Coding ColdFusion applications is a mixture of art and science. Each application has its own unique characteristics for which you must plan. This means that there often is a trade-off in the way that the code is written. It is never good to sacrifice efficiency or consistency for some weird shortcut.
This chapter discusses some of the most commonly forgotten coding best practices and code performance considerations. It is meant to be a guideline and a reminder that these things in particular should not be overlooked in the development of any ColdFusion application.