In the first part of this 2 parter I mentioned the differences between the 2 ColdFusion plugins for Eclipse that are out there. Here I have put them into one zip file for you to download and install, it really couldn't be easier to check out the CF environment "everyone is using"*Update: After a quick read of the EULA from Adobe, it appears that I was being a little naughty by bundling them together. Hence the quick removal/update of the original posts (anyone who got here first was lucky). That doesn't mean that you still can't have a cracking CF dev environment. The zip I produced was files taken from 2 sources:Eclipse 3.3 and the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse and the CFEclipse download section of the site. To download and install CFE follow the instructions here. To install the CF Extensions just:
In Eclipse to o Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install -> Search for new features to install
Click on New Local Site...
Choose the extracted folder on your desktop
Click OK and then click Finish
You'll then be asked to select the features you want to install. Select ALL checkboxes and click next
"Obviously" read the Feature Licenses and the accept the terms
The installation page is an overview of the new features you've selected, all you need to do is click 'Finish' to run the update manager
The Adobe features will require you to install a signed feature, just click 'Install all'
Thats it, you're now up and running. Your next two stops are the CFEclipse and Adobe's ColdFusion Extensions site. Also don't forget the reference section at the bottom of this post, espically Charlie Areharts list of over 70+ bloggers (part 1 and part 2)References: