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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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The ColdFusion Markup Language

I said earlier that ColdFusion is an application server; that’s true, but that’s not all it is. In fact, ColdFusion is two distinct technologies:

  • The ColdFusion Application Server

  • The CFML language

Although the ColdFusion Application Server itself is important, ColdFusion’s power comes from its capable and flexible language. ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) is modeled after HTML, which makes it very easy to learn.

CFML extends HTML by adding tags with the following capabilities:

  • Read data from, and update data to, databases and tables

  • Create dynamic data-driven pages

  • Perform conditional processing

  • Populate forms with live data

  • Process form submissions

  • Generate and retrieve email messages

  • Interact with local files

  • Perform ...

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