2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2013 8:35 AM by Carl Von Stetten

    Where is the ColdFusion support?


      I have been trying to edit existing ColdFusion files now that I am signed up to Creative Cloud. Dreamweaver CC has had all ColdFusion support removed. Even opening a ColdFusion file is annoying. I can only open it by right clicking in Finder. Checking "always open with" does not work.


      The solutions on the DreamWeaver team blog were to install ColdFusion Builder, not included in Creative Cloud, or to install Dreamweaver CS6, no longer an option in Creative Cloud.


      I assume that this is the end of ColdFusion as far as Adobe is concerned. Mind you I assume they also think that ASP and ASP.Net are no longer valid as they are no longer supported either.

        • 1. Re: Where is the ColdFusion support?
          Romsinha Adobe Employee

          Moving to Coldfusion forum.

          • 2. Re: Where is the ColdFusion support?
            Carl Von Stetten Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Let me preface my comments by stating I do not work for Adobe, and I don't speak for Adobe.  These are just my thoughts and opinions.


            I believe that Adobe looked at what they felt the majority of Dreamweaver users were doing with the product, and determined only a small majority were using it for ColdFusion or ASP/ASP.net, while a large portion of the user base used it for PHP.  It's probable that the majority of ASP.net developers are using an IDE for their work, and Dreamweaver is not an IDE.  Similarly, they probably felt only a minority of ColdFusion developers were using Dreamweaver (I know a few personally who do, and I used to be one of them).  However, since Adobe's ColdFusion team has developed an IDE specific to ColdFusion (ColdFusion Builder), it makes economic sense for them to no longer carry the weight of ColdFusion support in the Dreamweaver product.  ColdFusion Builder releases are directly tied to and in sync with ColdFusion releases while Dreameaver CC is not, which makes maintaining support for new releases of ColdFusion in Dreamweaver CC another headache.


            ColdFusion support has not been completely stripped from Dreamweaver (yet), though.  There are a some blog posts out there from Adobe and others that show how to get the ColdFusion support working fairly close to how it did in previous versions of Dreamweaver.


            Also, many ColdFusion developers have started using more lightweight 3rd party code/text editing tools with ColdFusion language libraries added on, such as SublimeText, Brackets/Adobe Edge Code, TextMate, Notepad++, and others.


            -Carl V.