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In the mid-1990s when e-commerce was in its infancy there were basically two commercial software packages that a business could use to have a web based store. The first was Microsoft Microsoft Merchant Server and the second was IBM Net.Commerce which later got renamed to Websphere. Out of the box these products did not meet common needs of the online merchants and thus required a great deal of custom development before they could be used in real world. Only larger companies with a sizable staff and budget could deploy either one of these solutions. In 1995 Jeremy and JJ Allaire came out with a commercial rapid application development product called ColdFusion which was powered by its proprietary scripting language called ColdFusion Markup Language which opened up the internet to many new development companies.