If you downloaded the new version of ColdFusion you may have found that some things have changed from the public beta you were using. The first that you need to know about is implicit getters and setters are not created by default. If you create a component with some properties it does not automtically create them for you. To accomplish this you just need to add an attribute to your component. This of course is not the case if you are using ORM. If you set the component to persistent it will know that you need getters and setters created for you properties.