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ColdFusion Builder is an Adobe IDE for building ColdFusion applications.
To run any CFML code you develop in ColdFusion Builder you will need a web server with ColdFusion installed. There is a free developer edition of ColdFusion that you can use and many alternate servers (Railo, BlueDragon) that support some subset/superset of ColdFusion's features. CF will work with all the major web servers out there (IIS and Apache are the most common in my experience).
Does that answer your question? I believe Adobe assumes that most people installing ColdFusion Builder are already ColdFusion Developers. I'm sure the "bundle" the two the IDEs as part a promotional venture.
I am currently using Glassfish was my web app server. I wonder if it supports CF? Bummer if not. Will have to do some research.
I dunno; I'm not a server side admn. But information on working with ColdFusion and GlassFish does come up in Google
http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=GlashFish&oq=GlashFish&aq=f&aqi=g-s10& aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=60l225l0l2843l3l2l0l0l0l0l254l407l0.1.1l2#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&s ource=hp&q=GlashFish+and+ColdFusion&pbx=1&oq=GlashFish+and+ColdFusion&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm =e&gs_upl=12486l14136l0l14294l15l9l0l0l0l0l319l2068l0.1.5.2l8l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp .&fp=6a8ed33a17731f09&biw=1067&bih=685
It sounds like Glassfish is an application server; just like ColdFusion (or PHP or LiveCycle). Application servers are not usually the same as web servers, although many app servers integrate with web servers.
I Glassfish is Java it seems probable that you could deploy an instance of ColdFusion onto Glassfish.
Is Cold Fusion is kinda like JPA? (Java Persistence API) A connection between the Database and the web Service? Or is Cold Fusion a web service itself and is kinda like EJB? (Express Java Bean)
Found these two sites on deploying CF to Glassfish. I am just trying to figure out what CF does.
ColdFusion makes getting data in and out of a Flex app very easy.
I suggest you check out the links on this page
In short, CF is your server-side component. You can connect to it via web service calls (http) or remoteObject calls. Your ColdFusion component can do many things: get data from a database, sends emails, creates Excel files, and much more.
If you know HTML, CFML is very intuitive to learn.
Hope this helps.
Just get rid of Cold Fusion Builder 2. I spent time trying to figure out why this was included in FB 4.5 and it only confused things. Furthmore, many of the plugins don't work on Mac. I read articles by Ben Forta and others, but CF Builder just didn't work. I deleted it.
Really? ColdFusion Builder works fine for me on my Mac.
Agree, if you don't choose to use ColdFusion Builder, you can remove it and FB will work just fine.
It is convenient for me to author my Flex client code and my CF server-side code in the same project.
However, just know that ColdFusion Builder is not required to use ColdFusion as your application server. There are many tools to author ColdFusion, such as Dreamweaver, cfeclipse.org, any text editor, etc.
With Flex, you can choose any server-side solution.
For example the CFC Generator plugin included with CFB 2 doesn't work on Mac. This is according to the plugins author. Generating CFC's and using the table creator plugin would have been the biggest use of CFB2 for me, but it doesn't work on mac.