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Author: Samuel Isaac Dealey (All RIAForge projects by this author)
Last Updated: December 6, 2009 7:55 PM
Version: 0.5 beta
Views: 140,203
Downloads: 874
License: Apache License, Version 2


The FreeAgent project seeks to create a collection of loosely coupled, highly cohesive tools for swapping applications between frameworks.

For example, instead of saying:

We developed a forum application for ColdBox.

You could say:

We developed a forum application - it runs as a part of ColdBox, Fusebox, Mach-II, Model-Glue, CF on Wheels, FW/1, the onTap framework or as a stand-alone application.

Or put another way, it does for ColdFusion frameworks what ORM tools do for databases - give them a standardized interface.


1. LightWeight - the tools should be small enough to make them easily portable - a handful of CFCs.

2. Easy to Use - developing for 'any framework' should be as easy or nearly as easy as developing for any single framework

3. Eliminate Dependencies - the more an application depends on other apps or frameworks, the harder it is to port it to another environment - FreeAgent should create ways to eliminate the most common dependencies, such as framework-specific link-builders and framework-specific event objects.

4. Only controllers should vary between framework-specific versions.

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