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Starting and stopping ColdFusion on Mac OS X

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Video: Starting and stopping ColdFusion on Mac OS X

ColdFusion 9 is installed on Mac OS X so that you can start and stop it as you need. ColdFusion takes quite a bit of memory to run in the background. So if you aren't using it for development at any given point, it's usually a good idea to shut the server down. I'll show you here how to start and stop the server. Go to your Mac hard disk, and from there to the Applications folder, and then to the ColdFusion 9 folder. Locate and open the ColdFusionLauncher application by double-clicking it. The ColdFusionLauncher application is a very simple visual application with three buttons: to start, and stop the server, and to launch the Web Server Connector utility.

Starting and stopping ColdFusion on Mac OS X

ColdFusion 9 is installed on Mac OS X so that you can start and stop it as you need. ColdFusion takes quite a bit of memory to run in the background. So if you aren't using it for development at any given point, it's usually a good idea to shut the server down. I'll show you here how to start and stop the server. Go to your Mac hard disk, and from there to the Applications folder, and then to the ColdFusion 9 folder. Locate and open the ColdFusionLauncher application by double-clicking it. The ColdFusionLauncher application is a very simple visual application with three buttons: to start, and stop the server, and to launch the Web Server Connector utility.

The web server connector utility can be used to connect ColdFusion to your copy of Apache that came with Mac OS X. If ColdFusion is already running, and you click the Start ColdFusion 9 button, you'll see this message: 'ColdFusion 9 is already running'. ColdFusion was started up when I first installed it. If you need to restart ColdFusion for any reason, click the Stop button. It takes a few moments to shut down the server. As I mentioned, ColdFusion uses quite a bit of memory and runs multiple services. Once you get the message that ColdFusion 9 has stopped, click the Start button.

Once again, you'll see a series of messages. When you see that ColdFusion has started, you can test the server by navigating to the ColdFusion Administrator application. Go to any browser. I'll open Firefox and navigate to this URL: http://127.0.0.1:8500. As I've described previously, this is the host IP address and the port number, then /CFIDE, then /administrator.

Notice that CFIDE is uppercase and administrator is lowercase. I'll press Enter, and I go to the ColdFusion 9 Administrator login screen. I'll type in the password that I created during the installation process and click Login. Now I'm in the ColdFusion Administrator screen. If you can run ColdFusion Administrator, then you know that the ColdFusion Server is working correctly. Now I'll bookmark this location in my browser. In Firefox, I choose Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page, and click Done.

Later on, if I want to go to ColdFusion Administrator, I can simply pull down the list of Bookmarks and jump to the Administrator application. If I need to login again, I'll be presented with the login screen and then I'll be able to manage everything about my ColdFusion installation.

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ColdFusion 9 Essential Training

