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Raymond is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. He focuses on document services, JavaScript, and enterprise cat demos. If you like this article, please consider visiting my Amazon Wishlist or donating via PayPal to show your support. You can even buy me a coffee!

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Grant Shepert posted on 1/7/2008 at 10:05 PM

Finally...promise (well, maybe not promise) of a Flex-like IDE for Eclipse (I assume). I love CFEclipse, it was the first thing that made me retire Homesite (tried *every* new version of Dreamweaver...UG). CFEclipse is much (MUCH) appreciated, but a plugin without the never-helpful variable hinting or its CFIF clumsiness and *with* code snippets (I really miss my Homesite bef/aft wrapper snippets, those guys were handy!), CFC intellisense, and full HTML (hotkeys, color picker, hinting, validation, etc.) would make me a little misty, I must say.

Comment 2 by Tony Petruzzi posted on 1/7/2008 at 10:35 PM

even if you don't use it.

On question 7, where you can add your own comments, tell Adobe to sponsor CFEclipse already. Mark Drew does an amazing job and I'm pissed they haven't recognized him yet.

Comment 3 by Jason Delmore posted on 1/7/2008 at 11:05 PM

Hey Tony,

We're not very public about how we support various community leaders but we do in fact support Mark Drew and CFEclipse in many ways, including financially, and are continuing to work in that area.

I agree that he does an amazing job for the community and we are very thankful for his support, community leadership, time, and effort.

I'm not sure what other kind of recognition you would like to see us give Mark, but feel free to let me know and I will see what else we can do.


Jason Delmore
ColdFusion Product Manager
Adobe Systems Inc.

Comment 4 by Justin Treher posted on 1/8/2008 at 2:33 AM

Jason - Give Mark a house in the Hills?

I'm excited about this. The one thing that scares me is the price part. Although I would pay $100-500 for nearly bugless, fully featured software that is SIMPLE to INSTALL, I would hope that students/non-profits would get free access. At the very least, Adobe should continue helping CFEclipse along the way as an advertised free alternative.

Comment 5 by Brian Swartzfager posted on 1/8/2008 at 8:37 PM

For the price question, I choose the free option, but in the comments, I told them that I'd be equally okay with them charging money for the IDE if they made a non-enterprise version of ColdFusion Server available for free (in the interest of widening ColdFusion adoption).