ColdFusion 9 New Features
Illustration by Don Barnett

ColdFusion 9 New Features

with Daniel Short

Video: Using the exercise files

If you're a premium member of the lynda. com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. The Exercise Files are broken down into chapters with all of the assets for each chapter in one folder. Inside of each chapter there is a Finished folder, which will have all of the files in their finished state at the end of the videos. The Exercise Files for this course are all CFM or CFC files with the exception of a few images and other assets for working with AJAX and Office integration videos.
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  1. 4m 30s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 37s
  2. 7m 49s
    1. Adding managing and comparing servers
      5m 26s
    2. Monitoring server health
      2m 23s
  3. 22m 10s
    1. Setting the default data source and SMTP
      5m 6s
    2. Getting programmatic debugging and exception handling
      5m 54s
    3. Reviewing the new onCFCRequest method
      5m 29s
    4. Using ApplicationStop()
      2m 24s
    5. Working with Server.cfc and onServerStart
      3m 17s
  4. 17m 45s
    1. Using ternary and chained operations
      5m 46s
    2. Using New and Import
      4m 2s
    3. Reviewing CFScript enhancements
      7m 57s
  5. 20m 23s
    1. Building with implicit getters and setters
      4m 26s
    2. Working with LOCAL scope in functions
      4m 35s
    3. Serializing objects
      6m 6s
    4. Writing components in CFScript
      5m 16s
  6. 19m 27s
    1. Getting started with ORM
      5m 51s
    2. Logging ORM activity
      2m 13s
    3. Saving objects to the database
      6m 10s
    4. Defining table relationships
      5m 13s
  7. 16m 59s
    1. Caching page fragments
      5m 29s
    2. Managing the cache
      4m 48s
    3. Working with in-memory files using VFS (RAM disks)
      6m 42s
  8. 12m 39s
    1. Working with Excel spreadsheets
      4m 56s
    2. Working with Word documents
      4m 4s
    3. Working with PowerPoint presentations
      3m 39s
  9. 28m 59s
    1. Loading Google maps with markers onto a page
      4m 53s
    2. Adding a Flash movie with the built-in FLV player
      2m 14s
    3. Using multi-file upload control
      6m 7s
    4. Building a progress indicator
      3m 37s
    5. Working with accordion layouts
      3m 19s
    6. Showing information with data grid enhancements
      5m 1s
    7. Informing users with Confirm Alert and Prompt dialog boxes
      3m 48s
  10. 9m 8s
    1. Accessing IMAP accounts
      6m 31s
    2. Working with the new array functions
      2m 37s
  11. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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Watch the Online Video Course ColdFusion 9 New Features
2h 40m Intermediate Oct 05, 2009

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In ColdFusion 9 New Features, author and developer Dan Short has gathered together the important updates and improvements in this dynamic web application. Dan showcases the new ColdFusion Builder application throughout the course, using it to work through the new language and CFScript enhancements in this release. He shows how to use the new Server Manager to compare servers and create server groups, as well as monitor server health through notifications. He also explains the new integration with Office applications, building Excel, Word, and even PowerPoint files on the fly from ColdFusion. Finally, he covers the important new Object Relational Mapping feature and how to use the built-in Flash Player. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Using new implicit Getters and Setters in ColdFusion Builder
  • Utilizing RAM disks using VFS
  • Managing the system cache to boost site/application performance
  • Learning the new ternary and chained operations
  • Loading detailed Google maps with markers and notations onto a web page
Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
ColdFusion
Author:
Daniel Short

Using the exercise files

If you're a premium member of the lynda. com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. The Exercise Files are broken down into chapters with all of the assets for each chapter in one folder. Inside of each chapter there is a Finished folder, which will have all of the files in their finished state at the end of the videos. The Exercise Files for this course are all CFM or CFC files with the exception of a few images and other assets for working with AJAX and Office integration videos.

To use the Exercise Files you'll need to copy all the files into your web root, so that they are accessible to the ColdFusion server. On the Mac, that will be under Applications/ColdFusion 9/wwwroot. So we'll copy these items, go to Macintosh HD/Applications/ColdFusion 9/wwwroot. So we'll simply paste all of our files into here. On the PC you'd move them to C:/ ColdFusion 9/wwwroot or if you set up your own web server, wherever you are going to have the files to be able to browse them in your browser.

Now throughout the course I am going to be using ColdFusion Builder to build and preview our files. You can download ColdFusion Builder from labs.adobe.com. Let's go to technologies/coldfusionbuilder and you can download the free public beta of ColdFusion Builder. Once you have that and ColdFusion 9 installed, the last thing we need to do is get ColdFusion Builder setup and ready to use. So inside ColdFusion Builder in our Project Navigator, you can right-click and choose New > ColdFusion Project.

We'll need to give the project a name so in this case we'll call it CF9 New Features. So we will uncheck Use Default Location and then click Browse and find your ColdFusion webroot. Again on the Mac that's in Applications/ColdFusion 9/wwwroot or on the PC C:/ColdFusion 9/wwwroot. Select that folder and click Choose and then click Next. Now to be able to preview inside a ColdFusion Builder, you'll need to select a ColdFusion server.

Click to select list here and click Add Server. I am going to call this one Local Development and for the Host Name that will localhost. This is indeed a local test server and mine is installed under Port 8500. I'll then enter in my RDS username and password. You'll need to ensure that you fill in the correct information for your particular server. Now in this case I can select Auto Start and Auto Stop the ColdFusion server and each time I start or stop ColdFusion Builder, it will start and stop the ColdFusion server along with it.

Click Next and select your server home. On the Mac that's Applications and then ColdFusion9. We are not selecting the wwwroot > home; we are selecting the Server Home. Click Choose and it will automatically fill in our wwwroot. For the version number, select 9 and click Next. Then next step is optional, whether you want to install the ColdFusion Builder extensions or not. In this case I'm going to choose no, because we are not going to be using the extensions in this course.

I'll click Finish, Finish once more, and my project is ready to go. Now if you don't have access to the Exercise Files, you can follow along from scratch or work with your own assets.

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