Last week, most of the Railo team were at the cf.Objective() conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a great conference for us as we love showing the new things we have been working on to a live audience.
This year, we had the opportunity to show off some of the great new features of Railo 4.0 which we will be releasing a public beta in June. But this year was also special, we had a different announcement to make and this is what we are really excited about.
Railo Technologies, the company behind Railo Server is evolving. We have been working with a number of companies in Europe and the US to bring to you a new entity called "The Railo Company". This new version of Railo Technologies will be the next iteration of our plans to bring to you the best CFML Server platform, not just for the next few years but to guarantee the development of the Railo Server for the next 10 years and more.
The investors are a range of European companies that have been delivering CFML based solutions for many years and with their support and knowledge we can see a bright future ahead.
Some of the companies are well known to you, some not so much so, but our investors are:
- Tesi: http://www.gruppotesi.com/
- ActivBrowser: http://www.activbrowser.com/
- Prisma IT: http://www.prisma-it.com/
- TagNile: http://tagnile.fi/
- BlueRiver: http://www.blueriver.com/
Gert Franz, CEO of Railo Technologies said:
This is a watershed moment for Railo as we can now promise the continued quality and innovation that has marked Railo’s development to date and ensure the global market that Railo is here to stay.
I am very happy with the newly founded Railo company and the trust the investing companies around the world put into us. It will give us the unique opportunity to guarantee the existence of CFML for the next 10-15 years. Lots of companies have invested heavily into CFML, trained and educated their staff and released lots of software based on CFML.
This venture allows them to continue trusting what I truly think is the best development platform for the web.
What will change for you?
Nothing will change for most of our users, you will be getting the same Open Source engine, but now with added resources dedicated to adding features, fixing bugs and providing documentation. We will be announcing a number of incentives and licensing options over the next few months.
What is a major boon is the knowledge that you will have a stable company, with strong backers with no hinderance to the brand itself.
In essence what we are saying to all CFML developers is:
CFML is HERE TO STAY
We are MARKETING it
We are SUPPORTING it
We are DEVELOPING it
For the next 10 years and foreseeable future