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Getting set up


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ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

with Daniel Short

Video: Getting set up

One downside of working with Web applications is the general lack of line-based debugging tools. ColdFusion 8 introduced line debugging with the plug-in for CF Eclipse and the same debugging tool as part of ColdFusion Builder. In order to use debugging in CF Builder, you have to first enable the debugger inside of the ColdFusion server. To do that, we'll right-click on our server in the Servers view and choose Launch Admin Page. This will launch the ColdFusion Administrator and we'll log in and on the bottom left-hand side, click Debugging & Logging and Debugger Settings.
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  1. 7m 48s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Installing ColdFusion Builder
      2m 20s
    3. Installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in
      3m 18s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 17m 42s
    1. Workspace overview
      2m 25s
    2. Organizing your workspace
      6m 19s
    3. Adding and selecting workspaces
      2m 53s
    4. Installing and managing plug-ins
      6m 5s
  3. 12m 12s
    1. Creating projects
      2m 11s
    2. Importing projects
      2m 48s
    3. Creating project working sets
      2m 23s
    4. Managing projects
      2m 22s
    5. Linking folders
      2m 28s
  4. 23m 2s
    1. Configuring and managing ColdFusion servers
      6m 26s
    2. Using the Services Browser
      4m 15s
    3. Using RDS Dataview and Fileview
      4m 52s
    4. Using FTP
      7m 29s
  5. 18m 10s
    1. Creating editor profiles
      2m 6s
    2. Using Code Assist
      5m 43s
    3. Setting code coloring
      4m 5s
    4. Using shortcut keys
      3m 5s
    5. Working with outlines and syntax checking
      3m 11s
  6. 37m 40s
    1. Using code completion
      7m 25s
    2. Using snippets
      9m 23s
    3. Using SQL editing and the Query Viewer
      5m 55s
    4. Working with components
      7m 27s
    5. Working with variable mapping
      2m 14s
    6. Navigating code and documents
      5m 16s
  7. 13m 12s
    1. Getting set up
      3m 50s
    2. Using the ColdFusion debugger
      5m 37s
    3. Watching logs with Tailview
      3m 45s
  8. 13m 8s
    1. Installing extensions
      4m 5s
    2. Using the CFC Generator extension for ColdFusion 8
      4m 52s
    3. Using the CFC Generator extension for ColdFusion ORM
      4m 11s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Building a simple contact form extension
      3m 42s
    2. Creating user interfaces
      8m 55s
    3. Packaging the extension
      3m 55s
    4. Building the handler
      8m 10s
    5. Using the Builder extension
      9m 23s
  10. 25s
    1. Goodbye
      25s

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ColdFusion Builder Essential Training
2h 57m Beginner Mar 22, 2010

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ColdFusion Builder, based on the Eclipse workbench, is Adobe’s first dedicated development environment for programmers of ColdFusion-based Internet applications. ColdFusion Builder Essential Training, with author Dan Short, is designed to teach both new and experienced ColdFusion developers how to configure servers and services, generate data-aware components, and create custom extensions. Exercise files accompany the course.

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 code snippets
  • Working with components and variable mappings
  • Creating custom Builder extensions
Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
ColdFusion Builder
Author:
Daniel Short

Getting set up

One downside of working with Web applications is the general lack of line-based debugging tools. ColdFusion 8 introduced line debugging with the plug-in for CF Eclipse and the same debugging tool as part of ColdFusion Builder. In order to use debugging in CF Builder, you have to first enable the debugger inside of the ColdFusion server. To do that, we'll right-click on our server in the Servers view and choose Launch Admin Page. This will launch the ColdFusion Administrator and we'll log in and on the bottom left-hand side, click Debugging & Logging and Debugger Settings.

Now, we only have a few options here. The first is to actually Allow Line Debugging. The second is the port that the debugger is going to run on and the last is how many simultaneous debugging sessions ColdFusion server should support. The thing to note here is to make sure that your debugger port is not already in use by another process or service on your system. If it is in use then the ColdFusion server will not start successfully. To find out if this port is in use, on the Mac, we'll go to a Terminal window or on Windows, open up a command prompt and type netstat.

On Windows, you'll type -a or on the Mac, -anf inet. Press Enter and you'll see all the other ports that are currently in use on your system. If I scroll up here to the top, I can see the port 8500 is in use, my ColdFusion server is running on that port, but nowhere on this list do I see port 5005. So, in my case, the default port of 5005 is available. If you do see 5005 in use here, you'll need to choose another port 5006 or 5007 as an example that is not in use.

So, I'll go back to the ColdFusion Administrator and click Submit Changes and then I'll get the exact same warning that I just gave you, which is to make sure that your debugger port is not already in use. The next thing I need to do is to actually restart ColdFusion so that the debugger can become enabled. So, we'll close the Administrator and in Servers view, I'll right-click on my server and click Restart. After the server is restarted, I can go back to my Servers view. We'll go back into the ColdFusion Administrator and on my Debugger Settings page, I'll click Start Debugger Server.

I'll now have the option to stop the debugger or to restart it if for whatever reason something isn't working properly. So, we're done inside the ColdFusion Administrator. I'll close that. The next thing we need to check is that our project is actually associated with the proper server to start debugging. So, I'll right-click on my project and choose Properties. Then in the ColdFusion Server Settings, I'll need to make sure that I specify my Local CF9 server so that it's associated with that project. Click OK and the last thing we need to do is set up a debug configuration. I'll click on the little arrow next to my bug in the toolbar and then choose debug configurations.

Depending on the setup on your local machine, the CFCs displayed may differ from those shown here. Since I'm debugging a ColdFusion application, I'll select ColdFusion Application and click the New icon. This allows me to create a new launch configuration for my CF Builder project. So, I'll give it a name, CFBuilderDebugging. Make sure to use your own FTP information when setting up the connection. I'll click Apply and then Debug. This will then ask me if I want to switch to the Debug perspective. I'll click Yes.

If you see a screen asking you to associate CFM and CFC files, check the box to make CF Builder the default application to open when a ColdFusion file is double-clicked. And it actually give me two different prompts. In this case, I'll say Remember my decision, so that the next time I open the debugger, it'll automatically switch me to the ColdFusion Debugging perspective. Click Yes again. Now that we have the debugger turned on, on the ColdFusion server, we've created a launch configuration in CF Builder and we're in the debugging perspective, we can now start debugging some ColdFusion code.

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