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Installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in

From: ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

Video: Installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in

ColdFusion Builder is actually built on top of Eclipse, which is an open source IDE platform developed by IBM. If you are using CF Eclipse, Flash Builder, or any number of other IDEs built on top of Eclipse, then you already have an Eclipse installation on your system. So, instead of adding one more by installing CF Builder as a standalone application, you can install it as a plug-in into your existing Eclipse installation instead. So, to show you how to install CF Builder as a plug-in, I have downloaded the latest Eclipse version, which is Ganymede, and unzipped it to my desktop.

Installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in

ColdFusion Builder is actually built on top of Eclipse, which is an open source IDE platform developed by IBM. If you are using CF Eclipse, Flash Builder, or any number of other IDEs built on top of Eclipse, then you already have an Eclipse installation on your system. So, instead of adding one more by installing CF Builder as a standalone application, you can install it as a plug-in into your existing Eclipse installation instead. So, to show you how to install CF Builder as a plug-in, I have downloaded the latest Eclipse version, which is Ganymede, and unzipped it to my desktop.

So, I will close my browser here and here in my Eclipse folder, you can see I have Eclipse installed and ready to go. So, we are going to double-click on the CFBuilder installer, just as we did when we installed it as a standalone application. So, on the Introduction screen, we will click Next. Agree to the terms of the license agreement, and click Next. And now we have our choice of either standalone or to install as a plug-in. You will see that the standard installation is disabled, because I already have Adobe ColdFusion Builder installed as a standalone application.

So, we will just leave the plug-in option selected, since we have no other choice and click Next. This screen will actually allow you to choose where you want the plug-in files to be installed. The default is to place those in the Applications or the Program Files directory on Windows in Adobe ColdFusion Builder Plugins. One issue with having your plug-in files in a separate directory from your Eclipse folder is that it makes your Eclipse installation less portable. One of the nice things about Eclipse is that you can actually move the Eclipse installation folder around, say drop it on a Flash drive or onto another computer, and you are all ready to go just as if you had installed it on that machine.

For now, we are going to leave this at its default and we will click Next. Now we need to choose our Eclipse installation folder. So, I will click Choose. I will need to find my Desktop. So, I will go to my hard drive, Users, User, and Desktop, and I will select my eclipse installation folder. Now, I am going to choose the folder itself and not the actual Eclipse application. So, I will go back here to my Desktop, choose Eclipse, and click Choose. I will click Next.

Then I will see a summary of how much space is going to be required to install ColdFusion Builder and where my plug- ins and the installation directory are going to be located. Click Install. Once the installation is complete, click on Done, and then I will go ahead and open up Eclipse, choose my workspace, And then I will click Window > Open Perspective, choose Other. I can see I now have a ColdFusion perspective available inside of Eclipse.

I will click OK, close my Welcome view here, and you can see I have all of the ColdFusion Builder Server, TailView, Services Browser, and Extension views available to me.

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ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

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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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