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|Getting started with Adobe ColdFusion 10 on Cloud
||Learn how to set up ColdFusion 10 on the AWS (Amazon Web Services) instance and then access it.
|Getting ready to develop with ColdFusion
||Learn how to set up your development environment, the basic concepts of data-driven website development, and more.
|Using Axis2 web services with ColdFusion 10
||Leverage Axis2 web services with ColdFusion 10.
|Serving HTML5 videos with ColdFusion 10
||Get started serving videos using the CFMEDIAPLAYER tag to play videos in multiple browsers with fallback, fall-through, and error-handling support.
|HTML5 WebSockets and ColdFusion -- Part 2: Coding a Hello World sample and extending it into a chat application
||Follow step-by-step code to extend a Hello World sample into a chat application.
Short blurb = Extend a Hello World sample into a chat application.
|HTML5 WebSockets and ColdFusion – Part 1: An overview and first steps
||Learn about and initiate an HTML5 WebSocket connection to send and receive messages between client and server.
|Client-side charting in ColdFusion 10
||Deliver highly interactive client-side charts that allow users to zoom in and get information in real time.
|Security improvements in ColdFusion 10
||Secure your apps and profile with new APIs in ColdFusion 10 that help you protect against vulnerabilities.
|Getting started with RESTful web services in ColdFusion
||Create and publish REST services from ColdFusion 10.
|Working with Tomcat as the built-in application server
||Learn how Tomcat in ColdFusion 10 helps you with improved performance and reliability.
|What's new in ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1
||Get the complete support for use with ColdFusion 10 such as the new language features and new server configurations.
|What's new in ColdFusion 10
||Embrace futuristic technologies, deploy enterprise-ready applications, and build applications quickly.
|Java and ColdFusion 10
Understand the new features in ColdFusion 10 that provide more support for Java integration, especially improving the portability of third-party code. (4:24)
|Unique built-in HTML5 support in ColdFusion 10
Explore how ColdFusion 10 can benefit your HTML5 projects that call for interactive charting and mapping, and seamless data transfers via web sockets. (8:25)
|Security improvements in ColdFusion 10
Learn about some of the new security improvements in ColdFusion 10, such as product functionality and user support processes. (7:39)
|What's new in ColdFusion 10
Take a look at some productivity features in ColdFusion 10: improved closures and charting functions, and advancements in Apache Solr integration. (16:01)
|ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder videos
||Watch these tutorial and demonstration videos to learn more and get started with Adobe ColdFusion 10.
|Using ColdFusion Ajax security features
||Learn how you can use CFML functions, tags, and administrative features to secure your ColdFusion and Ajax applications.
|Securing your applications using HttpOnly cookies with ColdFusion
||Use HttpOnly cookies to improve the security of your ColdFusion applications.
|Debugging tips for ColdFusion
Learn how to strategically debug the load times of your ColdFusion sites, and identify unnecessary queries and inefficient code. (6:07)
Books on ColdFusion and Related Topics
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Recent and noteworthy books on ColdFusion and related topics:
- ColdFusion Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, by Jen deHaan, et al, Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2004.
This book starts out slowly if you already know ColdFusion, but then it jumps quickly into dynamic Web development
using ColdFusion MX 6.1 in conjunction with Dreamweaver MX 2004. Most other Dreamweaver books usually try to do too much by also covering
ASP, PHP, or JSP. Such books have failed where this one succeeds in giving the reader a comprehensive and well illustrated
guide to one technology, rather than gloss over several at the same time. In addition to the bread and butter things you can
or should do in ColdFusion for a Web site, the book devotes two whole chapters to XML and Web Services, and the last chapter gives
a case study of a complete ColdFusion-based Web site. Yet, despite having six authors, it comes in below 500 pages and does not look at all like those
bloated volumes which try to explain everything under the information technology sun. If you are looking for a reference book
covering all the details on ColdFusion or Dreamweaver, look elsewhere. If you want a book you can read and use in your day to
day work, this is definitely it. Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
View a sample chapter here.
- Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Hands-On Training, by Rosanna Yeung, Peachpit Press, Indianapolis, IN, 2004.
This hands-on book is a must-read for anybody starting out with Flash MX 2004.
It is concise but filled with actual screen shots, and the step by step instructions
are clear and easy to follow. All of the examples that you are asked to work through actually ... work,
and there is no annoying disconnect between what the book describes and what
really happens with your own Flash environment on your computer. Interspersed here and
there are valuable tips and explanations about Flash's features. I have read half
a dozen books on Flash, and so far this is the best and most enjoyable. Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
- ColdFusion Lists, Arrays, and Structures, by Jeff Peters, Proton Arts, 2004.
- Defensive Design for the Web, by Matthew Linderman and Jason Fried, New Riders Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2004.
This book is a short, easy and must-read book for all Web developers. It does not cover any particular
technology or language, but offers a host of tips and advices on how to make a Web site user-friendly and
effective. To an experienced Web surfer, the advice is often obvious and based on common sense,
but some tips are derived from actual observations of the Internet experience in such matters as site navigation,
form filling, and shopping. The authors are members of 37signals, a team of Web
design and usability experts with clients as Microsoft, quest, and Monster.com.
Their book is loaded with examples of good and bad examples of Web pages or features. It ends with
a Contingency Design checklist that can be used to evaluate a site and to plan for change should it be needed.Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
- ColdFusion MX Bible, by Adam Churvis, Hal Helms, Charlie Arehart, and David Churvis,
John Wiley & Sons, Book and CD edition, 2003.
- ColdFusion MX Developer's Cookbook, by Peter Freitag, Brad Leupen, and Chris Reeves,
Sams Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2003.
