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Trying to understand the ColdFusion 8 - Net integration

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Matt Williams
10/03/2007 11:11 AM

Come on Vince. "Some people" is a terrible way to make an argument. Some people survive suicide attempts. Some people smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and live to be 100. For the cost issue, if that is all it boils down to, why not go with all open-source/free? Plenty of job seekers there too. > On Tuesday 02 Oct 2007, vince@newatlanta.com wrote: > >  1. Licensing costs. Some people balk at paying $7500 per CPU pair for CF > > Enterprise when ASP.NET is included in Windows at no cost. > > ASP has less features than CF8. It depends what you use. And of course, if you > use CF you can avoid the Microsoft O/S tax. > > >  2. Performance and realiability. Some people find they get better > > performance and realiability of their web applications running .NET rather > > than CF. > > I've never been convinced by this. I think this happens when people switch > because they're rewriting the app from scratch, removing all the cruft and > sticky plaster. > > >  3. Developer tools. Some people find that the tools available for ASP.NET > > development--especially Visual Studio--are superior to tools available for > > CF development. > > This is probably true. CFEclipse is good, but it's not Flex Builder. > > >  4. Developer availability. Some people find it's easier to hire trained, > > experienced ASP.NET developers than it is to find and hire trained, > > experienced CF developers. > > I agree. > We can't seem to get hold of a decent extra one for love or money ! > > > I realize I have to tread carefully here, so again, I'm not advocating that > > anyone should switch from CF to .NET, but am disputing Dave's statement > > that, "it's almost never a good idea to switch from CF to .NET" > > I'd dispute the unqualified version too. > > -- > Tom Chiverton > Helping to completely brand viral solutions > on: http://thefalken.livejournal.com -- Matt Williams "It's the question that drives us."


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