Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CF Builder Express Edition - Yeah, It's free!

Some big news from Adobe was released today: ColdFusion Builder will now have an express edition. What this means is that after your CFB trial expires, you will be able to continue using Builder save a few features that will be disabled. It is up to you to determine if those features are worth the $300 price tag.

Here are some of the features that will not be available in the free edition:

  • Code Assist for Extensions
  • Code Insight
  • Extension Callbacks
  • Connections to remote CF Servers
  • Quick Fix
  • Remote Project Debugging
  • Refactoring
  • ColdFusion Search
  • Code Formatting
  • FTP Support
  • Log Viewer
  • Local File Browser
  • Code Hyperlinks
  • Hover Help

For me, I use some of those features and the time savings is worth the $109 upgrade price. You'll have to make that decision for yourself, but regardless, CFB Express is still full featured.

Here is a link to all ColdFusion Builder 2 Features for comparison.

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