Does anyone know of any good tutorials, books, articles or
otherwise available resources that might discuss how to communicate
between ColdFusion and an existing C++ Application? Or has anyone
ever worked on such a project and could tell me what the difficulty
level is, where problems occur, was it worth the effort?
I do not even know what this application is or does yet. I am
just told the developers don't want to rewrite it in a language
more suited for the web. So I am flying blind here. The ultimate
goal is to develop a Web GUI (Likely in Flex) to an existing system
that is currently written in C++. It is very likely we will need a
middle-ware layer to act as a gateway and handle business logic and
the database connectivity for things such as User Authentication
and Authorization, general configuration and likely for LCDS.
ColdFusion is the logical choice to easily work with Flex but only
if we can marry it to the C++ back-end without much difficulty.
I have not worked with C++ in about 15 years. If I take on
this project I may very well find myself having to blow the dust
off my very rusty C++ skills just to get the the point where I can
define if it is even possible. Before I do that though I would like
to take a look at some examples and get an idea of how difficult it
might be to see if it is even worth the effort.