As an application developer, sooner or later you are going to have to diagnose, or debug, a ColdFusion application problem. Because ColdFusion relies on so many other software components to work its magic, there are a lot of places where things can go wrong.
Since you’re reading this chapter, the following assumptions are made:
You are familiar with basic ColdFusion concepts.
You understand how ColdFusion uses data sources for all database interaction.
You are familiar with basic SQL syntax and use.
You know how to use the ColdFusion Administrator.
You are comfortable using Adobe Dreamweaver.
If you aren’t familiar with any of these topics, I strongly recommend you read the chapters about them before proceeding.