CFEclipse provides all the features you would expect in a world class development IDE.  Features like bracket matching and code folding are standard.  Since CFEclipse is built on top of Eclipse we also gain the powerful features standard in Eclipse like Tasks and an integrated browser.  CFEclipse also delivers rich features specific to developing CFML like Method and Outline views, powerful Snippets and Templetes and code insight and auto-complete. 

Extending CFEclipse

In addition to all the features listed here, since CFEclipse is built as an Eclipse plugin you can add additional plugins to gain even more productivity boosting functionality:


While CFEclipse excels at editing CFML, we understand there is more to web development.  Aptana Studio is a complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, along with thousands of additional plugins created by the community.

Project Management

Mylyn is a Task-Focused Interface for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multi-tasking easy. It does this by making tasks a first class part of Eclipse, and integrating rich and offline editing for repositories such as Bugzilla, Trac, and JIRA.  This puts the information you need to get work done at your fingertips and improves productivity by reducing searching, scrolling, and navigation.


Adobe released the ColdFusion 8 Extensions for Eclipse which included a step debugger and RDS tools. This is no longer supported by Adobe but still works in the latest CFEclipse versions.  FusionDebug is a commercial step debugger available from Integral.

Unit Testing

Popular ColdFusion unit testing tools like MXUnit work within CFEclipse.  Allowing you to easily setup and run your unit tests from within the IDE!

Version Control

Eclipse offers tight integration with many of the popular version control systems like Subversion and Git.


Apache Ant is built right into Eclipse - allowing you to automate almost anything.  Deploy code, integrate with version control systems, automate testing and more.

CMS Tools

Do you use Mura CMS?  There is now a plugin available for Eclipse to help you quickly get up and running!  Check out Mura Tools.

More Plugins...

More useful plugins are listed on our wiki.