Case Studies

Jewish Federation of Los Angeles (JFLA)

JFLA has been one of our best clients for several years. We've enabled many portions of their web site and have worked on administrative portions of their intranet as

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A California-based Mailing House

In 2005, our services were engaged to assist a company specializing in the production, management and sales of mailing lists for advertising purposes. We developed a

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Web Informant Articles by Leon Chalnick

Minimizing Web Site Maintenance with Cold Fusion 2.0

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Leon's fourth 'Down Cold' column continues presenting examples of the use ColdFusion 2.0. The 'Vintage Shop' sample application, introduced in the previous article, is expanded upon. There is a focus on techniques which minimize the maintenance effort involved in building dynamic web sites. The article also presents the benefits of using Cold Fusion's server API version and the sample application is upgraded to demonstrate what is involved. The sample provided in the article is available on our web site. Just click the article title.

Informant Communications Group

Published: 1997

Cold Fusion 2.0 Tags, Part I

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Leon's third 'Down Cold' column begins an in-depth look into Cold Fusion 2.0. An example application is introduced. The sample provided in the article is available on our web site. Just click the article title.

Informant Communications Group

Published: 1997

Introducing Cold Fusion 2.0

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Leon's second 'Down Cold' column introduces Cold Fusion 2.0. It is provides an overview of all of the new features.

Informant Communications Group

Published: 1997

Cold Fusion, an Introduction

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This is Leon's first column for the Web Informant. It presents a general description of Cold Fusion, a new web-application development tool for the Windows/Intel platform. The article also includes a historical perspective on why ColdFusion came about and a discussion of the benefits of this tool compared to traditional tools/approaches for developing web-based applications. The sample provided in the article is available on our web site. Just click the article title.

Informant Communications Group

Published: 1996


Books by Leon Chalnick

Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit

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Again, Leon Chalnick, President of Advanta Solutions LLC, was asked and agreed to contribute to the most recent version of this book. Mr. Chalnick has been contributing to this book since it was first published in 1996.

The most recent release of ColdFusion, version 8, takes ColdFusion into the new technologies including Ajax-based, Rich Internet Application (RIA) development with a wide array of striking new features.

ISBN: 978-0-321-51546-9

Adobe Press / Peachpit Press / Pearson

Published: 2008

The ColdFusion MX7 Web Application Construction Kit 6th Edition

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The latest and greatest Web Application Construction Kit book. The series continues; this edition has been re-written to explain and demonstrate the new features introduced with Macrmedia's first major upgrade since ColdFusion was completely re-written as MX using a Java-base architecture.

ISBN: 0-321-22367-5

Macromedia Press/Peachpit Press

Published: 2005

ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit

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Leon has continued to update his work and contribued several additional chapters to this latest edition of the now, classic ColdFusion "bible".

ISBN: 0321125169

Macromedia Press/Peachpit Press

Published: 2002

The ColdFusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit

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This is the fourth edition of what people commonly refer to as "the ColdFusion bible".

Leon wrote four of the advanced chapters in this book, during the late winter and spring of 2001.

ISBN: 0789725843

MacMillan - Que

Published: 2001

The Cold Fusion Web Application Construction Kit

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This is the second edition of Que's book which was originally titled, The ColdFusion Web Database Construction Kit. Like the earlier edition, it is intended for intermediate and advanced web/database developers. This book focuses on the use of ColdFusion 3 to develop applications and web applications in general. Leon wrote several chapters on advanced topics including automated e-mail generation, advanced Cold Fusion templates, the use of persistent http cookies and data input validation techniques.

MacMillan - Que

Published: 1998

The Cold Fusion Web Database Construction Kit

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Intended for intermediate and advanced web/database developers, this book focuses on the use of Cold Fusion 2.0 to develop web-based database applications and web applications in general. Leon wrote several chapters on advanced topics including automated e-mail generation, advanced Cold Fusion templates, the use of persistent http cookies and data input validation techniques.

ISBN: 0-7897

MacMillan - Que

Published: 1996

Using Paradox 7 for Windows 95 and Windows NT

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This is a re-release of the User Paradox 5 book, updated for Paradox 7.

MacMillan - Que

Published: 1996

Killer Paradox 5 for Windows

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This book presents advanced Paradox developers with a better understanding of Paradox and ObjectPAL (its programming language). It also provides many practical techniques for developing robust Paradox applications. The enclosed diskette contains some excellent tools which not only provide a lot of useful functions, but also act as great programming examples. There is a chapter devoted to each tool.

