General information

What is Adobe® ColdFusion® Builder™ (2018 release)?

The 2018 release of Adobe ColdFusion Builder is a lightweight, quick-loading IDE designed to complement Adobe ColdFusion. Get the job done faster with tools that slash development time, reduce testing effort, and shorten the debugging cycle. Automatically detect potential security risks in your code and get hints for remediation. Zero in on performance bottlenecks in your web and mobile applications by using Code Profiler reports from the new Performance Monitoring Toolkit in ColdFusion (2018 release).

Who should use ColdFusion Builder (2018 Release)?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 Release) is designed for developers who build, deploy, and manage ColdFusion applications. Mobile app developers will love the way ColdFusion Builder lets them easily and quickly develop, test, debug, and deploy applications across multiple devices with minimum effort. Developers who have just started building applications for the web can benefit from the ColdFusion Builder productivity features.

Can I use ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) with my existing applications?

You can use ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) to write applications for any ColdFusion release. However, ColdFusion Builder includes tag libraries only for ColdFusion 10, 11, and 2016 release, making some features available for only those releases.

What are the benefits of moving to ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) from a different IDE?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) 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. Mobile application developers will benefit from the end-to-end workflow supported by ColdFusion Builder (2018 release).

Is printed documentation included with ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)?

No, printed documentation is not included with ColdFusion Builder (2018 release). Electronic versions of all documents are available online on the ColdFusion Help and Support page.

Pricing and editions

How can I purchase ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is available for purchase online from the Adobe Store and through our network of partners and resellers.

What are the editions of ColdFusion Builder (2018 release), and how are they priced and licensed?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is licensed per seat and packaged as a stand-alone product for US$299. Upgrades from ColdFusion Builder (2016 release) are available for US$49. Developers can evaluate ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) for 60 days by downloading the trial. When the trial is over, the IDE reverts to ColdFusion Express, a basic ColdFusion code editor.

Is ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) included with Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release)?

Yes. ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is included with both Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition. You get three licenses of ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) with Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) Enterprise Edition, and one license with Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) Standard Edition.

You can also purchase ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) separately.

Is ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) part of Adobe Creative Cloud?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is not part of Adobe Creative Cloud. 

In which languages are ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) available?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is available in English and Japanese.

Installation and platforms

How can I install ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)?

You can install ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) stand-alone or as a plug-in for your Eclipse environment. More Information is available here.

Which operating systems are supported?

ColdFusion Builder supports Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, and Mac OS. For a complete list of supported operating systems and versions, visit the system requirements page.

Free ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) for education

Can education customers get ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) for free?

Complimentary Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is available to all eligible education customers for learning purposes only, not for production purposes. Students, faculty, and staff can get serial numbers to activate downloadable trial versions by sending a mail to this address. Attach a copy of your student ID, faculty ID, or employee ID, or a letter on institutional letterhead proving your current affiliation. When validated, you are emailed a complimentary educational serial number for Adobe ColdFusion Builder (2018 release). It can take up to two weeks after your request to receive the serial number.

How do students, faculty, and staff prove eligibility?

One of the following documents must be uploaded during registration to prove eligibility:

  • Valid student ID showing current enrollment
  • Valid faculty ID showing current employment
  • Valid employee ID showing current employment
  • Letter on an educational institution letterhead stating that the individual is either a current student or a faculty member of the institution

A scanned copy of any of these documents should be sent to the alias. The scanned copy should be formatted as a GIF or PDF file.

How can I get multiple ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) licenses for use in a student lab?

You can send a mail for up to 30 education serial numbers for student lab learning purposes.

Do education customers have to purchase a copy of ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)?

Education customers need to purchase ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) if they are using it for more than just learning purposes.

Is maintenance included with the free ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) licenses?

No, Platinum Maintenance and Support or Upgrade Plan is available for purchase only to customers who have purchased a paid license of ColdFusion Builder (2018 release).

Is support included with my free ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) licenses?

Complimentary installation support is available. Developer or Technical Support plans for issues beyond installation support are available for purchase. For more information, visit the Adobe support programs page for the United States or the United Kingdom.

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) and Mobile Application Development

What support is available for mobile application development in ColdFusion Builder (2018 release)?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release), used with ColdFusion Server*, provides end-to-end support for mobile application development. ColdFusion developers can leverage their existing CFML skills to develop, test, debug, and deploy mobile apps as well as browser-based mobile web applications.

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) and earlier versions can also be used as a back end for mobile applications.

Does ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) help in testing mobile applications?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) lets you inspect or test and modify the look and feel of mobile apps and mobile web applications across multiple devices using built-in Weinre integration.

Which debugging capabilities do ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) offer for mobile application development?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release), used with ColdFusion (2018 release)*, provides a unique solution for debugging installed apps and web applications. Remotely connect the mobile device to ColdFusion Builder and simulate actual usage on the device by stepping through application code.

* ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is a separate product and must be purchased separately. 

How can ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) be used to create installed apps for mobile devices?

ColdFusion Builder (2018 release), used with ColdFusion (2018 release)*, offers built-in integration with Adobe PhoneGap Build to convert CFML-based web applications to installed apps that run on iOS and Android devices.

* ColdFusion Builder (2018 release) is a separate product and must be purchased separately. 

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