Several people have been asking for links to the online ColdFusion documentation, so although the links are available in my Getting Started with ColdFusion Builder post, here are the links, again.
Installing Adobe ColdFusion Builder (HTML | PDF)
Using Adobe ColdFusion Builder (HTML | PDF)
Personally, it’s been a very fulfilling experience to write the documentation for a version one product. The Help pages are open for commenting, so bring on the feedback – I’m looking forward to it!
If you are upgrading from a Beta release of ColdFusion Builder, make sure that you uninstall the Beta software before installing the released product.
And if you are using ColdFusion Builder with a workspace from a Beta release, make sure that you clean and reinitialize the workspace before installing the release version of ColdFusion Builder.
Complete details about installing ColdFusion Builder and cleaning and reinitializing the workspace is available in the Adobe ColdFusion Builder Installation Guide.
If you are looking to download a trial version of ColdFusion Builder, look no further than: http://www.adobe.com/go/trycoldfusionbuilder
We have a host of resources available online to get you started with ColdFusion Builder.
So what are you all waiting for? Get started with ColdFusion Builder right away!
It’s been just a few minutes since ColdFusion Builder, Flash Builder 4, and Flex 4 hit the market.
ColdFusion Builder – The new and highly customizable Eclipse™-based IDE that enables developers to build ColdFusion applications faster than ever before. It also allows developers to save time by managing the entire ColdFusion development cycle from concept to production with one easy-to-use tool. The integration between ColdFusion Builder and Flash Builder makes it fast and easy for ColdFusion developers to create Flex applications.
Flash Builder 4 – There are over 90 new features in this release, and you can use them with both Flex 3 and Flex 4 to gain big improvements in development time, integration and building more expressive apps.
Flex 4 – This release of Flex includes the new Spark skinning and component architecture enabling a new level of expressiveness in RIAs, in addition to supporting the new Flash Catalyst-to-Flash Builder workflow.
My next set of posts will be focusing on the ColdFusion Builder release and covering more details, so stay tuned!
“I think the future of documentation is in search.”
“Adobe capitalizes on this trend by providing a one-stop shopping experience for user assistance. By including both Adobe and user-generated content in the search results and incorporating a broad range of media formats, Adobe Community Help presents users with more options and a better chance of finding the exact information they need.”
I couldn’t agree more!
For the complete article, read – “Interview with Peggy Harvey – The Future of Documentation: Adobe Community Help” by RJ Jacquez, Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe.
The first cumulative hot fix for ColdFusion 9 is released. See the technote for details.
There are a number of exciting activities going on worldwide to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Photoshop. You can be a part of the celebrations:
Watch the live streaming of the 20th Aniversary celebrations from San Francisco. The webcast starts at 7:30 pm Pacific Time (10:30 EST).
Watch the Special Layer Tennis Match, Photoshop 20th Edition live today – featuring two designers plus running commentary by John Nack. Click here for details.
My all-time favorite software – Photoshop – celebrates its 20th anniversary today: 19th February. And to celebrate this mega event, we have a host of celebrations in line.
For a start, check out the film – “Startup Memories” now live on Adobe TV. Produced by Adobe TV and Adobe Content Strategy & Service teams, this 18-minute documentary has the 4 founders of Photoshop telling the story of how it all began 20 years ago.
Stay tuned to this space to know more about the celebrations and activities lined up for this momentous event!
Security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat have been published at:
“Dynamic Navigation” or “In-Context Navigation” is one of my favorite features of the Adobe Community Help Client.
The Dynamic Navigation feature of the Community Help Client displays related topics based on the context of your search results.
For example, when you’re reading through a particular topic in the CFML Reference, you can quickly jump to related topics in the Developer Guide or on the web without doing a new search.
To check out this feature, follow these quick few steps.
In the Community Help Client, select ColdFusion 9 as the product.
Ensure that Community Help is selected as the search option.
Enter the search term “cfmap”, and press Enter.
- Select the first search result pointing to the CFML Reference.
You will see a Related Content tab appear at the bottom left corner of the CHC offering you links like these:
Now try out dynamic navigation for other search terms: “cfspreadsheet”, “cfsearch 9″, “cfdocument”, “cfquery 9″, “cfpresentation 9″, “cfpdf 9″.
You can also try out this feature for a few ColdFusion Builder Help topics. Select “ColdFusion Builder” as the product, ensure that Community Help is the search option, and enter any of these search terms “debugging remote applications” or “code refactoring coldfusion builder”.
Couple of things to note:
Ensure that you select an Adobe Help topic for the related content to appear. Dynamic navigation is implemented only for ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder Help topics. So, when you look-up a Help page for ColdFusion 8 or an earlier ColdFusion release, related content will not display.
This is a work-in-progress feature, so you’ll not yet find related content for all Help topics. We are, however, working towards adding related content for many of the widely-searched Help topics.
We are keen on knowing your feedback. So, do let us know how dynamic navigation works for you!