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ColdFusion MX 7 Advanced Tutorial


ColdFusion is a powerful platform-independent server-side technology used to create powerful database-driven applications. Built into ColdFusion is an application server which uses the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML). ColdFusion MX7 can be run on various web servers, and includes a JRUN web server that can be used for development purposes. CFML offers built-in tags and functions so users do not have to have a background in programming in order to use ColdFusion. author Candyce Mairs extends your knowledge of ColdFusion MX 7 with lessons covering the advanced features and capabilities of the technology. To begin learning simply click the links.

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Introduction

Welcome
Course Topics
Course Prerequisites
Software Requirements/Installation

Course Setup

Installing Coldfusion
Installing the Course Files
Testing the Setup
Installing Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Preferences

Introducing Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver Interface
Site Setup
Application Panel
Setup a Data Source
Browser Setup
Preview Options

Variable Scope

Simple Scopes
Broader Scopes
Application Scope
Session Scope
Client Scope
Server Scope

Application Framework

Application Framework
Application.cfc
OnApplicationStart
OnApplicationEnd

Request Events

OnRequestStart
OnRequestEnd
OnRequest

Session Scope

Session Scope
Session Variables in CF
onSessionStart
onSessionEnd
Ending a Session

Locking

Race Conditions
CFLOCK
Lock Types
Lock Recommendations

Error Handling

Error Handling
Site-Wide Error Handling
Missing Template Handler
CFERROR
Request Errors
Validation Errors
Exception Errors
onError
CFTRY/CFCATCH
CFTHROW/CFRETHROW
SUMA Error Handling

User Defined Functions

Introductions
Creating a UDF
UDF Libraries

Custom Tags

Introduction
Reasons for Custom Tags
Creating a Custom Tag
Calling a Custom Tag
CFMODULE

CFCs

Introduction
Structure of a CFC
Two Types of CFCs
Creating a CFC
Static CFC
Instance-based CFC
CFC Scopes
CFCs in Dreamweaver
CFC Self Documentation
CFC Inheritance
Restricting Access to CFCs

Flash Forms

Introduction
Create a Flash Form
Flash Form Layout
Flash Form Controls
Form Appearance

Logins

ColdFusion Login Options
ColdFusion Login Wizard
Login Wizard Files
Remove Logout Button
Test Login
Login Server Behaviors

Caching

Query Caching
Using a Cached Query
Flushing Cached Queries
Block Factor
Caching Page Output

Debugging/Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Debugging Options
Preventing Problems

Closing

Additional Resources
Coldfusion Hosting

Credits

About the Author


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