ColdFusion application pages are different from static HTML pages in the following ways:
The default ColdFusion file extension is CFM.
Using ColdFusion Enterprise and Professional editions and ColdFusion Studio, you can build Web applications that leverage existing technologies and business systems such as RDMS, messaging servers, file repositories, directory servers, and distributed object middleware.
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Using ColdFusion Express, you can build Web applications that interact with desktop databases that support the ODBC standard.
ColdFusion applications rely on these core development components: