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Chapter 4. Previewing ColdFusion > Browsing the Examples and Tutorials

Browsing the Examples and Tutorials

ColdFusion comes with extensive examples, tutorials, and help. These are installed along with ColdFusion (assuming that they were actually selected during the installation). To get to the Getting Started page, use this URL (adapting it if needed):

http://localhost:8500/cfide/gettingstarted/

You will see the ColdFusion MX 7 Getting Started Experience page, seen in Figure 4.20.

Figure 4.20. The Getting Started Experience page is the entry point to included documen tation, help, and more.


Two of the options on this page deserve special mention:

  • Select “Explore Real-World Example Applications” to browse two applications that demonstrate lots of ColdFusion functionality, along with the code used to build them (see Figure 4.21).

    Figure 4.21. “Explore Real-World Example Applications” contains real working examples, and detailed explanations of the code used to build them.

  • Select “Code Snippets by Feature and Task” to display a Code Snippet Explorer that will provide you with instant access to ColdFusion code used to perform various tasks, as well as narrated and interactive tutorials (see Figure 4.22).

    Figure 4.22. The “Code Snippets by Feature and Task” contains code snippets, narrated tutorials, and more.

I hope that this chapter has given you a taste for what is to come. But before we continue learning ColdFusion, we need to take a little detour into the world of databases and SQL.

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