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What is Bolt?
Bolt is the codename our new Eclipse™ based development tool for building ColdFusion applications. Bolt enables rapid development of ColdFusion applications through powerful new features.

What is Centaur?
Centaur is the codename for the upcoming next major release of ColdFusion from Adobe. Find out more about Centaur.

What features are in Bolt?
Although we have not publicly disclosed the entire feature set of Bolt, we have discussed several features at events. The following information has been disclosed about Bolt.

• Object Relational Mapping auto-configuration
• Application Code Generation
• Server management
• Easily extensible through the Eclipse framework
• CFML, HTML, Javascript, and CSS Syntax Highlighting
• Code assist for tags, functions, variables, and components
• Code folding
• Snippet creation and management
• Outline viewing
• RDS Explorer for files and databases
• Line-level Debugging

More features will be included in this list as we publicly announce them.

When will Bolt be released?

We are currently targeting the commercial release for some time in 2009. However, you can see an early view of Bolt by joining our prerelease program today. If you are interested in joining, please go to http://www.adobe.com/go/boltprerelease and click on "Centaur Prerelease Program" to submit your application for participation in our prerelease program.


In the coming months, more information about Bolt will be presented at various ColdFusion community events. The following are events that Adobe is sponsoring and at which you can learn more about Bolt. Meet your fellow developers, support the community, and learn about Bolt at these conferences.

MAX 2008 Europe Milan, Italy December 1 - 4, 2008
MAX 2008 Japan Tokyo, Japan January 29 - 30, 2009
CF.Objective() Minneapolis, MN May 14-16, 2009
CFUnited Greater Washington DC Area August 10-15, 2009

We’ll be talking about Bolt at more conferences, so check back for an updated list!
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