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J2ee vs. cold fusion

 
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Ok, I need to convince certain people who do not know much about java, and only know a little about cold fusion why using java for web applications is better than cold fusion (besides the standard, "cold fusion sucks"). Please inundate me with valid reasons.
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Cold Fusion is popular enough, but I suspect that the pool of programming talent and 3d-party apps is larger for Java. Also, for the higher end, I don't know if Cold Fusion can do the clustering load-balancing and failover tricks that the big J2EE servers do.
I suspect that to a lot of manager-types, Cold Fusion has much the same appeal as COBOL - it's "readable" since everything's pretty much declarative. Even in COBOL, the readability's more illusion than fact, however.
 
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I have been using both for some time.... and I love both. I really dun think that they should compete each other, instead maybe they should complement each other.
BTW, ColdFusion can do the clustering load-balancing and failover tricks!
My 2 cents.
Eric Low
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I was always told that ColdFusion wasn't as scalable as Java, and also that it had more security holes. Not sure how true it is now.
One other downside about ColdFusion is how much effort/resouces Macromedia will put into it's future development. Remember, ColdFusion has already gone through one owner.
-MS
 
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