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David Gassner
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  1. 5m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 24s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 50s
    3. Overview
      1m 40s
  2. 35m 16s
    1. Understanding application servers
      7m 3s
    2. Installing ColdFusion 9 on Windows
      5m 28s
    3. Installing ColdFusion 9 on Mac OS X
      6m 20s
    4. Completing the Configuration wizard
      1m 50s
    5. Starting and stopping ColdFusion on Windows
      4m 7s
    6. Starting and stopping ColdFusion on Mac OS X
      2m 37s
    7. Installing ColdFusion Builder on Windows
      4m 13s
    8. Installing ColdFusion Builder on Mac OS X
      2m 1s
    9. Setting folder permissions on Mac OS X
      1m 37s
  3. 45m 34s
    1. Using Eclipse perspectives and views
      5m 42s
    2. Defining a ColdFusion server
      8m 42s
    3. Creating a ColdFusion project
      4m 40s
    4. Creating and browsing a ColdFusion page
      5m 36s
    5. Defining a default page template
      3m 58s
    6. Setting and outputting variables
      7m 55s
    7. Using the Snippets view
      4m 49s
    8. Using an external browser
      2m 8s
    9. Using online help
      2m 4s
  4. 35m 48s
    1. Adding numbers and concatenating strings
      8m 7s
    2. Using Debug Output
      6m 10s
    3. Inspecting variables with ‹cfdump›
      4m 54s
    4. Using arrays
      5m 21s
    5. Using structures
      3m 51s
    6. Configuring the line debugger
      1m 25s
    7. Using the line debugger
      6m 0s
  5. 53m 45s
    1. Scripting an Apache Derby database
      3m 34s
    2. Defining a data source in ColdFusion Administrator
      6m 13s
    3. Exploring data sources in RDS Dataview
      4m 2s
    4. Using SQL and the ‹cfquery› tag
      6m 58s
    5. Outputting data from a query object
      4m 2s
    6. Outputting a dynamic HTML table from a query
      7m 0s
    7. Generating alternating row colors
      6m 55s
    8. Creating an application directory and home page
      5m 26s
    9. Displaying data on the home page
      5m 43s
    10. Redirecting requests with ‹cflocation›
      3m 52s
  6. 32m 17s
    1. Including pages with ‹cfinclude›
      4m 21s
    2. Creating reusable header and footer files with ‹cfinclude›
      4m 39s
    3. Creating and calling custom tags
      3m 8s
    4. Passing data into custom tags
      2m 34s
    5. Setting default values for custom tag attributes
      4m 51s
    6. Calling custom tags with ‹cfmodule›
      3m 54s
    7. Using a custom tag as a website header
      3m 55s
    8. Creating an application template file
      4m 55s
  7. 52m 6s
    1. Creating a ColdFusion Component (CFC)
      5m 6s
    2. Declaring CFC functions
      3m 28s
    3. Calling CFC methods with ‹cfinvoke›
      2m 28s
    4. Using CFC properties
      4m 51s
    5. Passing data into functions
      3m 38s
    6. Creating and calling CFCs with script syntax
      5m 25s
    7. Generating data access CFCs in ColdFusion Builder
      4m 35s
    8. Calling generated data access methods
      7m 41s
    9. Creating a dynamic HTML table from an array
      8m 8s
    10. Creating an Application.cfc file
      3m 11s
    11. Using an application data source variable
      3m 35s
  8. 32m 56s
    1. Generating an ORM map component
      7m 58s
    2. Enabling an application to use ORM
      1m 58s
    3. Retrieving data with ORM
      2m 55s
    4. Generating mappings for multiple tables
      4m 22s
    5. Filtering data with ORM
      5m 35s
    6. Displaying result data with a custom tag
      10m 8s
  9. 27m 58s
    1. Passing URL variables in hyperlinks
      6m 13s
    2. Passing multiple URL variables
      2m 50s
    3. Encoding URLs with URLEncodedFormat()
      4m 12s
    4. Checking for available variables with isDefined()
      2m 41s
    5. Creating a data-driven hyperlink
      5m 4s
    6. Displaying selected data in a detail page
      6m 58s
  10. 40m 36s
    1. Using HTML data entry forms
      6m 53s
    2. Processing form variables
      3m 24s
    3. Creating self-posting forms with ‹cfform›
      4m 40s
    4. Creating a search interface
      3m 9s
    5. Processing complex queries with HQL
      8m 53s
    6. Creating a dynamic pulldown list with ‹cfselect›
      7m 16s
    7. Displaying form results
      6m 21s
  11. 43m 46s
    1. Building a data entry form for managing data
      5m 15s
    2. Preparing an ORM mapping for inserting data
      3m 47s
    3. Inserting data with ORM
      5m 23s
    4. Retrieving data for an update form
      4m 16s
    5. Populating form controls with existing data
      5m 2s
    6. Updating data with ORM
      2m 56s
    7. Confirming actions with an Ajax message box
      7m 22s
    8. Using JavaScript callback functions
      3m 15s
    9. Deleting data with ORM
      6m 30s
  12. 9m 37s
    1. Defining client-side form validation rules
      4m 14s
    2. Validating on the server with custom CFML
      5m 23s
  13. 18m 9s
    1. Using the Application.cfc onRequest() method
      4m 12s
    2. Creating and using a login form
      4m 53s
    3. Authenticating users with ‹cflogin›
      6m 1s
    4. Logging out users
      3m 3s
  14. 7m 11s
    1. Configuring an FTP site
      2m 27s
    2. Setting a ColdFusion project's synchronization connection
      2m 17s
    3. Uploading files to the production server
      2m 27s
  15. 46s
    1. Goodbye
      46s

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