ColdFusion plus Adobe's Portable Document Format add up to a lot of graphical
power — and they mix like mint & julep.
ColdFusion and PDF
Let's say we need to produce a customized handbook for each of our employees,
who would download it from our web site. Additionally, the handbook also
needs to contain some glitzy artwork that must be printed in a tightly
controlled format. To do the job properly, we decide we need a to use a tool
fancier than HTML. The right tool for this job, we decide, is PDF.
What is PDF? PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It lets a user view
documents regardless of platform when Adobe Acrobat or an Acrobat plug-in for
the user's browser is properly installed.
There seems to be a lot of confusion on how to get ColdFusion to work with
PDF files. In this article we'll discuss two ways to accomplish this
Ever wanted to compare how ColdFusion, ASP and Java Server Pages perform the
same actions? In this article David writes the same small application in all
three and compares the coding and syntax.
As developers we all ask ourselves the same questions over and over again:
What technologies and languages should I use? What's better, ColdFusion or
ASP? What is Java Server Pages? Which will pay me the greater return for my
efforts and time?
At the moment the three most popular web scripting languages are arguably
Macromedia's ColdFusion, Microsoft Active Server Pages... (more)