I saw some talk on the BACFUG list today about binary deployment of ColdFusion applications. I know this has been discussed at length in the past, but I would like to get some fresh feedback about what people are looking for. Specifically:
- Are you just looking for a convenient way to deploy your ColdFusion applications?
- Are you looking for a secure way to distribute your applications (which implies encryption or obfuscation in addition to compilation)?
- Would it be enough to just deploy Java byte code, even though Java byte code can easily be decompiled (in other words, is it just the CFML that you want to protect, or the CFML and the Java source code)?
- In what circumstances would you find this feature useful, and do you think your clients would go for it?
Thanks for the input!