Requirements
 
Prerequisite knowledge
Basic knowledge of ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder 2.
 
User level
Beginning
 
 
Required products
Adobe ColdFusion Enterprise Edition (2016 release) (Download trial)
Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2016 release) (Download trial)
 
 
Created
11 March 2013

If you're a new ColdFusion developer, learning how to set up your development environment is the first step to building a successful application. In these videos we'll show you how to download and install the developer edition of the ColdFusion server and the favored IDE for ColdFusion developers, ColdFusion Builder 2. Along the way you'll also be exposed to the basic concepts of data-driven website development, how to access and change basic administrator configurations, and how to manage the ColdFusion services on your system. These videos are the first chapter of Train Simple's ColdFusion 10 Fundamentals course.
 
What is ColdFusion?
 
Here we'll review how a data-driven websites work and their benefits. We'll also discuss the required tools needed to start development.
 
Downloading and installing ColdFusion 10 Developer Edition (Mac)
 
In this video we download the ColdFusion server and walk through the various options and configuration settings during the installation process on a Mac.
 
Downloading and installing ColdFusion 10 Developer Edition (Win)
 
In this video we download the ColdFusion server and walk through the various options and configuration settings during the installation process on Windows.
 
Installing ColdFusion Builder 2
 
To use ColdFusion Builder 2 you have a couple of options for installation. You can install the plug-in for Eclipse or you can install the standalone product. This video demonstrates that process.
 
Starting and stopping the ColdFusion Server (Win)
 
Understanding how to control the ColdFusion server can be very important when it comes to system performance. In this video we show you how to control various ColdFusion services on the Windows side.
 
Starting and stopping the ColdFusion Server (Mac)
 
Understanding how to control the ColdFusion server can be very important when it comes to system performance. In this video we show you how to stop, start, and restart the ColdFusion server on a Mac.
 
Getting started with the Administrator
 
Once the installation process is complete, you may want to alter specific settings for the server. Here we introduce the ColdFusion Administrator and review some settings to make development easier.
 
Where to go from here
 
To learn more about how to develop with ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder, visit the ColdFusion Developer Center.