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As both a .NET programmer and ColdFusion developer, I always wondered how I could leverage the world of .NET in ColdFusion. Both platforms come with powerful features and using them together might be a wonderful friendship, if one could only make them cooperate. There are two worlds out there and none of them is an island. Apart from this, and starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft will include the last incarnation of the .NET Framework in its flagship operating system, with all the bells and whistles that come with it. For those who like their ColdFusion environment hosted on a Windows server, this means they'll always have all the features provided in the .NET platform at hand. Even if a switch to Vista won't be an option in the near future for current projects, you may still wonder how you can put them to work for your ColdFusion application. The promise of the n... (more)

ColdFusion and .NET Integration

As both a .NET programmer and ColdFusion developer, I always wondered how I could leverage the world of .NET in ColdFusion. Both platforms come with powerful features and using them together might be a wonderful friendship, if one could only make them cooperate. There are two worlds out there and none of them is an island. Apart from this, and starting with Windows Vista, Microsoft will include the last incarnation of the .NET Framework in its flagship operating system, with all the bells and whistles that come with it. For those who like their ColdFusion environment hosted on a... (more)

Do you COM? Dealing with Legacy Projects

You might be tempted to say that once you enter the .NET world, you'll never look back. Nothing seems too easy for you at this moment, what with the brand-new .NET 3.0 that's just out, high tech and still unexplored in its entirety. However, there are situations in which the past catches up, raising the legitimate question of how you can modify your existing .NET projects to allow for interaction with the old Win32 programming model. Why would a programmer do that? For one, there are those old legacy projects your customers like to use, and nothing can convince them (yet, you hop... (more)