Adobe Coldfusion Software
Adobe Coldfusion Software is jam-packed with new features such as improved performance, security, and scalability, as well as PDF and language improvements. On top of all that, there's also a brand new API Manager. Most of these features are easy to get to grips with, but API Manager might require a bit more of an introduction. API Manager has been newly introduced in Adobe ColdFusion 2016, functioning as a server component which stands alone and runs without help. This makes it easy for you to handle monitoring, securing, measuring, and monetizing APIs. These APIs can be SOAP- or REST-based.
The API Manager component lets you easily import APIs from ColdFusion servers but it can still be used with REST- or SOAP-based APIs which are defined by whichever other backend technology you like. This means that, for example, API Manager can offer the advantages you might associate with ASP-NET or PHP APIs just as much as CFML-based APIs. Whatever client requests come through will route through API Manager before being routed to the backend's end point. You can get a quick overview of the functionality on offer in ColdFusion 2016 here, but you might need to read more widely to understand it in its entirety. For this, you can take a look at articles about specific features in the ColdFusion 2016 release or Adobe Developer Connection documentation.
The new ColdFusion release offers features which can be broadly separated to fit three product themes. These product themes generally serve as the focal points for ColdFusion 2016 and are explained below with their various related features.
The three product themes are:
- Embracing futuristic technologies
- Deploying enterprise-ready applications
- Building applications quickly