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ColdFusion 8 and the Yahoo User Interface Library

by Simon. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

ColdFusion, a key technology behind rapid application development, has been a much maligned technology in the web development arena for sometime now. However, through the efforts of Ray Camden a ColdFusion Developer Center has been created on the Yahoo Developer Network. This is great news for ColdFusion and follows on the back of the integration of the Yahoo User Interface (YUI) Library into the version 8 release of ColdFusion codenamed Scorpio. The YUI is one of the best JavaScript libraries out there and includes great documentation.

In the words of Yahoo:

The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library also includes several core CSS resources.

Interestingly ColdFusion 8 also supports Spry, which could be considered a rather anaemic AJAX library compared to the YUI library. Whether Spry progresses out of prerelease remains to be seen, however, which ever AJAX route is taken, ColdFusion will benefit from closer integration in its core tag set.

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