This chapter covers three very important topics: the CFHTTP and CFCONTENT tags, CFOUTPUT and the component object model (COM), and Flash integration. You might wonder what these three topics have to do with one another. Well, they all relate to integrating and working with applications and technologies outside the ColdFusion MX Server. As you run into more real-world needs in your projects, you have to develop more complex and sophisticated web applications that must integrate and work with other technologies. The technology areas covered in this chapter are areas that you are going to need to address.