kedward wrote:I'm sure you'll get a lot of opinions on this, but in general you might> Hello,
> 1) Why would I want to learn and use cold fusion, as compared to JSP? After
> all, isn't cold fusioin now built on top of J2ee?
want to consider using ColdFusion because it's less bersome to
develop with than JSP. Yes, I know I'm setting this dicussion up for a
flood of opinions to the contrary, but that's my story and I'm sticking
to it. ;-) I've used both JSP and CFML and even with the newer JSTLs CF
is still faster to develop with. Also, particularly with CFMX 7 there
is a lot of very nice front-end functionality that doesn't exist in JSP.
ColdFusion applications are programmed in ColdFusion Markup Language> 2) What language do cold fusioin programmers actually "program" in ? With JSP
> I use java to program my logic. What do you use in Cold fusion for the business
> logic (as compared to java beans, servlets, etc...) ?
(CFML). Business logic in CF applications on CFMX 6 and higher (not CF
5) can be placed in ColdFusion Components (CFCs) which are ColdFusion's
version of objects.
I've never used weblogic workshop so I can't address that; if you> 3) I currently use an IDE called weblogic workshop that looks like it does
> everything Dreamweaver does... BUT it also allows you to design by creating
> page flows visually -Does dreamweaver do this?
explain specifically how this works in your IDE you'll probably get some
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