Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion

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  • Make your ColdFusion Components (CFCs) come alive with methods, using object inheritance, connecting to a database through the internal methods of our object/CFCs
  • Create a Bean object, complete with accessors and mutators to set and retrieve properties in the object, including sample code for ColdFusion 9 script components
  • Optimize and encapsulate your functions to improve code portability
  • Introduce the Bean into ColdFusion object-oriented programming design patterns, discover the benefits of code inheritance and understand polymorphism
  • Persist objects in memory throughout your applications
  • Examples of OOP concepts and basic design patterns
  • Create a service layer or façade to interact with your objects

Are you tired of procedural programming or is your extensive code base starting to become un-manageable? Breathe some new life into your code and improve your development skills with the basic concepts of object-oriented programming. Utilize objects, modular components, and design patterns to expand your skills and improve your ColdFusion applications. Packed with example code, and written in a friendly, easy-to-read style, this book is just what you need if you are serious about ColdFusion.

This book is a fast-paced tutorial to important ColdFusion object-oriented programming topics. It will give you clear, concise, and practical guidance to take you from the basics of ColdFusion to the skills that will make you a ColdFusion developer to be reckoned with. Don't be put off by jargon or complex diagrams; read and see how you can benefit from this book and extend your development skills in the process.

Using the practical examples within this guide, you will learn how to structure your applications and code, applying the fundamental basics of object-oriented programming to develop modular, reusable components that will scale easily with your application. You will learn the basic fundamental practices of object-oriented programming, from object creation and re-use, to Bean objects, service layers, Data Access objects, and sample design patterns to gain a better understanding of OOP using examples that can be altered and applied in your application. Complete with detailed code samples and snippets, and written in a friendly easy-to-follow style, you will be able to break free from writing purely procedural code and enhance your applications by building structured applications utilizing basic design patterns and object-oriented principles.

  • Fast-paced easy-to-follow guide introducing object-oriented programming for ColdFusion developers
  • Enhance your applications by building structured applications utilizing basic design patterns and object-oriented principles
  • Streamline your code base with reusable, modular objects
  • Packed with example code and useful snippets
Page Count 192
Course Length 5 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781847196323
Date Of Publication 12 Oct 2010


Matt Gifford

Matt officially began life as a developer in 2000, although he used to 'develop' simple applications using BASIC Programming on his Sinclair ZX Spectrum. After creating relational databases in VBScript and hand-coding HTML pages in text editors, the obvious route was to start developing websites using dynamic data.

He is now lead developer with Fuzzy Orange Ltd, and specializes in ColdFusion, Flex, and AIR development, and is also proud to be called an Adobe Community Professional for ColdFusion. He has spoken and presented regularly at national and international conferences and online meetings, and has written tutorials and articles for online resources and UK industry magazines.

Constantly striving to learn more and update any skill set he can, he loves to read development publications and community blogs, attend conferences, and discuss issues with other members of the development community.

A keen proponent for community resources and sharing knowledge, Matt writes and releases open-source ColdFusion applications and code samples as often as he can, and can also be seen updating resources and writing articles on his blog, http://www.mattgifford.co.uk.