A server-side scripting language from Macromedia/Allaire used in the creation of dynamic Web pages. Used in conjunction with HTML. When a visitor opens the page, the server processes the PHP commands and then sends the results to the visitor's browser, just as with ASP or PHP. This is a proprietary code.
Cold Fusion is a serverside scripting language for website graphic designers that want wish to do advanced development and/or database interfacing. It comes with ColdFusion Studio, a visual IDE. Other popular serverside scripting languages are ASP. Python, Perl, PHP, TCL and JSP. Cold Fusion supports dBASE, FoxPro, MS Access and Paradox databases.
Made and sold by macromedia, the same company that makes flash and dreamweaver, cold fusion is a server-side scripting language that makes dynamically created webpages, just like asp, php, and cgi's. Cold fusion pages usually have a file extenstion of "cfn."