ISBN: 0321129482
Pages: 554
Publisher: Macromedia Press – October 1, 2002

This title is out of print, and there is no newer edition available. You may still be able to find copies online.

This is your invitation to be part of real-world ColdFusion development teams as they tackle real-world problems.

Developers of all levels have been trumped at one time or another by the amount of time it takes to design, build, and implement a quality custom application. This holds true even in a ColdFusion environment, renowned for its ease of use and rapid application development. But developers don’t have to forge ahead on their own any longer. This book, part of a new series of ColdFusion books from Macromedia Press, puts readers squarely in the middle of a crack team of experts as they confront real-world development problems and design real-world solutions. The end result includes complete, configurable, high-quality applications that developers can use in their own solutions.

ColdFusion MX is built on underlying J2EE technology, and to fully leverage the power of this remarkable new ColdFusion you need to know Java basics and how to best utilize the power of Java within the ColdFusion world. This title focuses on marrying the power of back-end Java with the simplicity of ColdFusion. Written for experienced ColdFusion developers, this book presents thorough and complete case studies of that demonstrate and teach the techniques used by the experts.

The book is divided into five sections, each representing a complete application – an EJB based e-commerce system, an enterprise portal, a JMS based B2B exchange, a complete CRM application, and a syndication engine built on XML and Web Services. All the documentation for the development process for each application is included, with an emphasis on getting results quickly.

Chapter listing

  • Introduction
  • I: The Enterprise Portal
  • I-1: Product Requirements
  • I-2: Initial Thoughts
  • I-3: Development
  • I-4: The Solution
  • I-5: Delivery
  • II: The E-Commerce Application
  • II-1: Product Requirements
  • II-2: Initial Thoughts
  • II-3: Development
  • II-4: The Solution
  • II-5: Delivery
  • III: The B2B Auction / Exchange
  • III-1: Product Requirements
  • III-2: Initial Thoughts
  • III-3: Development
  • III-4: The Solution
  • III-5: Delivery
  • IV: The CRM System
  • IV-1: Product Requirements
  • IV-2: Initial Thoughts
  • IV-3: Development
  • IV-4: The Solution
  • IV-5: Delivery
  • V: The News Center
  • V-1: Product Requirements
  • V-2: Initial Thoughts
  • V-3: Development
  • V-4: The Solution
  • V-5: Delivery

Supporting Resources

ColdFusion MX 6.1

ColdFusion MX 6.1 users should note that currently, ColdFusion Data Sources are not listed in the JNDI directory and thus are not accessible by Java applications. This may be addressed in a future service pack release, but until then the solution is to define the database connection both in CF as well as the underlying Java Application server. The steps to do this will depend upon your Application server, but will essentially follow the same process as defining a data source in CF.

Applications

The applications created in this book may be downloaded in their entirety here. Refer to the readme within each ZIP file for usage notes and installation instructions.