Lucee Server (or simply Lucee) is a dynamic, Java based, tag and scripting language used for rapid web application development.
Lucee simplifies technologies like webservices (REST, SOAP, HTTP), ORM (Hibernate), searching (Lucene), datasources (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL and others), caching (infinispan, ehcache, and memcached) and many more.
Lucee provides a compatibility layer for Adobe ColdFusion © CFML using less resources and delivering better performance.
You can build Lucee from source or grab one of our distributions:
- Lucee Express (just unzip and run; delete to clean up)
- Installers for Windows, Linux and OSX
- Official Dockerfiles and Docker images
Alternatively try the super-useful CommandBox standalone developer tools for CFML powered by Lucee.
- Lucee Documentation Project
- Lucee Google Group; general app developer support
- Lucee Lang Forum; hacking on Lucee itself
- Lucee Bug Tracker
If you are looking for commercial support, you might try one of the LAS Members.
We standardise on Apache Tomcat for installers and Docker containers as there is only so much time in the day.
The Lucee team “treats slowness as a bug". Many performance tests have shown Lucee to perform faster than other CFML engines.
Lucee attempts to resolve many inconsistencies found in traditional CFML; either forcing changes in language behavior, or providing configurable options in the Lucee Administrator.
For more peruse the Lucee Manifesto.
The Lucee team is always open to feedback and active at CFML community events, and is keen to remind people that Lucee is a community project.
Copyright / License
Copyright 2006-2014 Various contributing authors Copyright 2015-2019 Lucee Association Switzerland
The Lucee code base was forked from the Railo Server Project (Version 4.2) in January 2015. The Lucee Association Switzerland (LAS) is the legal custodian of the code base, and contributors are required accept the LAS Contributor License Agreement (CLA).
Lucee Server is licensed under the Lesser GNU General Public License Version 2.1 (or later); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License in the LICENSE file, or at: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.1.txt
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
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