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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introducing ColdFusion

    1. What Is ColdFusion?

    2. ColdFusion Architecture

    3. Getting Started with ColdFusion

  2. Chapter 2 ColdFusion Basics

    1. Getting Started

    2. Datatypes

    3. Variables

    4. Expressions

    5. Writing Output

    6. Conditional Processing

    7. Looping

    8. Including Other Templates

  3. Chapter 3 Passing Data Between Templates

    1. Passing Parameters Via URL

    2. Passing Data Using Forms

    3. Dealing with Nonexistent Parameters

  4. Chapter 4 Database Basics

    1. Configuring Data Sources

    2. Introducing cfquery

    3. A Quick SQL Primer

    4. Retrieving and Displaying Data

    5. Sorting Query Results

    6. Grouping Output

    7. Looping Over a Query Result Set

    8. Formatting Techniques

  5. Chapter 5 Maintaining Database Records

    1. Inserting Records

    2. Updating Existing Records

    3. Deleting Records

  6. Chapter 6 Complex Datatypes

    1. Lists

    2. Arrays

    3. Structures

    4. Query Objects

  7. Chapter 7 Maintaining State

    1. Setting Up the Web Application Framework

    2. Using Shared Scope Variables

    3. Browser Redirection

    4. Portal Example

  8. Chapter 8 Security

    1. Security Basics

    2. Implementing Security from Scratch

    3. Taking Advantage of ColdFusion MX's New Security Framework

  9. Chapter 9 Error and Exception Handling

    1. Basic Exception Handling

    2. Custom Exception Handling

    3. Rethrowing Exceptions

    4. Error Handling Within the Web-Application Framework

    5. Server-Wide Error Handling

  10. Chapter 10 Dynamic Form Controls

    1. Combining HTML and CFML Form Controls

    2. Basic Input Controls

    3. Textual Input

    4. A Selection Control

    5. Sliders

    6. Grids

    7. Trees

    8. Preserving Input

    9. Custom Controls

  11. Chapter 11 Advanced Database Techniques

    1. Display Techniques

    2. Drilldown Queries

    3. Query Caching

    4. Advanced SQL

    5. Query of Queries

    6. Calling Stored Procedures

    7. Transaction Processing

  12. Chapter 12 Manipulating Files and Directories

    1. Working with Directories

    2. Dealing with Files

    3. Performing FTP Operations

    4. Executing Command-Line Programs

  13. Chapter 13 Working with Email

    1. Sending Email

    2. Dealing with Undeliverable Email

    3. Retrieving Messages

    4. Building a Web-Based Email Client

  14. Chapter 14 Interacting with Other Web Servers Using HTTP

    1. Retrieving Information

    2. Parsing Data

    3. Generating Static HTML Pages

    4. Posting Information

    5. cfhttp Considerations

  15. Chapter 15 Interfacing with LDAP-Enabled Directories

    1. LDAP Basics

    2. Querying an LDAP Directory

    3. Modifying LDAP Entries

    4. Modifying the Distinguished Name

  16. Chapter 16 Working with the Verity Search Interface

    1. Creating Collections

    2. Populating Collections

    3. Searching Collections

    4. The Verity Search Language

    5. Updating Collections

    6. Maintaining Collections

    7. Advanced Techniques

  17. Chapter 17 Graphing and Charting

    1. Creating a Simple Graph

    2. Working with Dates

    3. Charting Dynamic Data

    4. Charting Multiple Data Series

    5. Drilling Down on Graph Data

    6. Saving Charts to a Variable

    7. Working with the Chart Cache

  18. Chapter 18 Regular Expressions in ColdFusion

    1. Regular-Expression Syntax

    2. Finding Strings

    3. Replacing Strings

    4. Backreferences

    5. Useful Regular Expressions

    6. Regular Expression Tester

  19. Chapter 19 Scripting

    1. Scripting Syntax

    2. Writing Output

    3. Flow Control and Looping

    4. Error and Exception Handling

  20. Chapter 20 User-Defined Functions

    1. UDF Basics

    2. Calling User-Defined Functions

    3. Advanced Topics

    4. Function Libraries

    5. Script-Based UDFs

  21. Chapter 21 Creating Custom Tags

    1. Getting Started

    2. Calling Custom Tags

    3. Passing Data

    4. Returning Data

    5. Attribute Validation and Error Handling

    6. Advanced Techniques

    7. Protecting Your Tags

    8. CFX Tags

  22. Chapter 22 ColdFusion Components

    1. Basic Concepts

    2. Creating Components

    3. Using Components

    4. Advanced CFC Topics

  23. Chapter 23 XML and WDDX

    1. Working with XML

    2. Using WDDX

  24. Chapter 24 Web Services

    1. Web Services Overview

    2. Consuming Web Services

    3. Producing Web Services

    4. Web Services Security

  25. Chapter 25 Working with the System Registry

    1. Getting Registry Keys and Values

    2. Setting Registry Keys and Values

    3. Deleting Registry Keys and Values

  26. Chapter 26 Using the ColdFusion Scheduler

    1. Scheduling Tasks with the ColdFusion Administrator

    2. Scheduling Tasks with cfschedule

    3. Additional Considerations

  27. Chapter 27 Interacting with COM, CORBA, and Java

    1. Working with COM

    2. Calling CORBA Objects

    3. Integrating ColdFusion and Java

  28. Chapter 28 Flash Remoting

    1. Getting Started with Flash Remoting for ColdFusion MX

    2. Interacting with ColdFusion Pages

    3. Interacting with ColdFusion Components

    4. Interacting with Server-Side ActionScript

    5. Flash Remoting with Java Objects Hosted on the ColdFusion MX Server

  1. Appendix A Tag Reference

    1. Tags by Type

    2. Alphabetical List of Tags

  2. Appendix B Function Reference

    1. Functions by Category

    2. Alphabetical List of Functions

  3. Appendix C Example Database Tables

  4. Appendix D ColdFusion Resources

    1. Official Macromedia Resources

    2. Magazines

    3. Mailing Lists

    4. Blogs

    5. Community Resources

    6. User Groups

  5. Colophon