Chapter 11. The Basics of Structured Development

You have now seen just how easy dynamic page development is using ColdFusion. Combining SQL queries (even dynamically created queries) and output code is the key to building just about any Web-based applications.

We still have much to cover, but before going any further I’d like to take a little detour to revisit dynamic page generation and consider structured development.

Understanding Structured Development

The best way to understand structured development—what it does and the problems it solves—is to look at an example. Listing 11.1 should be familiar; it’s the first ...

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