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ColdBox Elixir v3 Security Update

Eric Peterson
Jan 22, 2021


On January 12, 2021 we became aware of a security vulnerability in ColdBox Elixir. Read the details of what happened, how it may affect you, and how to mitigate the vulnerability.


Introducing the new Ortus Community

Brad Wood
Jan 21, 2021


Hi everyone, great news!  Ortus is rolling out our new Ortus Community site to help consolidate all of our community support and interaction.  As part of that effort, all our Google Group threads have been imported to the new Ortus Community and effective immediately, our Google Groups are closed for further posting.

If you're a member of our Google groups, don't worry-- your user has already been imported into the community forum and as soon as you sign up, you will be automatically associated with all of your old posts so you can pick up your conversations right where you left off!  We've even added single sign on options for GithubFacebookGoogle, and Twitter (coming soon).  If your new account is under a different E-mail address, let us know and we can merge your accounts together.
If you're new to Discourse, you can read an overview of how the forum software works here
So please head over to the new Ortus Community site and try it out.  We're super excited about it and will be using it as a hub for all our community interactions.  If you have any questions or issues, please reach out to us on Slack or Twitter.
CFConfig, ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Community, ContentBox CMS, Couchbase, DataBoss, ForgeBox, Lucee Extensions, Modules, News, TestBox 0

ColdBox i18n Localization Module v2 Released

Luis Majano
Jan 19, 2021


After many many months of development, testing and waiting, we are finally able to release a major major update to our localization and internationalization library for ColdBox: cbi18n version 2.x. This release is a huuuge advancement for building localized applications and websites and partly thanks to Mr Wil de Bruin ( This release introduces the ability to use json resource bundles, multiple bundles per module, cbStorages for tracking locales, property inheritance and so much more! There are a few compatiblity issues, so make sure you read them to upgrade to version 2.x if not you can easily update using CommandBox

install cbi18n
update cbi18n
ColdBox MVC, Modules, News, Releases 0

ColdBox 6.2.2 Released

Luis Majano
Jan 12, 2021


Today we released ColdBox v6.2.2 as a minor path. Please update if you are affected by the issues shown in the release notes.

update coldbox

# If you are using standalone libraries, then update those
update wirebox
update cachebox
update logbox

Release Notes [6.2.2] => 2021-JAN-12

ColdBox HMVC Core


  • [COLDBOX-963] - Use Java URI for more resiliant getFullURL to avoid double slashes



  • [WIREBOX-107] - wirebox metadata caching broken
  • [WIREBOX-109] - Standalone event pool interceptData -> data not backwards compat


  • [WIREBOX-108] - WireBox not handling cachebox, logbox, and asynmanager instances properly



  • [CACHEBOX-65] - CacheBox not handling wirebox, logbox, and asynmanager instances properly



  • [LOGBOX-60] - Ignore interrupted exceptions from appenders' scheduler pool
CacheBox, ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, LogBox, News, Releases, WireBox 0

50 VS Code Hints Tips and Tricks of the Week from 2020 Modernize or Die® CFML News Podcast

Paulina Lainez
Jan 12, 2021


VS Code is the hottest IDE out there, and the most asked question I get at every conference I attend is: "What VS Code extensions are you using?". Since I got this question so much, we decided to dedicate a portion of our CFML News Podcast to VS Code Hints, Tips and Tricks. We had 50 episodes in 2020, each with a VS Code hint tip or trick, so we wanted to give you a way to see all of them in one place, so here they are.


50 ForgeBox Modules of the Week from 2020 Modernize or Die® CFML News Podcast

Paulina Lainez
Jan 05, 2021


ForgeBox is the NPM of the ColdFusion world, and with CommandBox, CFML's CLI, you can easily add new functionality to your project with a simple `box install packageName`. 

We dedicate a portion of our CFML News Podcast to ForgeBox Modules. We had approximately 50 episodes in 2020, each with a ForgeBox Module, so we wanted to give you a way to see all of them in one place, so here they are.

ForgeBox, Podcasts 0

2020 - What a Year It Has Been!

Paulina Lainez
Dec 31, 2020




Ortus Solutions Released Its Second Lucee ColdFusion (CFML) AMI

Paulina Lainez
Dec 30, 2020


This week we debuted the Windows 2019+Boncode+Tomcat AMI. Complete with optimized Windows 2019 and Tomcat 9 settings, CFML applications will be highly performant and secure. This stack will also allow users to build high-performance production or development machines based on Lucee CFML and with CommandBox 5 as the CLI companion.

This is another step completed in our initiative to build and offer several cloud server images to help our customers run scalable ColdFusion (CFML) applications in the cloud.  We have now an Ubuntu based image and a Windows image that will serve as the base for many other images we are currently building.

For the installation of an ec2 instance, a video and a new chapter on the Windows Based Images book have also been released to guide users through the process. Costs will be based on region and fulfillment options.

By end of Q1-2021 we will have highly scalable ContentBox AMIs that users will be able to deploy instantly over the entire AWS ecosystem.

For more, click here for our product page and here to find it on AWS.


ColdBox 6.2.0 Released

Luis Majano
Dec 17, 2020


We are so excited to bring you another great release of the ColdBox Platform v6.2.0!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, News, Releases 1

CommandBox 5.2.1 Release

Brad Wood
Dec 17, 2020


Today we are announcing the release of CommandBox 5.2.1.  This is a patch release for 5.2.0 that fixes a few small regressions and adds a few features.

CommandBox, Releases 1