Essential ColdFusion 5 for Web Professionals
Cold Fusion uses a tag-based language--you mingle normal HTML tags with those of Cold Fusion Markup Language (CFML). CFML includes tags for querying databases and outputting text, and interacting with other web services such as POP3 and LDAP (Lightweight Directory App Protocol). Instead of ending your filenames with .htm or .html you use the .cfm extension instead. That tells the Cold Fusion Application Server that it needs to parse the page and execute any embedded CFML tags before sending the page to the web server.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 147.3 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
- 19 Feb 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- 2nd edition
- w. figs.
Table of contents
Introduction. 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 Connection. Project II: Retrieving Data. Query of Queries. Dynamic Datasources. SQL Builder. Recap.ColdFusion Basics. Commenting Your Code. Using Quotes. Passing Variables. Scope. Project I-Passing Variables. Project II: Countdown. Project III: Date Display. Recap. Advanced Project.Global Templates. Defining the Application File (application.cfm). Project I: Setting Global Values. Project II: Defining Header and Footer Files. Recap. Advanced Project.Building an Online Catalog. Building an Administration Screen. Setting Up the Administration Screen. Project I-Viewing Items in Your Database. Project II-Uploading Files. Project III-Adding New Records. Project IV-Editing an Existing Record. Project V-Processing the Information. Project VI-Creating User Pages. Recap. Advanced Project.Error Checking and Logging. Trapping Your Errors with . "Catching" Your Errors. Project II: Using , , and . Snooping Through Your Logs. Recap.Sending E-Mail. . . . Project I-Sign Up! . Project II-Retrieving Your E-mail from a POP Server. Recap. Advanced Project.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.Knowing Who's Who. Security Basics. Project I: Protecting Your Management Templates. C Is for Cookie. Project II: Enhanced Functionality with . Recap. Advanced Project.Customizing Your Applications. Introduction to Custom Tags. The Ins and Outs of Custom Tags. Using Custom Tags. User-Defined Functions. Project I: Counting Your Hits. Project II: Creating a Random Product Custom Tag. Other Functions Used in This Project. Project III: User-Defined Functions (UDF). Recap. Advanced Project.ColdFusion and Wireless. What Is WAP, and How Is It Useful? MIME Types. Project I: WAP-Enabled Product List. Wireless Palm(tm) OS Devices (Web-Clipping). Project II: Palm(tm) Handheld-Enabled Product List. Building and Installing the Palm(tm) Query Application. Recap. Advanced Project.Miscellaneous Tags. and . Pie Chart. Line Chart. Bar or HorizontalBar Chart. . Project I: Bar Chart. Project II: Pie Chart Using a Query. . . Coding With .ColdFusion 5 Server Installation. System Requirements. Windows. Linux. Solaris. HP-UX. Installing ColdFusion 5 Server on Windows Platforms. Installing ColdFusion 5 Server on Linux Platforms. Forget Your ColdFusion Server 5 Administrator Password?Creating Forms. ColdFusion Reference. ColdFusion 5 Tags and Functions. Index.
About Micah Brown
MICAH C. BROWN currently owns and operates WebStalkers.com located in the Los Angeles area, where he develops Web and wireless applications. Sites he has helped develop 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.