Simultaneous Requests in CFMX 7

Watch that setting! While ColdFusion MX 7 Server Configuration installs with a default value for Simultaneous Request at 8, the Multi-server configuration has a default setting of 25 for this parameter.

ColdFusion MX 7 has the same rule of thumb for starting values on this parameter, just 3 to 5 per CPU on the machine. The default Server Configuration setting falls into that range for a 2 CPU machine, but the Multiserver Configuration value of 25 Simultaneous Requests may be too high for your application.


ColdFusion MX 7 Standard Edition - Feature Set

Dave Gruber, ColdFusion Product Manager for Macromedia, posted a feature summary for CFMX 7 Standard Edition in response to some early confusion on the CFTalk list this morning.

Check out the CFTalk post here to see the feature list.

SYS-CON TV Interview with Dave Gruber, ColdFusion Product Manager

Summary: "The new version of ColdFusion extends the Internet to mobile devices and delivers groundbreaking rich forms support, reporting, and printing solutions," says Gruber, ColdFusion product manager at Macromedia on his SYS-CON.TV interview today with MX Developer's Journal chief-editor Charles Brown.

Catch the video here:

The video cutaways don't have much to do with the interview, as they pan to the Macromedia website or leaf through CFDJ, but the interview is a good intro to the new features of ColdFusion MX 7.

License Changes in ColdFusion MX 7

A couple notes about ColdFusion MX 7 licensing for the Free Developer's Edition and the Standard Edition.

The Free Developer's Edition of ColdFusion MX 7 now permits you to access the server from localhost plus 2 other client addresses. This is a change from earlier versions of ColdFusion Developer Edition which restricted the server to handling requests for localhost plus just 1 other client.

As previously blogged, ColdFusion MX 6.x EULA permitted users to install the Standard Edition on up to 8 cpus, although it would be difficult to know that unless you either read the EULA or my blog entry. ColdFusion MX 7 has a new EULA permitting the installation of the Standard Edition on up to 2 CPUs only, with a maximum of 1 machine per 1 license. If you took advantage of this licensing loophole in CFMX 6.x, then it may cost a bit more to upgrade those to CFMX 7.