Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Application Development, 2/e (Paperback)

Ben Forta, Shawn Evans, Benjamin Elmore, Dain Anderson, Nate Weiss, Jeff Tapper, Robert Panico, David Krasnove, Emily B. Kim, Paul Hastings

  • 出版商: QUE
  • 出版日期: 2001-09-17
  • 售價: $1,950
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,853
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 1152
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0789725851
  • ISBN-13: 9780789725851
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Much of Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Application Development is a discussion of technologies and ideas with examples to demonstrate specific techniques. The book also contains case studies to illustrate real-world examples of specific topics. ColdFusion 5 is a massive upgrade, and it adds lots of new features, including some designed specifically for advanced and power users. This book addresses these issues and technologies, including

  • Using clustering and fail-over technologies to ensure server uptime
  • Using the new archive and restore features
  • Server monitor and benchmarking
  • Creating secure applications and integrating with existing security systems
  • Writing custom tags and functions
  • Working with XML and XSL
  • Table of Contents


    Who Should Use This Book? How to Use This Book.


    1. Understanding High Availability.

    High Availability Explained. How Do I Tell My Server Load? The High-Availability Plan: Six Must-Haves for Building High-Availability. Solutions. Some Truths About Web Hosting. Active Site Monitoring. The Quality of Service Guarantee.

    2. Monitoring System Performance.

    Understanding Performance. Monitoring Your ColdFusion Server. Setting Up a Default Probe to Verify Content. Understanding Performance. Why Monitor Performance? Monitoring Performance on Unix and Linux Servers. Deciding What to Do Next. Using SNMP.

    3. Different Ways to Scale.

    Part One: Understanding Scaling Issues. Part Two: Choosing a Load-Balancing Solution.

    4. Software-Based Load Balancing.

    Understanding ClusterCATS.

    5. Hardware-Based Load Balancing.

    Why Invest in Hardware-Based Load Balancing? Two Types of Hardware Load Balancers. How Hardware Load Balancing Works. More About Algorithms. Integrating LocalDirector Within ColdFusion. Managing Web Server Traffic with ColdFusion Administrator. Using ClusterCATS Explorer to Manage Your LocalDirector. The Great Megaproxy Headache for Network Engineers. Implementing Other Hardware Load-Balancing Solutions. Using Load Balancing for Business Continuity.

    6. Managing Session State in Clusters.

    What Is Client State? Information Embedded in the URL or in a FORM Post. Cookies. The Scenario.


    7. Understanding Security.

    Security Risks. ColdFusion and Security. Enabling SSL on a Server. Authentication and Authorization. Access Control. Summary.

    8. ColdFusion Security Options.

    Basic Versus Advanced Security. Relying on the Web Server or OS.

    9. Implementing Advanced Security.

    Do You Need Advanced Security? What Is SiteMinder? Defining the Security Context. Creating Rules. User Directories Options. Creating Policies. Applying Advanced Security to an Extranet Scenario. Authenticating a User Against a Defined User Directory with . Integrating.

    10. Security in Shared and Hosted Environments.

    Security Risks. Sandbox. Securing Remote Development Services. DSNless Database Connections. Other Issues.


    11. ColdFusion Scripting.

    Understanding . Using . Unsupported Tags and Functions. Common Errors and Resolutions. Creating Your Own Functions.

    12. Using Regular Expressions.

    Understanding Regular Expressions. Using the RE Functions. RegEx Basics. Real-World Usage.

    13. Creating Intelligent Agents.

    Overview. . Putting the Tag to Use. Creating Intelligent Agents with . . Putting the Tag to Use.

    14. XML Development.

    XML Overview. XML Documents. Validating XML Documents. Leveraging XML in Your Applications. ColdFusion with XML.

    15. Using WDDX.

    Introducing WDDX. The WDDX Format: It's XML! WDDX and ColdFusion. WDDX and JavaScript.

    16. Advanced WDDX Integration.

    Macromedia's WDDX Interface for COM. Macromedia's WDDX Interface for COM. Macromedia's WDDX Interface for COM. Integrating with Active Server Pages. Integrating with Visual Basic. Integrating with Office Applications. Fetching WDDX Packets Directly with JavaScript. Additional Resources Available in the WDDX SDK.

    17. Interacting with Directory Services.

    Understanding LDAP. Using . Querying Public LDAP Servers. Interacting with Directories.

    18. Internationalization and Localization.

    Why Internationlization and Localization? What Are the Main Issues? What's Internationalization? What's Localization? What's Involved in Localization/Internationalization? UNICODE. Database Issues. Verity Issues. Locale Functions. What to Do If Your Locale's Not Supported by ColdFusion. Creating a Multilanguage Application.


    19. Creating Advanced Custom Tags.

    Reviewing Simple CFML Custom Tags. Understanding Nested Custom Tags . Using the ThisTag Scope. Creating Tag Families. Introducing . Making Nested Custom Tags Flexible. Dynamically Populating the Custom Tag. Wrapping Up . Securing Your Tags.

    20. Creating User-Defined Functions.

    Understanding UDFs. Creating UDFs. UDF Syntax. Passing Functions as Arguments. UDF Limitations. Do's and Donts of UDFs.

    21. Extending ColdFusion with COM.

    Understanding COM. Overview. Using COM. Integrating with Popular Applications.

    22. Extending ColdFusion with CORBA.

    Introduction to CORBA. How CORBA Works. Configuring ColdFusion to Work with CORBA. Working with CORBA in ColdFusion.

    23. Extending ColdFusion with Java.

    ColdFusion and Java. Introducing Java. Basic Java Concepts. Administering Java Settings in the ColdFusion Administrator. Calling Java Servlets with the Tag. Calling JRun Servlets with the Tag. Calling Java Objects. Calling Enterprise JavaBeans with the Tag.

    24. Extending ColdFusion with CFX.

    What Are CFX Tags? Using the C++ API. Building Your First C++ CFX Tag: CFX_ListRemoveDuplicates. Shortening Your Source Code with the "Macros" on the CD-ROM. Building Your Second CFX Tag: CFX_QueryAddColumn. Using the Java API. Creating Your First Java CFX Tag: CFX_JavaRemoveDup. Editing a Tag Setting in the ColdFusion Administrator.

    25. Writing ColdFusion Studio Tag Extensions.

    About VTML. Creating Tag Definitions. Creating Tag Definitions. Creating Tag Editor Dialog Boxes. Creating Wizards. Resources to Speed VTML Development.

    26. Scripting ColdFusion Studio.

    About Studio and Scripting. Writing VTOM Scripts. Scripting Beyond the VTOM.


    Appendix A. VTML and WIZML Language Reference.

    Using VTML and WIZML.

    Appendix B. ColdFusion Studio Object Model Reference.

    The ActiveDocument Object. The Application Object. The DeploymentManager Object. The DocumentCache Object. The HTTPProvider Object. The ZipProvider Object.

    Appendix C. The WDDX DTD.