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22-10-2007, 11:31 AM
I would just like to know if anyone can maybe help me with some resources on building ColdFusion based websites in Dreamweaver.
I want to create my own forum (from scratch) on my website. It can be a very basic forum.
I also want to integrate an E-commerce interface as well for the products that I want to sell.
Can someone maybe supply me with some links or resourses that might help me to sucessfully develop my website PLEASE!!!
22-10-2007, 12:24 PM
What version of Dreamweaver?
22-10-2007, 12:41 PM
I will go and have a look at those pages...!
22-10-2007, 01:24 PM
I have taken a look at these webpages, and found some useful information, but what I couldn't find is a working tutorial.
I would also consider buying a book on Dreamweaver and ColdFusion.
Thanx for looking up those websites Synergy!
22-10-2007, 01:48 PM
I'll look up and let you know.
But doubt you'll get a "complete" tutorial.
I'll see what books I have too (Commercial PDF)
22-10-2007, 02:34 PM
CF licence is fairly expensive... you know that right?
PHP is free and their are lots of tutorials out there... even thought you can't really compare with CF.
22-10-2007, 02:49 PM
The main reason for using ColdFusion is because I can use my Access Databases with ColdFusion, whereas PHP you can only use MySQL (or mostly MySQL) driven databases. I don't really want to learn MySQL as I want to keep my development fairly simple. I am aware of the ColdFusion costs, and at this moment its not really a problem. If licensing becomes an issue, I can always convert to ASP.
Thanx for your posts...
23-10-2007, 10:54 AM
I found your post quite strange... I have not found a single technology that is not supported in PHP. Upon investigation, PHP does support MS Access (http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_db_odbc.asp) (through ODBC).
If this project is just for fun, I would say go for it. If not, you should seriously consider the licensing costs. Converting to ASP from CF is not a quick operation... it is basically a complete rewrite.
EDIT: I think you are referring to the SQL builder in Access. In the beginning I also used it extensively to build my SQL queries. Even after I stopped using MS Access, I continued porting my databases to Access so that I could use the SQL builder.
25-10-2007, 11:16 AM
This project is for my own business that I have, and want to create some additional components like an e-Commerce side for purchasing of my products.
I know about the licensing costs of ColdFusion, so now I want to develop my project using PHP or ASP, but I am not sure which one would be the best to use.