Adobe is shipping ColdFusion 8, the latest version of its website development tool.

The company said that were several new features, including ColdFusion 8 Server Monitor which lets developers swiftly identify bottlenecks and tune the server for better performance.

"The server monitoring capabilities in ColdFusion 8 are outstanding, offering granular-level access to identify slow requests and terminate runaway processes," said Nick Walters, programming manager, Lightyear Network Solutions.

The software integrates with other Adobe technologies, including Flex, PDF, and more and uses Ajax-based components. ColdFusion 8 is available in two editions: ColdFusion 8 Enterprise Edition costs £3,706 per two computers and delivers multiple websites and applications on one or more servers, or on existing J2EE application server installations. ColdFusion 8 Standard costs £641.95 and is for single applications.