Software : Adobe : ColdFusion Builder

Adobe ColdFusion Builder

(as of 8/29/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Customizable Eclipse-based development environment
  • Intelligent source code productivity tools for CFML, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Code previews within the major web browsers
  • Integration with Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, and Exchange Server

ColdFusion Builder is a commercial IDE used to create server-side Internet applications. It is built on the Eclipse open source platform, the same software that powers Adobe’s Flash Builder application.

The ColdFusion Builder interface can be customized into different workspace layouts, called “perspectives.” Each perspective allows you to customize the IDE for a specific development purpose, such as Web page design, programming, or deployment. ColdFusion Builder provides tools for managing local and remote ColdFusion servers. A built-in panel displays the available servers and includes controls for starting and stopping each server. The panel also allows you to view ColdFusion server logs and provides menu options for launching server monitors and administration pages. If necessary, you can configure multiple servers for a single project. For example, a Web project may be set up to use both development and production servers.

ColdFusion Builder's IDE (Integrated Development Environment) includes several productivity tools for developing ColdFusion applications. The source code editor provides syntax highlighting, smart popups, code completion, and other built-in intelligence features. The Web browser view displays previews of the current application while it is being developed. Additionally, several wizards are included for generating program modules, such as Object to Relational Mapping (ORM) code and other database components. Since ColdFusion is Eclipse-based, you can extend the IDE with third-party plugins (or "extensions") available to the Eclipse community. Adobe also includes a framework that allows you to create plugins using the ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML) even though Eclipse plugins are natively written in Java. You can share ColdFusion projects at the RIAForge online community website.

If you’re a web developer or programmer that creates ColdFusion server applications, ColdFusion Builder is a very useful program. It gives you a large amount of functionality and will help you write cleaner code faster. Once you try it for yourself, you will immediately discover the benefits.

▶ Primary file extension

.CFM – ColdFusion Markup File

▶ Other file extensions used by Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2016

Supported File Types
.CFCColdFusion Component File
.CFMColdFusion Markup File
.CFMLColdFusion Markup Language File
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.JSJavaScript File
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File
Additional Related File Formats
.DBMColdFusion Server File
.DTDDocument Type Definition File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.JARJava Archive File
.JAVAJava Source Code File
.TXTPlain Text File
.XSDXML Schema Definition

Updated: August 29, 2016