I know it’s old news at this point, but I’ve been so busy today that I haven’t had a chance to write about it here. Macromedia launched their new web site last night, and at the same time launched an amazing reaction from the community. Enough has been said on the forums and lists today that the last thing I want to do is rehash what has already been covered, however I would like to mention two things that I think were largely missed in the community.
Another point that I don’t think was adequately covered today is that almost the entire back-end was completely rewritten in ColdFusion. We believe macromedia.com is one of (if not the) largest collections of RIAs in production today, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet. According to Penny Wilson’s article on DevNet, we reach one million customers a day. Additionally, 250,000 people download software from macromedia.com each day, and 4 million people download the Flash player. All that is done with ColdFusion on the back-end. If there was any question whether CFMX was ready for the enterprise market, I think we now have an answer.