Welcome to cflibraries.org! We hope that this site will serve as a community space for the intersection of libraries and ColdFusion - whether you are a ColdFusion developer working in the world of libraries or a library person working in the world of ColdFusion.
The idea for this site developed earlier this summer and the wonderfully-free NCDEVCON (my first ColdFusion/web development conference experience). While there, I had the good fortune of meeting Daria Norris. Using our combined powers of observation, we discussed how ColdFusion had a small, yet strong development community and how many libraries were using ColdFusion but not talking about it. As part of being a librarian who does web development, I spend a good deal of time (not too much though) looking at other library's websites, looking for ideas. I never really thought much of those .cfm endings until I started working at Towson University and was tossed (head-first) into a ColdFusion development environment. Fresh out of grad school, I had been taught that PHP was the official language of libraries, open source, and pretty much everything that is good. I do like PHP, but over the past year and a half I've grown to find ColdFusion to be an incredibly useful and user-friendly language. My hope for this site is that we can start a conversation around ColdFusion, show it's virility in the library world, the open source world, and while we're at it, help each other out with coding issues, share projects, and discuss the future of ColdFusion in libraries.
While you're here, please take some time to visit the forums, post some code, or link to a project you're working on or have recently completed. This site will continue to grow and expand along with the cflibraries.org community. Subscribe to this blog to keep up on opportunities to meet and collaborate with other ColdFusion-wielding libraries.