IDEA is Ideal for Adobe ColdFusion (CFML) Development
April 09, 2021

IDEA is Ideal for Adobe ColdFusion (CFML) Development

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IntelliJ IDEA

We use IntelliJ IDEA for our primary IDE for Adobe Coldfusion and Lucee CFML web application development. It's a powerful IDE that helps us keep our code organized in a beautiful manner that other IDEs simply cannot match. We also use the IDE's built-in FTP/sync functionality to keep legacy websites up to date.
  • Support for CFML (ColdFusion)
  • Attractive Dark-Mode Interface
  • FTP Synchronization and Deployment
  • Would like to see support for the latest Lucee and Adobe CFML language features
  • Would like to see better introspection on ColdFusion Classes (aka Components)
  • Adobe ColdFusion (CFML) support
  • Component/Class Outline View
  • FTP Deployment/Synchronization
  • Ease of development
  • Code organization
  • Simple Deployment
IntelliJ IDEA includes FTP deployment which is ideal for legacy web applications and simple projects that don't use CI/CD. The outline view which lists methods within a class (ColdFusion component) is the easiest to use out of any other IDE and makes navigating large files a breeze.

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IntelliJ IDEA is very well suited for web application development projects. It handles both modern and legacy projects well. The outline mode is especially helpful when dealing with large component files with many methods.