ISBN: 0789718103
Pages: 734
Publisher: Que – January 1, 1999
This title is out of date, and has been replaced by Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced Application Development.

This new book is the long awaited (and frequently requested) sequel to my best-selling ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit (now in its third edition).

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 the new ColdFusion 4 Enterprise 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 CFML, C/C++, and Delphi, COM, DCOM, and CORBA integration, structured error handling, implementing distributed processing and intelligent agents, scripting and customizing the ColdFusion Studio development environment, sophisticated regular-expressions processing, and much much more!

The accompanying CD contains evaluation versions of ColdFusion 4 Enterprise Edition and ColdFusion Studio 4, and all the code listings from the book. As a special bonus, the CD also contains over 30 third-party add-on tags and utilities that you may use within your ColdFusion applications.

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 4 Web Application Construction Kit, ISBN 078971809X.

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

Chapter listing

  • Introduction
  • 1: Monitoring Server Performance
  • 2: Different Ways to Scale
  • 3: Server Clustering Using Bright Tiger
  • 4: Managing Client State
  • 5: Security Options
  • 6: The User Authentication Framework
  • 7: Securing Specific Features and Components
  • 8: Integration with NOS Security
  • 9: Creating Custom Tags
  • 10: Writing CFX Tags in Visual C++
  • 11: Writing CFX Tags in Delphi
  • 12: Extending ColdFusion with COM/DCOM
  • 13: Extending ColdFusion with CORBA
  • 14: Customizing ColdFusion Studio
  • 15: Scripting ColdFusion Studio
  • 16: Using WDDX to Create Distributed Applications
  • 17: Advanced WDDX Integration
  • 18: ColdFusion Scripting
  • 19: Structured Error and Retry Handling
  • 20: Regular Expressions
  • 21: Intelligent Agents and Distributed Processing
  • 22: Interacting with the System Registry
  • Appendix A: ColdFusion Tag Reference
  • Appendix B: ColdFusion Function Reference
  • Appendix C: VTML and WIZML Language Reference
  • Appendix D: The WDDX.DTD File


There is an errata available for this title.

Supporting Resources

Chapter 17: Advanced WDDX Integration

Chapter 17: Advanced WDDX Integration refers to Visual Basic code that was mistakenly not included on the accompanying CD. The missing files may be downloaded for your convenience:

  • contains all the Visual Basic files needed to complete the examples Chapter 17.

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