Mach II is not dead
June 17, 2007 ·
For some reason, I've had a number of emails recently asking me if Mach II is dead. I guess I get these emails because I'm still listed as a contributor on the Mach II site and the site has not been updated since November 2006. Obviously the folks asking these questions don't listen to The ColdFusion Weekly podcast by Matt Woodward and Peter Farrell! Anyway, I figured I'd put a note out based on the answers I've been giving these folks. First off, Mach II is alive and well and getting some serious attention from Matt Woodward, Peter Farrell, Kurt Wiersma and others (like Dave Shuck who is taking on the role of Mach II community manager). Second, Mach II is a mature, stable framework so you should not expect to see a steady stream of changes. That would make life hell for developers trying to use the framework! One release a year is probably a good pace for a framework once it is well-established. Third, a public beta of Mach II 1.5 should be released at CFUNITED along with a brand new web site. Hopefully that will stop the questions. CFUNITED will be a major event for frameworks: Mach II 1.5, Model-Glue 2.0 and a public beta of Fusebox 5.5 (I hope!).