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Finding resources on ColdFusion's mobile development features

Note: This blog post is from 2015. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
Have you wondered where you can find more about ColdFusion's mobile development features? (Did you know that CF11 had added such features?) There are several resources provided by Adobe and others. In this post I highlight those various resources, with a focus on the many (and many kinds of) Adobe-provided ones.

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I wanted to share an update to this post of mine (written as it was in Sep 2015). While I still point folks to it when they're interested to know more about CF's built-in mobile development feature, they do sometimes ask about "other options" they might consider as well. Of course there are many such platforms.

But I'll give a special shout out here to NativeScript (http://www.nativescr...), a popular open source mobile dev platform, whose evangelist is Dan Wilson--a long-time CFer and community builder, who is now working for Telerik, the company sponsoring the open source project.

He and a colleague presented on it early last year at one of my online CF Meetups (coldfusionmeetup.com), and it looked quite compelling (so it's good AND free AND well-supported). You can view the recording of about an hour (along with other recent online CF meetups) here:


And of course you can find out more about NativeScript via the NS site and on the web via many still-more recent resources from throughout its community since then. (And FWIW, there is a major new version (3) about to come out, as I write.)

Hope that’s helpful.

PS In case anyone may ask, I don’t do mobile development myself (I don’t do any development as a consultant, only for myself, and I just have not felt compelled to create any mobile apps for myself.) That said, I am working on implementing my site in a new platform which will provide responsive design out of the box for better appearance on mobile apps throughout my site. I guess some may call that poor-man's mobile development. :-) For now I have some responsive design on *some* parts of the site but not others (the blog, the CF911 wiki, etc.). The new implementation will unify everything under one interface, adding still more benefits. More news on that as it happens.
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 2/24/17 8:33 AM
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