ColdFusion 4 For Dummies

ColdFusion 4 For Dummies


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ISBN-13: 9780764506048
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Alexis D. Gutzman is a computer systems engineer at the University of Virginia, where she plays on the Web and administers NT servers. She has 12 years of systems experience on a variety of platforms and a masters degree in public affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, which she hopes to use some day. Alexis lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and soon-to-be-two children, one of which was percolating while this book was being written.

Contributor Charlie Arehart is an experienced ColdFusion developer who's worked with the product since 1997. An Allaire certified instructor, Charlie is also a frequent presenter to user groups all over the country. He presented at the first CF Developer conference in 1998 at Fort Collins, Colorado, and he has taught or spoken to thousands of ColdFusion developers since joining this wonderful community. Charlie brings nearly 20 years of IT experience to his role, having spent the bulk of his career designing, programming, and administering very large-scale enterprise database management systems. This culminated in several years working on two of the largest databases in the world, at the Australian Department of Social Security and the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration. Charlie is also a frequent contributor to the ColdFusion Developer Journal and is tips editor for the CFAdvisor.

John Paul Ashenfelter is a Web developer, author, and educator. He is the author of Choosing a Database for Your Web Site and writes columns on Web database development for and WebNet Journal. He has been heavily involved in academic Web site development at the University of Virginia and at commercial sites such as and is the founder of He currently writes, consults, and lectures about technology. Mr. Ashenfelter holds a B.S. in chemistry from James Madison University, an M.S. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Ph. D. in science education from the University of Virginia. In his spare time, he hikes, cooks, and spends time with his wife and their dog and two cats.

Table of Contents


Part I: Bare-Bones ColdFusion.

Chapter 1: Basic ColdFusion.

Chapter 2: Configuring a Development Environment.

Chapter 3: Using ColdFusion Studio.

Chapter 4: A Big Serving of ColdFusion.

Part II: Making ColdFusion Do Simple Stuff.

Chapter 5: Adding Records to a Database.

Chapter 6: Displaying Information.

Chapter 7: Updating Records.

Chapter 8: Processing Mail.

Part III: Creating ColdFusion Applications.

Chapter 9: Thinking Like a Programmer.

Chapter 10: Storing Data with Variables.

Chapter 11: Applications, Security, and State.

Chapter 12: Selecting and Presenting Data.

Part IV: Serious about ColdFusion.

Chapter 13 : Building Better Forms.

Chapter 14: Troubleshooting.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Common Coding Mistakes.

Chapter 16: Ten of the Best ColdFusion Custom Tags.

Chapter 17: Ten of the Best ColdFusion Functions.

Appendix: About the CD.


End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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