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ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit Volume 1: Getting Started

Description

This book is for anyone who wants to create cutting-edge Internet-based applications using ColdFusion 8 - the most customer driven version of ColdFusion to date.

If you are a Webmaster or Web page designer and want to create dynamic, data-driven Web pages, this book is for you. If you are an experienced database administrator who wants to take advantage of the Web to publish or collect data, this book is for you, too. If you are starting out creating your Web presence, but know you want to serve more than just static information, this book will help get you there. If you are want to easily take advantage of client-side Ajax then this is the book for you. If you have used ColdFusion before and want to learn what's new in ColdFusion 8, this book is also for you. Even if you are an experienced ColdFusion user, this book provides you with invaluable tips and tricks and also serves as the definitive ColdFusion developer's reference.

This book teaches you how to create real-world applications that solve real-world problems. Along the way, you acquire all the skills you need to design, implement, test, and roll out world-class applications.

Both as a tutorial and as a reference, this is the seventh edition of what has become the standard ColdFusion book (along with its two sequel volumes). And this new updated enhanced, and extended edition improves upon what has made this the #1 selling ColdFusion book ever.

Enjoy, and good luck with ColdFusion 8!

(Note: The size of this book has grown with each edition, and this is now the first volume of a three volume series. While most of the content is in print form in the book, some chapters are being made available electronically on this web page).

Chapter listing

  • : Introduction
  • 1: Introducing ColdFusion
  • 2: Choosing A Development Environment
  • 3: Accessing the ColdFusion Administrator
  • 4: Previewing ColdFusion
  • 5: Building the Databases
  • 6: Introducing SQL
  • 7: SQL Data Manipulation
  • 8: Using ColdFusion
  • 9: CFML Basics
  • 10: Creating Data-Driven Pages
  • 11: The Basics of Structured Development
  • 12: ColdFusion Forms
  • 13: Form Data Validation
  • 14: Using Forms to Add or Change Data
  • 15: Beyond HTML Forms: ColdFusion Powered Ajax
  • 16: Graphing, Printing, and Reporting
  • 17: Debugging and Troubleshooting
  • 18: Planning an Application
  • 19: Introducing the Web Application Framework
  • 20: Working with Sessions
  • 21: Interacting with Email
  • 22: Online Commerce
  • 23: Securing Your Applications
  • Appendix A: Installing ColdFusion And Development Environments
  • Appendix B: Sample Application Data Files

Contributing Authors

Errata

An online errata is available for this book. Select the print you have (several books have been reprinted, and different errata are available for each if appropriate):

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Electronic Chapters

If you are looking for Chapters 21-23, download this PDF file.

Appendix A

Appendix A: Installing ColdFusion And Development Environments (Samples & Data Files) explains how to install the sample files needed to follow the lessons in this book.
Note: Appendix A refers to a file named ows.zip. So as to not run into naming conflicts with the files needed for Voumes 2 and 3, this ZIP file has been renamed. File CFWACK8-1.zip below is the file you want, and contains all of the examples and listings for this book.

  • owsdata.zip contains the Apache Derby database file used in the lessons and tutorials in this book. This data file is compatible with all operating systems supported by ColdFusion 8.
  • owsdbscript.zip contains the Apache Derby database creation scripts (used to create the previous file).
  • CFWACK8-1.zip contains all of the source code and examples used in this book, organized by chapter.
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