by ColdFusion.

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