As I said earlier, it is a rapid developing environment. It
consists of mainly the parts described below.
ColdFusion Scripting Language – It provides an efficient
development model for Internet application. CFML sits at the heart of the
ColdFusion Markup Language – CFML is a tag based language. It
looks similar to HTML. It includes starting and ending tags. CFML increases
productivity by providing a layer of abstraction that hides many of the low
level details of application programming. At the same time, it is powerful and
flexible. CFML includes approximately 110 tags and 280 built-in functions. The
functionalities provided by them cover a large range including programming constructs
such as loop structures, services such as charting and graphing, full text
ColdFusion MX Administrator – This allows for configuring and
managing the ColdFusion application server.
Verity Search Server – It is also known as the verity search
engine which provides for full text search capability for data and documents on
a ColdFusion site.
ColdFusion has been implemented on the Java technology
platform and uses a J2EE server for many of its base services. It can be
configured to use an embedded J2EE server or it can be deployed to as a J2EE
application on an independent J2EE server.