This book is a fast-paced tutorial to developing ColdFusion applications using an object-oriented programming approach. Complete with code examples that can be altered and applied to your application and careful explanations, this book will guide you through your first interaction with object-oriented programming within your ColdFusion applications. If you are a web developer wanting to implement object-oriented programming with ColdFusion, then this book is for you. If your goal is to get a good grounding in the basics of object-oriented programming concepts, this book is perfect for you. No prior knowledge of object-oriented programming is expected, but basic knowledge of ColdFusion development skills is assumed.
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This book is a much-needed gentle introduction to ColdFusion Components and Object-Oriented Programming. The book assumes no background in CFCs or OOP so it starts by introducing the tag and script syntax forms of CFCs and, as the book unfolds, basic Object-Oriented techniques and patterns are introduced gradually with extensive code samples. The book doesn't go very deep - it's only 167 pages, after all - but it covers domain objects, data access and data gateway and service layers; it covers access control, inheritance, polymorphism and object relationships (composition, aggregation etc).
I have no complaints about Gifford's grasp of the technical issues nor his ability to teach the topic - Packt's editors need to be called out for a number of very strange phrases in the text and a lot of inconsistencies in the language through the book, as well as inconsistent typography in examples (esp. capitalization). I've seen similar issues in other Packt books (John Farrar's two...
Matt has taken one of the most mystical topics with hard to cobble together bits of information about Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in ColdFusion and put it all together into a single cohesive resource that will completely change the way you develop applications with ColdFusion. For years there have been a handful of us who sought out the practices and patterns of Object-Oriented Programming through examples in Java and other languages and implemented a variety of frameworks built around some of these fundamentals. Now, every ColdFusion programmer has a handy desk reference that goes under the hood of developing Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion with a grand presentation of both theory and practical application. Taking the reader from the core concepts of ColdFusion components through the use of components as objects gives even the novice ColdFusion developer all the information needed to start writing Object-Oriented applications. From beans, data access operations,...
Pros: - intro to CFC Bean / DAO / Gateway / Service - suitable for beginners writing their first CRUD app in CF. - includes some CF9 features like generated getter/setter
Cons: - no intro to ORM - no intro to MVC / DI / Unit testing Framework (ColdBox's book does a better job) - kind of short, expected more...
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