ColdFusion (CF) is a rapid web application development platform. In this course, you will learn the basics of how to use the CF platform and rapidly develop web sites. The course begins with learning the basics of ColdFusion Markup Language and moves to common development language practices. From there we move to frequent database operations and advanced concepts of Forms, Sessions, and Cookies. The last module sums up all the concepts covered in the course with the sample application.
Some people might not care what’s in a name. Some people spell ColdFusion with space, some will spell all as a single word with a small letter f, others will put a hyphen between Cold and Fusion. There is also a rumor that this coding language is related to nuclear fusion. These all are incorrect. ColdFusion is a single word, with the C and F capitalized. It is easy to refer to ColdFusion as CFML, and in the industry, many do refer to it this way. I don’t encourage this practice as this will just confuse everyone more. CFML stands for ColdFusion Markup Language. It is the language which builds application on a CF web server. CF is the web application server, CFML is the markup language to build that application.
CF is a web application server. The server passes and processes coding instruction. CF has an inbuilt server which runs on ports 8300 and 8500. It also has a J2EE server built into it. The CF web server extends and enhances what your web server provides. It does all the dynamic processing which the webserver is not able to perform. The CF server receives the instruction using ColdFusion templates, which contains both HTML and CFML tags together. The extension has to be. cfm or. cfml.
I hope you find this ColdFusion course helpful. If you have a Pluralsight subscription, you can watch it for free. If you do not have a Pluralsight subscription, you can still watch the course for FREE by signing up for a trial account.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)