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The Cold Fusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit: with Cold Fusion and Cold Fusion Studio, by Ben Forta, Nate Weiss, Leon Chalnick (Contributor), David Crawfiord, John Cummings and David Golden (Contributor). A must have book for any Cold Fusion Developer. If you don't have it already buy this book. See full index and over 100 pages from the book online.
Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Application Development by Ben Forta, Dain Anderson, Benjamin Elmore, Shawn Evans, Paul Hastings, Nate Weiss, Jeff Taylor, Emily B. Kim, David Krasnove and Robert Panico. Book and CD-ROM Edition, 2001. Covers more advanced topics than the previous book; this is another great book.
Mastering ColdFusion 4.5 by Arman Danesh and Kristin Motlagh, 2000. Another good book but we prefer Cold Fusion 4 Application Development. A decent addition (especially for new Cold Fusion developers). Even if you own Forta's book, you can get some value from this book, especially with examples not covered in Cold Fusion 4 Application Development.
You can also order the previous edition, Mastering ColdFusion 4 by Arman Danesh and Kristin Aileen Motlagh, 1999 if you would like.
Sams Teach Yourself ColdFusion in 21 Days by Charles Mohnike. This book is best for those that like to use Sams books to learn a new tool. Another good book but we would suggest also picking up a copy of Cold Fusion 4 Application Development, of course.
ColdFusion 4 for Dummies by Alexis D. Gutzman, John Paul Ashenfelter and Charles Arehart, 2000. Actually pretty good - especially for beginners. Some good stuff on setting up Cold Fusion on the server.
Sams Teach Yourself ColdFusion Express in 24 Hours by Ben Forta and Sue Hove, 2000. Very good if you want to get a quick start using Cold Fusion Express. Note Cold Fusion Express is the limited function freeware version of Cold Fusion. If you are going to use the full version of Cold Fusion don't bother with this book.
Advanced Cold Fusion 4 Application Development by Ben Forta, Nate Weiss (Contributor) and Gerry Libertelli (Contributor). Book and CD-ROM Edition, 1999.
Programming ColdFusion by Rob Brooks-Bilson, October 2000. We have not reviewed this but this is the first Cold Fusion book published by O'Reily, who publish some of the best computer books around.
Professional Coldfusion 4.5, November 2000.
Business Intelligence With Cold Fusion by Christine Mears and John Gosney, 2000. We have not reviewed this yet - seems like a bit of a stretch but you can judge for yourself, if you want to.
ColdFusion Fast and Easy Web Development by T.C. Bradley, 2000. We do not recommend this book - basically it does not offer anything that the others don't do better. A big part of the reason for this is that, like Cold Fusion itself, the books on Cold Fusion are very well done.
Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes by Ben Forta, 1999. Great introduction for those who are not SQL experts. Nice reference for Cold Fusion developers that need to know SQL but don't specialize it in.
Sams Teach Yourself HomeSite 4 in 24 Hours by Ben Forta, 1999. Another excellent book by Ben Forta. Home Site is a HTML editor that includes many advanced features including Cold Fusion tag support. An Excellent HTML editor even if you are not using Cold Fusion. The alternative for serious Cold Fusion Developers in Cold Fusion Studio which is very similar to Home Site but has even more advanced features.
Homesite 4.5 for Dummies by Nick Bradbury, David A. Crowder and Rhonda Crowder, 2000.
The Practical SQL Handbook Using Structured Query Language, 3rd Edition. By Judith S. Bowman, Sandra L. Emerson (Contributor), Marcy Darnovsky (Contributor), 1996. A good resource for Cold Fusion Developers using SQL.
The Cold Fusion Web Database Construction Kit Second Edition by Ben Forta (Editor), David E. Crawford and Nate Weiss (1998).
First Edition by Ben Forta (Editor), Steven D. Drucker, David Watts and Leon Chalnick (1997).