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Community Survey About CFML IDE

April 9, 2008 ·

Adobe has conducted surveys on ColdFusion IDEs in the past but, for obvious reasons, hasn't posted the results. Now Jim Priest has created an 'Open' CFML IDE survey. Encourage every CFer you know to take the survey!

Tags: cfeclipse · coldfusion

6 responses

  • 1 Matt Woodward // Apr 9, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    Not sure the reasons are so obvious as to why Adobe wouldn't post the survey results--why not share what people think? What are they afraid of? Can't an open discussion only make things better?
  • 2 Gary F // Apr 9, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    @Matt, it's probably standard corporate policy to protect their research which technically becomes their property. If they published the results then a competitor that produces IDEs could use that research to their advantage. Okay, the CF IDE commercial market is limited to erm, DW only I think so that's a bad example, but it shows how little value publishing the results would have to competitors in this specific case.

    Another reason for not wanting to publish results could be that if XYZ was the most requested feature and it never made it into the final product everyone would complain that Adobe don't listen and is ignoring their own research. You know we would! :-)

  • 3 Sean Corfield // Apr 9, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    @Gary, you are very perceptive - those are exactly the reasons I was thinking of! :)
  • 4 Mike Davis // Apr 9, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    @Matt--I agree with Sean and Gary: clearly you don't "get it." This level of secrecy is clearly what made Adobe and CF what it is today!
  • 5 Sean Corfield // Apr 9, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    @Mike, ouch :)
  • 6 Mike Davis // Apr 10, 2008 at 5:28 AM

    @Sean:

    All in good fun ;)