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This course covers building a dynamic database-driven website using ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder. Adobe Certified Instructor Candyce Mairs will teach you everything from installing ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder to setting up a testing environment. She will go over the basics of dynamic websites, including how web servers, application servers, server-side languages and databases all work together to create web pages. Throughout the course, a database-driven ColdFusion website will be built using tags and functions. Included xercise files are task-based, with ColdFusion concepts explained along the way. Candyce has been in the training industry since 1994, is a Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Master Designer and Instructor, and also holds Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert certifications in Fireworks, ColdFusion, Acrobat, and Contribute.

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I. Introduction

  Course Overview 2:02
  The Course Environment 2:23

II. Setting Up the Dynamic Environment

  Static vs. Dynamic Requests 5:40
  Installing ColdFusion 10:33
  Installing the Course Files 4:34
  Modifying the ColdFusion Administrator 5:15
  Installing ColdFusion Builder 7:16
  Setting Up ColdFusion Builder 7:36

III. Working with ColdFusion

  Using ColdFusion Templates 7:16
  Variable Scoping 6:55
  Setting and Displaying Variables 7:58
  Creating Include Files 7:09
  Understanding Page Processing 5:03
  Building a Template 5:00

IV. Creating Data-Driven Pages

  Setting Up the Datasource, Part 1 7:28
  Setting Up the Datasource, Part 2 6:11
  Getting Data from the Database 6:40
  Displaying Query Data 8:12
  Understanding Query Properties 6:53
  Using the CFDUMP Tag 6:15
  Debugging 8:10

V. Passing Data Between Pages

  URL Variables 4:02
  Passing Data Between Pages 9:35
  Testing for Variables 8:42
  Setting Up the Tours Process 8:32
  Completing the Tours Process, Part 1 8:09
  Completing the Tours Process, Part 2 8:55

VI. Using ColdFusion Forms

  Form Basics 5:09
  Benefits of ColdFusion Forms 2:17
  Updating a Form 7:20
  Converting Fields to ColdFusion Fields 3:35

VII. Form Data Validation

  Form Validation 6:52
  ColdFusion Validation Options 8:17
  Adding ColdFusion Validation 6:12
  Building an Action Page 12:37
  Redirecting the User 4:48
  Using the CFMAIL Tag 8:04
  Bringing It All Together 4:52