Base Mura Objects / Beans
The term "bean" is borrowed from the Java programming language. According to Wikipedia, JavaBeans are reusable software components. They are used to encapsulate many objects into a single object (the bean), so that they can be passed around as a single bean object instead of multiple individual objects.
In CFML, a bean can be a ColdFusion Component (CFC). However, there are a couple of characteristics that the CFC must have to differentiate itself from other types of CFCs:
- A no-argument constructor
- Allows access to properties using getter and setter methods