The full fledged IDE’s are nice and all, but some situations call for something that’s lean and mean. I happen to use Notepad++, a Scintilla based product. While it lacks ftp support, as far as I know, it has plenty for me to get some basic stuff done quickly. So, I added “support” for the new tags in Coldfusion 8.
And to make it go, save it in the Notepad++ folder, under your personal applications folder in windows. Unzip the contents and rename to userDefineLang.xml (sic), if you don’t already have one, or copy its contents to the existing one.
So, for example, my folder is C:\Documents and Settings\howard\Application Data\Notepad++\userDefineLang.xml
If you know of a plug in for ftp support, let me know.