Pete Freitag Pete Freitag

Looking for ways to improve CFEclipse?

Updated on December 06, 2023
By Pete Freitag

If anyone is looking for some new features to implement in CFEclipse, I would suggest checking out TextMate. The editor is pretty popular among developers on the Mac, and Ruby on Rails folks.

If you don't have a mac you can checkout some of the screencasts for TextMate.

I picked up two features that I think would be cool to see in CFEclipse:

  • Hitting tab (or Esc perhaps) when inside a tag will tab through each attribute and value, so you can easily change them. Check out the Symfoni screencast for an example of this.
  • When you change a tag name it also changes the closing tag. So if you want to change a h1 to a h2 you just change the 1 to a 2 in the start tag, and it fixes the end tag.

Please discuss any other ideas in the comments so we can pass this along to the cfeclipse team.

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Looking for ways to improve CFEclipse? was first published on January 07, 2006.


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Looks interesting, I shall download and have a look.

Thanks for that.
by Mark Drew on 01/07/2006 at 10:24:12 AM UTC