This new edition will be updated to cover new features and options in ColdFusion 5, the next major upgrade for this product.
This book teaches all the basics required to be able to create complete and professional applications, including:
- Create real-time, secure, scalable, web based applications
- Use the new ColdFusion Studio development tools, including the WYSIWYG editor and the interactive SQL query builder
- Developer Intranet applications to interact with existing corporate databases
- Create secure e-commerce sites
- Use the new debugging tools and features
- Generate business graphics using the new graphing engine
- Implement security and access control
- Create reusable components
- Build complete applications from the ground up
This book will remain positioned as a beginner to intermediate book, but the flow and pacing will adapt so as to better cover both basic site development as well as complete application development. While some of the content from the previous editions may be used, this essentially is the first complete rewrite of this book.
About the Author
Ben Forta is Allaire Corporation's product evangelist for the ColdFusion product line. Ben has over 15 years of experience in the computer industry, and spent 6 years as part of the development team responsible for creating OnTime, one of the most successful calendar and group-scheduling products, with over one million users worldwide. Ben is the author of the popular ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, and it's sequel Advanced ColdFusion 4 Application Development, as well as books on JSP (JavaServer Pages), WAP, and other technologies.
Nate Weiss is currently the Tech Director and Chief Architect at OneCARE (www.onecare.com), a company committed to online product support and customer relations. Previously, he was the principal developer at ICES, Inc (www.icesventures.com). He has been fortunate enough to speak at several ColdFusion developer conferences and user group meetings, and was the original owner of the WDDX SDK (available from www.Wddx.org). Visit his website at www.nateweiss.com, which includes a number of ColdFusion custom tags and other goodies.
Table of Contents
Why Cold Fusion?
Introduction to Cold Fusion.
II. GETTING UP AND RUNNING.
Installing Cold Fusion and Cold Fusion Studio.
Administering Cold Fusion.
III. GETTING STARTED WITH COLD FUSION.
Designing an Application.
Creating Databases and Tables.
Introduction to SQL.
SQL Data Manipulation.
Introduction to Cold Fusion Studio.
Cold Fusion Basics.
Cold Fusion Forms.
Using Forms to Add or Change Data.
Using the SQL Query Builder.
Form Data Validation.
The Report Writer.
Debugging and Troubleshooting.
IV. ADVANCED COLD FUSION.
Working with Projects.
Working with Stored Procedures.
Advanced Cold Fusion Templates.
Enhancing Forms with CFFORM.
Interacting with Email.
Working with Dynamic HTML.
Web Application Framework.
Session Variables and Cookies.
Full Text Searching with Verity.
Cold Fusion Tag Reference.
Cold Fusion Function Reference.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is THE BOOK to learn Cold Fusion from. In addition, it makes an excellent reference for developers of all levels. It's well written and organized. The only thing I've noticed that I think it's missing is more clarification on the CFLOOP tag, but overall it's an outstanding book.
This book has been a great improvement over the previous. Now with the reference CD and extra material, this book is a great pick. Not only does it cover ColdFusion, but also programming methodologies and other technologies that go with ColdFusion.