ColdFusion user Sarah Kelly has posted her thoughts on ColdFusion vs. PHP. And I think she nailed it, it’s less an issue of which is better or worse, and more picking the right tool for the job. Nice post, Sarah!
I know that CF 9 has the CFEXCEL tag but what to you use for Word documents?
The CFdocument tag allows for conversion of Word documents to PDF.
and – on the Adobe Coldfusion Exchange – there is cf_excel (customer tag) – free and open source. I have been using it for years.