I downloaded the Coldfusion Builder beta last night and have had a chance to use it a little today. I wanted to make a quick note to anyone who wants to use the builder, but does not have the ability to upgrade the cf server to cf9. We host our sites with hostmysite who has not, as far as I know, made the upgrade to cf9. Anyways, the builder is built with cf9 in mind, but if you want to use it with cf8, you can change the code assist to reference cf8 language. This can be done through preferences – coldfusion – editor profiles – editor – code assist. Just choose ‘coldfusion 8′ in the first drop-down labeled ‘Code Assist Dictionary Version’.
Another feature I found particularly helpful for me in this same dialog is the code assist delay, which can be set in milliseconds. My editor of choice has always been dreamweaver, which has almost instantaneous code hinting by default. Eclipse, on the other hand, has a little more of a delay. So if you want to match the code assist delay in cf builder to match that of dreamweaver, you can do so in this dialog in the ‘Auto-Activation’ section.