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RDS in Eclipse

There is a new view that you can get from Adobe Labs that will add an RDS view to the eclipse IDE. It uses an updated version of ColdFusion MX, so it takes an update to your ColdFusion MX server before you add the plugin to eclipse.

The RDS view can be configured to point to any installation by using the RDS Configuation settings in the eclipse Preferences dialog.

The RDS plugin comes with all the old favorites plus the ability to generate an entire Flex 2 back-end! Did I studder? Yes, you can generate CFCs from ActionScript and ActionScript from CFCs. You can even generate CFCs from tables. This is not a “big whoop” kind of feature. I can tell it to create Active Records, Beans & DAO or even full integration with Flex Data Services.

Code generation is not one of my favorite things, but this does put you in a nice starting place.

This is all part of “Mystic”. You have to check this out!

About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.