Written by the best known and most trusted name in the ColdFusion community, Ben Forta, The ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit is the best-selling ColdFusion series of all time - the books that most ColdFusion developers used to learn the product. This Getting Started volume starts with Web and Internet fundamentals and database concepts and design, and then progresses to topics including creating data-driven pages, building complete applications, implementing security mechanisms, integrating with e-mail, building reusable functions and components, generating data-driven reports and graphs, building Ajax-powered user interfaces, and much more. Complete coverage of ColdFusion 9 continues in "Volume 2, Application Development" (ISBN:0321679199) and "Volume 3, Advanced Application Development" (ISBN:0321679202).
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As a new ColdFusion developer I was a little intimidated about ColdFusion. I bought all three of the books in this series. I am working through the books one by one. I am almost finished with Vol 1. I have typed in all the examples and worked my way through the chapters. I was a little disappointed with the lack of errata for the book as I ran into typos along the way. In defense of the authors, the code for the book which is available on the Ben Forta web site ALL WORKS. When I was stuck I could open the author's code and run it and compare it to mine. Many times the problem was my own FAT FINGER mistake. But I was unable to find the typo of mine. After comparing their code to mine I could find my mistakes. And the authors have all been quick to reply to my comments and have updated the errata for the book as I have brought it to their attention. How many book authors can you say that about? I have found this book very informative and a great learning...
I was one of the first reviewers here at Amazon of Ben Forta's books on ColdFusion back in the late 1990's. Much has changed since then. Most things for better. It is amazing how ColdFusion has updated itself and stood the test of time, even when many new languages and platforms have been introduced. Ben Forta's unique writing style, comprehensive but extremely clear and engaging, is still the same. Ray Camden is another great writer and it shows.
One of the things (probably the most critical one) that has not changed for better has nothing to do with ColdFusion itself. The scarcity of books on ColdFusion 8 is amazing. And now with ColdFusion 9 the situation is worse. Even Adobe itself has not published the three Ben Forta books of this series in time with the release of ColdFusion 9. And as of June 2010 two are still missing! Meanwhile there is no shortage of books on, say, Ruby. ColdFusion doesn't deserve this treatment. And many in the ColdFusion community are...
I've been developing ColdFusion applications since the days of (JJ and Jeremy) Allaire, Macromedia and now Adobe. Back in the mid 90's Ben Forta wrote THE book on ColdFusion and he's done it again, with assistance from Ray Camden and Charlie Arehart. ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit is composed of three volumes. Volume I Getting Started, which I report on here, assists beginners with downloading/installing required software, server setup, database connectivity and starts the reader developing the OWS (Orange Whip Studios) movie web site. As you progress through the book, the OWS web site is enhanced throughout all three volumes. Compared to previous editions, local setup is much easier because CF 9 is resource integrated. I purchased all three volumes, because I need to get familiar with CF 9. Download and install ColdFusion 9 Developer Edition (free), ColdFusion Builder (60 day trial) as well as the authors files (web address supplied) and you'll have everything you...
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