Eclipse Plugins for ColdFusion

  Mar 29, 2009     12582 Views      Web , CFEclipse , ColdFusion       Comments (9)   

I have been using Eclipse for ColdFusion development both at my home and work with the CFEclipse plugin and I'm wondering what other developers in the ColdFusion community are using along with CFEclipse plugin for to make our daily job easy and more productive. These are the plugins I'm using along with CFEclipse so please share your plugins for ColdFusion development.

1. CFEclipse ‐ The core for the ColdFusion Development with Eclipse.

2. CF 8 Extensions for Eclipse ‐ This includes Interactive environment for debugging with ColdFusion server, RDS Data view, Log Viewer, ColdFusion Ajax and Flex Wizards.

3. Subclipse ‐ Plugin for Subversion version control system.

4. SnipEx Servers ‐ SnipEx servers are really helpful for to have a handy code snippets for development. I'm using the snippets of by Ray Camden and by Todd Sharp both these snippet are very useful.

5. Amateras ‐ Plugin for HTML, CSS, XML and JavaScript with code completion, code outline and code validations. Contents assist for HTML and HTML code preview with source and preview tab feature in Eclipse IDE. Amateras also includes wizards for adding JavaScript libraries, HTML and XML files.

6. XmlBuddy ‐ Plugin for validating XML documents and XML Schemas.


1. todd sharp on Mar 29, 2009 at 12:06 PM

If you plan on doing any AIR development with JavaScript and HTML you should get the Aptana plugin.

2. Jim Priest on Mar 29, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Hadn't heard of Amateras before - thanks for that pointer.

For me - I use all those you listed plus Full Screen Eclipse (maximize that real estate!) and I have a RegEx testing plugin...

3. todd sharp on Mar 29, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Where can I get that full screen plugin Jim?

4. Jim Priest on Mar 29, 2009 at 8:23 PM

5. Akbarsait on Mar 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM

@todd sharp Thanks for mentioning Aptana plugin for AIR Development and sure i will give it a try.

6. Akbarsait on Mar 29, 2009 at 11:47 PM

@Jim Priest Amateras Plugin is really very useful for HTML, CSS and JS. Thanks for mentioning Full Screen Eclipse and RegEx testing plugin.

7. Michael Horne on Mar 30, 2009 at 4:53 AM

I use CFEclipse, Aptana (as it's good for XML), the VSS Plugin (for SourceSafe).
I'm ashamed to say, "That's it!" Just gets too slow with more plugins.

8. Henry Ho on Mar 30, 2009 at 1:21 PM

The Ext JS guys recommended as the best JS plugin for Eclipse.

9. Richard Davies on Mar 30, 2009 at 2:39 PM

In addition to many of the plugins already mentioned, I also use:

* Columns for Eclipse - enables you to select text "vertically" and cut/copy/paste/delete etc.
* CF Frameworks Explorer - a great way to see an outline of application components for applications using common frameworks like Mogel-Glue, Mach II, etc.
* FusionDebug - an interactive step debugger which runs on Adobe ColdFusion 6.1, 7 and 8 as well as Railo. [not free]
* JSEclipse - for JavaScript development
* MXUnit - for running MXUnit unit tests
* soapUI - for interacting with SOAP web services

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