Totally unrelated to SEO, I know. But it signals the possible end of an era for me, as I cannot help but think that this may be the beginning of the end for ColdFusion. I became a ColdFusion developer many years ago (don't ask how many because that is too far back for me to remember - but let's just say since near the time it first came on the market). ColdFusion made web development powerful and easy at the same time. When Macromedia bought out Allaire (the original makers of ColdFusion), we all thought they might get rid of ColdFusion, but they didn't. However, CF did take a downward turn in popularity. No, I don't have sales figures or anything like that to back me up. What I do have is experience at seeing the number of available ColdFusion-based jobs dwindle down considerably.
At about the same time as I realized that ColdFusion jobs were going to be more difficult to find, I discovered my fascination with SEO had increased, and little by little, I did less ColdFusion programming and more SEO work. I suspect that Adobe's main interest in Macromedia is Flash, rather than ColdFusion, and CF may eventually disappear completely. If that happens, I will be saddened but thankful that I am no longer tied to it so completely that it ruins my livelihood.
The internet world moves at a rapid pace, and change is inevitable. Keeping up with those changes is something we all must do, and having the foresight to see what may lie ahead is something that is very valuable. To tie this into SEO as best I can, remember: Do not put all your eggs in one basket. If you rely on only one source of income (such as Google SERPs or Adsense), you will regret it the day that the source disappears. Do what you can to minimize risks and visualize the future.
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I used to use cold fusion all the time years ago, however flash is far superior in my honest opinion.
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