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ColdFusion on Mac OSX: It works!

Posted Monday, November 29, 2004 7:33:27 AM by Sheri German

Sheri German

Yesterday afternoon I was talking to Stephanie Sullivan about various and sundry things, and at one point she mentioned that I should learn ColdFusion. She insisted that I would love it. She pointed to its simplicity and logic. I have dabbled in PHP, and the idea of an easy and intuitive way to do dynamic sites certainly appealed to me.

What then, lo and behold, appeared on CMX today but an article on how to install JRun and ColdFusion on the Mac. I skimmed through the directions, and they looked clear to me, so I decided to go for it. Sure enough, a hour or two later, I had a successful installation on my 10.3.6 version of Mac OS X. I am more than thrilled.

If you too want to take the plunge, Tom Pletcher's methodology is as good as it gets. The only advice I would add to his wonderful directions is to make sure you take it slow and double-check each of your Terminal commands. Be patient when hitting the enter key, and allow the commands time to execute. Sometimes it may appear like nothing is happening for a few seconds. Work carefully in Terminal, and you will have no problems at all. Tom's directions work.

All that will be left for you to do is dig into the rich repository of CF tutorials and articles at CMX. And, of course, never forget the forum support. You'll be a ColdFusion guru in no time.

Category tags: ColdFusion