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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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Defining the Project

The first thing to do is to ensure that the project is as completely defined as possible. You need to know exactly what type of application to build, and that usually means doing some research and asking lots of questions.

In a perfect world, you would already have a written description of the application that defines its every aspect. You would know exactly what the expectations are for the project, and who will be testing it, using it, and benefiting from it. You would have complete understanding of every aspect of the project, from what technologies should be used to how the database should look.

In reality, you might have only a short description, such as, “We want to personalize our online store,” or, “We need an accounting ...

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