ISBN: 156529758X

MacMillan - Que

Published: 1994

Using Paradox 5 for Windows

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This book is intended for beginning and intermediate Paradox users and programmers. If focuses on providing an overview of the product. Experts were pulled in to write individual chapters on useful topics.

ISBN: 1-56529-758-x

MacMillan - Que

Published: 1994


Web Techniques Articles by Leon Chalnick

Creating Your Own Tags with Cold Fusion

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This article provides insights into how you can go about building your own custom tags using ColdFusion 3.0. It starts with a few simple examples and builds to an extremely complex example of databased-double list box selection tool.

Miller Freeman Inc.

Published: 1998

Linking Web Databases With Cold Fusion

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Leon's first article for Web Techniques introduces ColdFusion to WT readers. This article presents an overview of Cold Fusion's architecture and provides an example of how ColdFusion makes it simple to develop relational database applications on the web.

Miller Freeman Inc.

Published: 1997

Programming for Active Server Pages

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This article provides an overview of the architecture of Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. It discusses its strengths and weaknesses and provides an simple "Guest book" application involving data entry and e-mail generation.

Miller Freeman Inc.

Published: 1997


Cold Fusion Advisor Articles

Essentials: Displaying Output

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The third column presents a fictitious company that produces a catalog of MIDI data for publication on the web. The article presents some basic techniques for generating dynamic output from databases.

Cold Fusion Advisor

Published: 1998

Essentials: Relational Database Design

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This second column discusses basic relational theory and provides numerous examples of the wrong and right ways to design relational databases.

Cold Fusion Advisor

Published: 1998

Essentials: An Introduction to Cold Fusion

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This 'beginners' column presents a historical perpsective on the evolution and development of Cold Fusion.

Cold Fusion Advisor

Published: 1998


Cold Fusion Developer Journal Articles

A Model For Code Re-use

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Leon's first article for the Cold Fusion Developer's Journal provides the details on how to write code in such a way that it will be reusable and easy to maintain. The article presents a framework for producing data entry applications. The approach minimizes the number of templates involved while maintaining a structured programming paradigm.

Sys-con Publishing

Published: 1998


Presentations

What's New in CF 5

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A review of the major new features in ColdFusion 5.0. This insightful presentation includes a power point slide show and some simple code examples employing some of CF 5's more intresting features.

Advanta Solutions, LLC

Published: 2001

Case Study: Time and Billing System

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This presentation was developed for the Southern California ColdFusion User Group (sccfug) and was first presented in May 1999.

The presentation presents a relatively detailed look at some interesting techniques that were used in the development of Professional Presence Providers, Inc.'s time and billing system.

It includes discussions of custom tags, use of MS SQL Server, integration of NT security and many other topics interesting to advanced CF developers.

Advanta Solutions, LLC

Published: 1999

Your First ColdFusion Application

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This presentation was developed for the Southern California ColdFusion User Group (sccfug) and was first presented in April 1999.

The presentation describes all of preparation and considerations that must be made when you go about developing your first ColdFusion web application.

Advanta Solutions, LLC

Published: 1999

Maintaining State In ColdFusion

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This presentation was originally developed for the Southern California ColdFusion User Group (sccfug) and was first presented in December 1998. It was later updated and presented at the first Allaire Developers Conference in Boston during the last week in October, 1999.

The presentation describes everything you need to know about various state maintenance techniques available to ColdFusion developers. It includes a comprehensive comparison of different techniques.

Advanta Solutions, LLC

Published: 1998

Cold Fusion Tips, Tricks and Traps

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This zip file accompanied Leon's presentation at the 1998 Cold Fusion User's Conference in Ft Collins, CO. It contains source code and databases for the examples as well as the paper that was distributed at the conference.

The presentation covers a wide variety of suggested approaches oriented towards writing fast, easy to maintain applications.

Advanta Solutions, LLC

Published: 1998

Relational Database Design

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This paper was produced for the members of the Southern California ColdFusion Users Group (sccfug). It was presented at the first formal meeting of the group after the group was formed.

It is intended for HTML developers who have little experience with database design techniques and issues.

Advanta Solutions, LLC

Published: 1998