Another popular feature is the ability of the IDE to track comments containing TODO items. Any comment that contains the string "TODO:" is tracked globally and can be viewed in the tasks view. When looking at the tasks view you can double-click on a task and the relevant file will be opened with the cursor on the line where the TODO: marker is located.Read More
- Problem View
CFEclipse also includes a parser that checks for syntax errors in your ColdFusion document. When problems are found, they are compiled into a list that is easily viewable. Parser problems are also underlined in the text of the document. This makes it much easier to see exactly where the parser found a problem and it is usually relatively easy to spot the cause, such as an extra tag in a nested set of if statements.Read More
- Methods View
Since the addition of ColdFusion Components in CFMX, many developers have been wooed by the benefits they provide. When working in CFEclipse you can open a CFC and in the Methods View see a summary of the cffunction tags in your document. You can filter your functions based on type of access (private, package, public, remote) and you can sort them alphabetically.Read More
- Integrated Browser
Many Web-centric IDEs will allow you to launch the page you are currently working on into an external browser. CFEclipse allows you to open a browser window inside the IDE itself. This is very similar to what you get in both DreamWeaver and Homesite. The difference in CFEclipse is that you can specify a single root URL for a project and always have that URL loaded when you fire up the browser.Read More
- Code Folding
When working in large files it is often helpful to highlight a section of code and collapse it. This feature adds an icon to the left margin allowing you to expand and collapse this section of code as you need it. By default, when you open a file it will collapse CFML and HTML comments and cffunction blocks that span more than three lines.Read More
CFEclipse - The Eclipse CFML IDE Plugin
The goal of the CFEclipse project is to create a plugin for the Eclipse platform that provides a professional quality IDE for CFML developers. CFEclipse offers all of the features found in traditional CFML editors and several that are unique to CFEclipse.
As well as allowing developers to take advantage of the wealth of other Eclipse plugins, CFEclipse comes with a developer friendly price tag... It's FREE!
CFEclipse is an open-source project solely supported by volunteers!
If you use CFEclipse please consider donating to help support future development.