<World-Wide Web, database, tool> Allaire Corporation's commercial
database application development tool that allows databases to have a World-Wide
Web interface, so a database can be queried and updated using a web browser.
The ColdFusion Server application runs on the web server and has access to a
database. ColdFusion files on the web server are HTML pages with additional
ColdFusion commands to query or update the database, written in CFML. When the
page is requested by the user, the web server passes the page to the Cold Fusion
application, which executes the CFML commands, places the results of the CFML
commands in the HTML file, and returns the page to the web server. The page
returned to the web server is now an ordinary HTML file, and it is sent to the
Examples of ColdFusion applications include order entry, event registration,
catalogue search, directories, calendars, and interactive training. ColdFusion
applications are robust because all database interactions are encapsulated in a
single industrial-strength CGI script. The formatting and presentation can be
modified and revised at any time (as opposed to having to edit and recompile
ColdFusion Server can connect with any database that supports ODBC or OLE DB or
one that has a native database driver. Native database drivers are available for
Oracle and Sybase databases.
ColdFusion is available for Windows, Solaris, and HP-UX. A development
environment for creating ColdFusion files, called ColdFusion Studio, is also
available for Windows.
Current version: MX(6), as of 2003-07-11.
The filename extension for ColdFusion files is .cfm
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