Past Meetup

"Introducing the Adobe ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse", with Charlie Arehart

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WHEN: Thurs. Jun 11, 12:00pm US EDT (UTC/GMT-4)
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at
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Our noon (US EDT) talk on Thursday June 11 will be yours truly, Charlie Arehart, speaking on "Introducing the Adobe ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse".


Whether you're already using Eclipse (via CFEclipse or not), or you've still not gotten into using it (or are waiting for Bolt), this talk if for you, if you don't know about the Adobe CF Extensions for Eclipse. Not to be confused with the CFEclipse ( plugin, the Adobe ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse ( are a free set of very useful tools (for the free Eclipse editor) that many have missed, even if they do use CFEclipse. And if you don't yet use CFEclipse, these additional tools may offer features that might make you reconsider using Eclipse for CFML coding.

In this session, veteran CFer Charlie Arehart will introduce the extensions (not CFEclipse), including how to find and install the extensions from the Adobe site, as well how to use them to do many things: browse datasources and build queries, generate code using wizards, browse CFCs and web services, view log files, debug CF apps (discussed only briefly and supported only for CF8), and more.

Note that most of the features shown apply to if you're using CF7 as well. And since the upcoming new Adobe editor, codenamed Bolt, incorporates these same features (and many more, as discussed on the labs site (, this talk will help you whatever your current or future plans.


A veteran ColdFusion developer and troubleshooter since 1997, Charlie Arehart is a longtime contributor to the community and a recognized Adobe Community Expert. He's now an independent consultant providing troubleshooting/tuning assistance and training/mentoring for CF teams of all sizes and experience levels ( A certified Advanced CF Developer and Instructor for CF 4 thru 8, he also runs the Online ColdFusion Meetup (, an online CF user group), the UGTV repository of recorded presentations from hundreds of speakers (, the CF411 site of several hundred tools/resources for CFers (, and is a contributor to each of the 3-volume series ColdFusion 8 WACK books by Ben Forta. A member of the Adobe Customer Advisory Board for ColdFusion and with 26+ years in IT, he's frequently invited to speak to developer conferences worldwide.

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