ColdFusion MX Bible
||Author: Adam Phillip Churvis, Hal Helms, Charlie Arehart, David Churvis|
List Price: $49.99
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (24 February, 2003)
Sales Rank: 21,083
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
The Bottom Line
I have 2 books about ColdFusion. This one and Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ASP, ColdFusion and PHP: Training from the Source.
This book: Great if you want to learn how to hand-code applications using ColdFusion MX. Very in-depth covering all aspects of ColdFusion. This book does not deal with dialog based apps like Dreamweaver. You can hand-code with DW, however.
The other book (DW MX 2004 w/ASP, CF and PHP: TFTS): Wonderful if you want to learn how to create applications with DreamWeaver specifically as it goes through all the dialog based application development.
Both books are excellent. I have both because I want to know the code behind my apps but I don't necessarily want to have to always type code.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This book is the truth
Yeah, I know all of the reviews of this book thus far are great, but there is a reason why...this book touches upon almost any type of information you need to use MX. I found the sections using CFCs especially helpful. The authors not only tell you how to create CFCs, but provide a very useful scenario (using CFCs to hide business logic). The book also gives some good examples of how to integrate Java, COM, XML, etc. into MX. The number of real world type coding examples as well as the step-by-step how to approach is what differentiates this book from a lot of the MX documentation re-make books I have seen (see Mastering ColdFusion MX). This book has a lot great information on everything from thre basics to creating Web Services. Overall, this book lives up to the hype, and is probably the best MX book I've seen.
Rating: 5 out of 5
The one Coldfusion MX book you need!
This book got it all. If you only want one book on Coldfusion MX, this is the one to get. It's also a great reference book, so it's nice to have in your collection even if you are seasoned developer.
Comes highly recommended!
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· ColdFusion MX with Dreamweaver MX
· ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit, Fifth Edition
· Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion MX Application Development, Third Edition
· ColdFusion MX Developer's Cookbook