Sunsetting Mach-II

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Peter J. Farrell

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Sep 10, 2013, 8:05:09 PM9/10/13
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Rather than leave things in an uncertain state, we feel it is best to announce that the current team behind Mach-II will no longer be working on or supporting Mach-II moving forward.

Peter, Matt, and Kurt have all moved away from CFML to other technologies: Peter and Matt to Python and Django, Kurt to C#. Since we are no longer doing CFML development and our time will be filled working in and contributing to projects in our new primary languages, we are no longer able to effectively develop and support Mach-II.

Mach-II is a stable, mature framework and is used — and will continue to be used — by a large number of organizations for their most mission-critical CFML applications. Current Mach-II applications will continue to run just fine of course, and if Mach-II does everything you need it to do there’s no reason to stop using it. The code will remain in its current state on GitHub (https://github.com/Mach-II/Mach-II-Framework) permanently, so it will always be available for you to use.

The beauty of free and open source software is that just because the current team supporting Mach-II is stepping away from the project, that doesn’t necessarily mean Mach-II dies. In addition to being able to continue to use Mach-II, you are also free to fork Mach-II and improve and evolve it as you see fit. Since we will no longer be maintaining Mach-II we will not be responding to pull requests back to the main repository, but if anyone is interested in taking over active maintenance of Mach-II please feel free to contact us.

Finally, we would like to express our extreme gratitude to everyone who contributed to Mach-II over the years. Contributions large and small — from minor edits to documentation, to helping by testing your applications on new versions of Mach-II, to major code contributions — were all vital to the success of Mach-II over the years. To all Mach-II users and contributors, our deepest and sincerest thanks.

Happy Hacking!

Peter, Kurt, and Matt

P.s. Originally posted on PJF's blog: http://blog.maestropublishing.com/2013/09/03/sunsetting-mach-ii/

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Brian FitzGerald

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Nov 17, 2013, 10:18:05 AM11/17/13
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This is the first time I'm seeing this message but I just want to express a profound THANK YOU to Peter, Matt and Kurt not only for your amazing work on Mach-II but also for inspiring me to become a better developer. When I first got started working with ColdFusion I inherited a very disorganized app that I was tasked with maintaining. After struggled with it for a few weeks, I remember thinking to myself "there's got to be a better way". This thought led me to do some research and find the ColdFusion Weekly podcast which was my first exposure to OO concepts and more intermediate to advanced CFML techniques.

Anyhow, I learned a ton by listening to your podcasts and they were the stepping stone I needed to take my Web development career to the next level. I have learned so much from you guys and really value everything you've done in terms of your excellent work on Mach-II itself, your educational efforts for the CFML community, your passion for open source, and your willingness to help a newb like me get my skills moving in the right direction.

I just want to say thank you for everything. Thank you, thank you Peter, Matt and Kurt!

Brian FitzGerald
Web Developer
Super Mach-II Fanboy

ps in case anyone is interested, this is (among others) the Mach-II app you helped me build: http://spanishwizards.com (login with: machii[at]spanishwizards[dot]com:password)

David R

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Nov 17, 2013, 10:19:38 AM11/17/13
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I would like thank Peter, Matt and Kurt and also Sean Corfield for all your commitment and proactive participation in educating us a mature CF framework!. 

Eventhough, I've moved out of ColdFusion, I still remember the old days, when I used to raise many noob questions in the Mach-II forum which were answered in a rapid fashion by the moderators.

I hope CF is the culprit whom we should blame for this Sunset. :(

I wish all three of you to have great success in your feature endeavours.

Regards,
David R



On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Brian FitzGerald <bmfitz...@gmail.com> wrote:
This is the first time I'm seeing this message but I just want to express a profound THANK YOU to Peter, Matt and Kurt not only for your amazing work on Mach-II but also for inspiring me to become a better developer. When I first got started working with ColdFusion I inherited a very disorganized app that I was tasked with maintaining. After struggled with it for a few weeks, I remember thinking to myself "there's got to be a better way". This thought led me to do some research and find the ColdFusion Weekly podcast which was my first exposure to OO concepts and more intermediate to advanced CFML techniques.

Anyhow, I learned a ton by listening to your podcasts and they were the stepping stone I needed to take my Web development career to the next level. I have learned so much from you guys and really value everything you've done in terms of your excellent work on Mach-II itself, your educational efforts for the CFML community, your passion for open source, and your willingness to help a newb like me get my skills moving in the right direction.

I just want to say thank you for everything. Thank you, thank you Peter, Matt and Kurt!

Brian FitzGerald
Web Developer
Super Mach-II Fanboy

ps in case anyone is interested, this is (among others) the Mach-II app you helped me build: http://spanishwizards.com (login with: mac...@spanishwizards.com:password)

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:05:09 PM UTC-4, Peter J. Farrell wrote:

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