Last week, Adam Lehman posted The Modern Age of ColdFusion. You should go read it. The TL;DR version is that Adam Lehman and Alison Huselid have been shifted to the Flashbuilder team. I've been reading a lot of responses online since that announcement.
The biggest concern I see from people is ColdFusion X is now completely in the hands of the team over in India. If you're not already aware of this, ColdFusion has been primarily developed over there since CF8. Adam and Alison's job was here in the States and now everything is over there and I'm sure from a business standpoint, this makes sense.
A noticeable pattern that I've been reading online:
- Adobe team being in a so-called ivory tower and they never listen to what we want.
Mr. Lehman and I may have always had our differences and were plenty vocal about them on twitter, but the one thing that I will defend Adam on is that he was unapproachable. This couldn't be any further from the truth. The man broadcasted his email once or twice a day on twitter and he responded to the community in a timely fashion. I get that twitter may not have been everyone's method of communication, but how hard is it to ask anyone that's active in the community if they had Adam Lehman's email address?
My only concern with the two positions being shifted? Is that Adam's replacement has still yet to say a peep to the community, but perhaps they're waiting for everything to quiet down.
If I had to ask Adobe for a favor, I would ask that the next product manager continue Adam's tradition of being just as approachable and active in the community as he was. If I had to ask the community for a favor, I would ask that you continue requesting features and reporting issues as you find them.
I'd like to thank Adam Lehman for the time he has put into the community and more importantly, thanks for stopping by Pittsburgh and listening to the little guys for a day.