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Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion by Matt Gifford

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Chapter 2. Effective Component Development

In this chapter, we will learn about the benefits of including attributes into our components, functions, and arguments within the ColdFusion component.

We will also cover the following topics:

  • Using the pseudo-constructor method to set variables
  • Whitespace suppression within the CFC
  • Returning data from your function
  • Access properties and restrictions
  • Documentation and introspection
  • Creating and reading metadata from the component

Pseudo-constructors

In Chapter 1, Introducing ColdFusion Components we looked at how to create an instance of a ColdFusion component using the createObject() function. We also looked at how to pass values through to the instantiated object upon creation using the init() method (also ...

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