Moving to Mac: ColdFusion 8.01

Since my original Moving to Mac post, Adobe was kind enough to throw me into the ColdFusion 8.01 pre-release program. A quick download later, and I got to run the installer. Not only was the install process about 10x faster than my last CF8 install on Windows, but the process *after* the install, the loading screen you get the first time you try to go into the cfadmin, was only up for about 5 seconds before it was done. I remember on my Windows 2003 quad-core Xeon server it took what seemed like 5 minutes.

The even better news: The installer just *works*. It detected my default OS X Apache install, got the connector all wired up properly, and it’s lightning fast. Great news for everyone else thinking about switching to a Mac / Leopard!