Follow-Up: Railo Announcement June 10, 2008Posted by Sacha in JBoss.
It was interesting to analyze the reactions which followed the Railo announcement.
The reactions of the ColdFusion community quickly showed up on blogs and have been very positive overall. I have linked several of these here:
- Ben Forta, a legend in the CF community, gives his opinion on the announcement,
- Adam Lehman, chief evangelist for ColdFusion at Adobe, on the announcement,
- A good summary post by Peter Boughton,
- … and many others, google is your friend
On the other hand, it took much more time for this news to show up on the Java community websites/blogs (and it didn’t generate as much noise). Funnily enough, most reactions (should I say “coming-out”?) I received from Java developers on that topic took place in private communications (“You know, I used to be a CFML developer, I really loved it! This is great news!”).
Would we, Java developers, have some kind of superiority complex? I hope not, this complex is exactly what led to the complexification of the Java platform. And now is time to go back to the drawing board.