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Developers have been working for some time to improve the way ColdFusion is used to develop Web sites. CF is a powerful presentation language for creating markup-based documents (HTML, WML and XML) with connectivity into component-based back-end systems such as C++, Java, COM/CORBA and more. With these add-ins, programmers have many ways to develop reusable object-oriented, component-based applications for the back end of a Web site. But there's still a hole in this architecture because we need a CFML component model for the Web site front end as well. Many Web sites have interface requirements so similar to each other that it would be incredibly useful to have an object-based approach to code reuse for the Web site front end. I am sick and tired of writing the same application again and again just because one requirement was slightly modified. Imagine being able t... (more)