Series: Application Development
Paperback: 850 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies; 1st edition (October 22, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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This book is pretty helpful if you already know Cold Fusion. It is exactly what the title says, Cold Fusion 5. What makes this book standout is the sample application that is built within the book (Skate.Shop). This application is an e-commerce app that will actually work when you are complete. I especially liked the database chapter. It will really help someone who isn't very familiar with database creation. Overall, I would recommend this book to more advanced users. Though those users may not need to be led by hand to develop an e-commerce site.
Not only is the text easy and fun to read, the content is solid. The author knows his stuff, and it shows. I thought I was a veteran ColdFusion developer, but I feel like I've doubled what I know about ColdFusion because of this book.Buffington does an in depth case study of a very clean and efficient ecommerce engine, complete with an online administration tool that makes use of ColdFusion 5.0's new graphing features.I've read all of the new ColdFusion 5.0 books, and this one has been the most enjoyable so far. Good job!
Have you been working on Cold Fusion for years? Are you considering yourself an expert on Cold Fusion? Or you just start to be one of the Cold Fusion "fans"? Want to find out more about the Cold Fusion 5 compare to Cold Fusion 4.5? This book is for you. Been waiting so long to have a Cold Fusion 5 related book been published, this one is the pioneer, and this is a really informative book. It focuses on how to use the additional feature in Cold Fusion 5 to make your web application "real" dynamic and powerful. It also shows you a lot of new tricks on using Cold Fusion 5. Also, are you thinking of doing WAP development? This book is for you. This is a good reference on WAP development in Cold Fusion. Best of all, this book was written in an easy to understand format, i.e., you won't get lost.
The author of this book does an amazing job explaining the details of each Coldfusion action.I have to wonder -- did he invent Coldfusion? Or did he actually invent the Internet?
Well rounded tome and covers a lot of ground. Where is the CD? For $59.99 should have a Disc. Includes a nice overview of the Software Development Life Cycle. Section on Advanced Error Handling is helpful. Complete coverage of subtleties and easily misunderstood aspects of Cold Fusion, e.g. if session time out is set by application code versus what is set CFA. Nice discussion of how to extend CF via other languages, tags, COM, COBRA....Assumes developer is also the DBA and server administrator is written with the latter two roles in mind to include many screenshots for configuring the server for both roles. Author's prose is light and humorous e.g. when describing the caller scope an analogy is made to vomit leaving happy people on amusement park rides (well it was funny in the book). In all a solid book that has a lot to offer
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