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ColdFusion 8 Essential Training

Course Summary

  Teaches the essentials of internet application development using ColdFusion 8.   

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    Course Syllabus


    Installing the exercise files
    1. Getting Started
    What is Adobe ColdFusion 8?
    Understanding web application servers
    Installing ColdFusion 8 on Windows
    Installing ColdFusion 8 on Mac OS X
    Testing the ColdFusion installation
    2. Development Tools
    Exploring Dreamweaver CS3
    Creating your first ColdFusion page
    Defining a ColdFusion-enabled site in Dreamweaver
    Installing ColdFusion 8 Extensions for Dreamweaver
    Using Eclipse as a ColdFusion development tool
    Installing the CFEclipse plug-in
    Creating a CFEclipse project
    Installing ColdFusion 8 dictionaries for CFEclipse
    Installing the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse
    Exploring the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse
    3. ColdFusion Basics
    Creating a ColdFusion page
    Understanding how ColdFusion processes pages
    Creating the application structure
    Including pages with ‹cfinclude›
    Using CFML variables
    Understanding CFML variable scopes
    Using CFML functions
    4. Working with Databases
    Selecting a database
    Installing MySQL on Windows
    Installing MySQL tools on Windows
    Installing MySQL on Mac OS X
    Installing MySQL tools on Mac OS X
    Creating a database
    Installing the exercise database
    Creating a ColdFusion data source definition
    Testing the data source in Dreamweaver
    Testing the data source in Eclipse
    5. Querying a Database
    Querying a database with ‹cfquery›
    Debugging a query's results with debug output
    Debugging a query's results with ‹cfdump›
    Using Dreamweaver's Dynamic Table tool
    Using Dreamweaver's Live Data view
    Outputting record numbers
    Creating alternating row colors
    6. Using ColdFusion Components
    Creating a ColdFusion Component (CFC)
    Calling a CFC function
    Wrapping database functionality in CFCs
    7. Drill-Down Navigation
    About drill-down navigation
    Passing URL variables in hyperlinks
    Passing multiple URL variables
    Using URLEncodedFormat
    Creating a data-driven hyperlink
    Executing dynamic SQL statements
    Displaying detail data
    Formatting detail data
    8. Building Data Entry Forms
    Creating a data entry form with ‹cfform›
    Using text fields
    Using radio buttons
    Using pull-down lists and list boxes with ‹cfselect›
    Creating a Submit button
    Processing the form
    Passing form data to a CFC method
    Using conditional SQL to process form criteria
    Processing multiple form controls
    Using SQL wildcard expressions
    9. Data Entry Form Validation
    Client-side vs. server-side validation
    Creating ColdFusion form validation rules
    Custom form validation with ‹cfif›
    10. Manipulating Data
    Building a data entry form for inserting data
    Inserting data with the SQL INSERT command
    Redirecting the user with ‹cflocation›
    Building a data entry form for updating data
    Retrieving existing data from the database
    Populating form controls with existing data
    Updating data with the SQL UPDATE command
    Building a system for deleting data
    Confirming the delete operation with a form page
    Deleting data with the SQL DELETE command
    11. Working with Custom Tags
    Creating a simple custom tag
    Passing attributes into a custom tag
    Controlling custom tag location with ‹cfmodule›
    12. Using an Application Framework
    Creating an Application.cfc file
    Naming the application
    Using application variables
    Authenticating users with ‹cflogin›
    Creating a login form
    Logging in with ‹cfloginuser›
    Logging out with ‹cflogout›

Course Fee:
USD 25

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Course Status:



7 - 8 hours / week

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