Don't Throw That Out! Bringing Legacy ColdFusion Code Into This Century
Are you still running that CF 4 application that your company paid some contractor ridiculous amounts of cash for 15 years ago? You know the one, that monster 5,000 template mash of two dozen sub-apps that all got thrown together in 5 minutes with bubblegum and bailing wire, and now take your server down every other day. Now you're seriously considering your options. Do you toss out this huge investment of money and man hours, and start over from scratch? Do you even write that in the same language?
Don't throw away that investment. Revive it, learn from it, and continue to capitalize on it. There have been some huge revisions to ColdFusion in these last 6 versions of the server, and with well thought out planning, refactor, and testing, your app can continue to thrive, grow, and succeed. In this topic, we'll discuss some of the steps to take, hurdles you may encounter, and key benefits and takeaways from saving that app.