ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, Fifth Edition
||Author: Ben Forta, Nate Weiss, Leon Chalnick, Angela C. Buraglia|
List Price: $54.99
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Publisher: Macromedia Press (23 August, 2002)
Sales Rank: 8,066
Average Customer Rating: 3.84 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
This book is a great learning tool and resource once you have mastered CF. 5 of the more advanced chapters are available via the CD ROM or a zip file from Forta's web site - which is okay, but I think the chapter on cffile and cfdirectory should have been included in print. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn CF. It meets almost all of your *advanced* needs as well, and for those it doesn't the companion volume Advanced Cold Fusion Application Development does.
A great buy if you are looking to learn CF or if you are looking for a CF reference.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Missing Several Chapters
I recently bought this book and it is missing complete chapters.
24 - Enhancing Forms with Client-Side Java
30 - Working with Stored Procedures
32 - Generating Non-HTML Content
33 - Interacting with the Operating System
35 - Event Scheduling
Each of these chapters are listed in the table of contents with a heading only and when you turn to the page listed, there is a cover page and that is it. There are no pages missing in the numbering which leads me to believe they were all printed this way. Between missing pages and typos throughout, it looks like they decided to skimp on the editing process. Quantity does not equal Quality. Had I noticed how sloppily this book had been put together, I wouldn't have wasted the money.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Eh, so so.
This book is full of information. Unfortunatly you can't find any of it quickly. The index is shabby, the layout of the book is designed to read easy but it lacks as a reference utility. Personally I like the oreilly style. Give the tech details, give an example go on. Forta's style is give a glimpse at whats going on, give an example. Give a little bit more of glimpse, give an example. It's quite frustrating for speed learners. I give this book 3 stars, if you have time to sift through endless bs then pick it up. If you're looking for a good book to learn cold fusion fast than go else where.
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