First released in November 2005, Transfer is a ColdFusion object-relational mapping (ORM) framework that is still in use today. In fact, Mark Mandel, the creator of Transfer, is constantly updating the ORM, which is now on version 1.1. Sean Corfield has called Transfer “a very low overhead ORM, in terms of raw performance.” (
). In this article, Mark Mandel explains what an ORM framework is, how Transfer works, and how to get started with your Transfer application.