Advanced ColdFusion MX Application Development Paperback – 16 Oct 2002
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From the Back Cover
Macromedia ColdFusion MX didn't just get a paint job, it got a complete system overhaul. If you're looking for a book to help you get up-to-speed on Macromedia's powerful server scripting environment, Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion MX Application Development will help you understand the technologies and techniques used to create advanced Macromedia ColdFusion MX applications. You'll learn about:
- Using clustering and fail-over technologies to ensure server uptime
- Using the new archive and restore features
- Creating secure applications, and integrating with existing security systems
- Extending Cold Fusion using COM/DCOM, CORBA, and the Cold Fusion C and Delphi API's
- Leveraging the underlying Java sub-system
- Using JSP tags, EJB's, and other Java components
- Using and publishing Web services
This clear, straightforward guide uses examples to demonstrate specific techniques and case studies to illustrate real-world examples of specific topics. Written by Macromedia experts, this advanced guide to Macromedia ColdFusion MX offers straight-from-the source training that you won't find anywhere else.
About the Author
Ben Forta is Macromedia Inc's product evangelist for the ColdFusion product line. Ben has two decades of experience in the computer industry, and is a much sought after speaker and lecturer. Ben is the author of the popular ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, and its sequel Advanced ColdFusion Application Development, as well as books on SQL, JSP (JavaServer Pages), WAP, and other technologies.
Top Customer Reviews
Using clustering and failover technologies to ensure server uptime
Using archive and restore features
Creating secure applications, and integrating with existing security systems
Extending Cold Fusion using COM/DCOM, CORBA, and the ColdFusion C and Delphi API's
Leveraging the underlying Java subsystem
Using JSP tags, EJB's, and other Java components
Using and publishing web services
All in all I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's clearly written by a knowledgeable author who has produced many other books on the subject of ColdFusion.
If you're involved in ColdFusion MX development then this book is a MUST.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
My advice, if you have a book wrote by Ben Forta for Coldfusion 5 then don't buy the new one because you are buying same book but different cover. If it's your first time, then this book will be the one to start.
by the way, this is not only the mistake I did, I did buy Coldfusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, and Coldfusion MX Developer Study Guide. They are all same. in fact I did read same paragraph again, and again from different edition of Ben Forta.
I will say Ben Forta did it again and I did buy and waste my Money this time.
What is new with MX? CFCs. Webservices. XML. Guess what chapters were lacking serious bulk? You guessed it. You'll get a taste -- and then zip -- off to another esoteric chapter about building additional rooms on your house with WDDX. I would have been thrilled if half the book covered using CFCs in detail, but I had to place another order for another book that covers the topic in advanced detail.
I should learned when I bought the first two Forta ColdFusion books years ago. They didn't feel right. Now that I'm an advanced user -- I know why. This'll be the last ColdFusion reference I'll buy from him and his team. I'll just bore myself with the docs in the future.
I'm glad they left out the huge reference of previous guides -- otherwise, I would garner the book with one star.
The targets are those who eat, sleep, and breathe ColdFusion. It covers topics you didn't even know existed with ColdFusion. Just when you think you are an "advanced" developer, along you will discover new things...
The authors managed to assemble tons of invaluable information, designed to be read and used as needed (instead of in a linear fashion), one chapter at time. This makes it ideal for picking up and reading on specific subjects as the need arises
If you're building simple sites that don't have to support a lot of users, you probably don't need this book (except for cfhttp, which really should have been in the first volume of this set). Most of the information in the book isn't all that useful for everday CF tasks, but when you do need to go beyond the basics, you'll need to understand this stuff.
As the title points out, this is for "advanced" development. If you want to harness the full power of ColdFusion and do things the "right" way, buy this book.
I love this language and it makes dynamic web pages so easy to program.
Follow the samples in this book and you end up with a robust and secure web application!
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