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ColdFusion Builder Essential Training Launched

ColdFusion Builder has finally been launched!

It seems like it's been forever since the original Bolt beta started, but CFBuilder is finally hitting the streets. I've been using Bolt and CFBuilder as my one and only ColdFusion IDE since the early Bolt betas, and I can tell you that I have no intention of going back to one of those "others".

After a few frustrations with early betas I tried going back to CFEcilpse (and even Dreamweaver at one point), but just couldn't bring myself to go without all of the fantastic component auto-completion and server integration.

There's lots of blog coverage of the release of ColdFusion Builder, including talk of new features, so I won't talk at length about any specific features. I do, however, want to point you to my new ColdFusion Builder Essential Training title at

ColdFusion Builder Essential Training is designed to teach both new and experienced ColdFusion developers how to configure servers and services, generate data-aware components, and create custom extensions. It doesn't cover every single little in and out of ColdFusion Builder, but it will go a long way to helping you get up to speed with the new product. Topics include:

  • Installing ColdFusion Builder
  • Customizing the ColdFusion Builder workspace
  • Managing assets within a project
  • Setting up ColdFusion servers
  • Coding with Code Assist, code coloring and syntax checking
  • Using snippets
  • Working with components and variable mappings
  • Creating ColdFusion Builder extensions

I hope you enjoy the new title, and let me know if you have any questions. I'll be watching the comments :-).

2 comments | Posted by Daniel Short on Mar 22, 2010 at 6:58 AM | Categories: ColdFusion -