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Ben Nadel at Scotch On The Rock (SOTR) 2010 (London) with: Martin Jones
Ben Nadel at Scotch On The Rock (SOTR) 2010 (London) with: Martin Jones ( @martinwjones )

Favorite Folders In HomeSite (Thanks John Elliott!)

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Every now and then, I am lucky enough to be watching a developer who does something that just blows my mind and changes the way I program. That's how I found about such wonders as "Edit Include File" and the uber software, Beyond Compare. Well, a few weekends ago, it happened again; I was hanging out with John Elliott when he jumped to a favorite folder in HomeSite (actually, it was ColdFusion Studio, but basically it's the same engine). When I saw that, I was like "Whoa, what the hell was that?" Apparently, you can set up and jump to favorite folders in HomeSite:


 HomeSite Favorite Folder - Create And Jump-To  

I can't believe I didn't know about that. Now, I always knew that HomeSite was sexier than sexy, but then it goes and provides functionality like this it totally exceeds my hopes and dreams. Now I know, I know, you're all gonna say well, "My editor XYZ has provided that kind of functionality for years"... yeah? Well, so does mine apparently, so back off!

HomeSite - thou dost perpetually rocketh!

Reader Comments


OMG! I can't believe I never spotted that before! It works on FTP folders too! Way to go Ben!


Homesite is the best IDE ever, I really wish it wasn't drop out, no IDE till today can do what Homesite can, fast as Homesite and less clumsy than Homesite ...




Definitely, I've tried all the others and I keep coming back to HS. Shame on Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe for not continuing development. Dreamweaver drives me crazy!


Have you guys tried cfeclipse? I find it replicates most of HS's more useful features, and adds alot of cool new ones.


Yes, eclipse is great at some things but I still find myself using homesite most of the time. :-)


I have tried CFEclipse a number of times and just keep getting killed by the learning curve - granted I am just a caveman, so stuff doesn't come easy to me. I have no tried the latest release. I agree that it does have some really cool stuff so I will probably give it another go. But for now, HomeSite is just so comfortable me and I don't find myself wishing that it had a lot of other stuff.


I have been using CF Studio until now, I looked into CFEclipse some time ago but it seems to be lacking many of the basic stuff CFStudio has. Some examples: CFStudio has many toolbars which are very helpful e.g. common, forms, tables etc. in addition to the CFML Basic and CFML Advanced. CFEclipse seems to have only the CFML ones. Is there any way to get these tool bars? Also, in studio you are able to get any CF tag or function by hitting CTRL E and CTRL Shift E, is there any way to do this in CFEClipse? You are also able to edit and CF tag by right-clicking and choosing 'edit tag' can this be done somehow with CFEclipse? Maybe CFEclipse has these things and I just did not find them. I would appreciate if someone can tell me that they do exist.


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