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Beginning ColdFusion 10

CF-116 (3 Days)

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ColdFusion Training Overview

This ColdFusion 10 course teaches attendees how to build their first data-driven web applications using ColdFusion.

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ColdFusion Training Objectives

  • Retrieve data from a database and display it on the page
  • Insert, Update, and Delete records in a database
  • Submit data using HTML forms
  • Create Dynamic Form Fields including Dynamic Select Lists
  • Build a Database Search Interfaces
  • Use Session Variables to provide Password Protection
  • Create and call ColdFusion

ColdFusion Training Outline

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Introduction to ColdFusion
  • Static pages vs. Dynamic pages
  • Server-side Web Technologies
  • Database Alphabet Soup: ODBC/JDBC, DSNs and SQL
  • Course Objectives and Prerequisites
  • Introduction to Course Project
ColdFusion Basics
  • Using CFML
    • Code Editors
    • Dreamweaver Interface
    • Tag Updaters / Extensions
    • Tag Editing Dialog Boxes
  • Embedded Tag Help
  • Using ColdFusion Comments
  • Creating Variables
    • <cfset> and <cfoutput>
  • Variable Scope/Prefixes
  • Built-in ColdFusion Functions
  • Built-in Functions
  • Date / Time Functions
  • Using <cfinclude> to reuse code
    • Create Header and Footer with <cfinclude>
    • Build Dynamic Page Footer using Variables and Date Functions
Dynamic Data: Querying the Database
  • Database Basics
    • Introduction to SQL
    • Select Statement
    • Update Statement
    • Insert Statement
    • Delete Statement
    • Data Source Name (DSN)  Remote Development Server (RDS)
    • The DSN Used in This Class: movieList
  • Course Project Database
  • Querying the database with <cfquery>
    • <cfdump> for Quick Output
    • Query the database
  • Customizing Display with <cfoutput>
    • Using <cfoutput>
    • Building Dynamic Tables
    • Shortcut: <cftable>
    • Shortcut: Dynamic Table Tool (in Dreamweaver)
    • Display Resulting Records manually with <cfoutput>
Creating a Drill-down Interface
  • Passing Variables between Pages
    • "Two-page method"
    • Pass Variables via Links
    • List of Actors with links
  • Receive Variables through the URL
    • Using a WHERE clause in a SQL Statement
    • Protecting Against SQL Injection Attacks with <cfqueryparam>
    • Drill-down for More Detail
Conditional Statements and Forms
  • Conditional Statements
    • <cfif>, <cfelseif> and <cfelse>
    • Comparison Operators
    • Operator
    • Description
    • Conditional Statements
    • Using the isDefined() function
    • Conditional Statements - Data Validation
  • HTML Form Review
    • Pass Variable through a Form
    • Process Form Submission
  • Self-Submitting Forms
    • Using the <cfparam> tag to set a default value
    • Quick Examination of a ColdFusion Framework (Methodology): Fusebox
    • Self-submitting Form
  • Dynamically Populating Select Lists
    • HTML Review: <select> tags
    • Dynamic Select List
    • Introducing the <cfform> Tag
    • Shortcut: <cfselect>
    • Create a Dynamic Select List
Quick Introduction to RSS and Ajax with <cfform>
  • Reading an RSS Feed
  • Consuming an RSS Feed
  • Creating an RSS Feed
  • Introducing the <cfform> Tag
  • Building a Mask with <cfform>
  • Automatically Build a Dynamic Select List with <cfselect>
  • Creating an Auto Suggest Text Field with <cfform>
Creating a Search Interface
  • Using the LIKE clause
  • Using % and _ in a LIKE Statement
  • Building Dynamic SQL Statements
  • Create a Search Interface
Insert Records into the Database
  • Inserting Records
    • SQL Insert Statement
    • Insert Record Step 1 - the Form
    • Insert Record Step 2 - the Insert
    • Shortcut: <cfinsert>
    • Redirect Users with <cflocation>
    • Insert a New Actor in the Database
  • Automated Form Validation
    • Client-side vs. Server-side validation: When does the validation code run?
    • Automatic Client-side (or Server-side) Form Validation
Edit (Update) Database Records
  • Updating records
    • SQL UPDATE Statement Review
    • Update Record Page 1 - select the record to edit
    • Passing the Primary Key
    • Page 2 - View Current Data in a Form
    • Page 3 - Perform the Update to the Database
    • Shortcut: <cfupdate>
    • Edit a Record
  • Deleting Records
    • Note on Deleting records
    • Review of the SQL Delete Statement
    • "Deleting" without deleting
    • No <cfdelete>!
Reusing Code
  • Reusing code with <cfinclude> and <cflocation>
  • Custom Tags
    • custom tags
    • Where to store Custom Tags
    • Custom Tag with Parameters
    • CALLER and ATTRIBUTE scopes
    • Using <cfmodule>
    • A Note about CFX tags
    • Calling a Custom Tag to Display a List of Years
  • User Defined Functions (UDFs) and ColdFusion Components (CFCs)
    • Creating UDFs with the <cffunction> tag
    • Using ColdFusion Components (CFCs)
    • Creating Components
    • Calling or Invoking Components
    • Passing Arguments to Components
    • The Component Code
    • The main CFML page
    • View a Component directly in the browser
Using Session Variables for Password Protection
  • Using Application.cfc to Enable Session Management
  • Creating Password Protected Pages
  • Password-protect.cfm (the included page)
  • Application.cfm
  • Locking Session and Application variables with <cflock>
  • Password Protecting Pages (optional)
Sending email with <cfmail> (optional)
  • <cfmail> Tag Syntax
  • Sending an email
  • Sending Automated Emails
  • New in ColdFusion 10: sending emails via Microsoft Exchange
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

CF-116

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All Beginning ColdFusion students must be fluent in HTML.  Prior experience with SQL and HTML is recommended but not required.

Training Materials:

All students receive a copy of Adobe Press' ColdFusion 10 Web Application Construction Kit, and related courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Any modern version of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, with at least 3 GB of RAM
  • ColdFusion 10 or later - ColdFusion should be set up to run as a stand-alone server for purposes of the class.
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 or later, ColdFusion Builder 2 or later, or other ColdFusion IDE of your choice
  • Modern web browser

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