Entries Tagged as “CFBuilder”

CodeChef - ColdFusion Builder extension to speed up CFML coding

August 11, 2015 / Sandeep Paliwal

  Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | productivity | Rapid Application Development

CodeChef which Is available on github is a ColdFusion Builder extension to help you make you very productive in your CFML coding.


What is CodeChef?

CodeChef(as the name suggests) cooks up CFML code for you in no time. Just type in kewords related to what you want to do and you are done. Keyword can be a use cases like “write”, “read”, “create” etc. just a keyword like “file”, “pdf” etc. Once you type keywords in the search filed CodeChef presents you with various options based on it. You select the option based on your requirement and just hit enter. That’s it!!. Basic CFML code related to the selected option will be added to the file currently open in editor.

How to Run the Extension

Just select Code Chef from dynamic Views drop down and click Show View to get started.
Once Code Chef view is launched just type the action/keyword in Code Chef view (ex. write file, create pdf, loop, or get current directory), select appropriate option from suggestions and hit enter. Appropriate code will be inserted in any file already open in editor. Here is a screenshot of CodeChef view in ColdFusionBulder showing various options for a given keyword










The current version is only a working prototype with limited options just to demonstrate the idea and its power. Here are few screenshots to give an you an idea. Download the extension and give it a try.


As I mentioned its just a working prototype right now so the options are not extensive. I will try to keep adding more code options and keep the project getting better and make CodeChef a really powerful CFML development tool. I will write another post on how once can contribute to add more options to it but since its just CFML and XMl it will be easy to figure it out.

Do give it a try.


Update released for ColdFusion Builder 3

January 23, 2015 / Krishna Reddy

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | General | Hotfix | Mobile | PDF Generation | Updates

Update 3 for ColdFusion Builder 3 is released.

This update is primarily a companion update to ColdFusion 11 Update 3 which ahs added support for PhoneGap 3.5.

This is just an Update for the ColdFusion Builder 3 installation that were installed prior to the build number 292483. Corresponding full installers with this update embedded were already released in December. Automatic update notification takes care of notifying you, if this update applies to your installation or not. So, if your installation is the one that was released in December, this update is not applicable and won't show you the notification. 

This update has the following 3 bug fixes.  




Product Area


Remote servers details not retained on Builder restart.


Server Manager


Exception when generating build for mobile project


Mobile Support


PhoneGap version for Mobile project should be updated to 3.5

Mobile Support

Through ColdFusion Builder 3, you would get an automatic notification to apply the Update.


In the month of August 2014, we had refreshed the update 2 just fixing the bugs arised out of Update 2. Ram has blogged it as Update 3 mistakenly. It should have been blogged as Refreshed build for Update 2. Our apologies for the confusion with regard to the update number. 





Setting up ColdFusion Builder 3 with a remote server

January 01, 2015 / Anit Kumar Panda

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | web application development

I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year. Here comes the first blog post for the year 2015 for ColdFusion Buider 3. One of the user came across Mobile Application Development Contest blog and was further trying to develop an application using ColdFusion Builder 3. He wasn’t able to setup a connection between ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3.  They were trying to create a “Remote Server” connection between ColdFusion Builder 3 and ColdFusion 11, installed on separate servers (distributed setup). 

Here are the steps that will help you setup a remote host with ColdFusion Builder:-

1.     Launch ColdFusion Builder 3 and choose your workspace.

2.     Right-click on the “CF Servers” view and select Add Server

3.    Select “New server configuration” and click “OK”. You can choose “Import configurations from RDS server”, in case you have RDS server setup already and want to use existing server information.

CF Server

4.     If you can’t locate the CF Servers, then, follow the screenshot below, to enable it.

CF Server alternate

Refer to Add a remote server and fill in the details for your server.

5.     General Settings

a)     Server Name: ColdFusion server name.

b)     Description: (optional) Description of the server.

c)     Application Server: Select the drop-down list and select CF+ Tomcat Bundle (for CF10/CF11)

d)     Host Name: Name of the remote server host.

e)     Select: Is Remote.

Note: When you enter a Host Name other than localhost or, Is Remote is automatically selected.

f)     Webserver Port: Specify the port number of the remote ColdFusion server instance you are configuring. You can refer server.xml for the same at \ColdFusion11\cfusion\runtime\conf\.

g)     RDS User Name: (optional) if you are using RDS, specify the RDS user name.

h)      RDS Password: (optional) Specify the RDS password.

General Settings

Click Next to move to the next screen.

6.     Remote Server Settings

a)     User Name: Specify the CF Admin username.

b)     Password: Specify the CF Admin password.

Remote Server Settings

Click Next to move to the next screen.

7.     Install Extensions

Select Install Extensions to install the extensions that are packaged with ColdFusion Builder.

a)     Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location.

b)     Browse and select the ColdFusion web root location on the remote ColdFusion server.

c)     Browse to a location within the web root to install the extensions. The extensions are installed in the Extensions directory within the selected location.

Install Extensions

8.    Click Finish to add the remote ColdFusion server instance. You can right-click on the remote server and access the ColdFusion Administrator of the remote server.

Launch CF Admin

This blog post talks about, the minimal settings required to setup a remote server for CF Builder. You can skip the Install Extensions section as well.

Note: - While configuring the remote server in CF Builder, ensure that, you are able to access/ping the remote ColdFusion server outside builder. You can probably, access the remote CF Admin in the browser, for e.g. http://ip:port/CFIDE/Administrator/index.cfm and ensure connectivity.



Mobile Application Development Contest - Deadline Extended to January 15th!!

December 15, 2014 / Elishia Dvorak

  Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | ColdFusion 11 | Mobile

There is still time to submit your app for the Mobile Dev Contest and Win $1000!!


We have received requests to extend the time for our mobile contest, so we are extending the deadline to January 15th.  


Please send an email to Rakshith@adobe.com to let us know of your plans to submit an entry.


Reminder, below are the contest rules.  



If you're just getting started with ColdFusion mobile development, here are some resources to look into:
Adobe ColdFusion YouTube Channel:
Getting Started with ColdFusion Mobile
ColdFusion Mobile Workflow

Devnet Articles:
Build Your First Mobile App with Adobe ColdFusion
Mobile Application Development with ColdFusion 11

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ColdFusion Builder 3 Update 3 released

August 08, 2014 / Ram Kulkarni

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder

ColdFusion Builder 3 update 2 released last week had a bug because of which colorization used to break in cfscript code when it was edited around comments. This bug has been fixed in the update 3 that is released today. Update 3 does not contain any other bug fixes.

-Ram Kulkarni


Note-1/23/2015 (Krishna) :

                                      We had refreshed the update 2 just fixing the bugs arised out of Update 2. Ram has blogged it as Update 3 mistakenly. It should have been blogged as Refreshed build for Update 2. Our apologies for the confusion with regard to the update number.

Blog link for Update 3 is here: http://blogs.coldfusion.com/post.cfm/update-released-for-coldfusion-builder-3

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