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October 7, 2004
Happy 10th Birthday, ColdFusion

Hard to believe it's already been nearly a full decade that ColdFusion has been making developers productive and powering dynamic web applications.

"Cold Fusion" 1.0 was released around June of 1995, and the rest, as they say, is history. ColdFusion has become a critical part of life over the years, for hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide, of every skill set and background.

The ColdFusion "Blackstone" release is going to be a truly landmark release: solid and stable, fast, reliable, powerful, empowering, with radical new capabilities, and breaking out of what has become an increasingly stagnant and commoditized list of application server functionality.

While we're not at the actual 10-year marker yet in terms of the 1.0 release, it was roughly 10 years ago when ideas were coming together, ideas and code were being prototyped, excitement was building around what could be possible, and early customers were getting a taste of what would be in store for them from the product that would in many ways come to change the world.

In many ways, we're at a similar place now with the work happening on the Blackstone release. There's something very special about this one, and it's palpable around here in everything from the customer feedback, to the energy, excitement and determination on the team, to the interest from other teams in making use of our technology, to the mountain of intellectual property amassed so far, and in a hundred other ways. It's an exciting time without a doubt, and you can feel it.

I think that in the innovative sense, we have hit the 10-year anniversary of that first great set of innovations, and we’re marking it with what I believe are equally radical and exciting innovations that will empower developers like never before and enable new categories of Internet applications with radical ease, in record time, and for many years to come.

Happy 10th Birthday, ColdFusion.

Damon