- Series: Bible (Book 60)
- Paperback: 1176 pages
- Publisher: Wiley (March 7, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764546228
- ISBN-13: 978-0764546228
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,366,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ColdFusion MX Bible
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From the Back Cover
- Invigorate your Web sites with ColdFusions rich development language
- Activate the power of ColdFusion to build more robust applications
- Integrate CFMX with powerful technologies like Flash, JSP, XML, and COM
If ColdFusion MX can do it, you can do it too . . .
As e-business continues to grab market share, youre continually challenged to create faster, cheaper, and more reliable e-commerce Web applications. ColdFusion MX offers the quickest, most reliable way to build and deploy them, and this comprehensive reference guides you from writing your first application all the way through the complexities of integrating with Web services, Flash, Java, COM, and XML. From installation to database connection configuration, from tag and function usage to code reuse, its like having your personal team of experts on call.
Inside, youll find complete coverage of ColdFusion MX
- Create highly interactive, database-driven Web sites with ColdFusions intuitive, tag-based programming language
- Build and deploy content publishing systems, online stores, business reporting applications, self-service solutions, and more
- Easily create and use Web services and ColdFusion Components
- Integrate applications with other technologies like Java, COM, and XML
- Learn how and why to document your code, handle source version control, and integrate security, testing, and performance
- Discover how to use ColdFusion with databases, Web services, and Flash Remoting
- Extend ColdFusion applications with features like task scheduling, file operations, Verity text searching, and charting
- Trial versions of Adalon Developer Edition, CommerceBlocks, DataFactory, LoRCAT, SourceOffSite, and Macromedia ColdFusion Server MX, plus other software
- Author files, code listings and samples, and real-world applications you can use
- Searchable e-version of the book
About the Author
Adam Churvis is a database and scalability specialist with more than 20 years of software-industry experience in many languages and database platforms. He is the founder and President of Productivity Enhancement, a full-service consulting, training, and commercial-software development firm, which is entering its 18th year in business and is also the parent company of ColdFusionTraining.com, which provides the most advanced and intensive ColdFusion training in the world. Adam is a member of Team Macromedia and also serves as a current board member and former President of the Atlanta ColdFusion User Group, and he enjoys speaking at other CFUGs as well. He has a wife, whom he worships, three children, three cats, and lots and lots of computers. He can be reached at adam@ProductivityEnhancement.com.
Hal Helms is an internationally-known speaker, writer, and trainer on Java, ColdFusion, and best practices in software development. Hal writes the popular “Occasional Newsletter” available at halhelms.com, and you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Arehart is the founder and CTO of SysteManage, based in Laurel, Maryland. A Macromedia certified advanced developer and instructor, Charles is also a member of Team Macromedia who has logged more than 5 years with ColdFusion and more than 20 years in IT. His monthly “Journeyman” column appears in ColdFusion Developer’s Journal, where he’s a technical editor. He is a regular speaker at developer conferences, seminars, and user group meetings worldwide, and also provides training and short-term consulting. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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Comes highly recommended!
Adam Churvis and crew really know their stuff. Clear, concise discussions on important topics, intelligible diagrams and an index that actually helps you find topics you're looking for quickly! How long has it been since a good technical manual had one of those?!?!
For me, CFCs were something that I was going to get around to eventually, but never seemed to get the time to mess with them, but when I finally did, the Bible taught me everything I needed to know to start building them. The discussion on Web Services finally explained to me what all the hype about them is, and I actually had fun building the sample web service application and learning about XSLT.
I recommend the ColdFusion MX Bible highly, and suggest you keep an eye out for anything else Adam and David Churvis author.
This book: Great if you want to learn how to hand-code applications using ColdFusion MX. Very in-depth covering all aspects of ColdFusion. This book does not deal with dialog based apps like Dreamweaver. You can hand-code with DW, however.
The other book (DW MX 2004 w/ASP, CF and PHP: TFTS): Wonderful if you want to learn how to create applications with DreamWeaver specifically as it goes through all the dialog based application development.
Both books are excellent. I have both because I want to know the code behind my apps but I don't necessarily want to have to always type code.
We find this book fairly useless as a coldfusion reference. Sure it covers the procedures of web development in coldfusion, SQL, and related technologies, but you can't rely on it as a coldfusion reference once you've mastered the basics. Functions and Tags seem to either be poorly indexed, poorly detailed, or just plain missing from the book altogether. This would not be such a crime if the book had not been titled the 'bible'
We kept having to go back to our Ben Forta CF 4.5 book to look things up, even though we are running CF 6.1. We are going to have to go out and get another MX book for the newer coldfusion functions and features; this one doesn't cut it.
Save yourself time and money by getting a good reference on CF MX, and if you need help with SQL and other technologies buy a good SQL reference, etc.
...until now. The MX Bible will undoubtedly be regarded as the premiere CF reference. Unlike so many others, this is definitely NOT a simple regurgiation of the docs. The authors are all very well known, respected CF developers who are obviously teaching from their own (real world) experiences...not simply expanding on existing documentation. They explain what works and what doesn't...and why.
This is not really a book for beginners (IMO)...but anybody who's been using CF for at least 6 months or so will find this to be an invaluable, ALL INCLUSIVE (cf, homesite/studio, XML, XSLT, SQL, triggers, stored procs, fusebox, etc) resource that should never be far from the keyboard.
You won't find this much (quality) information anywhere else for close to this price. Do yourself a favor, and make a small investment that will yield huge returns.