I was asked on Facebook today: “Hi, is this builder applicable if
you are a DreamWeaver shop? Looks interesting. I see it uses eclipse.
I’m trying to see the value in looking at it.”
This is a great question, and like most the answer is: it depends.
If you are a Dreamweaver shop because Dreamweaver has
traditionally included ColdFusion support, and is a more capable solution
then other actively developed ColdFusion editor choices to date, then
ColdFusion Builder is definitely for you. We definitely go beyond what
Dreamweaver can offer in terms of ColdFusion support. If Dreamweaver is
simply “good enough” for your ColdFusion development, but you don’t
leverage all of the HTML GUI goodness that Dreamweaver has to offer,
then ColdFusion Builder is definitely for you.
If you are doing complex DOM manipulation in your front-ends
and really need to be able to drill into those manipulations or if you
use Design view a great deal in your development process then
Dreamweaver may still be the product for you.
Here’s a little feature comparison chart to help you out.