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Introduction to Cold Fusion 8 (512)

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In this hands-on, instructor-led ColdFusion training course, you will learn how to create dynamic, database-driven Web applications using the ColdFusion 8 Web server add-on for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Understand ColdFusion architecture and applications
  • Build database-driven pages with ColdFusion markup language
  • Create forms and user interfaces
  • Debug ColdFusion applications


106- PB Tech Capstone Series: Web Fundamentals & Design
or equivalent industry experience.

Course Outline

  • Getting Started with ColdFusion

    • Understanding Dynamic Web Pages
    • Introducing ColdFusion
    • Exploring Dreamweaver CS3
    • Creating ColdFusion Variables
    • Displaying Variable Values
    • Including Files
    • Commenting Code
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Publishing Database Content

    • Connecting to a Database
    • Querying a Database Table
    • Viewing Debug Data
    • Dumping a Recordset to a Browser
    • Displaying Database Data
    • Using the Dynamic Table Tool
    • Using the Resultset Structure Data
    • Introducing CurrentRow
    • Using ColdFusion Functions
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Building Forms with ColdFusion

    • Understanding HTML Forms
    • Enabling Debug Output
    • Self-Posting Forms
    • Determining Form Submission
    • Evaluating Form Variables
    • Introducing ColdFusion Forms
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Building Search Interfaces

    • Using Form Data in Dynamic Queries
    • Preserving Form Data
    • Creating Dynamic SQL for Multiple Search Criteria
    • Using Text Searches
    • Using List Searches
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Building a Drill-Down Interface

    • Using Dynamic URL Parameters
    • Creating a Data Drill-Down
    • Creating on-the-fly PDF Documents
    • Displaying Data in a Tabbed Interface
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Inserting New Data

    • Building an Insert Interface
    • Building an Insert Form Page
    • Validating ColdFusion Forms
    • Building Insert Action Logic
    • Redirecting Process Flow
  • Updating and Deleting Data

    • Updating Database Data
    • Building an Update Form Page
    • Building Update Logic
    • Deleting Records from the Database
    • Improving SQL Security
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Reusing Templates

    • Reusing Code
    • Using Custom Tags
    • Using User-Defined Functions
    • Introducing ColdFusion Components
    • Implementing Best Practices
  • Securing an Application

    • Addressing the Web's Statelessness
    • Using the Application Framework
    • Using Application Variables
    • Persistent State Variables
    • Working with Session Variables
    • Implementing Best Practices