Ben Forta

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Ben Forta
Ben Forta - Adobe Max 2007.jpg
Ben Forta as seen at Adobe MAX 2007 delivering the Keynote
Born London
Residence Oak Park, Michigan
Citizenship American
Occupation Senior Technical Evangelist
Employer Adobe Systems
Known for Prolific author and speaker on ColdFusion
Spouse(s) Marcy
Children 7
Website
Forta.com

Ben Forta is an author and Senior Technical Evangelist for Adobe Systems, particularly ColdFusion and Flex, and the owner of EmTek Systems. He previously worked in a similar capacity for Macromedia and Allaire Corporation, the two previous owners of ColdFusion. In addition to writing numerous technical books on ColdFusion, SQL, and Regular Expressions,[1] Forta co-authored Adobe's official ColdFusion training materials and certification tests and lectures on application development around the world. Many of his books have been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Before working for Allaire, he founded the website Car.com, which was later purchased by Auto-By-Tel.[1] Born in London, England, Forta lives in Oak Park, Michigan with his wife and their children.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Macromedia Coldfusion 5 Language: The Definitive CFML Language Reference Reference. Pearson Education. 2001. ISBN 0-7897-2698-X. 
  • Reality ColdFusion: Flash MX Integration. Macromedia Press. 2002. ISBN 0-321-12515-0. 
  • Macromedia ColdFusion MX Development with Dreamweaver MX: Visual QuickPro Guide. Macromedia Press. 2002. ISBN 0-321-15802-4. 
  • Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes. Sams. 2004. ISBN 0-672-32566-7. 
  • Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes. Sams. 2004. ISBN 0-672-32567-5. 
  • Advanced ColdFusion MX 7 Application Development. Macromedia Press. 2005. ISBN 0-321-29269-3. 
  • Certified Macromedia ColdFusion MX Developer Study Guide. Macromedia Press. 2005. ISBN 0-321-33011-0. 
  • MySQL Crash Course. Sams. 2005. ISBN 0-672-32712-0. 
  • Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started. Adobe Press. 2007. ISBN 0-321-51548-X. 
  • Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development. Adobe Press. 2007. ISBN 0-321-51546-3. 
  • Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced Application Development. Adobe Press. 2007. ISBN 0-321-51547-1. 
  • Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started. Adobe Press. 2010. ISBN 0-321-66034-X. 
  • Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development. Adobe Press. 2010. ISBN 0-321-67919-9. 
  • MariaDB Crash Course. Addison Wesley. 2011. ISBN 0-321-79994-1. 

Coauthored works[edit]

  • Forta, Ben; Weiss, Nate (1998). The ColdFusion 4.0 Web Application Construction Kit. Que. ISBN 0-7897-1809-X. 
  • Forta, Ben; Weiss, Nate (1998). Advanced Cold Fusion 4 Application Development. Que. ISBN 0-7897-1810-3. 
  • Forta, Ben; Hove, Sue (2000). Sams Teach Yourself ColdFusion Express in 24 Hours. Sams. ISBN 0-672-31662-5. 
  • Forta, Ben; Fonte, Paul; Brewer, Greg (2000). Windows 2000 Developer's Guide. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-7645-4653-8. 
  • Forta, Ben; Bromby, Dylan; Mandel, Ronan; Fonte, Paul; Lauver, Keith; Juncker, Robert (2000). WAP Development with WML and WMLScript. Sams. ISBN 0-672-31946-2. 
  • Forta, Ben; Kim, Emily; Bowers, Geoff (2001). Certified Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Developer Study Guide. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-7897-2696-3. 
  • Forta, Ben; Weiss, Nate; Chalnick, Leon; Crawford, David; Cummings, John; Golden, David (2001). ColdFusion 5 Web Application Construction Kit. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-7897-2584-3. 
  • Forta, Ben; Elmore, Benjamin; Evans, Shawn; Anderson, Dain; Krasnove, David; Hastings, Paul; Kim, Emily B.; Panico, Robert; Taylor, Jeff; Weiss, Nate (2001). Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion 5 Application Development. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-7897-2585-1. 
  • Forta, Ben; Baldwin, Dennis; Drisgill, Randy H.; Lu, Derek; Tatam, Matt (2002). Reality Macromedia ColdFusion MX: Macromedia Flash MX Integration. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-321-12515-0. 
  • Forta, Ben; Weiss, Nate; Chalnick, Leon; Buraglia, Angela (2002). Macromedia ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit. Macromedia Press. ISBN 0-321-12516-9. 
  • Forta, Ben; Buntel, Tim; Elmore, Ben; Hastings, Paul; O'Hara, Brendan; Sargent, Sheldon; Snortland, Greg; Rusher, Rob; Weiss, Nate (2002). Advanced Macromedia ColdFusion MX Application Development. Macromedia Press. ISBN 0-321-12710-2. 
  • Forta, Ben; Aden, David; Hindle, Andrew; Milligan, Stephen; Schnell-Davis, David; Stanard, John (2002). Reality ColdFusion: Intranets and Content Management. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-321-12414-6. 
  • Forta, Ben; Hove, Sue; Crooks, Robert; Kellett, Jay (2002). Certified Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 Developer Study Guide. Macromedia Press, Vue. ISBN 0-7897-2736-6. 
  • Forta, Ben; Falkman, Drew; Plottner, Bonnie; Cibulskis, Kristian; Arehart, Charles (2002). Reality ColdFusion: J2EE Integration. Macromedia Press. ISBN 0-321-12948-2. 
  • Forta, Ben; Camden, Raymond; Chalnick, Leon; Buraglia, Angela C. (2005). Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit. Macromedia Press. ISBN 0-321-22367-5. 
  • Forta, Ben; Camden, Raymond; Adams, Josh; Arehart, Charlie; Bouley, Jeffrey; Fricklas, Ken; Rother, Alan; Sargent, Sarge; Tatam, Matt (2010). Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 3: Advanced Application Development. Adobe Press. ISBN 0-321-67920-2. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Forta, Ben. "About Me". Ben Forta. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 

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