I see it got installed with 2016 also.
Does anyone know how CF uses node?
Also, it looks like a quite old version (node cmd prompt says 0.10.24, current is 6.0, if I'm not mistaken). Is it OK to update it? Or to install a new version from scratch?
Yes, you can go ahead and update the node.js.
Vikram, would you confirm that the node.js implementation there only for use with the weinre (mobile dev inspection feature, https://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/mobile-application-development/inspecting-mobile-applic ations.html)?
And would you confirm also that both are implemented only if one chooses the "development" profile during installation (as indicated here, ColdFusion Help | Understanding ColdFusion Server Profiles ), and not if one chooses "production" or "production+secure"?
I just want to be 100% sure, given your seeming involvement with things, rather than judging things based solely on what those pages say. Thanks.
PS I will add that I confirmed the node implemented by CF was indeed only there on servers that had been installed using the development profile, and not those implemented with the production/secure profile.
And to be clear for those who may wonder, while it's true that since CF11 one can turn on and off the "secure profile" ni the CF admin after installation, there is no feature for turning on/off the development mode, at least that I know of. So someone who installs CF in "development profile" won't have any automated way to remove this node implementation if they wanted to.It would be helpful if Vikram or anyone else from Adobe can confirm that.