CFML

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CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) is an open source and commercial (JIT) compiled dynamic and loosely typed JVM scripting language that embodies classic OO, and functional programming, making it easy to learn, fun to use. CFML brings the power and scalability of the J2EE ecosystem but without the boilerplate of Java.
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Our mentors are friendly, experienced CFML developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.
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Track exercises

28 Exercises

Hundreds of hours have gone into making these exercises fun, useful, and challenging to help you enjoy learning.

About CFML

component {

  // helloWorld greets the world.
  function helloWorld() {
    return 'Hello, World!';
  }

}

ColdFusion (CFML) is a JVM scripting language whose syntax is similar to C or JavaScript. It JIT compiles to byte code that runs on the JVM but is dynamic and loosely typed, making it fast and easy to develop in. CF is a multi-paradigmed language, supporting classical OO and functional programming.

CFML also has a built-in tag-based templating language that makes it ideal for web apps. It runs in a J2EE container with many bundled libraries that make it very productive without the need to install many packages. CFML has native support for zip files, PDF and Excel generation, E-mails, FTP, HTTP, S3 file systems, ESAPI security libraries, JDBC drivers, JSON and REST APIs.

CFML can also leverage any Java project by dropping the jars in project and directly instantiating Java objects in your code. You can learn more about basic syntax and first class data types in this guide: Modern ColdFusion (CFML) in 100 Minutes

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A tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge

Exercism is fantastic in learning new languages but that is not the extent of it. If you are a "more experienced" programmer you may have encountered impostor syndrome: the idea you don't really know what you think you know. Exercism lets you solve problems and put them in the space of open feedback which is a tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge. Even if you have been programming in a language for awhile it is worth checking into Exercism to see where you stand with current implementation practices.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the CFML Track mentors

Once you join the CFML language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Matthew J. Clemente Website

After studying English, I took the road less traveled, which somehow led me to become a developer. Perhaps because code can be poetry and applications are the built on creativity, logic, and language, I've continued exploring and haven't looked back.
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Lonnie Ramirez https://github.com/lramirez925

As a developer I never want to stand still. Always improving on my syntax, performance, and knowledge. Currently finishing up my Masters degree in Computer Science but want to also help others grow.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced CFML exercises

These are a few of the 28 exercises on the CFML track. You can see all the exercises here.

Leap
easy
misc
Gigasecond
easy
misc
Hamming
easy
misc
Markdown
medium
misc
Nth Prime
easy
math
Anagram
easy
misc
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the CFML Track maintainers

The CFML Maintainers are the brains behind the CFML Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Brad Wood Tech Blog

ColdBox/CommandBox Developer Advocate. Lucee Member. System Architect. CFML dev. DBA. Dad. Handyman. Ready for a revolution.

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