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March 12, 2008

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New Atlanta to Open-Source Java Version of BlueDragon

ColdFusion? Language to be Commoditized on Java Platform

London, U.K. - March 12, 2008 - New Atlanta announced today at CFUnited Europe - a ColdFusion®: Markup Language (CFML) technology exposition in London, U.K. - that they will be creating and distributing a free open-source Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) version of BlueDragon, their ColdFusion-compatible web application server.

ColdFusion Language

"This announcement is in direct response to community and customer feedback, who've seen most other web-scripting languages like JSP, PHP and ASP become commoditized as part of a free and/or open-source portion of various web application stacks," said Vince Bonfanti, President of New Atlanta. "In order for CFML to compete more effectively with other web-scripting languages, the time has come to commoditize and elevate CFML as a viable and freely available option for web application development and deployment on the Java platform."

Since 2001, New Atlanta has worked to create new and innovative features and platform versions of BlueDragon to meet the varying and diverse needs of the CFML community. This next logical step by New Atlanta ensures that CFML will become and forever remain a free web-scripting language option for web application deployments on the Java EE technology stack.


New Atlanta plans to deliver the open-source edition of BlueDragon prior to the CFUnited conference in Washington D.C. in June 2008.

Additional detail can be found here: BlueDragon Open-Source F.A.Q.

About New Atlanta

In over 85 countries around the world, over 14,000 corporate and individual customers rely on New Atlanta products for their server-side deployments.

New Atlanta develops software products and technology and provides support services needed to deploy and administer dynamic web sites and web-enabled applications.

New Atlanta's founders are web-scripting technology leaders, successfully bringing three generations of web-scripting languages to market since 1995:

  1. Lasso - A cgi-based web-scripting language and runtime for publishing FileMaker Pro databases. Lasso was sold to Claris (now FileMaker, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, in March of 1997 - becoming the FileMaker Pro 4.0 Web Companion. Over ten million licenses of FileMaker Pro have been sold since its initial release.
  2. ServletExec - A server-side Java based web-scripting language and runtime that implements the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) APIs. Tens of thousands of ServletExec licenses have been sold since its initial release in 1997.
  3. BlueDragon - A ColdFusion® Markup Language (CFML) runtime with native deployment and integration capabilities on both the Microsoft .NET and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platforms. BlueDragon is also delivered as a standalone server for turnkey CFML Server and VAR/OEM deployments, providing built-in CFML functionality and processing that can be easily and fully incorporated within any product or solution.

The company's other product JTurbo®, is a J2EE Certified Type 4 driver for connecting to Microsoft SQL Server.

Founded in 1997, New Atlanta is a privately held company based in Alpharetta, Georgia (north metro Atlanta). For more information about New Atlanta, visit the company's web site at or send email to General Info.

BlueDragon™, ServletExec® and JTurbo® are trademarks of New Atlanta Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. ColdFusion is a registered trademark of Adobe® Inc., in the United States and/or other countries, and its use here does not imply the sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of Adobe, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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