Introduction

Adobe® ColdFusion® Builder™ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing Adobe® ColdFusion®applications.

There are various resources to help you get started and become proficient in using ColdFusion Builder. Depending on your background and what you want to accomplish with ColdFusion Builder, take a few minutes to read through the appropriate documentation resources.

New to ColdFusion

 It is most useful if you have basic ColdFusion experience before you start using ColdFusion Builder. You can start by viewing the Getting Started experience, which is available from the ColdFusion Administrator.

Experienced ColdFusion developers

  • ColdFusion Builder is built on Eclipse™(an open source IDE), so you must know specific terms and concepts to effectively use it. If you are, however, familiar with working in an Eclipse-based environment, you will find that ColdFusion Builder uses similar workbench conventions.

    For more information, see ColdFusion Builder Workbench Basics.

  • If you have developed code using a text editor in the past, you will find that ColdFusion Builder provides enhanced functionality that makes developing code much easier. For more information, see About ColdFusion Builder.

  • For a quick overview of the features that are available with ColdFusion Builder, see Getting started with ColdFusion Builder.

  • To successfully develop ColdFusion applications using ColdFusion Builder, use CFML Reference and ColdFusion Developer Guide. The CFML Reference contains detailed information on the CFML language elements and is available from the ColdFusion Builder Help system. For more information, see Display CFML Reference Help.

  • For information about the complete documentation available for ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder, see ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder documentation.

ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder documentation

All ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder documentation is accessible from within ColdFusion Builder through the integrated Help system. For more information, see ColdFusion Builder Help System.

Go to the ColdFusion Help and Support pages at www.adobe.com/go/learn_cfu_support_en to view the online documentation.

In addition to viewing the documentation, you can also add and view comments to the documentation.

Adobe ColdFusion documentation

The ColdFusion documentation set includes the following titles:

Manual

Description

Installing Adobe® ColdFusion® 9

Describes system installation and basic configuration for Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, Linux, and AIX.

Adobe ColdFusion® 9 Administrator's Guide

Describes how to perform ColdFusion administration tasks such as managing server settings, configuring data sources and web servers, managing security, and deploying ColdFusion applications.

This book also provides information about caching, setting up CFX tags, and monitoring server activity using the ColdFusion Server Monitor.

Developing Adobe® ColdFusion® 9 Applications

Describes how to develop your dynamic web applications.

This book provides detailed information about using the CFML programming language and ColdFusion features, such as ColdFusion Web Services, ColdFusion Portlets, ColdFusion ORM, Ajax support, Flex and AIR integration, and integration with other products and technologies such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, and SharePoint.

Adobe® ColdFusion® 9 CFML Reference

Provides descriptions, syntax, usage, and code examples for all ColdFusion tags, functions, and variables.

Adobe ColdFusion Builder documentation

The ColdFusion Builder documentation set includes the following titles:

Manual

Description

Installing Adobe® ColdFusion® Builder

Describes ColdFusion Builder installation, as a standalone installation or as a set of plug-ins within an existing Eclipse workbench, for Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Using ColdFusion® Builder

Describes how to use ColdFusion Builder as an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing applications using ColdFusion.

ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder learning resources

The following additional online resources are available for learning ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder:

Resource

Link

ColdFusion Help and Support

www.adobe.com/go/learn_cfu_support_en

ColdFusion Developer Center

www.adobe.com/go/learn_cfu_cfdevcenter_en

Adobe ColdFusion online forums

www.adobe.com/go/learn_cfu_forums_en