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Adobe ColdFusion Splendor (Codename)

Build and deploy web and mobile applications with a platform as versatile as you

Welcome to the public beta of the next version of Adobe® ColdFusion® codenamed Splendor. The ColdFusion Project Splendor provides an all-in-one application server that offers you a single platform to rapidly build and deploy scalable, high-performing web and mobile applications in enterprise environments. Leverage unique capabilities to develop, test, debug and deploy mobile applications end-to-end. Generate high quality PDFs and manipulate them with the CFPDF tag. Make your server more secure with secure profile, default server lockdown, and features to sanitize user input.

ColdFusion is designed for web developers who build dynamic websites and Internet applications. Java developers can rapidly build Java EE–based web applications using ColdFusion Splendor. Tight, bidirectional integration with Java lets you invoke Java from ColdFusion and vice versa. Mobile app developers will love the way ColdFusion allows you to easily and quickly develop, test, debug, and deploy applications across multiple devices with minimum effort. Developers who have just started building applications for the web can benefit from the ColdFusion productivity features as well as its intuitive scripting and tag-based language, CFML.

Preview the new features in ColdFusion Project Splendor:

  • Leverage your existing CFML skills to develop mobile apps and use built-in integration with Adobe Phonegap to build easily and quickly deliver them as installed apps that run on iOS and Android™ devices.
  • Use unique on-device debugging capabilities to identify and fix errors in both installed apps as well as browser-based mobile applications.
  • Security enhancements to limit the attack surface by restricting default remote access to the admin portal.
  • Develop applications faster and more easily since every functionality of ColdFusion Project Splendor can be accessed using CFSCRIPT.
  • Use the improved conversion engine from Adobe to generate superior quality PDFs from HTML pages.
  • Allow your end users to access your web application with their existing social media accounts.
  • Maintain and modify existing code faster and more easily with member functions on ColdFusion objects.
  • Secure your PDFs using electronic signatures and manipulate them using full DDX support.

Explore ColdFusion Splendor (Codename) with ColdFusion Builder Thunder (Codename)

The next version of ColdFusion Builder, codenamed Thunder, is an Eclipse-based IDE for ColdFusion development that is deeply integrated with ColdFusion Project Splendor. The ColdFusion Builder Project Thunder offers developers RAD without rules.

  • Support for new tags and functionalities of ColdFusion Project Splendor
  • Enables mobile debugging and remote inspection capabilities
  • Code assist for CFML, CFScript, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS and even third party JS libraries

Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with the ColdFusion Project Splendor & ColdFusion Builder Project Thunder beta:

  1. Download ColdFusion Project Splendor & ColdFusion Builder Project Thunder betas
  2. Review the release notes to see the known and fixed issues
  3. Review the documentation to learn how to implement the new features
  4. Send us your feedback and bug reports (English only)
  5. Ask questions and share your feedback in the ColdFusion forums

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.


Below you'll find references and links to help you participate in the ColdFusion community.

Online Forum

Ask questions, discuss, and share feedback with other users and the engineering team in the online forums.

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Adobe Feeds

Keep your eye on developing conversations and news in the blogging community on Adobe Feeds.

Review the ColdFusion smart category on Adobe Feeds

Adobe Developer Connection

Learn more about ColdFusion in the Adobe Developer Connection.

Adobe ColdFusion Community Portal

The Adobe ColdFusion Community is your online hub to access a wealth of free resources — from the latest articles to code snippets, how-to videos, and more.

Adobe ColdFusion Blog

Find the latest Conversations on ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder products on the official Adobe ColdFusion Blog.

Adobe ColdFusion YouTube Channel

Find videos on product demos, presentations and product updates by Adobe ColdFusion team and community members on the Adobe ColdFusion YouTube Channel.


If you want to learn more about releases on Labs as well as other Adobe technologies, visiting a user group or connecting with an Adobe Community Professional is a great place to start.

Product Details


ColdFusion Project Splendor

ColdFusion Builder Project Thunder

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for ColdFusion Project Splendor:

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • Red Hat Linux 6.x
  • SuSE Linux 11.x
  • Ubuntu 13.x
  • Solaris 11
  • Macintosh OSX 10.8, 10.9

J2EE Application Servers

  • IBM WebSphere 8.x, WebSphere ND 8.x
  • WebLogic 12.x
  • JBoss 7.x
  • Tomcat 7.x


  • IIS 6, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5
  • Apache 2.2.x, 2.4

The minimum system requirements for ColdFusion Builder Project Thunder:

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • Mac OSX 10.8, 10.9
  • Red Hat Linux 6.x
  • Ubuntu 13.x

Release Notes

The ColdFusion Project Splendor and ColdFusion Builder Project Thunder betas are designed for evaluation purposes only. We do not recommended that this release be used on production systems or for any mission-critical work.


What’s new in ColdFusion Splendor?

Learn from Rakshith, Product Manager for ColdFusion, about the latest enhancements to make your life simple, effective and efficient. Speed up existing applications and work more productively using numerous language and performance enhancements. Generate high-quality PDF files from HTML pages and manipulate them with the enhanced CFPDF tag. Make your server more secure with default lockdown.

Get started with mobile

Get a head start in the fast-growing market for mobile apps by leveraging your existing CFML skills. Supercharge your mobile application development workflow by using unique on-device debugging and multidevice inspection capabilities.

View other videos related to ColdFusion Splendor and learn about the enhancement on our blog.

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