Entries Tagged as “CFBuilder”

ColdFusion Builder 3 automatic updates notification and installation

July 22, 2014 / Krishna Reddy

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | Thunder | CFBuilder | Updates

With ColdFusion Builder 3 we have implemented automatic updates feature to be in-line with Eclipse update mechanism.


In case of ColdFusion Builder 3 standalone installation:-

With this, if there is any update to ColdFusion Builder 3, you will receive a notification at the bottom right corner of Builder. You can click on that and install the updates.

With this mechanism only the changed plugins are pulled and installed on top of your Builder installation.

And this is always a cumulative update .i.e Latest update contains all the previous updates as well.

If you have just closed the notification without installing the update you can install by clicking on Help --> Check for Updates label.

In case of Plugin installation to Eclipse:-

Since the Eclipse is your own copy, you have to do a one-time setup to get notifications and install it.


Open "Window -> Preferences -> Install/Update" and configure the updater options as follows.

Click on "Automatic Updates" -> Select "Automatically find updates and notify me"

Click on "Enable Software Sites" -> Enable the site http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/coldfusion/cfb3pluginsrepo/ . This site is already listed. You just have to enable it.

Refer to the enclosed figures for these settings.

Once this is done on every next restart of Eclipse, updates availability is checked and notified at the bottom right corner.

By clicking on that notification message you can you can install the update.


Fig 1:Notification settings

Notification Settings


Fig 2: Update Site Sttings

Update Site

ColdFusion Builder 3 Update 2 is released

July 17, 2014 / Ram Kulkarni

  Adobe ColdFusion Builder 3 | CFBuilder | Updates

Update 2 for ColdFusion Builder 3 is released. If you have installed ColdFusion Builder 3, you should get the notification about this update.

We have fixed quite a few user reported bugs in this update. Some of the important ones are as follows - 

3767783 : Word wrap is now supported in all CFB editors. Option to turn on/off word wrap is in editor preferences. For example, to turn on the word wrap for CFML editors, go to Preferences->ColdFusion->Profiles->Editor and check 'Enable Word Wrap' box.

3760370 : Tab size was ignored. Tab size in CFB editors is now set as per Preferences->General->Editors->Text Editors->'Display tab width' value.

3758872 : Some cases were reported where CFML colorization was breaking because of comments. Cases mentioned in this bug report have been fixed.

3755724 : Some users associate files with non CFML extension to CFML editor. In such cases colorization did not work. This has been fixed.

3791428 : Code assist did not work in CFML files opened from RDS file view.

3760407 : Incorrect context help description (tool tip) was displayed for data type member functions in code assist.

3768281 : Outline view truncated long function names. Function names are now not truncated at all in the outline view.

3724540 : Tag comments in the outline view were displayed only as <!---. Now partial comment text is displayed.

3783230 : License upgrade from CFB 1.0 to CFB 3.0 did not work. This is now fixed.

The Service Browser viewer, which was missing earlier in ColdFusion Builder 3, is also avilable now. It was in fact added in the update 1 and is also avilalbe in the update 2 as the updates are cumulative.

- Ram Kulkarni

CFMobile Example – Accessing remote data from mobile application

March 25, 2014 / Ram Kulkarni

  Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | Mobile | Splendor

This post is reproduced from my post at my personal blog ramkulkarni.com.

So far I have posted CFMobile examples that were mostly standalone applications (except a photo application that uploaded image to server). However many mobile applications may need to interact with server, for example to show data from a remote database, to modify data or for many other purposes.

CFMobile features in ColdFusion Splendor make accessing remote CF server very easy. I will demonstrate this using a simple example - I will build a mobile app that displays employee records fetched from a remote CF server. The client side (cfclient) code calls a CFC on the server side which fetches data and returns result to the calling page. You will see that creating and accessing a server side CFC is as easy as it is in a completely server side CFML code - you don't need to worry about writing code to make AJAX calls. cfclient does that for you transparently. I should mention here that this feature to call server CFCs from cfclient is not limited to mobile application, you can even use it for any web application.

Here is a screenshot of the application


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CFMobile Example – Record and playback audio using ColdFusion Splendor

March 18, 2014 / Ram Kulkarni

  Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | ColdFusion 11 | Mobile | Splendor

This post is reproduced from my post at my personal blog ramkulkarni.com.

In this post I am going to show how easy it is to record audio and play it back in a mobile application using ColdFusion Splendor. If you haven't already, you can download it from Adobe Labs.

I have tried to keep the application simple. There are two buttons, Record and Play. When you click Record button, the recording starts and the Stop button is displayed. Speak into the phone microphone to record your voice. When done, click Stop button. You can play back the audio by clicking Play button. You can also stop playback any time by clicking Stop button.

Here are the screen shots - 

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ColdFusion Thunder – It’s all new IDE

March 10, 2014 / Ram Kulkarni

  Thunder | Adobe ColdFusion Builder | CFBuilder | ColdFusion | Mobile

This post is reproduced from my post at my personal blog ramkulkarni.com.

Though ColdFusion Thunder is the next version of ColdFusion Builder (the last version was 2.0.1), it is like a new IDE because it's a major re-write. Past versions of ColdFusion Builder were built on top of Aptana. I had noted some of the challenges in implementing ColdFusion Builder a couple of years back, when CFB 2.0.1 was released.

ColdFusion Builder (till version 2.0.1) used a very old version of Aptana. Aptana later re-wrote and improved their IDE and released it as Aptana Studio 3.  The integration points in Aptana Studio were changed to such an extent that integrating CFB in it would have meant re-writing it. So we decided not to base ColdFusion Thunder on Aptana and implemented many features that Aptana had contributed earlier - most notably editors for HTML, JavaScript, CSS and XML. This also meant CFML editor had to be re-written because it was based on Aptana APIs to integrate HTML, CSS and JS editors in it.

The task was huge and we, in the ColdFusion team, had been working very hard during the past two years to - first build all (or most) the features of CFB 2.0.1 in Thunder, and then to add some more features. If you have used ColdFusion Builder in the past, then you will see great performance improvements in all the editors in Thunder. Specifically you should see difference when editing large files. The memory footprint is also improved.

Here are some of the new/improved features in Thunder - 

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