Connecting to ColdFusion

Server-side examples with ColdFusion are very hard to come by and I have used ColdFusion to build a number of web applications so I thought it was noteworthy for this chapter. ColdFusion is a unique language that is easy to pick up for developers who are familiar with tag-based code, such as HTML, XML, and so on. The great thing about ColdFusion is that although it is simple, it is quite powerful because it can easily be connected to databases, and it can interact directly with Flash. Nowadays, this is a bonus because Flash is becoming a powerful web application product and, of course, the reason I am covering it is because it can easily be integrated with Ajax and ultimately our engine. This section will show you how ...

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