The Adobe ColdFusion team would like to understand more about how you develop CFML code, what tools you currently use, what features you look for, use and would like in a IDE.
The survey is very short and to-the-point and can be found here:
Please do take a minute or two to fill it out if your shop uses ColdFusion at all.
Thanks in advance!
But it is also sad... really does Adobe need a survey to know which features we would like to have? it's a lot of time we are waiting for a decent coldfusion IDE. A survey does not gain our hopes no more, and sometimes we developers are so frustrated that we are looking for other server-side solutions... just for the IDE... :(
Giampaolo...I would say that it is a good thing they are asking. Do you really want to have someone else decide what features you want or would you rather that you had some say or at least the abilty to voice what features you want)...see ColdFusion support for DW for the results of someone else making that decision.
David: I posted in the survey that they should either create a version of DW sans the design elements for developers or if not, then dump some cash into CFEclipse to get it cup to speed (yes...I use CFEclipse and think it is a great product...but it is lacking in many respects compared to DW in useful features). I also pointed out that the price of DW has driven many people to CFEclipse. Many independant developes cannot lay out the cash to buy DW, while CFEclipse is free. if they had a reasonably priced version of DW...I would get it in an instant.
Blessings to all, Eric
if there are features missing from CFE, why doesn't the community get behind them and put some effort into it, developing plugins?
We had an hope as Macromedia said it will support CFEclipse: but nothing happened... and we had a lot of patience. Now it seems they are still wondering which features would we like to have (ehy, no SVN support?)... after years of talks about a CFEclipse, DW, HomeSite etc.! Ok, another sign of hope or what else?
We have also to accept that developing plug-ins for Eclipse is not easy, the community in our case doesn't work very well on this (well... we are web developers! :) and a ColdFusion developer has a lot of work to do rather than programming an IDE just to use ColdFusion.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand how could we say that CFEclipse or Dreamweaver are good products - we simply don't have a better choice and just because we love coldfusion we are accepting this situation. But it's getting really hard, especially now that we have to work a lot on the client-side and that coldfusion is becoming more powerful.
Greetings from Germany :)
We aren't trying to hurt CFEclipse, for sure. What any potential final solution in this space looks like, I can't say, but we like CFEclipse, and perhaps it might even be included / built up / around.
We're considering all options and your feedback is very important to us.
Literally, it's all on the table at this point.
If Eclipse wasn't such a memory hog, I'd use CFE, but until then it's still Homesite+ baby!
Here's hoping CODA can add more more CF support, already works well enough to replace CFE but I am missing some stuff from CFE.
Actually I'd be back on homesite if I hadn't done the switcheroo to the mac.
I do like how you spit the survey by role. Do I do the survey twice if I use my ide in two different ways?