View Full Version : ColdFusion?

08-01-2004, 12:29 AM
Was just wondering what the benifits (if any) of learning cold fusion over say php. From what i understand the server you run it on need to support cf page extensions just like php?

any help would be apreciated

08-01-2004, 05:04 AM
As someone who learnt ColdFusion before starting on PHP, (..and a fellow Aussie :thumbsup: ) I strongly recommend you go straight to PHP.
For starters, ColdFusion hosting ain't cheap! A single server license costs a couple of grand, whereas PHP/Apache/MySQL are all free :D
Second, the online support and tutorials available for C.F. are pathetically insignificant in comparison to those available for PHP.
Thirdly, unless you want a career as a CF developer, you'll never find much use for it. (Trust me, I lived with a full-time CF develpoer until this month)
If your focus was entirely Flash/Flash Communication Server/Flex/MM Central/Director then I'd say go for ColdFusion, as it's your only real choice for most of those applications.
But if you're a web designer/developer trying to decide what server-side language to tackle, go for PHP, no doubt about it.
After a year of studying CFMX and 2 months of teaching myself PHP, I'd never consider using ColdFusion again.

08-01-2004, 08:18 AM
thanks heaps man, youve made it clear to me. php it is as i really have no need for cf,

ty :d