Inside ColdFusion MX

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New Riders, 2002 - Computers - 835 pages
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The most comprehensive guide to learning and maximizing the latest version of ColdFusion. Inside ColdFusion MX begins with a discussion of ColdFusion MX and how it differs from previous versions of ColdFusion. The authors discuss the new ColdFusion Administration/Administration, integration with existing IDE's, recent language extensions, and the planning and development of ColdFusion applications under the new CF architecture. The book delves into a detailed discussion of the CFML language, the heart-and-soul of ColdFusion application development, including real-world example code and discussion on how to solve common problems. Coverage includes advanced application development topics, such as exception handling, interacting with other application/server resources, and extending ColdFusion MX with other technologies. The book discusses complex topics in an easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand way, focusing on the questions developers will ask when using the book for problem-solving.
  

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Contents

Table of Contents
1
Preparing Your Environment
7
Integration of ColdFusion Studio
22
Summary
34
Application Layers
42
Resource Planning
51
Development Methodologies
62
Summary
74
CFScript
273
Debugging
287
Best Practices
297
Further Extending Your Applications
309
Common Application Development
329
Enhancing Application Performance with
367
Introduction to XML and ColdFusion MX
379
Advanced XML
413

Bringing Data to the Browser
88
Interacting with Database Records
100
Summary
109
Custom Tags
116
Summary
131
ColdFusion Components
133
Complex Data Types
165
Application Framework
189
Error Handling
215
Regular Expressions
229
Working with Email
239
Working with Files
257
Web Services and ColdFusion
445
Leveraging J2EE
461
Working with Databases
475
Advanced Database Interaction
505
Administering the ColdFusion Server
523
Performance Optimization and Scalability
555
Migration to ColdFusion MX
563
ColdFusion Tips and Tricks
571
A Tag Reference
585
B Function Reference
691
Index
801
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

John Cummings is a Senior Product Support Engineer with Macromedia, Inc. where he provides ColdFusion application, administration, and code support for many organizations and agencies throughout the United States. In 2001, John worked with Ben Forta and Nate Weiss on the ColdFusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit (Macromedia Press, 2001) as a contributing author.

Neil Ross is a ColdFusion Application Architect with Ciber Inc in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Neil is a Macromedia Certified ColdFusion Developer and was a ColdFusion Consultant during his time with Allaire's Consulting Services. He has worked with clients throughout North America and has conducted public and private classes throughout the US as one of Allaire's "in-house" ColdFusion Instructors. He has published articles and product reviews in the ColdFusion Developer's Journal and is active in the ColdFusion community. Neil is a founding member and currently serves as the manager of the Central Pennsylvania ColdFusion User Group and speaks at ColdFusion User Groups every chance that he gets.

Robi Sen is the Vice President of Department 13, a software consultancy focusing on e-procurement, supply chain management, enterprise application integration, and web services. Formerly, he was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Software Development at Granularity, Inc.

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