[thelist] Cold Fusion

Seth Bienek evolt.list at sethbienek.com
Tue May 25 13:34:16 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> Agreed.  Tips are owed.

`tis true..

<tip type="ColdFusion" author="Seth Bienek">
ColdFusion MX sits on top of J2EE, which is commonly known.  What isn't
commonly known is that there are a host of powerful Java objects and
APIs that come with ColdFusion but are undocumented, ala the Service

Ben Forta wrote an excellent article on exploring these undocumented
features awhile back:

And, semi-related, but worthy of it's own tip:

<tip type="ColdFusion" author="Seth Bienek">
ColdFusion, being a J2EE app itself, easily extends all 758 native
classes that make up the J2EE API Specification, in addition to any
custom classes, java servlets, EJB's, and JSP components you build or
find on the web.  If there's something you need to accomplish that CF
doesn't do out of the box, check the J2EE spec to see if there's already
a class to fill your needs (or get you started) before you custom-design
a solution:

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