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Great book for beginners to intermediate programmers
on November 24, 2002
"Inside ColdFusion MX" is an excellent starting point for anybody who wants to learn ColdFusion from scratch. The book uses simple language and illustrates the more complicated issues of programming with real life examples, which makes it very easy to read and understand.
Experienced programmers who have worked with previous versions of ColdFusion will find the book to be a great introduction to features of the new MX version such as XML and Flash MX integration, CFC's and more.
A well-organized index allows readers to quickly find any topic of interest. Chapters in the book are logically arranged and well cross-referenced. Task oriented readers will appreciate not having to plow through the book in contiguous order to be able to grasp required information.
Some of the chapters I would like to highlight as particularly useful are:
User Defined Functions; CF Components; Application Performance; Advanced Database Interaction; and very practical Tips and Tricks. Additionally, the appendices provides an invaluable resource for the novice and not-so-novice reader alike. Inside ColdFusion MX is a great book and I highly recommend it!