While setting up my Macbook Pro for web development, I was flummoxed by the issues reported by many people trying to setup ColdFusion 10 on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as Window 8. Adobe even has a pre-release program to test new installers for both. I can understand having problems with Windows 8, but installing on OSX 10.8 couldn't have been easier.
Now that our ACME stack has been installed, let's setup some isolated development areas. To do this, we need to create one or more Virtual Hosts in Apache and setup some local domains.
We're in the final stretch. We've got Apache, ColdFusion and MySQL up and running. Now we need a way to write some actual ColdFusion code in Linux. For that, we need the Eclipse IDE and a few plug-ins, primarily CFEclipse.
We've got [A]pache and [C]oldFusion installed so far. In part three, we're installing 64-bit [M]ySQL.
Since ColdFusion 6, it's been possible to run on 64-bit systems with 64-bit JVMs, just not officially. (If you're nice, I'll post how later.) 64-bit support was officially introduced for ColdFusion with version 8, but only for Solaris SPARC. As of the 8.0.1 release, Adobe gave us offical support for 64-bit on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.