Traditional ways of deploying ColdFusion applications are a pain. Many applications need to have several configuration changes made, code needs to be pushed to one or more servers, and the servers have to be configured correctly to run the application.
This problem is not unique to ColdFusion. In fact all languages have Similar deployment issues. Luckily, there are tools that can be used to automate the build and deployment process. Ant4CF is one of these tools for ColdFusion.
Ant4CF is a collection of tasks for Apache Ant that provide tasks specific to deploying ColdFusion applications. By combining this tool with other Ant tasks you can automate most build and deployment processes. And, by automating your build and deployment processes you can help insure your applications are always built and deployed correctly.
Ant4CF provides a task for running Ant scripts remotely as well as a task for running Ant4CF exposed services from Ant. Ant4CF comes with a set of services used to expose the Admin API features.