Ben Forta has three decades of experience in the computer industry in product Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced. DZone recently caught up with Ben Forta, ColdFusion guru and renowned book author to discuss the state of the ColdFusion market, CF. Ben Forta is Adobe Systems Inc’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives. His primary Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started. Adobe Press. ISBN X. Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web.

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ColdFusion has really stayed true to what made it very popular, very successful, on day one.

And watch for more details around that coming soon. And finally, here’s how to retrieve the Books data.

Ben Forta | Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started

Creating and Consuming Web Services We were creating this product back in This AIR-based application allows you to monitor as many servers as needed including individual ColdFusion instances on a multi-instance configuration and even offers pop-up alerts when issues occur.

Internationalization and Localization Suddenly, ColdFusion interest has really surged. There’s a lot more to ColdFusion 9 beyond what I’ve covered here.

And so, when creating user defined functions or ColdFusion Component methods, the rule has always been to always prefix local variables with “var”. If they are comfortable and productive and prime PHP does what they need, then they should continue using it.


I’ve been the ColdFusion Evangelist since I joined the lab back in the beginning of ‘ These are all doable! And having saw the increase in popularity in those and also the inherent complexity in that they weren’t a core part of ColdFusion in the tooling, it became apparent that there are developers who want this and that we really can do a better job of building it as a tool into the server. That was done deliberately because we wanted to build it on the same underlying platform that drives the other IDE products that are in Adobe.

If you need to work with Flex and AIR, there’s a significantly improved integration including the build interface online. Notice anything odd about it?

Introducing Adobe ColdFusion 9

He is immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to share with millions worldwide. But you’re going to see more and more ColdFusion play this integration role.

This new ColdFusion forrta boasts an impressive array of new and enhanced features, all intended to improve productivity for developers, IT administrators, and business decision makers alike. In ColdFusion Administrator you can point to the CFC and method to be invoked, and ColdFusion will execute the code on server start-up before processing any requests.

Understanding High Availability There are a lot of good technologies and tools and languages out there, you should use the right one for the job.


Then, SpreadsheetNew is used to create a new spreadsheet object. Everything from managing mail, to charting, to full-text searching, to manipulating office documents, and generating PDFs on the fly, colldfusion working with images and charts and so much more. Exposing ColdFusion Services But yeah, there will be three books like last time, and so stay tuned for those. But it wasn’t clean, it wasn’t consistent, the language wasn’t modern so it didn’t really represent it as well as you’d expect.

You have several books coming out next year on ColdFusion 9. ColdFusion Builder is brand new.

Adobe’s Ben Forta on ColdFusion 9, CF Adoption Trends

Even if you are an experienced ColdFusion user, this book provides you with invaluable tips and tricks and also serves as the definitive ColdFusion developer’s reference. After all, consider what would happen to your code if a table name changed, or if columns were refactored and split, or if whole schemas were updated.

It does appeal to different users, but real problems, problems that people want to solve and need to solve. Creating Custom Tags Building User-Defined Functions