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Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion

By : Matthew Gifford
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Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion

By: Matthew Gifford

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion
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The Gateway discussion

There has been many a strong discussion on the implementation and understanding of Gateways in ColdFusion applications over the years, and there still doesn't seem to be any definitive answer or rule of thumb for the architecture and use of them in a design pattern environment.

Most object-oriented design patterns incorporated into ColdFusion development resemble common design patterns used in J2EE/Java.

We have already discussed Bean objects and Data Access Object in previous chapters, both of which are commonly used in most object-oriented design patterns, across any development language.

The Gateway, however, isn't necessarily a direct copy of the Java OO equivalent. In fact, there seems to be a level of uncertainty over what it actually is.

No hard and fast rules

We have read earlier on in this chapter that a Gateway encapsulates access to an external system or resource, and generally deals with items that are not objects, such as database tables.

Furthermore, by separating...