Conversion to CFEclipse

by kai on 08/09/2005

Converted two more people in the office today to kick away CFStudio or Homesite and to work with Eclipse 3.1, CFEclipse 1.2, Quantum DB and the Eclipse web standard tools. Took them 2-3 hours to get used to it but now they’re pretty happy. The only flaw they’re moaning about is that the editor doesn’t have a proper line wrap. But anyway…

Ian September 8, 2005 at 12:00 am

I tried out CFEclipse a long time ago, and like it a lot, but ultimately stayed with my heavily customized Dreamweaver MX for CFML. One of the major downsides was the lack of line wrap. Is there a way to get code to wrap?

I asked on the CFEclipse list, and the general gist was that one shouldn’t write code that requires wrapping, which I agree with. But if you’re maintaining an older codebase (30K lines+) which does have some long lines, it’s not really feasible to go through the entire codebase and add line breaks.

*Surely* there must a line wrap setting in (CF)Eclipse these days?

Ryan September 8, 2005 at 12:00 am

What were the reasons you highlighted to get them to switch? I must just not be very good at expounding on the benefits of CFEclipse because I’ve been unsuccessful in my attempts to get co-workers over to CFEclipse.

rob September 8, 2005 at 12:00 am

Awesome! We’ve been working on the line wrap. More and more people seem to want it – if that’s the only thing they miss though – right on 😀

Steve Collins September 16, 2005 at 12:00 am

Kai, are you aware that with the 0.7 release of the Web Tools Platform, you no longer *need* to use QuantumDB for connections to MySQL. The WTP handles it out of the box.
My latest release of The ACME Guide ( deals with setting up a connection using WTP only. It might still be more convenient to use QuantumDB, I haven’t checked it out yet (too busy).

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