CF8 Wish List

The ColdFusion 8th iteration is now hot on the cooker and everyone is wishing for this or that. For me, the following should be sorted out or included:

Better CFDOCUMENT
For the kind of work I do and for enterprise reporting, CFDOCUMENT is just too important but the present implementation is whacked from inside out. All the bugs should be squished and let’s get rolling. There should be more formats for the CFDOCUMENT. I suggest Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Better CFCHART
CF7 uses Green Point Webchart 5.0 Java Suite internal. Webchart has a whole lot more chart types that it makes CF’s own look like child’s play. New CFCHART should incorporate as many new types of charting components as possible. I mean, we need to impress some corporate dudes with fancy charts on the intranet portals.

CFAJAX
Adobe should get Spry matured quickly and let’s get it plugged right into CF8. There is nothing sweeter than being able to create web 2.0 application straight out of the box. I know we have Flex, but some people will never use Flex or it might not be needed everywhere. .NET have been playing with Ajax since anyone can remember.

.NET Interface
I wouldnt mind to be able to use .NET components in CF8. If we could use JIntegral then to work with COM objects, why cant I use all those fancy .NET components too? I mean, who wouldnt want the best of both worlds.

Author: dejiolowe

Adédèjì is the founder of Lendsqr, the loan infrastructure fintech powering lenders at scale. Before this, he led Trium Limited, the corporate VC of the Coronation Group, which invested in Woven Finance, Sparkle Bank, Clane, and L1ght, amongst others. He has almost two decades of banking experience, including stints as the Divisional Head of Electronic Banking at Fidelity Bank Plc. He drove the turnaround of the bank’s digital business. He was previously responsible for United Bank for Africa Group’s payment card business across 19 countries. Alongside other industry veterans, he founded Open Banking Nigeria, the nonprofit driving the development and adoption of a common API standard for the Nigerian financial industry. Beyond open APIs, Adédèjì works deeply within the fintech ecosystem; he’s the board chairman at Paystack. Adédèjì is a renowned fintech pundit and has been blogging on technology and payments at dejiolowe.com since 2001.

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