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ColdFusion MX Developer's Handbook

ColdFusion MX Developer's Handbook

Raymond Camden, Arman Danesh, Hal Helms, Guy Rish, Emily Kim, Shlomy Gantz, Jen deHaan, Peter deHaan, Charles Mohnike, Selene Bainum, John Colasante, William Baum, Kenneth N. Fricklas, Matt Liotta

ISBN: 978-0-782-15153-4

Feb 2006

940 pages

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$38.99

Description

ColdFusion is an extremely powerful web-development tool. Despite its short initial learning curve, attributed to its accessible HTML-like, tag-based syntax, it provides sophisticated content-management solutions for large-scale enterprises. This has never been truer than it is now, since the release of ColdFusion MX. To take advantage of this power, you must step outside the box to learn skills as diverse as application design and Web Services development--topics addressed only briefly, if at all, in standard ColdFusion tutorials and reference books.

ColdFusion MX Developer's Handbook teaches you what you need to broaden your ColdFusion skills and become a fully capable enterprise developer. Inside, 13 ColdFusion experts provide highly detailed, advanced instruction that will save you countless headaches and let you squeeze every last drop of functionality from the newest release. You'll master database integration techniques involving advanced SQL queries, stored procedures, and database upsizing. You'll take advantage of MX's improved integration with other technologies, incorporating Flash using Flash Remoting, and capitalizing on full XML support to create Web Services. In your custom coding, you'll build and deploy Java and C++ extensions and wirelessly extend ColdFusion's reach with components that talk to WAP and WML clients.

All this comes wrapped in practical, hard-to-find advice for managing your content and applications and optimizing performance. Large applications with heavy traffic need speed and efficiency, and you get that with performance turning, load balancing, and caching. If you're working in a clustered environment, you need to understand state management. No matter what your situation, you'll benefit from in-depth coverage of application security, debugging, and coding methodology using Fusebox.

Every chapter is packed with the technical knowledge to give you what you need to create serious solutions. You might find that one particular chapter alone is worth the cost of the book because of the time and frustration it will save you. Most readers, however, will use various parts of this book at different times, depending on the constantly changing challenges faced by enterprise programmers. The mission of this book is to provide the extra skills you need to be a successful ColdFusion developer in today's demanding and expanding environment.

Introduction.

Part I: Managing Content and Applications.

Chapter 1: Designing and Planning a ColdFusion Application.

Chapter 2: Tr oubleshooting and Debugging ColdFusion MX Code.

Chapter 3: State Management in a Clustered Environment.

Chapter 4: The Fusebox Framework and Development Methodology.

Chapter 5: Developing Component-Based Applications.

Chapter 6: Creating Search Engines with Verity.

Chapter 7: Advanced WDDX.

Chapter 8: Application Security Techniques.

Chapter 9: Archives and Deployment.

Chapter 10: Source Code Management.

Part II: Advanced Database Integration.

Chapter 11: Advanced SQL.

Chapter 12: Stored Procedures.

Chapter 13: Upsizing Databases to SQL Server.

Part III: Client-Side Coding.

Chapter 14: Using JavaScript and DHTML with ColdFusion.

Chapter 15: Working with WAP and WML Clients.

Part IV: Enhancing Performance.

Chapter 16: Performance Tuning.

Chapter 17: Clustering:Load Balancing and Failover.

Chapter 18: Caching Techniques.

Part V: Custom Server-Side Coding.

Chapter 19: Working with Java Objects.

Chapter 20: Building Java Extensions.

Chapter 21: Building C++Extensions.

Chapter 22: Using cfexecute.

Part VI: Integrating with External Services.

Chapter 23: Integrating with Flash MX.

Chapter 24: Web Services.

Appendices.

Appendix A: Configuring ColdFusion for Java.

Appendix B: Understanding UML Class Diagrams.

Appendix C: Using the Code from This Book.

Index.

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