Back in March Mark Drew approach the Railo Team looking for contributors for a Railo book for beginners. Whilst I have been using Railo for a long time and am very comfortable with it, I did not think I was up to writing any chapters of the book. Instead I put my hand up to be a Technical Reviewer. I am not ashamed to admit that I learnt a few new things along the way. The Railo 3 Beginner’s Guide is now avaible from Packt Publishing.
Aimed at beginners, this book guilds you through installing and setting up a Railo Server, then covers many aspects on building Web Applications with Railo. Even though it is called a beginners guild, the book covers many advanced features of CFML such as Caching, AJAX, ORM and Multi Media to name a few. Check out the table of contents to see everything covered in the book. For those that like to learn by doing, there are lots of working coding examples so you can play along at home and do your own experimenting. There is also a fully working application for you to build (but you can cheat and download from the Packt Publishing website).
All of the authors, and many other talented people, can be found on the Railo Mail List and are very keen to help you continue your Railo adventure.
Joel and the rest of the team at Packt Publishing were a delight to work with and I thank them for their patients as we worked though our first book. If you are in a User Group, ask them about the discounts and book review offers they have.