Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion MX Application Development, Third Edition
||Author: Ben Forta, Sheldon Sargent, Greg Snortland, Rob Rusher, Nate Weiss|
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Publisher: Macromedia Press (16 October, 2002)
Sales Rank: 9,240
Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Same as Version 5
I was a little dissapointed with this book, instead of focusing on what is new with MX, the majority of the book is rehashing the older version of the book much of which are no longer relevent in MX. I would have really liked to see more on the new xml functions, use of web services and Java integration. I would suggest instead that you get O'Reillys Programming ColdFusion MX, 2nd Edition by Rob Brook-Bilson when it comes out, it covers the newer topics more in depth and is a better resource later as it is easier to find answers to your questions. If you just want to learn the newer features get Inside Coldfusion MX and for more advanced info get Java for Coldfusion Developers by Eben Hewitt (great book!) and Discovering CFCs: ColdFusion MX Components by Hal Helms.
Rating: 1 out of 5
I read the book on less then 2 hours
Last year I bought Macromedia Coldfusion 5 appliction Development for Ben Forta. I did like the book and I learned a lot from it. So with my order of Coldfusion MX software, I decided to order Coldfsuion MX Application Develpment for Ben Forta. I start reading and soon I am in the end of the book do you know why? because it is almust same as the first one. Even same example. There is chapters where is same on both edition word by word. Yes, there is few things new on coldfuion MX but not worth it.
My advice, if you have a book wrote by Ben Forta for Coldfusion 5 then don't buy the new one because you are buying same book but different cover. If it's your first time, then this book will be the one to start.
by the way, this is not only the mistake I did, I did buy Coldfusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, and Coldfusion MX Developer Study Guide. They are all same. in fact I did read same paragraph again, and again from different edition of Ben Forta.
I will say Ben Forta did it again and I did buy and waste my Money this time.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Ben does it again! I was very pleased with the book. The coverage of CFMX's advanced features was excellent! The book is designed to allow you to skip around, not requiring you to read it cover to cover.
The book also provides many ideas for integrating COM,CORBA,C++ and most importantly JAVA into your CFMX applications. There is also a section on integrating with popular applications (like MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Fax Service, and ADO).
The best part of the book was the information on Advanced Custom Tags and Java integration!
Great book for those who are interested in learning advanced techniques.
Caution: Not a very good book for newbies to CF or CFMX.
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