CFEclipse: Things I miss
OK, I know I’m suppose to be blogging about BannerBoxes, but I’m really want those posts to be good and informative, so I’m taking my time with them. In the lapse I though that I would share somethings that I’m missing while using CFEclipse.
As I stated previously, I’ve moved to CFEclipse for all my CFML development now. During this time I’m growing really fond of the features that it offers (snips, toolbars, integration with subversion is the biggest plus), but there are still things that I miss from CFStudio:
Split window: I never used this feature then one day i’m editing a huge CFC and got tired of scrolling up and down the windows to see what the instance variables were. I actually clicked on the button for split window by accident and fell over because I never noticed it before (note: I’m one of those people that don’t explore software. I know how to use it for what I need to do and that’s about it.)
CFML Reference: Yeah, yeah I know there is a dictionary view and I do use it. The thing is that it has limited information at best in there and to get any real information you have to right click and choose “View online help”. The thing that really annoys me though is the layout. Why in the world did they put the windows on top of each other instead of side by side? If anyone knows how to correct this, TELL ME!!!
Drive Resource Window: Again, yes I know that there is a File Explorer View, but you can only view and open files in it and that’s it. In CFStudio it was like have Windows Explore built right in. You can copy, delete, move and rename files right there. It was great for editing a file on my test server real quick and moving it over to the production server. Yeah, yeah, I know that you have these functionalities in the Navigator View, but you can only copy and move files between projects, not actual drives.
Oh… can someone tell me why I can’t make the Preview part of the Snip Tree View taller? It’s cool and all for shorter snips, but I would love to see all of the longer snips that I have.
So all and all again, I’m loving CFEclipse. Still a few features and bugs here and there, but CFStudio had them also. I’m sure that the CFEclipse team will fix these in the upcoming releases, so I’ll just hold out until then.