ColdFusion has enjoyed widespread use among developers as apowerful, easy-to-learn platform for creating and deploying dynamicweb applications. ColdFusion's simple, tag-based language makes iteasy to handle basic tasks, like processing form data and queryingdatabases, but the language is also powerful enough to deliverhighly scalable, robust applications. And now that Macromedia hasintegrated ColdFusion into its MX family of technologies,ColdFusion is capable of interacting with Flash MX applications,which opens up even more possibilities. The first edition of thisbook has been praised as "the best reference book available on thesubject." This new edition, Programming ColdFusion MX, 2ndEdition, goes even further, documenting new techniques for usingColdFusion MX 6.1 to develop and serve dynamic web page content.This exhaustive guide covers everything from the basics to advancedtopics, with numerous examples that you can use for your ownapplications. Contents include:

  • Sharing application data using the web application frameworkand shared scope variables

  • Accessing databases, maintaining database records, and advanceddatabase techniques such as drill-down queries, query caching, andquery of queries

  • Integrating applications with ColdFusion MX's new securityframework

  • Interacting with other data sources, including LDAPdirectories, email servers, and other web servers

  • Extending ColdFusion with user-defined functions (UDFs), customtags, and ColdFusion Components (CFCs)

  • Advanced topics such as working with XML, consuming andproducing web services, and integrating ColdFusion with Flash viaFlash Remoting

  • Reference material for all the tags and functions that compriseCFML, the ColdFusion Markup Language

Programming ColdFusion MX, 2nd Edition, covers ColdFusion MX6.1, the latest release of ColdFusion, and is packed with advancedstrategies, insider hints, tips, and tricks for creating effectiveweb applications. If you are a ColdFusion developer, you need thisbook to help you make the most out of ColdFusion MX.

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