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The onTap framework is an Open Source Framework for quickly developing powerful web applications using Macromedia’s ColdFusion application server. The framework itself bears a marked resemblance to the recently buzzy Ruby on Rails.
The onTap Framework can be downloaded at the following url:
With the introduction of ColdFusion MX, the ColdFusion community is maturing. Most CF developers have moved beyond spaghetti code and the mixing of business logic with presentation code. But it can be difficult and wasteful to “re-invent the wheel” for every application you write. Frameworks can help promote good development practices, standards, and a sound foundation for creating an application.
Model-Glue is an Implicit Invocation framework simplifying use of the Model View Controller design pattern in ColdFusion applications. It’s designed to be easy to use and play well with others, like Tartan.
I have been developing with Fusebox with ColdFusion for a long time now and recently I moved to version 5 (when I say recently, on closer reflection I started using 5 shortly after it was released in July 2006…wow its been that long!). A common feature that was found to be lacking was the dump and abort features, so useful in debugging applications.