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Inside ColdFusion™ MX by Robi Sen, Neil Ross, John Cummings

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Chapter 4. Fundamentals of ColdFusion Development

Now that you’ve been introduced to ColdFusion and you’ve learned a bit about application development, let’s begin to talk about writing ColdFusion code. Developing ColdFusion applications is easy because it’s an easy-to-learn programming language. ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) is a tag-based language, much like Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). CFML is an easy-to-understand language because it is made up of intuitively named tags.

CFML is not only made up of tags, but also includes functions. There are currently more than 100 ColdFusion tags and more than 270 ColdFusion functions. The ColdFusion tags enable developers to interact with the datasources that feed their applications. They then manipulate ...

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