Adobe ColdFusion Builder 2 software is the only professional IDE for quickly and easily building ColdFusion applications. It also includes unique integration with Adobe Flash® Builder™ 4.5 software for rapidly building rich Internet applications from client to server.
ColdFusion Builder 2 is designed for developers who build, deploy, and manage ColdFusion applications. Its integrated workflow with Flash Builder 4.5 also makes it ideally suited for developers who build rich interfaces for ColdFusion applications.
ColdFusion Builder 2 can be used to write applications for any ColdFusion release; however, it includes tag libraries only for ColdFusion 7, 8, and 9, making some features available for only those releases.
ColdFusion Builder 2 enables developers to be more productive because of its easy customization, extensibility of the IDE, code quick fix, smart tab navigation, and a built-in debugger. Developers who create rich interfaces for ColdFusion applications also benefit from moving to ColdFusion Builder 2 due to the integrated features and workflow between ColdFusion Builder 2 and Flash Builder 4.5.
No, printed documentation is not included with ColdFusion Builder 2. Electronic versions of all documents are available to install with the product and can be found online on the ColdFusion Help and Support page.
ColdFusion Builder 2 is available for purchase online from the Adobe Store and through our network of partners and resellers.
ColdFusion Builder 2 is licensed per seat and packaged as a standalone product for US$299. Upgrades from the first version of ColdFusion Builder are available for US$109. ColdFusion Builder 2 standalone also includes a complimentary copy of Flash Builder 4.5 Standard in the box. A copy of ColdFusion Builder 2 is also included complimentary with Flash Builder 4.5 Premium. Developers can evaluate ColdFusion Builder 2 for 60 days by downloading the trial. Once the trial is over, the IDE will revert to ColdFusion Express, a basic ColdFusion code editor.
ColdFusion Builder 2 is not included with Adobe ColdFusion 9 software. It must be purchased separately.
ColdFusion Builder 2 is not included in any edition of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 software; however, if you have purchased Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium or Master Collection, you can purchase a ColdFusion Builder 2 add-on for US$109.
ColdFusion Builder 2 can be installed as a plug-in for Flash Builder 4.5. ColdFusion Builder 2 cannot be installed as a plug-in for previous versions of Flash Builder due to the underlying version of Eclipse™.
You can install ColdFusion Builder 2 standalone or as a plug-in for Flash Builder 4.5 or your current Eclipse 3.6 environment.
ColdFusion Builder supports Microsoft® Windows® and Mac OS. For a complete list of supported operating systems and versions, visit the system requirements page.
ColdFusion Builder 2 can be installed as a plug-in to a 64-bit Eclipse 3.6 environment.
ColdFusion Builder 2 is available free to all eligible education customers for learning purposes only and not for production purposes. Students, faculty, and staff can get serial numbers to activate downloadable trial versions by registering on the registration site. During registration, you will be prompted to upload a copy of your student ID, faculty ID, or employee ID, or you can upload a letter on institutional letterhead proving your current affiliation with an educational institution. Once validated, you will be emailed a free educational serial number for ColdFusion Builder 2. It may take up to two weeks after you submit the request to receive your serial number.
One of the following documents must be uploaded during registration to prove eligibility:
A scanned copy of any of these documents should be uploaded to the ColdFusion Builder 2 registration site. The scanned copy should be formatted as a GIF or PDF file.
No, Platinum Maintenance and Support or Upgrade Plan is available for purchase only to customers who have purchased a paid license of ColdFusion Builder 2.