Hack Proofing ColdFusion

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The only way to stop a hacker is to think like one!
ColdFusion is a Web application development tool that allows programmers to quickly build robust applications using server-side markup language. It is incredibly popular and has both an established user base and a quickly growing number of new adoptions. It has become the development environment of choice for e-commerce sites and content sites where databases and transactions are the most vulnerable and where s… More >>

Hack Proofing ColdFusion

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  1. Jeff Roback says:

    I was really looking forward to reading this book. Given the complexity of maintaining a secure web site, a concise organized approach to the securing Cold Fusion web sites sounded like agreat book topic.

    Unfortunately, this book wasn’t the answer. The text appears to be written by multiple authors who weren’t interacting with one another and who didn’t have an effective editor to channel their ideas into a logical flow of text. Similar topics are covered multiple times throughout the book, and in some cases virtually identical descriptions and disclaimers get repeated. Other times detailed topical points are mentioned briefly only to have the relevant background presented much later in a different context. This book requires frequent usage of the index and table of contents to pull together the information into a useful manner. A very frustrating read.

    This book is one to pass on. I’d strongly recommend Ben Forta’s ColdFusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit and/or The O’Reilly “Programming Cold Fusion”…. Both provide logical well organized coverage of security material and also provide a wealth of general Cold Fusion tips and techniques.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Zonk says:

    I was really disappointed in this book. It’s not a very good source of “hack proofing” I was hoping to have something that I could use as a training guide for other developers, but this was certainly not it. The book contains information regarding locking down the web server’s operating system and changing some settings in the CF Administrator, but it is not at all an effective tool for training developers or yourself in producing hack-proof ColdFusion applications.

    Skip this one… It’s not nearly worth the price.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Anonymous says:

    With the ease of ColdFusion comes many novice developers.
    This book will help developers find their troubled security issues in their code.
    Love this book.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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