Welcome to ColdFusion (Java?) Programming

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Nine months ago I started to learn how to program in ColdFusion. At that time, I had never programmed before, but I was holding my torch up high for my quest in learning to be a programmer.

My sights were really set on Java or C ++ to give me the fundamentals that I would need. However, my company is working with ColdFusion, so it just seemed practical to start with a language that I would have the most exposure to, and be able to practice the most.

So, after learning a bit of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, I decided that I should move forward and start learning to learn how to program. Taking the advice of a senior applications developer at my job, I decided that it would be a good idea to build a web site and start coding. Well, I did and now I am well on my way as a beginner and learning more at every opportunity.

Little did I know at the time I started to program, that ColdFusion Markup is basically a very large and organized library of Java programs packaged in a tag based language. Now that I have had some introductory experience with the basics of ColdFusion, I feel that I am ready to start learning some of the advanced aspects of programming and quite possibly look toward earning a certification as a ColdFusion developer.

It may be a real challenge to be working as a manager of a search engine optimization division and studying, learning and practicing for the ColdFusion certified developers exam at the same time. To pull this off, it looks like I am going to put my torch to the test and see if it keeps my midnight oil burning …

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Edward J. Beckett is a passionate software engineer, web developer, server administrator and polyglot programmer with nearly a decade experience building desktop and web applications ranging from simple personal web sites to enterprise level applications on many technology stacks including Java, Java EE, Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Data, Hibernate, SQL, JPA, JMS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, PHP, Node.js and more...
  • http://www.vintagecoding.com/blog Lu Sancea

    Well, it is great that you are learning CF. Just so you know there are a ton of really good resources for learning the language. You should pick up the ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit (CFWACK). Also, check out coldfusionbloggers .org and coldfusionbloggers .com. The first one is a blog aggregator for CF and and is very useful, plus most of the top CFers blogs are aggregated there. The second has a bunch of links and other resources for CF developers. All the best, and good luck.

  • http://www.edwardbeckett.com Edward Beckett

    Thanks Lu … I’ve come a long way since I first wrote this post … and to this day … I still love working with ColdFusion …