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Programming ColdFusion
Brooks-Bilson, Rob.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Associates, [2001]

Physical Description:
xvii, 953 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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ColdFusion is a powerful platform for creating and deploying dynamic web applications. Developers like ColdFusion because its simple, tag-based language makes it easy to handle simple tasks, like processing form data and querying databases. ColdFusion is easy to learn, yet powerful enough to deliver highly scalable, robust applications. Programming ColdFusion covers everything you need to know to create effective web applications with ColdFusion and includes numerous examples that you can use for your own applications. The book starts with ColdFusion basics and quickly progresses to topics like sharing application data, accessing databases, and maintaining state information. It also provides chapters on advanced database techniques, working with the Verity search engine, and interacting with other data sources, including LDAP directories, email servers, and other web servers. Finally, the book explores more advanced topics, such as creating custom tags, sharing data with WDDX, and calling external objects.

Author Notes

Rob Brooks-Bilson is a freelance writer and a senior technology manager at Amkor Technology, where he has worked since 1996. Rob's involvement with ColdFusion goes all the way back to version 1.5 and includes several large-scale projects, the creation of numerous open source custom tags, and more recently, the open source Common Function Library Project, where he coordinates several libraries of freely available functions. Rob is a member of Team Macromedia and is a frequent speaker at ColdFusion user groups and conferences. Rob also has his CF certification as a Macromedia Certified Advanced ColdFusion 5.0 Developer. Rob is the author of O'Reilly's Programming ColdFusion MX, 2nd Edition (covering CF MX 6.1). He has written several articles on ColdFusion for Intranet Design Magazine, CF Advisor, and CNET's

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing ColdFusion
Chapter 2 ColdFusion Basics
Chapter 3 Passing Data Between Templates
Chapter 4 Database Basics
Chapter 5 Maintaining Database Records
Chapter 6 Complex Datatypes
Chapter 7 Maintaining State
Chapter 8 Security
Chapter 9 Error and Exception Handling
Chapter 10 Dynamic Form Controls
Chapter 11 Advanced Database Techniques
Chapter 12 Manipulating Files and Directories
Chapter 13 Working With Email
Chapter 14 Interacting with Other Web Servers Using HTTP
Chapter 15 Interfacing with LDAP-Enabled Directories
Chapter 16 Working with the Verity Search Interface
Chapter 17 Regular Expressions in ColdFusion
Chapter 18 Scripting
Chapter 19 Creating Custom Tags
Chapter 20 Sharing Data with WDDX
Chapter 21 Working with the System Registry
Chapter 22 Using the ColdFusion Scheduler
Chapter 23 Calling External Objects
Chapter 24 Graphing and Charting
Tag Reference
Function Reference
Example Database Tables
ColdFusion Resources