ColdFusion: Fast Track

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT016

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ColdFusion is used worldwide for rapidly building and deploying web applications and services. This three day course is designed to provide experienced web developers with the knowledge and practical expertise to start building and maintaining dynamic and interactive web applications using ColdFusion.

This course covers getting the most from ColdFusion's powerful scripting language, it's easy integration with enterprise data, the integrated search and charting functionality and ColdFusion's support for XML and web services.

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Introducing ColdFusion (8 topics)

  • Advantages of dynamic web pages
  • Using ColdFusion Markup language (CFML
  • ColdFusion components and features
  • Configuring ColdFusion environments
  • Creating a site with Dreamweaver
  • Creating local variables
  • Displaying variable values
  • Commenting your code

Publishing database content (6 topics)

  • Understanding relational databases
  • Using database drivers to connect to data sources
  • ColdFusion Administration debugging
  • Using the Dynamic Table tool
  • Additional information returned with queries
  • Reusing code

Building forms with ColdFusion (5 topics)

  • Understanding HTML forms and form controls
  • Enabling debug output
  • Self-Posting forms
  • Evaluating form variables
  • Converting to ColdFusion forms

Building search interfaces (7 topics)

  • Using form data in dynamic queries
  • Preserving form data
  • Creating dynamic SQL
  • Using multiple search criteria
  • Creating a dynamic SQL statement
  • Using text searches
  • Using list searches

Building a drill-down interface (4 topics)

  • Using dynamic URL parameters
  • Creating a Query String
  • Creating a data drill-down
  • Data drill-down page

Inserting new data (7 topics)

  • Building an Insert FORM Page
  • Using ColdFusion validation
  • Using Client-side validation
  • Using Server-side validation
  • Creating custom validation
  • Building an Insert Action page
  • Redirecting Process Flow with the tag

Updating data (4 topics)

  • Building an update form page
  • Providing the primary key for update
  • Pre-filling HTML forms
  • Building update logic

Reusing templates (6 topics)

  • Reusing code
  • Using custom tags
  • Using user-defined functions
  • Finding UDFs
  • ColdFusion components
  • Finding CFCs

Securing an Application (7 topics)

  • Using the ColdFusion login Wizard
  • Understanding the login pages
  • Customising the login
  • Using the Application framework
  • Using Application Events
  • Using Application Variables
  • Using Session Variables

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