Horwith on Dreamweaver MX 2004 and ColdFusion

ColdFusion expert (and long time CF Studio user) Simon Horwith has written an intriguing article on using Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ColdFusion. He presents some very compelling ways to extend Dreamweaver for ColdFusion use, and even confesses “the truth is that the more I use Dreamweaver MX 2004, the more I am convinced that it offers developers benefits that are superior to anything we ever had with ColdFusion Studio”. Regardless of how you feel about Dreamweaver, this one is worth checking out:

3 responses to “Horwith on Dreamweaver MX 2004 and ColdFusion”

  1. Mark W. Breneman Avatar
    Mark W. Breneman

    Hey Ben, what are you using these days? DWMX04 or CF studio (Home site)
    I might bring myself to try DWMX04 again. I was very much not impressed when I tried to switch from CF studio to DWMX a year ago. I can see DW’s power and dream of using it but, I found that DWMX was way too slow and the whole missing snippet keyboard shortcut thing in DWMX drove me back to CFS.

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Honestly? I use both.
    For longer periods of work I use DWMX2004 (FYI, it is quite a bit faster than DWMX was, although I’d like it even faster of course), once loaded DW is fine, it’s the load time I don’t care for more than anything else.
    I also use HomeSite and have it assigned as the default IDE for CFM and CFC files, that way if I double click on a file it open in HomeSite because the load time is quicker.

  3. tdimespet Avatar

    When Cold Fusion applications are loaded on a local server, or when an application is handed over in a CD, there may be a chance that the code is revealed
    is there a way to protect the code when handling CF applications in a lap top or CD
    Is the position improved with CF MX

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