I have been using CFEclispe as my primary development IDE for ColdFusion applications for quite a while. One nifty, yet in my case, rarely used, feature of CFEclipse is the ability to FTP to a site and add and edit files, similar to the way Dreamweaver used to work with 'FTP Sites'. I happened to be asked a couple of times recently if it can be done, and if so, how. So this will save me the time and energy of explaining again.
I had issues with the FTP functionality using CFEClipse 1.3 with Eclipse 3.1, so your mileage may vary, The example shown below is CFEclispe 220.127.116.11 running in Eclipse 3.2.
First, Open Eclispe and go to the 'File Explorer' tab. If you don't see this tab, click 'Window --> Show View', and choose 'File Explorer View' under the 'CFML folder.
Now, in order to set up an FTP connection, you need to click the arrow the the right of the drop down box in the File Explorer View, and select 'Locations' (See image below)
Next, you need too specify you FTP connection information. Note in the image below, I have a connection named 'test', we will use this in the next step.
OK, so now we have our connection, we need to use it. To do this, select the connection name from the drop down at the top of the File Explorer View, in my example, the connection named 'Test'.
Lastly, once CFEclipse connects, you can navigate the FTP site like any other directory structure tree. Like HomeSite, the list of files in a directory is displayed in a separate panel under the directory tree. From there you can select files and edit them all you like. To create a new file, simply right-click on the directory where you wish to add a file and select 'Create File'. You can also create new directories by right-clicking a directory and choosing 'Create Directory'.