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ColdFusion 9 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Introducing the Application.cfc object

The first thing we need to do is to understand how this application page is called. When a .cfm or .cfc file is called, the server looks for an Application.cfc file in the current directory where the web page is being called from. It also looks for an Application.cfm file. We do not create an application or session scope with the .cfm version because.cfc provides many advantages and is much more powerful than the .cfm version. It provides better encapsulation and code reuse. If the application file is found, ColdFusion runs it. If the file is not found, then it moves up one directory towards the sever root directory in order to search for an Application.cfc file. The search stops either when a file is found, ...

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