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ColdFusion Builder is Adobe's integrated development environment (IDE) for developing applications using ColdFusion. ColdFusion Builder is built on top of Eclipse, and can run as a standalone installation or as a plug-in to an Eclipse(TM) or Adobe® Flash® Builder(TM) installation.

The goal of the ColdFusion Builder 2 Beta release is to give the community an opportunity to test and provide feedback on the features of ColdFusion Builder. So, please use this opportunity to explore and evaluate the features, and communicate your feedback. However, since it is Beta software, please do remember that there may be bugs, performance more...

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Version 3.4 :

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  • Add tasks to Task View: If you define tasks as CFML comments, the Task View displays them based on the priority you set. The tasks more...


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  • Java Virtual Machine (32 bit): Oracle JRE 1.6

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Dead language dead IDE totally hopeless. This language is such a nightmare to work in it is not worth it. If your new to web server programming go for python then ruby and then frameworks.

CF is dead in the water with Java frameworks you would need to be mad to "pay" for cf and it's madly expensive apps/libraries. The closes thing to it I have used is Java. It's only customers are legacy now I would think or crazy people who can't let go and are skilled in it.

The web is very open source now know one will PAY for a programming language now they are mad to continue wasting money on it that could go to make photoshop etc better.

I dumped this and would never turn back.

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I'm taken aback by the ignorance of your post. There are two powerful, fully featured open source CFML engines that are free, you don't need to use Adobe's licensed products. Additionally, the CFML language is just a RAD overlay for Java. Surely you must understand the value of a team that can use CFML to quickly construct a working product to take to market. That's just business sense.

Every job has a tool best suited for it, and CFML is still that tool/language for many shops around the world.


Oh I know all that - and I still disagree. CF is dead people using it are old school who can't let go.

Also you are missing the point that enterprise features ARE NOT available in the free varieties or are they bubbling over with open source projects, communities and fundmental education in school teaching it. Academics are no interested in free CFML. There is hardly any FREE TOTALLY FREE AND NOT MR FORTAS PHONE BOOKS THEY DON'T COUNT libraries for students to dig into.

I will grant you CFML is VERY VERY VERY capable but if you are new to this world you would need to have a brain scan to choose it over other technologies out there.

In all due respect I stand by my comments Sir but I come from a mathematical/physics background so you can understand why I prefer languages closer to C.


You're entitled to your disagreement, I'm not here to fan flames. Railo is a JBoss project - I consider that a solid OSS community. Granted, some enterprise features are not free, but that's a common thread no matter the product or technology. Marketing enterprise features is a lucrative industry. As for libraries, GitHub, CFLib, and RIAForge are excellent repositories of current, active, professional libraries for CFML developers to utilize. Also CF Commons. Regarding education, I work at a university that includes CFML in the curriculum.

I said earlier that every job has it's own best tool. You and I disagree that sometimes CFML is the right one. Hopefully any new blood looking for a job that shares your opinion doesn't pass up an opportunity just because it's a CFML shop. The developer doesn't always decide.

This is a weird web page to be having this discussion on. :)


The University I work for does not have CFML and in the meetings was overwhelmingly decided not to touch CFML by all on staff - and we have big Adobe fans here (including myself) as you can imagine.

After a student is in Masters, PHD, Work they can go for it if they must but undergraduates learn better from other technologies I feel.

I agree CFML can code "any" algorithms (hands up there!) but I find there is better ways.

Maybe I am making it out CFML is rubbish when I say dead but I don't mean that as dead and rubbish are very different concepts. Newton is dead but was he rubbish? No!

Yeah best stop not the best place for this. :)

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Date 03 Mar 2011
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