Essential ColdFusion 4.5 for Web Professionals
With Allaire ColdFusion 4.5, you can build powerful, dynamic Web applications faster than you ever imagined! Learn ColdFusion 4.5 now, from professional Web developers, through real world projects with example code available from the companion Web site. Start with the basics, such as learning database fundamentals and setting up an Access database. Then master every element of a robust ColdFusion solution, from setting up your ColdFusion server through working with the most important ColdFusion tags and functions. Every projects code examples, database, and images are downloadable from the companion Web site. No other ColdFusion book gets you running this fast, or supports you this well!Youll learn all this and much more-hands-on!*Database access and integration*Building online catalogs, step-by-step*Automating email and user interaction*Providing site search capabilities*Integrating ColdFusion with WAP and web-clipping technologies to build applications for WAP-enabled phones as well as wireless Palm devicesLook to Essential Books for ALL the Web Skills You Need!All these books share the same great format and the same dynamic Web site ... so once youve used one, learning from the
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
- 21 Mar 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- w. figs.
About Micah Brown
Micah Brown currently owns and operates WebStalkers.com located in the Los Angeles area where he develops web and wireless applications. Sites he has developed include Dr. Laura, Pacific Bell, and Ascend Communications. Mike Fredrick is an Internet Applications Developer for Polaris Industries, and proprietor of the ColdFusion-based PolarisMan.com, one of the Web's leading resources for Polaris snowmobilers.
Table of contents
1. Database Basics. A Look at Relational Databases. Introduction to SQL. To Quote or Not to Quote? Project I: Creating an Access Database File. Setting Up an ODBC Connection1. Windows Control Panel. ColdFusion Administrator. Project II: Retrieving Data. SQL Builder. Recap.2. ColdFusion Basics. Commenting Your Code. Using Quotes. . Passing Variables. VARIABLES. URL. FORM. COOKIE. ATTRIBUTES. SESSION. CGI. APPLICATION. CLIENT. SERVER. Scope. Project I: Passing Variables Between Pages. . . . Now Function. Date Functions. DateFormat. TimeFormat. Project II: Display Days Left Until a User-Defined Date. DateDiff. IsDefined. Replace. Project III: Using . Recap. Advanced Project.3. Global Templates. Defining the Application File (application.cfm). . . Project I: Setting Global Values for Your Site. Project II: Defining Header and Footer Files. . Recap. Advanced Project.4. Building an Online Catalog. Building an Administration Screen. Setting Up the Administration Screen. Project I: Viewing Items in Your Database. DollarFormat Function. CurrentRow. MOD. IIF. RecordCount. Project II: Uploading Files to Your Site. . . Project III: Adding Records to Your Database. Project IV: Editing an Existing Record in Your Database. Project V: Processing the Information. Adding a Record. . Updating a Record. . Deleting a Record. Project VI: User Pages. Recap. Advanced Project.5. Sending Email. . . . and Tags. Project I: Sign Up! . Project II: Retrieving Your Email from a POP Server. Recap. Advanced Project.6. Searching the Site. PreserveSingleQuotes. and . . . Project I: Search Engines 'R' Us. Using Verity with ColdFusion. . . . Project II: Collection Management. Project III: Searching with Verity. . Recap. Advanced Project.7. Knowing Who's Who. Security Basics. Project I: Protect Your Management Templates. Adding a Table to the shelleyCatalog Database. C Is for Cookie. Project II: Enhanced Functionality with . Recap. Advanced Project.8. Using Custom Tags. Introduction to Custom Tags. The Ins and Outs of Custom Tags. Where Can I Use Custom Tags? Project I: Counting Your Hits. SCRIPT_NAME Variable. Adding the Hits Table to the shelleyCatalog Database. Project II: Creating a Random Product Custom Tag. ListLen Function. ListAppend Function. ListGetAt Function. Other Functions Used in this Project. RandRange Function. Option 1-Code Every Page. Option 2-Make Use of the Developer's Friend, the Application.cfm File. Recap. Advanced Project.9. ColdFusion and Wireless. What Is WAP and How Is It Useful? Limitations. MIME Types. Internet Information Server 4 and 5. Personal Web Site (PWS). . Project I: WAP-Enabled Product List. Wireless Palm(tm) Series of Handhelds. Limitations. Palm Query Application. Project II: Palm(tm)-Enabled Product List. META Tags. Building and Installing the Palm(tm) Query Application. Recap. Advanced Project.Appendix A. An Introduction to Forms. GET. POST. Buttons. Two Types of Buttons. Single-Line Text Box. Scrolling Text Box. Menus. Check Boxes. Radio Buttons. Putting It All Together.Appendix B. ColdFusion Reference. Index.