CFWheels – Rediscovering beauty in CF Code

I haven’t been blogging much of late. Lots of traveling and work kept me away.

During this time, however, I have somehow managed to find time to play with Wheels. And I must say it has been a pleasure working with it.

I’ve dabbled with Ruby on Rails and Grails in the past and have always lamented about the fact that the frameworks in CF do not possess the same beauty and elegance.

Well, CFWheels changes all that.

If you ask me, I’d say that all CF developers should at least try it out to once to see all that it has to offer.

Personally, I like they way the MVC architecture is implemented in CFWheels — pretty much like Rails/Grails. Plus domain modeling and  URL rewriting using routes — leading to very nice, readable URL. And not to mention time-saver features like view helpers that let you build nice views and forms and add validation to them. And also the plugins… And also the provision for different environment like design/development/test/production.

I’ve tried it on Railo and it is blazing fast. I’m sure it would be as quick on CF9.

I could go on and on. But it is simpler for you to simply head over CFWheels to discover the magic.

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