As installed, ColdFusion will probably do most of what you need, interacting with most of the applications and technologies you’ll be using. But in the event that you need something more, ColdFusion provides all the hooks and support necessary to communicate with just about any application or service in existence. Integration is made possible via:
C and C++
These technologies and their uses are beyond the scope of this book and are covered in detail in the sequels, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development and ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced Application Development.