ColdFusion Outlines

View sample course outlines for basic and advanced Adobe ColdFusion courses. These outlines can be customized to suit your specific needs. These classes cover the basics of ColdFusion including custom tags, ColdFusion Components (CFCs), error handling and the application framework amongst other topics.

Advanced ColdFusion

Course Outline for Advanced ColdFusion

Please Note:
  • A general outline of the course is provided below. 
  • All outlines are customizable to meet the specific needs of each client.
  • All courses are available in a classroom or online setting.

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Debugging and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ColdFusion Applications
ColdFusion Debugging Output Options
Using the ColdFusion Log Files
Preventing Problems

Building ColdFusion Applications
Introducing the Web Application Framework
Using Application.cfc
Using Application Variables
Customizing the Look of Error Messages
Handling Missing Templates
Using Locks to Protect Against Race Conditions
Application Variable Timeouts
Handling Server Startup

Working with Sessions
Addressing the Web’s Statelessness
Using Cookies to Remember Preferences
Using Client Variables
Using Session Variables
Working with onSessionStart and onSessionEndLocking Revisited
Interacting with Email
Introducing the <cfmail> Tag
Retrieving Email with ColdFusion

Securing Your Applications
Options for Securing Your Application
Using ColdFusion to Control Access
Using Session Variables for Authentication
Using Operating System Security
Defending Against Cross-Site Scripting

Building User-Defined Functions
Thinking About Extending CFML
Functions Turn Input into Output
Building Your First UDF
Creating Libraries of Related UDFs
Creating General-Purpose UDFs
Sharing UDF Libraries with Others

Creating Custom Tags
Easy, Powerful Extensibility
Introducing CFML Custom Tags
How to Use Custom Tags
Writing Custom Tags That Display Information
Custom Tags That Process Data
Additional Custom Tag Topics
Working with <cfimport>
Advanced Custom Tags

Creating Advanced ColdFusion Components
Review of ColdFusion Components
Simple CFCs
Introspection and HINTs
Accessing a CFC via a URL
Type Checking in Components
Components That Hold Instance Data
Working with Inheritance
Defining Interfaces
Implementing Security
Using the OnMissingMethod Method

ColdFusion Server Configuration
The ColdFusion Administrator
Server Settings
Data and Services
Debugging and Logging
Server Monitoring
Event Gateways

Packaging and Deployment
Managing Threads
Using the <cfthread> Tag
Accessing Thread Data
Monitoring and Administering Threads
Best Practices
Improving Performance
Options in the ColdFusion Administrator
Improving Query Performance with Caching
Caching Page Output

Fast Track to ColdFusion

Course Outline for Basic ColdFusion

Please Note:
  • A general outline of the course is provided below. 
  • All outlines are customizable to meet the specific needs of each client.
  • All courses are available in a classroom or online setting.

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Introducing ColdFusion
Understanding ColdFusion
ColdFusion Explained
Powered by ColdFusion

Accessing the ColdFusion Administrator
Logging Into (and Out of) the ColdFusion Administrator
Using the ColdFusion Administrator

Introducing ColdFusion Builder
The Relationship Between ColdFusion Builder and Eclipse
Getting Started with ColdFusion Builder

Previewing ColdFusion
Preparing to Learn ColdFusion
Your First ColdFusion Application
A More Complete Example

Introducing SQL
Understanding Data Sources
Preparing to Write SQL Queries
Creating Queries
Sorting Query Results
Filtering Data

SQL Data Manipulation
Adding Data
Modifying Data
Deleting Data

The Basics of CFML
Working with Templates
Using Functions
Using Variables
Working with Expressions
Using ColdFusion Data Types
Commenting Your Code

Programming with CFML
Working with Conditional Processing
If Statements
Using Looping
Reusing Code
Revisiting Variables

Creating Data-Driven Pages
Accessing Databases
Displaying Database Query Results
Using Result Variables
Grouping Result Output
Using Data Drill-Down
Securing Dynamic SQL Statements
Debugging Dynamic Database Queries

The Basics of Structured Development
Understanding Structured Development
Introducing ColdFusion Components
More On Using ColdFusion Components

ColdFusion Forms
Using Forms
Creating Forms
Processing Form Submissions
Creating Dynamic SQL Statements
Building Truly Dynamic Statements
Creating Dynamic Search Screens

Form Data Validation
Understanding Form Validation
Using Server-Side Validation
Using Client-Side Validation
Putting It All Together

Using Forms to Add or Change Data
Adding Data with ColdFusion
Introducing <cfi nsert>
Updating Data with ColdFusion
Introducing <cfupdate>
Deleting Data with ColdFusion
Reusing Forms
Creating a Complete Application