Chapter 1. ColdFusion Starts Here

If you’ve picked up this book, chances are that you’re already familiar with what Macromedia ColdFusion is and what it enables you to do when developing web applications. For those of you unfamiliar with the product and its history, we’ll run through a quick refresher course.

The History

In 1995, Allaire released the first version of ColdFusion, version 1.0. This release of ColdFusion was a distant cousin to the ColdFusion that we all know and love today. Although ColdFusion MX has evolved from ColdFusion 1.0, the changes in ColdFusion over the years have been quite dramatic.

In version 1.0, ColdFusion provided web developers with a simplified way of connecting their web sites to a database backend, enabling them ...

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