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macromedia® Coldfusion® MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit by Angela Buraglia, Leon Chalnick, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Chapter 1. Introducing ColdFusion

The Basics

If you're embarking on learning ColdFusion, then you undoubtedly have an interest in Web-based applications. ColdFusion is built on top of the Internet (and the World Wide Web), so a good understanding of the Internet and related technologies is a must before getting started.

There is no need to introduce you to the Internet and the Web. The fact that you're reading this book is evidence enough that these are important to you. The Web is everywhere, and Web-site addresses appear on everything from toothpaste commercials to movie trailers to cereal boxes to car showrooms. In August 1981, 213 host computers ...

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