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Mastering ColdFusion MX

Mastering ColdFusion MX

Arman Danesh, Raymond Camden, Selene Bainum, Guy Rish

ISBN: 978-0-782-15247-0

Feb 2006

1022 pages

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A Database-Powered Website--Easier and Yet More Powerful Than Ever
The latest release of ColdFusion represents a giant leap forward in the creation of dynamic, database-driven websites. Mastering ColdFusion MX is the resource you need to take advantage of everything MX has to offer. Whether you're just getting started or making the transition from an earlier version, you'll quickly gain the skills that will take you to the next level. Master database interactions, integrate with Flash applications, build and consume web services, manage and secure your server--and, most importantly, develop full-blown, dynamic web applications.
Coverage Includes:
* Including outside code
* Creating and manipulating variables
* Interacting with email, web, FTP, and LDAP servers
* Creating dynamic charts and graphs
* Creating and validating forms
* Using SQL for advanced, dynamic database interaction
* Using JSP custom tag libraries in ColdFusion
* Building rich-media applications with Flash Remoting
* Using XML with ColdFusion
* Using object-oriented programming with ColdFusion Components
* Building and consuming web services
* Scheduling automatic execution of ColdFusion programs
* Implementing fine-grained, advanced security
* Implementing error control
* Building a search engine with Verity
* Administering ColdFusion servers


Part 1: The Basics.

Chapter 1: Creating Your First ColdFusion Template.

Chapter 2: Passing Data between ColdFusion Templates.

Chapter 3: Retrieving Data from a Database.

Part 2: The Essentials.

Chapter 4: Creating and Manipulating Variables.

Chapter 5: Functions.

Chapter 6: Writing Expressions.

Chapter 7: Controlling the Flow ofYour Templates.

Chapter 8: Scripting: An Alternative to Tags.

Chapter 9: Including Outside Code.

Chapter 10: Creating Databases and Tables.

Chapter 11: Using cfquery and SQL to Interact with the Database.

Chapter 12: Using Advanced Query Techniques.

Chapter 13: Advanced Output Techniques.

Chapter 14: Creating Charts and Graphs.

Chapter 15: Looping.

Chapter 16: Working with ColdFusion Data Structures.

Chapter 17: Forms.

Chapter 18: Validating Form Data.

Chapter 19: Implementing the ColdFusion Web Application Framework.

Chapter 20: Using cflock.

Chapter 21: Implementing Error Control.

Chapter 22: File Management.

Part 3: Working the Internet with ColdFusion.

Chapter 23: Sending and Receiving Mail.

Chapter 24: Using Internet Protocols.

Part 4: Advanced Concepts.

Chapter 25: Query of Queries.

Chapter 26: Evaluating Dynamic Expressions.

Chapter 27: Scheduling Events.

Chapter 28: Implementing a Search Engine.

Chapter 29: Application Security.

Chapter 30: Building ColdFusion Custom Tags.

Chapter 31: Creating User-Defined Functions.

Chapter 32: Using ColdFusion Components and Web Services.

Chapter 33: Including External Objects.

Chapter 34: Using WDDX.

Chapter 35: XML.

Chapter 36: Flash Integration.

Chapter 37: Managing a ColdFusion Server.

Part 5: Appendices.

Appendix A: Installing ColdFusion.

Appendix B: ColdFusion Tag Reference.

Appendix C: ColdFusion Function Reference.


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Combined Errata

Page 77

14th line from bottom, "tf" should read "if"

Page 223

At the bottom, last sentence refers to dateFormat when it should be datePart.

Page 289

Middle of page error states should only be one

Page 366

The bottom of 366 lists ctree and cftreeitem. ctree should be cftree.

Page 707

Last snippet of the page should read:
#test4.sayHello should be #test.sayHello
because "test4" is the name of the cfc file
and "test" is the name of that object's instance.