I just wanted to congratulate Barney Boisvert on his taking first place in the CFUNITED Open Source Code Off Contest with his Schema Management Tool. As described by Barney, his project is:
A simple schema management tool. You write your database mods into migration scripts (CFCs), and then the tool manages application of the scripts on an as-needed basis in all environments the application is deployed to. Very handy if you have a laptop, an office workstation, a home machine, and a production server and don't want to spend your life keeping the databases backing each one in sync with the others.
I think this is certainly a scenario that most of us have to deal with (I know I do). This will surely add a ton of value to the ColdFusion community. Thanks Barney! The application is licensed under the Apache Software License 2.0. Download It Here.
Congratulations also to our second and third place winners who also came up with some super awesome applications:
Second: Mary Jo Sminkey "USPS tracker"
Third: Joe Danzinger "Project Tracker"
And of course, thank you to everyone who took the time to submit something back to the ColdFusion community. Check out the CFUNITED Wiki to see what everyone else submitted. I don't think there is anyone where who would argue that the ColdFusion community is one of the best out there, and it's generosity like this that just makes that every so more indisputable.