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Moving to ColdFusion 8 is a 2-day course that provides experienced Web developers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need for implementing new features of ColdFusion 8.

Course Outline
Moving to ColdFusion 8 is a 2-day course that provides experienced Web developers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need for implementing new features of ColdFusion 8.

Audience This course is designed for ColdFusion developers who have already taken Fast Track to ColdFusion and Advanced ColdFusion Development, or who have equivalent knowledge through their work with ColdFusion.

Outline Unit 1: Introducing the Course
  • Prerequisites
  • 5 minute highlight Reel of New Features
Unit 2: Developing with Eclipse
  • Installing Eclipse
  • Interesting Features for a CF Developer
  • Using the Wizards
  • Using the Interactive Debugger
Unit 3: Syntax Improvements
  • ArgumentsCollection
  • Implicit creation of arrays and structures
  • JavaScript operators in CFML Expressions
  • PrecisionEvaluate()
Unit 4: Improvements to the CFC Framework Application Framework
  • 404 Handling with onMissingTemplate()
  • Welcome File List
  • Using onMissingMethod()
  • Application Inheritence
Unit 5: Working with PDF Files
  • Generate a PDF file using cfdocument
  • Generate a PDF file using the ColdFusion Report Builder
  • Generate a PDF file using cfreport
  • Manipulate PDF Files using cfpdf
  • Create Interactive PDF Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer
  • Manipulating LiveCycle Form Data with cfpdfForm
  • Parse data sent to ColdFusion from a LiveCycle Form
Unit 6: Improvements to File I/O and Transformations
  • Image Processing
  • Reading Image Data
  • Storing images in the database
  • Reading images from the DB
  • Image transformations
  • Assembling multimedia presentations
  • Creating ZIP archives
  • Creating and Processing RSS/ATOM Feeds
Unit 7: Introduction to Creating AJAX applications with ColdFusion 8
  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Debugging AJAX Applications
  • Binding Data to Form Fields
  • User Interface Tags and Functions
  • Container Tags
  • Forms Tags
  • Menu Tags
  • User Assistance Tags
  • Using CFTREE
  • Using CFGRID
  • Submitting data in the background to a CFC
Unit 8: Performance and Scalability
  • Using CFTHREAD to create async processes
  • Server monitoring and configuration

Prerequisites & Certificates

Prospective students should have taken the following course: Fast Track to ColdFusion 7 or equivalent experience

Certificates offered

Participant receive a certificate of completion.

Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation/reschedule policy requires notification at least 10 business days before the class start date for a full refund. Please note that you are responsible for notifying NTG of your inability to attend class or you will be invoiced for the full payment.

Should you need to cancel in less than 10 business days before the start of the class, you will be given a 100% credit towards a future class that must be taken within 6 months of the start of the original class. If you are not able to reschedule to a future class, you will be charged 50% of the upfront registration fee.

Classes are subject to cancellation by NTG up to two weeks prior to the class date. It is important to keep this in mind before you purchase a non-refundable airline ticket.

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I liked the pace and the "teach then try" style that was used. It was engaging, we weren't listening to long sets of info then trying to remember it and it made the day fly by. I also retained more as I was instantly engaged with trying the skills myself.
Reviewed by 2016
Todd McCall is a passionate, well-informed and thoughtful instructor. His course exceeded my training needs and his commitment to experiential learning is superb! I will definitely take another class if he is the instructor.
Reviewed by 2014
Andrew was a great instructor!
Reviewed by 2014
Good course, absolutely satisfied
Reviewed by 2013
This was a good course to learn the essentials of Captivate as a software program.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was great and followed the curriculum as per Adobe's book but Dreamweaver is a beast of a software with a high learning curve. I found that this course just scratched the surface and taught me the basics and that I would need more practice and learning to create a simple website with ease. This is not a criticism of the course really but I felt I would personally benefit from a slightly slower pace and an extra day. I didn't know that at the time as I seemed to follow the instructor's instructions well and it seemed to make sense in the classroom but once I got home I felt a little stuck!
Reviewed by 2011

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