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He touched upon language enhancements, improvements in PDF generation and Mobile features. It was followed by Rakshith’s demos of some of the new features in the next release of Cold Fusion (code named Splendor).It is the process of creating, testing, debugging and deploying mobile application that is complex and cfclient tries to simplify that.As with any feature in CF, there would be people who do not find this process difficult and they won’t need this feature.It is also true that since CFClient adds layers of code on top of existing libraries and JS code, it may not be as fast as hand coded JS code.But then this is also true in the case of Java (byte) code generated from CFML on the server side.And if some of the APIs are broken, then we will release updater sooner, as Rakshith mentioned in the cfhour podcast yesterday.I do agree that since the JS code is auto generated, it may not look as good as if you had hand coded it.
And most frameworks in any language add additional code layer which might affect the performance.
In the limited time that we had in keynote, we probably could not explain what cfclient was, but I think after Simon’s session people got pretty good idea of what it is.