This web page has information on ColdFusion by Allaire. ColdFusion is a "Web Data Access" software tool.
ColdFusion is middleware. ColdFusion runs on Wint NT/98 or Solaris platform. You embed CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) inside of the HTML which communicates with ColdFusion Application Server which runs on the Web server. ColdFusion's server then interacts with the dbf's via ODBC and then prepares an HTML document as its response to the server. The HTML is then returned to the Web server which then sends it to the user's browser. Several drivers are supported including Oracle, Access, SQL Server, FoxPro, Excel. ColdFusion Studio is the IDE (Integrated Development Environment).