Last summer I played with Fusion Debug when it first came out. I liked it but didn't have enough time to get a decent understanding. Then in October I won a license during a online training session. Unfortunately, due to moving, holidays, moving again, laziness, yadda yadda, I never even had time to install the full license. Since ver. 2 just came out, it was time.
It is sweet, I must say. It gives you so much info right in eclipse. And the ability to evaluate expressions and change variable values really rocks. I can't say enough good about this product. Oh, and the new install was a breeze. The old version made you go in and change some jvm settings deep in the heart of CF. And although the docs were excellent in walking you through this, how much easier it is to just confirm some directory paths in a wizard installer?
So I will be trying to rid myself of my bad cfdump/cfabort habits and using Fusion Debug. Oh and if you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, you can learn more and download a trial at their website. If you have 10 minutes, definitely check out the gettings started page. There you can see some short videos demonstrating some of the features. The coolest feature (in my opinion) is the one titled "Setting Variables and Watching Expressions".
Big thanks to Steven Erat, Charlie Arehart and the folks at Fusion Reactor for last week's CF Online Meetup. Charlie gave a great overview of Fusion Debug's capabilities. If you aren't familiar with Fusion Debug, check out the website. A couple of weeks ago I downloaded the trial and played around, but now I have to really dig in and learn how to use it. And if you aren't familiar with the CF Online Meetup group, check their site out.