Michael Smith has released the full results of this year's State of the CF Union survey over on the TeraTech blog. I enjoy seeing this data every year as a framework author since it helps us know what engines and types of OS to target with our products. This year, there's a full write up and a little commentary on each graph. Note the write up is spread across two blog entries:
Notable bits of data were:
- CF9 is finally falling behind CF10 and CF11. This is good since we'll be dropping support for CF9 in ColdBox soon
- Lucee has left Railo usage in the dust, and a solid amount of people are already using Lucee 5
- Still a lot of people out there using no framework at all or FuseBox! Of course, I assume this isn't new dev, but rather the same old legacy apps that have been around for years
- A lot of people not using a DI framework. Kind of curious if they're not using CFCs at all.
- Really surprised how many people still use Notepad++ for dev.
- The "How many years have you used CFML" graph is very depressing. Very little new blood coming into CFML.
- Love how many people are using CommandBox. I'm so pleased to see it being useful for the CF world
- A decent chunk of Amazon EC2 users, but it's clear most CF shops aren't doing cloud deploys. Not sure if Adobe doesn't focus on cloud because their users don't care, or if it's the other way around.
- Surprised to see how many home-grown REST frameworks there are. I can't imagine a world in which you wouldn't waste more time doing that from scratch than to drop in something quick and easy like ColdBox 4's REST routing. There's so much out of the box to be gained.
- There's a decent chunk of CF devs in very large companies, but the majority are in small business's with 1-20 total employees. That's interesting since it's not where I would have pegged most CF devs to be.
- The comments are very interesting too. Lots of love for Lucee and lots of frustration for Adobe.
OK, well there's my thoughts. Head over and check out the data yourself.