Wow, I make one little “by the way” comment in a MacroChat, and the e-mails start immediately! So, just to be sure that I don’t get misquoted …
I first demonstrated the ability to deploy ColdFusion applications without deploying source code in my keynote at DevCon 2001 in Orlando. There were no smoke-and-mirrors involved, I really did write CFML code, compile it, and then run the application without local source. But we ran into technical difficulties later in the development cycle, and thus pulled that feature from ColdFusion MX just to be on the safe side. What I said today (in response to a question in the chat pod) was that yes, we are planning this as a feature in Blackstone. I did not comment on how this will work, and did not discuss implementation at all. But, that being said, this is indeed planned.

8 thoughts

  1. Will blackstone allow a coldfusion engine to be compiled along with the application so that it could run without having to install the server?
    Like the way you compile DLL along with your apps…

  2. Adedeji,
    I’ve seen Ben present a few times. One time I asked him about a particular feature of the pending MX 6.1 release and he got this silly little grin and said he couldn’t answer the question….. It turned out that feature did exist! So, I’d take the 😉 as a good sign!

  3. Wooohooo I waited so long for that feature. The only missing now is a decent CFML profiler.

  4. Do you mean as a way to protect the code as in a publicity sense? So that what the web browser actually hits isn’t markup but rather the CFML encoded in a special new format that the server decodes and renders to the browser? Wowee!

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