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Part: VII Appendixes > Introduction to ColdFusion

Introduction to ColdFusion

ColdFusion is an application server. In common with all application servers, it processes the server-side code instructions before returning the page to the client. Although traditional, static Web servers can respond only to requests for pages and return a static copy of the page to the client, with an application server you can

  • Interact with a user through the use of forms to provide searching and other facilities on the site.

  • Dynamically construct pages based on database results or other applications.

  • Save customized information such as user preferences.


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