If you had to choose a single word to describe ColdFusion, it just might be connectivity. So far, we’ve talked about using ColdFusion to talk to databases, LDAP servers, FTP servers, HTTP servers, SMTP servers, POP servers, Web Services, CFCs, custom tags, and the local filesystem. Well, you’ll be happy to know that the list doesn’t stop there. ColdFusion can also communicate with a number of other technologies including COM objects, CORBA objects, Java classes, JavaBeans, Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Servlets, JSP pages, and JSP tag libraries. This chapter discusses how to use ColdFusion to communicate with several types of external objects to expand the functionality of ColdFusion to unlimited heights.