Several people have asked about the availability of Adobe ColdFusion 8 hardcopy documentation, and many people may not be aware that 1) the ColdFusion 8 doc set is absolutely top-notch excellent, and 2) the FULL library of all hardcopy ColdFusion 8 books is available for sale at Adobe cost ($50 US) at the Adobe online store here.
The full set again is just $50, which is unbelieveable, and you get absolutely everything you'll need to build ColdFusion 8 applications of all shapes and sizes, regardless of your experience history with ColdFusion. The docs have really undergone a quite revolution over the last 3.5 releases, starting with CFMX 6.0, then a full rework with CFMX 6.1, and another full rewrite with the CFMX 7 doc set, and now a major re-vamp and upgrade with the ColdFusion 8.0 release.
The full library is a 6 volume, 3,000+ page reference set, and is a must-have guide to installing, managing, and building Internet applications with ColdFusion 8 for every developer and administrator.
Randy Neilson, Hal Lichton, Anne Sandstrom, Linda Adler and the other ColdFusion doc team members did a truly AMAZING job with them this time, and you owe it to yourself to have the hardcopies available on your bookshelf while you're developing (if you're anything like me, you just can't replace good hardcopy books).
The full set includes:
- Installing and Using ColdFusion 8
- ColdFusion 8 CFML Quick Reference
- Getting Started Building ColdFusion 8 Applications
- Configuring and Administering ColdFusion 8
- ColdFusion 8 CFML Reference (Multi-Volume)
And the best books for learning and practicing (with working examples!) new features, IMO:
- ColdFusion 8 Developer’s Guide (Multi-Volume)
Enjoy, and please spread the word! These docs are excellent, and really should be (this time) everything you need for ColdFusion development using ColdFusion 8. I really wish we could have shipped these in every box, but it wasn't possible for a number of reasons (weight was a primary factor!!).
Very cool news--wasn't aware of this and the price is certainly right.
We tried to get a copy months before and unfortunately we cant get a copy as it is not shipped to India.