This chapter covered Flash Remoting specifically for ColdFusion applications. ColdFusion is perhaps the most popular platform for building Flash Remoting applications because of its tag-based syntax and ease of use. Several features of ColdFusion MX?ColdFusion Components, the authentication system, tag-based functions, and the <cfobject> tags?are ideally suited for Flash Remoting.
In this chapter, you learned about ColdFusion Components (CFCs) in depth and explored the authentication system using ActionScript's setCredentials( ) method. You also saw two extended examples that demonstrated inserting, updating, and deleting data.
The ColdFusion MX Server can also be host to Flash Remoting applications written in Server-Side ActionScript, which is covered in Chapter 6. Much of the discussion in Chapter 7, which focuses on Flash Remoting and Java, also pertains to the ColdFusion implementation.