ColdFusion Builder 2 Update 1 Beta (Twister) Installation

I just had the most wonderful experience with ColdFusion Builder 2 Update 1 Beta (officially 2.0.1 according to the About window). Recently I have been testing the new public beta on both my Mac and on Windows 7. I do 99% of my development work from my Mac and I need this for work no questions asked. One of the caveats with this new update is that is will not install along side ColdFusion Builder 2. It's an update after all so that makes sense. But you can have ColdFusion Builder 2 installed as a Standalone install and then install this update as a plugin to Eclipse on the same machine. This is how I did my initial testing and dutifully filed my bug reports. However, I wasn't going to replace ColdFusion Builder 2 with this beta just yet. I need to get paid! I can't afford down time.

Today (a lazy hanged over Saturday) I decided that I was ready to make the switch. I uninstalled the plugin version of the update, then uninstalled my trusty ColdFusion Builder 2. The installation notes I have claims that ColdFusion Builder 2 Update 1 can (and really should) use your existing workspace and it should keep your plugins installed from your previous ColdFusion Builder 2.

I am elated to report that this worked as advertised! Upon launching ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 Beta I saw my previously opened files still opened. All my custom arrangement of tabs, windows etc still where I left them and my Subversive plugin was still there, in tact and still have my two dozen plus SVN Repository entries!

So from now on all my coding is going to be in Twister! Maybe this will grant me an excuse for my twisted codes! I do expect to run into issues, there are already known issues that the documentation points out and there are a few bugs. But then again this is still BETA ( Buggy Erratic Temperamental Application).

Many thanks to the Adobe ColdFusion Developer Team!

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Free ColdFusion 10 Beta Hosting

I just noticed that is offering free ColdFusion 10 Beta hosting. This is a limited offer! But you get to use ColdFusion 10 Beta on a public server.


ColdFusion 10 Installation

I've been working with the new ColdFusion 10 Public Beta, available at Adobe Labs, for a couple days and have done several installations on my testing server provided by CF Webtools to for the purposes of experimenting and documenting. These are my findings so far.

Due to issues I've had lately when installing ColdFusion Builder on Windows and having to run that installer as "Administrator", I decided to do that here also.

License Agreement: Didn't read that yet.

The first thing I notice was the change to Installation Configuration. As the screenshot below shows there are now only two options; Server configuration and JEE configuration. Server Configuration replaces what the two options we had before (Server and MultiServer). ColdFusion 10's Server install will let you do Multiple ColdFusion Instances with the proper license. JEE configuration is still EAR OR WAR file installations onto an existing JEE server.


ColdFusion 10 Zeus Public Beta

Hurry Hurry Step Right Up! ColdFusion 10 Zeus Public Beta has been released.

Just a few of the features

  • Unique HTML5 built-in support to deliver richer interfaces without prior knowledge of HTML5
  • Improved web services support using revamped engine and built-in support for REST
  • Security enhancements to protect applications with new secure profile, improved authentication and encryption.
  • Scheduler improvements to manage application-specific tasks, event handling, grouping, and chaining of tasks
  • Built-in Tomcat server replacing Adobe JRun leading to performance improvements

Get it at the Adobe Labs.

ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 Twister Public Beta

Hurry Hurry Step Right Up! ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 Twister Public Beta has been released.

A few of the new features


  • Enhanced importing of large projects containing application.cfc.
  • Improved Code Assist efficiency with large projects.
  • Improved efficiency of the editor

Other Enhancements

  • Support for new tags and functionalities of ColdFusion 10
  • Improved Server manager to work with built-in Tomcat server
  • Eclipse 3.7 upgrade to leverage the latest functionalities

Get it at the Adobe Labs.