With ColdFusion 8 finally out, I have started to think about updating my ColdFusion MX7 Advanced developer status. But to be honest, it kind of scares me. I will admit that I studied fairly hard for the ColdFusion 7 certification test. I know there a lot of people out there who can just sit down and take these test no problem, but I am not one of them. My problem is that ColdFusion is so robust and so powerful that there are many features that I simply don't use on a day to day basis (if at all). There is no way that I can answer questions on those topics without studying hard core.
With ColdFusion 8, this problem becomes hugely magnified! I mean just look at the Image manipulation functionality or even something like CFPresentation. Heck, CFPresentation could probably be a certification test all on it's own. As much as I would love to get certified again for ColdFusion 8, I think that the sheer vastness of the CF8 feature set would prevent me from being able to pass (and if I did pass, certainly it would not be with Advanced status).
But maybe I am jumping the gun here. I mean, after all, ColdFusion 8 did just come out. I should probably have at least a year under my belt with full time, hands-on development before I should even consider upgrading. I was developing in ColdFusion 7 for about two years before I got certified for that. I should probably show CF8 the same respect.
Anyways, that's my little panic attack for the day :)