Note: This blog post is from 2007. Some content, links and indeed comments from others may be outdated--though not necessarily. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. I may revise the content if necessary.How many times have you wondered about what options are available to you as a CF developer for things like WYSIWYG editors, CMSs, DBs, & tools for blogging, query building, load testing and much more? Or you've seen others ask, and have started digging around search engines or old mailing list threads to recall a list of them that you have in mind. Well, I've long kept such a meta-list for myself and am now sharing it with everyone at:
Actually, it's a list I started back in 2002 and hosted until recently at my old systemanage.com site. While the info there ranges from a couple to several years old (though still nearly all useful), this list was one thing I continued to update.
I just decided this weekend to pull it out to my Carehart.org site. Bookmark it and point others to it when you need to find such tools.
Not competing with Brian Rinaldi's list
I know some will say, "don't you know about Brian Rinaldi's list?", and of course I do and I reference it there. The lists really are different, as I don't limit myself to only open-source tools. In fact, I don't limit it only to tools written in CF. Rather, I list them and tools (and services) written in other languages, but that may be useful to CFML developers. (And while there's some cross-over between my list and his, I'm not interested in just sucking out things he has that I don't. Instead, I point to his matching categories in each of mine, so you can check that out for still more alternatives.)
- Blog Aggregators
- Blogging Tools
- CFMAIL Replacement/Enhancement
- Code Generators
- CFML Engines
- Content Management Systems
- Database Engines
- Database Query Tools
- E-commerce Enabling Solutions
- File Upload tools
- Forums/Bulletin Boards
- HTTP Debugging Proxy
- Image Processing
- Load Testing Tools
- Regular Expression Generation/Testing Tools
- Graphing/Charting Tools
- Server-side Spell Checkers
- Source Code Control
- WYSIWYG/Rich Text Editors
I don't claim that it's the ultimate list of all tools in each category. I may even have some glaring ommissions. I welcome additions there, as I repeat several times on the page. I will also be glad to add new categories if suitable.
One of many resource lists I've created
In moving it here, I've placed it in a new Resource Lists page, where I also now point to other such resource lists and compendium-style blog entries that I've long kept (and others still to come). More about them in another entry to come.
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