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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Chapter 2. Choosing a Development Environment

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Using Adobe Dreamweaver 13

Using Eclipse 21

ColdFusion applications are made up of files—lots and lots of files. These files are plain text files containing CFML, HTML, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, and more. Because they are plain text files, ColdFusion developers are free to use any editor they like to write and edit their applications.

But of all of the applications and editors out there, two are primarily used by ColdFusion developers: Adobe Dreamweaver and Eclipse. This chapter introduces you to them both.

Caution

Although you can indeed use any editor, you must use editors that save files as plain text. This means that you should not use word processors (like Microsoft Word) to edit ...

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