Note: This blog post is from 2008. Some content, links and indeed comments from others may be outdated--though not necessarily.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.One of the less heralded new features in CF8 is that fact that there is now a DBMS embedded within it, called Apache Derby. Yes, I called it a DBMS. Some have misconstrued it to be some simplistic file-system data file. It's much more (multithreaded, multiuser), and quite capable of being a production DB for you, with far more features and capability than you probably imagined.
I'll be talking about it more at Adobe Max, in my session "Using Apache Derby, the Open Source Database Embedded in ColdFusion 8", on Tuesday, November 18, from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
If you've not yet booked that slot, or are on the fence, I think you'll be VERY surprised to hear all that Derby can do. I'll share some tidbits over coming days.
If you've not yet started to create your Max schedule, please do so. The planners use the information provided to juggle rooms, etc. Derby may not seem like a sexy talk, but I hope you show you there that it's very much worth your attention. It also opens the doors to some interesting that only a DBMS embedded in CF can enable.
Even if you don't want to book your whole Max schedule yet, if you think this would interest you, please add it to your schedule as a start. Thanks.
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