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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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Why Use Eclipse for ColdFusion Development

Eclipse is a code editor, and it is designed for experienced coders. Eclipse lacks the design tools that many users love in Dreamweaver, but by concentrating on just what hard-core coders need, it does a better job of addressing this group’s unique requirements.

These are the main benefits of using Eclipse:

  • Cost—Eclipse is open source and is free to download

  • Single editor environment for development in numerous languages: Java, Flex, SQL, Regular Expressions, and more

  • Code awareness and source code coloring

  • Powerful version control integration

  • Lots of third-party add-ons

For a ColdFusion developer, reasons to use Eclipse include all of the preceding plus these:

  • Sophisticated ColdFusion application-creation ...

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