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Installing ColdFusion Builder

From: ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

Video: Installing ColdFusion Builder

Obviously, before you can get started with ColdFusion Builder, we need to install it. So, to get ColdFusion Builder, you can go to the Adobe Labs and on the right-hand side, click on ColdFusion Builder. Once you are on the Adobe ColdFusion Builder page, you can click Get ColdFusion Builder Beta and download the Installer. I already have the installer on my desktop, so I will go ahead and close Safari and run the Installer. When you run the CF Builder Installer for the first time, if you are on the Mac, you may have to enter in your Administrator password so that ColdFusion Builder can put all the files where it needs to place them.

Installing ColdFusion Builder

Obviously, before you can get started with ColdFusion Builder, we need to install it. So, to get ColdFusion Builder, you can go to the Adobe Labs and on the right-hand side, click on ColdFusion Builder. Once you are on the Adobe ColdFusion Builder page, you can click Get ColdFusion Builder Beta and download the Installer. I already have the installer on my desktop, so I will go ahead and close Safari and run the Installer. When you run the CF Builder Installer for the first time, if you are on the Mac, you may have to enter in your Administrator password so that ColdFusion Builder can put all the files where it needs to place them.

If you are on Windows Vista, you may need to allow the Windows Security Advisor to let the ColdFusion Builder installer run. The first screen in the wizard, the Introduction, just tells you that you should quit all other programs before continuing the installation. Standard warnings when installing new software. Go ahead and click Next. And on the next screen, you will need to accept the license agreement, and then you will choose the type of installation that you want to run. You have two different options. This video I am going to show you the standard ColdFusion Builder installation, and in the next one, I will show you how to install it as a plug-in into an existing Eclipse installation.

So, we will click Next, and then we just need to choose where we want to place Adobe ColdFusion Builder. On the Mac, it will default into the Applications folder, and on Windows, it will default to your Program Files directory. If you want to change that, just click Choose and you can browse to the folder where you would like to place Adobe's ColdFusion Builder. Click Next. And here you will get a summary of exactly how much disk space it's going to take to install ColdFusion Builder. 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.

Go ahead and click Install. Through the magic of video editing, that should only take a few seconds here in the video, but it may take a few minutes longer on your system. So, when you are all finished, just click Done to quit the installer and then for Mac users, you will have one more step, which is to go to your Applications folder. Find your Adobe ColdFusion Builder folder, grab the CFBuilder icon, and drag it to your dock. If you are installing on Windows, it's in the Program Files folder and in the Start menu, ready to use.

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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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