It's not very often that I find myself reading a cookbook from beginning to
end, but I did on this one. Despite having three authors, it's very well organized and easy to read, with a simple
and consistent presentation for each of the recipes or topics. It makes a good reference companion book for
ColdFusion developers, whether mere beginners or more experienced experts. Only some 300 pages long, it is
definitely concise but thorough, in contrast to some other weightier, but not necessarily better, books on ColdFusion.
I wish it had appeared years ago for previous versions of ColdFusion. Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
- Programming ColdFusion MX, 2nd Edition, by Rob Brooks-Bilson, O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA, 2003. View a sample chapter at:
- ActionScript Cookbook, by Joey Lott, O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA, 2003.
For a technical cookbook, this book is a pleasure to read and easily qualifies as best in its genre.
It is published as Flash MX is being replaced with its 2004 version, but it should be a good reference
for a long time, at least until another edition updates it to Flash MX 2004. Its 28 chapters are well
organized with clear titles and well defined sections, a big help when one is looking for the right recipe
to an every day coding problem. Joey Lott is a teacher of ActionScript, among other subjects, and that
experience comes through in his lucid writing and straight forward examples. I will always keep this handy
on my desk to refer to when the need arises. Reviewed by Hien Nguyen, August 29, 2003.
- Java for ColdFusion Developers by Eben Hewitt, Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2003.
A common experience for someone who wants to learn Java is to end up buying too many books, each
covering a different aspect (servlet, JSP, Jakarta Struts, ad nauseum), with overlapping topics, and
at times even contradicting one another. Eben Hewitt, who has written extensively about ColdFusion and
also authored a ColdFusion training course on CD-ROM, has probably written the only book on Java that you'll need
if you are a ColdFusion developer.
His writing is clear, concise, and he tries everywhere possible to relate Java to some aspect
of what a ColdFusion developer does in CFML. His coverage of Java may not be as thorough as a Java purist
(or fanatic) would want, but everything you need to know is really there within one book, instead of maybe ten.
It is enough to wet your appetite, and if you then are still a glutton for punishment, you should seek more
detailed and specific reference for the particular platform that you are working in, be it SUN's,
IBM's, BEA's, or whatever vendor software your company happens to be using. But, Java is platform-independent,
you say! Well, there is this bridge in Brooklyn...Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
- Macromedia MX eLearning: Advanced Training from the Source by Jeffrey Bardzell, Macromedia Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003.
This is an excellent book where you learn how to integrate ColdFusion MX, Dreamweaver MX, and Flash MX by building
interactive learning applications. The exercises are explained in great details and contain many tips and techniques
especially for Dreamweaver and Flash. The newer aspects of interacting ColdFusion MX with Flash MX are not covered,
but for those of us still using ColdFusion 5 there is a good coverage of LoadVars. I recommend this book without any
reservation as it is one of the best technical books I have read so far. Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
intensively, often longing for a cross-index of recipes for solving problems. This new book by the author
addresses that need in the form of a cookbook, one carefully written and eminently readable. Not only does he give
clear recipes, he also discusses some history and background, lists which browser version is required, both for
Netscape and Internet Explorer, then weighs the pros and cons of different approaches.
The recipes range from the mundane, like opening a window, to the more esoteric for positioning page elements or creating dynamic contents.
brought to bear on solving a particular problem. Most cookbooks assume you already know the subject quite
well, then launch on intricate discussions often discouraging to neophytes. Here, the way Danny Goodman writes,
that you will still learn many new techniques. Reviewed by Hien Nguyen
View a sample chapter at: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jvdhtmlckbk/
- ColdFusion MX Developer's Cookbook by Peter Freitag, et al., Sams Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2003.
- Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips by Joseph Lowery and Angela C. Buraglia, New Riders Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2003.
- ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, Fifth Edition, by Ben Forta and Nate Weiss, Macromedia Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003.
- Certified Macromedia ColdFusion MX Developer Study Guide, by Ben Forta, Macromedia Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003.
- Macromedia Flash MX Unleashed, by Matthew Pizzi, et al., Sams Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2003.
- XSLT Cookbook by Sal Mangano, O'Reilly & Associates, Sebastopol, CA, 2002. View a sample chapter at:
- Reality Macromedia ColdFusion MX: J2EE Integration by Ben Forta, et al., Macromedia Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Reality ColdFusion MX: Flash MX Integration by Ben Forta, et al., Macromedia Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Mastering ColdFusion MX by Arman Danesh, et al., Sybex, 2002.
- Inside ColdFusion MX by John Cummings, et al., New Riders Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.
- Coldfusion MX Development with Dreamweaver MX: Visual Quickpro Guide by Sue Hove, et al., PeachPit Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Programming Macromedia Flash MX by Robert Penner, McGraw-Hill Osborne, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Macromedia Flash MX: the Complete Reference by William B. Sanders, McGraw-Hill Osborne, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Dynamic Publishing with ColdFusion MX by Benjamin Elmore et. al., New Riders Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.
- ColdFusion MX: the Complete Reference by Jeffry Houser, McGraw-Hill Osborne, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Inside XML by Steven Holzner, New Riders Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2002: if you don't yet know XML,
this is the book to get. If you already know XML, it's an excellent reference book on your desk. Very readable, detailed, with many examples.
- Dreamweaver MX: the Complete Reference by Ray West & Tom Muck, McGraw-Hill Osborne, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Macromedia Flash MX Advanced by Russell Chun, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, CA, 2002.
- Fusebox: Developing ColdFusion Applications by Jeff Peters, Nat Papovich, New Riders Publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.
An excellent book on Fusebox methodology for developing Web sites and applications.
Also take a look at Rob Brooks-Bilson's Top Ten Programming ColdFusion Tips: