Been challenged by Eclipse-based editors?
If like me you've been using other CFML editors (Dreamweaver, CF Studio, HomeSite+, etc.) for years, you may be a little intimidated by CFBuilder, Adobe's new Eclipse-based CFML editor. Perhaps you've also tried CFEclipse in the past and (like me) were dissuaded.
Whether you have or not, I think you'll find CFBuilder addresses a lot of the challenges you may have had. Still, it can still be a little daunting making the switch.
So I created a class for the rest of us
I'd like to help, and I've created a day-long class to help you make the transition, which will be offered at the CFUnited conference on Tuesday 8/11 (the day before the conference) from 9-5:30.
Only announced in the past several days, the formal title is "CU250 - Getting Started with CFBuilder, for those coming from Dreamweaver, CFStudio, HomeSite, etc.", and you can learn more (and register) at http://cfunited.com/2009/classes#class-CU250.
I created an extensive description, to make it clear to people what they should (and should not) expect from the class. The link above shows just a few paragraphs. The more complete description is at http://cfunited.com/2009/cfbuilderclass.
As I clarify in the description, the class is not meant for those who already know Eclipse or CFEclipse. Rather, it's the class "for the rest of us" who may or may have struggled making that transition. If you know such people, please let them know about the class. I really hope to help get them excited.
Please spread the word
Even if you can't attend, if you think others may appreciate it, please spread the word. Since it was only just announced (to replace a class that was dropped), I could use help getting the word out.
Check that out the link for details, but in brief there will be three sections:
- Part 1: Getting Familiar with Eclipse
- Part 2: Getting Familiar with CFBuilder
- Part 3: A Brief Look at Some Important Additional Features
Adobe's done a great job making this a desirable and powerful editing environment. If you didn't know, you can join the beta for free now. Let me help guide you into getting into the CFML editor of the future.
Other classes available too
This is one of several day-long classes which can be separately purchased for the day before the conference begins. I've done them in the past and they've always been well-received. (To be clear, these are separate from the 100+ hour-long sessions that will be included in the conference itself, which is shaping up to be awesome.)
If you have any questions, fire away. I'll be offering more entries over the next couple of weeks sharing tidbits of what we'll cover, to wet your whistle. :-)