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COAL is neat

posted under category: ColdFusion on August 22, 2005 at 1:00 am by Nathan

In case everyone hasn't seen Ryan Guill's little project COAL (stands for the ColdFusion Open Application Library), I suggest you check it out. If for nothing else, then just for the sake that it houses the entire CFLib.org UDF library, in an easily digestable component model. There's a couple extra little treats in there too, none of which interest me nearly as much.

Ryan, if you're out there, keep it going! Add more components, diversify a bit. See if you can get Mossimo Foti's great CFCs embedded into COAL, or hook up with the OpenXCF project to package a lot of their projects into an easily digestable COAL form.

I'd love to see COAL as a standard thing you install with any new CF server, you know, install, enter serial, setup dsn entries, install COAL, register custom CFX tags, etc.

Seriously, I think there's potential here.