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Is ColdFusion the solution for me?

Mar 29, 2012 9:16 AM

I've recently started working with Air for a client and I've been having somewhat of a hard time converting.  I'm normally a .net developer so I'm trying to overcome my learning curve.  I'd like to know if ColdFusion would be a good solution for the problem I'm facing.


I have an Air application that needs access to a simple xml file that sits on an external server.  This file can't be exposed for security reasons.  The security can be simple, I just don't want any random person being able to view it via a link.  I noticed ColdFusion could help here.  It seems as though I may be able to use the URLLoader with a URLVariable and call a ColdFusion application that's on the server that has access to the document.  Is this the case or am I oversimplifying this.  I got the idea from an example 04-7cfd.html#WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e63e3d118666ade46-7cb2.  If this is the case, I'll get CF and all will be well in the world.


My other solution was to write a .Net web service and try to access it with AS3 but that seems fairly messy to me.  I also considered a PHP script that could give it to me but that as well seems messy.


So I ask, is CF for me?


I appreciate any help.  This is a new concept and a new development environment so I apologize in advance.

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    Mar 29, 2012 9:27 AM   in reply to joshb910

    To get ColdFusion and use it for only one thing is expensive.  Not only do you have to buy the software but you would have to learn the language (the latter is not that difficult).

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    Mar 29, 2012 10:40 AM   in reply to joshb910

    Yeah, it probably is about that simple. 


    Of course, you're makign your XML available via a URL, which is what you said you didn't want to do, it just isn't the same URL. 



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