Well here's good news, that I find many don't seem to know: you don't need to put up with a lack of support for tags and functions for more recent CF versions!
(If as a reader of this entry, you'd want to make sure people know about still other editor/IDE alternatives, I will address that briefly also before we're through.)
So about DW and HS, the news (not so new) is that there are available free updates for these editors with respect to the later versions of CF. Specifically, you can find updates for Dreamweaver for 10, 9.0.1, 9, and 8; and you can find updates for HomeSite+/HomeSite/CF Studio for CF8.
You will find these various updates at the ColdFusion "downloads" page, at http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html (not to be confused with the hotfix downloads page, http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html.)
The downloads page offers the following (with a brief discussion and downloadable file for each):
- Adobe ColdFusion 10 Extensions for Dreamweaver
- Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1 Extensions for Dreamweaver
- Adobe ColdFusion 9 Extensions for Dreamweaver
- ColdFusion 8 Update for Dreamweaver
- ColdFusion 8 Update for HomeSite+
You can use the Dreamweaver extensions with any version of Dreamweaver that supports extensions (mxp files).
And you can use the HomeSite+ update for any version of that editor, as well as the related products, HomeSite and ColdFusion Studio. Just see the instructions in the readme file included in the zip. (And no, there are no updates for CF 9 or above, nor will there likely ever be, as HS is no longer sold/supported.)
Other available CF-related downloadable tools offered there
While you're visiting that CF downloads page, note as well that there are other available downloadable tools for use with CF in the various latest versions (CF 8, 9, and 10), including the Report Builder, SOLR Standalone Installers, .NET Integration Service Installers, SharePoint Integration Webparts, Server Manager WAR Files, and LiveCycle Data Services Components. You will also find the "ColdFusion Admin Server Components" for use with CFBuilder.
And near the bottom of the page is the old "ColdFusion 8 Extensions for Eclipse" which offered some features now in CFBuilder as an available free plugin (such as debugging and RDS features), as well as ColdFusion 8 Help Files for Eclipse (though most people would rely on help files from CFEclipse, if they were not using CFBuilder.) You can read more about these tools in a section about them in the CF 8 docs.
Get yer editor updates on
So if you're using Dreamweaver, or still holding on to good ol' HomeSite+/HomeSite/CF Studio, and are not yet using CFBuilder (including its free Express edition) or CFEclipse, or Sublime, Coda, IntelliJ, NotePad++, or any of the many other editors/IDEs that support CFML), then check out this updates page and get your DW/HS/CF updates groove on. :-)