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Sava – Open Source ColdFusion CMS

Posted · Category: Framework, GPL License

Sava is an Open Source ColdFusion CMS. They’ve seen that the best tools are those built to match the people who use them, both in terms of function and anticipation of common problems. This approach is at the core of Sava, a tool built to make work easier, whether it’s something as simple as adding a news release or as complex as integrating data with an enterprise CRM.

Open Source ColdFusion CMS

Sava is designed to help you manage your site content easily, with as little hassle as possible. Sava’s got hundreds of built-in features that make this possible – here’s a quick look at the highlights:

Easy and fast content editing – Need to fix a typo or add a new page? It takes just a couple clicks, and you’re all set. Sava takes the pain out of content management.

World-class CSS Support – Sava makes life better for CSS designers and developers, with best-in-class CSS capabilities. It really is what you’ve been looking for…

Search Engine Friendly – With clean, well-formed page structures, SEO-friendly URLs, and full control over all page content and attributes, Sava is a great choice for SEO-focused websites.

Cross Platform Flexibility – ColdFusion? Java? Linux? Windows? Mac OSX? MySQL? Microsoft SQL Server? The answer to all these questions is a resounding “Yes!”

All features– Here’s an overview of all the Sava features in one, convenient look.

Open Source ColdFusion CMS

Requirements: ColdFusion MX7+ or Railo 2.0+
Demo: http://www.gosava.com/sava/
License: GPL 2 License

  • Seriously, people are still going on about ColdFusion…?

  • John Skrotzki

    seriously dude are you really that ignorant??

  • No, it was a joke. ColdFusion is by no means a good or smart application server/language/framework (?) to use, however large corporations seem to insist on using it. At this point we are right in the middle of the joke, because everyone knows ColdFusion is still being used but every knows how bad it is as well. The joke is quickly ended with an ellipsis which indicates that perhaps something is missing.

    Any other jokes you’d like me explain John?

  • John Skrotzki

    Again, I stand by what I said. If you seriously think that coldfusion ( based on Java and in version 8 ) is a bad server/language/framework then you indeed don’t have a clue about it. And you tone shows me how arrogant you really are. I am done with you – move on…

  • Chris

    Personal subjective opinions of dislike are all well-and-good, but let’s settle this argument by using quantifiable metrics. Google trends isn’t scientific, but it’s a good place to start, so let’s compare Coldfusion with relative newcomers like Django and Ruby on Rails:


    Note I didn’t compare CF outright with Python or Ruby because no one in their right mind would use CF as a general purpose programming language, and the rankings reflect that.

    If you want to see a more dramatic illustration Coldfusion’s increasing unpopularity, you can adjust the trends to compare against jsp, asp.net, and php.

  • Metrics don’t really say much about the actual quality of the product. Just because there are more Fords on the road, does that make it a better car than a BMW? In my opinion, the cost of the ColdFusion server is a main factor for its decline in use compared to high-quality open source solutions out there. However, most people who question the why ColdFusion is still being used have not taken a seriously close look at it lately. Hopefully, the realease of two open source CFML engines this year (Open Bluedragon and Railo), will encourage people to take a look without worrying about the cost.

  • At the end of the day it is the quality of the final application that matters and not the choice of server side programming language used to develop it.

    As developers we should be concerned with whether the client and, more importantly, the end user are happy with the application? The server side programming language used to the develop it is of no interest to the end user and is rarely of interest to the client.

    I’m a big fan of Coldfusion, but I’m well aware that I could have used PHP or Ruby to develop exactly the same application.

    That said I am really impressed by Sava.

  • Jody

    Well, lets see. Hmmm, how to compare the two



    SELECT * FROM table LIMIT 10;



    $connect = mysql_connect(“host”,”user”,”password”);
    mysql_select_db(“dbname” ,$connect);
    $run_query = mysql_query(“SELECT * FROM table”);
    $result = mysql_fetch_array(“$run_query”);

    echo “$result[feild]”;


    It’s really about prefrence. I suppose, if you like wasting time, then whatever language you are coding in [beside cfml] go ahead. I have been developing with several language and by far CFML is the easiest way to do just about anything. It cuts production time in half. At least I feel, and also CF has many features that enables you to use many other languages. Now I know other do the same but come on get real, if cf was free you would be using it.

  • Tunde Ajibawo

    Coldfusion is the best server side web based programming environment. That being said, the only downside as one person has said is the cost. But then there are now open source alternatives to the Adobe Coldfusion Server. Try developing same applications in asp.net, php, jsp, django or whatever, I bet you CF will save you hours in doing something

  • Oyadiran Onaopemipo

    Tunde,i so agree with you that cold fusion would allow u do things faster that the php thingy

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