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ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) is the tag-based language that a developer uses to build ColdFusion applications. CFML is easy to learn, yet powerful enough to handle the most demanding web application logic. CFML uses a syntax that closely resembles HTML and XML, so it is ideally suited to programming applications that use these markup languages. For new developers, tag-based CFML syntax makes complex programming easy. Advanced developers can easily extend and customize CFML through custom tags, reusable object-based components, and user-defined functions, as well as integrate with Java™, .NET, SOAP web services, and more. ColdFusion 8 improves CFML with powerful new and extended tags.

General Associations
Adobe (5), CFML (1), ColdFusion (1), Scripting (1), integration (2), markup language (2), web-database (1)

Notes on License

Free version for developers, Commercial version available from Adobe


As of 06-27-09, the Standard Edition runs from approx. $650 to $1300 (per two CPUs); Enterprise Edition runs from approx. $3750 to $7500 (per two CPUs). Volume Licensing, Educational pricing available. Current prices are available here.


  • Script a webpage from a database 
  • Available in a limited-use, free edition which allows user to become familiar with the functionality of CFML.

Version and Plans

Initial release 1995; Current version, as of 06-24-09, is 8.0.1.

Interface Languages
English (416)


UVa Support

Yitna Firdyiwek offers beginning and intermediate courses on ColdFusion. Additionally, UVa’s ITC Microsystems has a server; enterprise licence for coldFusion; overshadowed by PHP.

Developer Resources

House of Fusion Groups

Email list

Mailing List

Discussion Forums / User Groups

Adobe Groups

TB Fusion List

SeaCoast CF Flex


University offers training. The ITC has a subscription to Adobe’s video-based tutorials. Check with microsystems.

Link to Adobe’s Training page.

Additional learning resources.

Getting Started.

More Information

Campus Tech Article.

Adobe’s News page for ColdFusion.