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Product details

  • Paperback: 1128 pages
  • Publisher: Macromedia Press; 3 edition (16 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321127102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321127105
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 6.1 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,668,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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Format: Paperback
I borrowed this book before buying it and found it to be an essential guide to ColdFusion MX. I am an experienced user fo ColDFusion but still found the need to purchase this book and use it as essential reference material.The book covers allthe right areas for application development including;
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.
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Format: Paperback
This book is designed to be dipped into. It has accessible chapters on each aspect of advanced CF development including clustering and the new CFC features. I am upgrading from CF 5 to CF MX and I took this opportunity to review all the features of the product again. I don't give the book 5 stars because it is Macromedia publication and does not highlight any product weaknesses. I think that both experienced and guru CF developers will find this book useful.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x99562804) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98d4b264) out of 5 stars I read the book on less then 2 hours 2 May 2003
By Mamdoh Alh. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Last year I bought Macromedia Coldfusion 5 appliction Development for Ben Forta. I did like the book and I learned a lot from it. So with my order of Coldfusion MX software, I decided to order Coldfsuion MX Application Develpment for Ben Forta. I start reading and soon I am in the end of the book do you know why? because it is almust same as the first one. Even same example. There is chapters where is same on both edition word by word. Yes, there is few things new on coldfuion MX but not worth it.
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.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98d4b4b0) out of 5 stars Completely Disappointed... 10 Dec. 2002
By B. Prater - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been using ColdFusion for many years now. I was exciting with the release of MX and decided to pick up a few books to round out my knowledge of functionality of the language. So I picked up Forta's latest-and-greatest.
It wasn't long after getting the guide that something seemed amiss. I covered most of the gorilla-sized book in two evenings. It was actually pretty easy! Several of the chapters are complete wastes. A huge section rehashes WDDX -- does anyone need this much info on the topic? Javascript gets an entire section -- I'll buy a book if I need a refresher. I was fuming at the pages of unwieldy code on some custom tag for rendering calendars. If code exceeds 15 lines, put it on a CD. The last time I typed in volumes of code from a book, I was using a TRS-80 Model III. The book covers too many esoteric topics in too much detail.
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.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98d4b6f0) out of 5 stars An essential reference 12 Jan. 2003
By Foti Massimo - Published on Amazon.com
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This book covers many advanced topics like scalability, WDDX , CFC, Regular Expressions, custom tags, COM and internationalisation. If you are serious about ColdFusion development, it's an essential reference.
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
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98d4b894) out of 5 stars Essential For Advanced Development 21 Nov. 2002
By Dodd V. Attisani - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Most ColdFusion books don't go beyond the basics, so they don't encourage CFers to think like "real" programmers. This one does.
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.
HASH(0x98d4bc6c) out of 5 stars Get your website with robust programming 23 May 2011
By Marc Quattrini - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I learned Coldfusion during my Bachelor in IT.
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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