With an estimated base of more than 300,000 users, there are an awful lot of ColdFusion developers out there. The cream of the crop, however, are those with Macromedia certification. To get that, you must pass the Certified ColdFusion Developer exam: This comprehensive study guide ensures that you do!
ColdFusion's popularity continues to grow, and along with that so has the demand for experienced developers. Once upon a time claiming to be a ColdFusion developer was easy - the product was simple enough that with a minimal investment of time and energy developers could realistically consider themselves experts. This is not the case anymore. The product line has grown both in actual products and in their complexity, and the levels of expertise and experience among developers are diverse. Claiming to be an expert is not that easy, and recognizing legitimate expertise is even harder.
With a slew of advanced new features, ColdFusion MX 7 represents both an opportunity and a challenge for those developing Web apps with it. The opportunity, of course, lies in taking their applications to new and increasingly sophisticated levels. The challenge is digging deep enough into ColdFusion to discover the features and techniques that will take them there.
In these pages Ben Forta and the Macromedia team have made this information not only accessible but also easily digestible for intermediate and advanced ColdFusion developers. Users won't want to waste any time before getting down to the serious business of unraveling ColdFusion's new features so that they can use Structured Business Reports to deliver business data in an understandable format; deploy the ColdFusion language in mobile phones and instant messaging clients; build rich, multistep data-entry forms; use Enterprise Manager to cluster multiple ColdFusion servers on a single machine; and more. Through step-by-step instructions and real-world examples, you'll learn how to do everything from create secure applications to employ Java components.