ColdFusion programming - Ring Forth Web Studio

By: Ring Forth  05/12/2011
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  • Secure password-protected areas for backend Content Management Systems and members-only sections of a public site
  • Tracking of registered user’s actions, allowing customer profiling, site optimisation and cusomisation
  • Intranets and extranets for effective administration of your company or organisation
  • Powerful database integration
  • Forum and messaging systems for interactive communication
  • Automated mailing lists
  • Uploading files such as images and documents
  • Interactive applications such as quizzes and games
  • Powerful site search functionality
  • E-commerce

Database integration

ColdFusion can integrate seamlessly with a variety of datasources. From a bog-standard Microsoft Access database — sufficient for a mailing list or club membership record — up to the enterprise-level SQL Server for more traffic-intensive sites. The open-source database, MySQL, is also supported.

Whatever the size of the project, however, databases should always be designed with best-practices in mind. Both they, and the code written to interact with them, should be engineered to provide a stable, scalable environment. Like all stages of website development, database solutions should be as efficient, useful and future-proof as possible.

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