Update 4 for ColdFusion Builder 2016 released

ColdFusion Builder 2016 Update 4 is now available for download.

The update adds support for ColdFusion Builder plugin installation on Eclipse Neon and fixes 22 other bugs.  
The bugs fixed are in areas such as Editor (Dictionary, Code Colorization, Code Folding), Security Code Analyzer and  RDS support. 

For instructions on how to download and install the update, refer this technote.
For the list of bugs fixed with this update, refer this technote.

To access the update directly from the ColdFusion Builder GUI, ensure that it it configured with one of the following URLs depending on the CF Builder variant in use :

Stand-alone installation of ColdFusion BuilderClick here!

Plug-in installation of ColdFusion Builder: Click here!

If you need to download the update and apply it manually, you can access the update at:
Stand-alone Update:
Click here! 
Plugin Update:
Click here! 

Security fix for ColdFusion Builder 3 released

An important security fix for ColdFusion Builder 3 is now available for download. For more information on the vulnerability refer APSB16-44.

You can download the patch from here (md5 checksum : b67914e27ca4fb8e0fc5ecd354e9a330). Apply this patch to secure your ColdFusion Server and Builder installation. Follow the installation instructions detailed at this technote

ColdFusion Builder 2016 Update 1 released

This update is a companion update to ColdFusion 2016 Update 1 and primarily addresses issues related to Security Code Analyzer and it’s performance.

The issues fixed for this release are listed in this document

This update is applicable for a standalone as well as a plugin installation of ColdFusion Builder. After applying this update, ColdFusion Builder build number should be 298831.

ColdFusion Builder has an automatic update notification that notifies the user of the updates availability.

Update released for ColdFusion Builder 3

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.

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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.  

 

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TITLE

Product
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3768717

Remote servers details not retained on Builder restart.

 

Server Manager

3837075

Exception when generating build for mobile project

 

Mobile Support

3848665

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. 

 

 

Thanks,

Krishna

Setting up ColdFusion Builder 3 with a remote server

I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year. Here comes the first blog post for the year 2015, on ColdFusion Buider 3. A user came across our Mobile Application Development Contest blog and was trying to develop his application using ColdFusion Builder 3, but he wasn’t able to setup a connection between ColdFusion 11 and ColdFusion Builder 3.  He was 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 127.0.0.1, 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 ColdFusion11cfusionruntimeconf.

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!!

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.  

Requirements:

 

  • The application must be built using the mobile feature set of ColdFusion 11
  • All entries must be received by midnight Pacific Time on January 15th, 2015.
  • All application source code needs to be uploaded to Github
  • Github repo must be public
  • No private submissions will be accepted
  • There is no specific requirement for application functionality
  • All applications need to compile to an android app and be installable
  • To submit your entry, email rakshith@adobe.com with a brief description
If you’re just getting started with ColdFusion mobile development, here are some resources to look into:
Adobe ColdFusion YouTube Channel:
Devnet Articles:

ColdFusion Builder 3 automatic updates notification and installation

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

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In the following case it is possible to occur.

If you have deleted CFB 2/2.0.1 plugins installation directory manually without uninstalling using uninstaller,  you may not be able to install next time unless you have

cleaned-up the old stuff lying in your Mac OS X machine.

Only if that is the case please do the following (otherwise it
is never ever recommended to do this ) :

Take a backup and delete the file: /Library/Application
Support/Adobe/Uninstall/{b8c666c3-1efd-11b2-bf3c-e04be4b2b610}.db

Try installing now. You would be able to install now.

ColdFusion e-seminar today

There is a ColdFusion e-seminar happening today on ColdFusion Builder at 8 am PT.

Title: ColdFusion Builder: The professional IDE to boost your productivity

Description: ColdFusion Builder has many features that makes CFML coding easier and faster, like code assist for functions and variables, auto code complete, code insight for CFCs and ORM entities, tighter integration with ColdFusion server, line debugger, advanced search functionality, extensibility using extensions and many more. This session will explain such productivity features, including those that are not easily discoverable. 

The e-seminar will be delivered by Dipanwita Sarkar, engineer from Adobe instrumental in the ColdFusion Builder product release.

Click here to register.

 

 

Outstanding contributions to the ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 pre-release

We have had some valuable contributions to the ColdFusion 10 and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 pre-release. The participants showed a lot of interest in ensuring that they give maximum feedback to the product team. This just goes on to the show passion that you have for the product. Thanks to each and everyone one of you who participated in the pre-release program for ColdFusion 10. The product team values every contribution that was made. We will look forward to your contributions as we move towards building the next major version of ColdFusion.

Now to reward the top contributors of the pre-release.The top three contributors each will get a license for ColdFusion 10 Enteprise. The other two contributors following the three contributors will get a license for ColdFusion Builder.

Both the pre-release forum participation and the bugs filed were considered to identify the top contributions.

Here are the top three contributors who will get a license for ColdFusion 10 Enterprise.

Adam Cameron, Aaron Neff and Raymond Camden

The other two contributors who will get a license for ColdFusion Builder are:

David McGuigan and Charlie Arehart

Congratulations to all of you! 

And thanks once again to everyone who took time to participate in the pre-release.