Announcing a new Meetup for The Online ColdFusion Meetup!

What: “Setting up ColdFusion Builder Step Debugging”, Charlie Arehart

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:00 PM

Our 6pm (US ET) talk on Thursday Apr 15 will be “Setting up ColdFusion Builder Step Debugging”, Charlie Arehart.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: (provided by the speaker)

Some may know that ColdFusion Builder offers interactive step debugging, allowing you to step through code line by line as it runs, but a lot of people struggle to get it to work.

In this talk, veteran CF troubleshooter Charlie Arehart will help explain and resolve the common pitfalls in using the step debugger. We won’t focus on using the tool (he’s spoken on that before), but instead we will focus solely on getting your CF server and CFBuilder setup properly for being able to do step debugging.

This involves a combination of proper settings on the server (RDS, Admin, web server, firewall, and other settings) as well as in CFBuilder itself (RDS, Eclipse preferences, projects, perspectives, etc.), and also understanding factors regarding where the code and the server are relative to where the debugger/Builder is.

Again, step debugging is not really new: it was available in the older Adobe ColdFusion 8 Extensions for Eclipse, as well as with FusionDebug, and for the most part, the interface for using the tool is no different. Charlie has talked about using the debugger before on the CFMeetup: While he may reprise and update that as a follow-in for this talk, those who want to see *how* to use the debugger can check out that presentation before or after this talk.

DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at

SPEAKER: (provided by the speaker)

A veteran ColdFusion developer and troubleshooter since 1997 with over 25 years in IT, Charlie Arehart is a longtime contributor to the community and a recognized Adobe Community Professional. As an independent consultant, he provides short-term troubleshooting/tuning assistance and training/mentoring for organizations of all sizes and CF experience levels (

Besides running the 2000-member Online ColdFusion Meetup (, an online CF user group), he also hosts the UGTV repository of recorded presentations from hundreds of speakers ( and the CF411 site of over 1000 tools/resources for CFers ( A certified Advanced CF Developer and Instructor for each version since CF 4, Charlie’s spoken at each of the major CF conferences worldwide and is a contributor to all three volumes of Ben Forta’s ColdFusion 8 and 9 WACK books.

WHEN: Thurs. Apr 15, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)

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RECORDING: As always, the meeting will be recorded, and the recording URL will be posted after the meeting at

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