ISBN: 0321292693
Pages: 992
Publisher: Macromedia Press – April 25, 2005
Co-authors: Dain Anderson, Charlie ArehartJeff BouleyRaymond Camden, Adam Churvis, David Churvis, Paul Hastings, Sam Neff, Alan Rother, Sarge Sargent, Robi Sen, Lucas Sherwood

This title is out of date, and has been replaced by Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced Application Development.

This is the revised award-winning sequel to my ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit.

Co-authored by some of the most respected ColdFusion programmers, all of whom have gained their real-world ColdFusion experience the hard way, this book is the only place you’ll find extensive coverage of advanced ColdFusion application development, including all the new ColdFusion MX 7 features.

Here’s a partial list of what you’ll find in this new book: writing scalable applications, implementing fault-tolerance and load-balancing technologies, monitoring and fine-tuning system performance, creating secure applications, deploying server sandbox security, integration with NOS security, writing language extensions in Java, CFML, and C/C++, COM, and CORBA integration, .NET and Microsoft Office integration, XML use, working with Web Services, structured error handling, implementing distributed processing and intelligent agents, using event gateways, IM and SMS integration, sophisticated regular-expressions processing, internationalization and localization, using the new administration APIs, and much much more!

I hope you find this new book to be a valuable ColdFusion resource. And if you are new to ColdFusion, or are looking for a general ColdFusion tutorial or reference book, be sure to check out my other ColdFusion book, ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit, ISBN 0321223675.

On behalf of myself, the contributing authors, and the publisher, good luck with ColdFusion, and happy coding!

Chapter listing

  • Introduction
  • 1: Understanding High Availability
  • 2: Monitoring System Performance
  • 3: Scaling with ColdFusion
  • 4: Scaling with J2EE
  • 5: Managing Session State in Clusters
  • 6: Deploying Applications
  • 7: Understanding Security
  • 8: ColdFusion Security Options
  • 9: Creating Server Sandboxes
  • 10: Security in Shared and Hosted Environments
  • 11: Using the Administration API
  • 12: ColdFusion Scripting
  • 13: Using Regular Expressions
  • 14: Working with XML
  • 15: Manipulating XML with XSLT and XPath
  • 16: Using WDDX
  • 17: Using JavaScript and ColdFusion Together
  • 18: Creating Advanced Custom Tags
  • 19: Creating Advanced ColdFusion Components
  • 20: Extending CFFORM
  • 21: Using Server-Side HTTP and FTP
  • 22: Interacting with Directory Services
  • 23: Internationalization and Localization
  • 24: Creating and Consuming Web Services
  • 25: Integrating with .NET
  • 26: Extending ColdFusion with COM
  • 27: Integrating with Microsoft Office
  • 28: Extending ColdFusion with CORBA
  • 29: Extending ColdFusion with Java
  • 30: Extending ColdFusion with CFX
  • 31: Working with Gateways
  • 32: Integrating with SMS and IM
  • Appendix: The WDDX DTD


There is an errata available for this title.

Supporting Resources

Chapters 26, 28, and 30

Chapters 26, 28, and 30 were not included in the printed book (to reduce the page count), and may be read online or downloaded in PDF or FlashPaper formats.

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