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CommandBox 4.8.0 Released

Brad Wood
Sep 17, 2019

 

We're proud to announce the immediate release of CommandBox 4.8.0 which is a minor release, containing a handful of bug fixes, new features, and improvements.  You can download the new release on our product page:

https://www.ortussolutions.com/products/commandbox

Please note this release is still using Lucee 5.2 to power the CLI due to unaddressed bugs still in the 5.3 series of releases.  We are still working with LAS to get those fixed, but in the mean time, we still recommend using Java 8 for your CLI to avoid errors.

CommandBox, Releases 0

CommandBox Screencast - Service Manager Module

Brad Wood
Sep 04, 2019

 

In this screencast we see a demo of the new CommandBox Service Manager module running on Windows and Ubuntu Linux.

CommandBox, Tutorials 0

Into The Box 2019 Video Recordings Available Now!

Edgardo Cabezas
Sep 03, 2019

 

We are so excited to finally announce our video recordings for Into The Box 2019! You can now get this video collection or individual recordings from our vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/itb2019. Over 23 hours of instructional videos at your disposal! Enjoy!

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swagger SDK and cbSwagger v2 Released!

Luis Majano
Sep 03, 2019

 

We are very excited to finally update our swagger modules to version 2: swagger-sdk, cbSwagger. This major version has tons of new features and improvements when documenting ColdBox APIs. However, the biggest features are that we now support the latest Open API Spec => v3.0.2 and we can export your documentation in either JSON or YAML. Check out the release notes below to see all the great new improvements.

Swagger SDK v2.0

This module allows for software development using the Swagger/OpenAPI specification.

box install swagger-sdk

v2.0.0

  • Open API 3.02 support instead of swagger
  • New template layout
  • Engine removals: lucee4.5, ACF10, ACF11
  • Upgraded jackson-core to latest v2.9.9
  • Upgraded snakeyaml to latest v1.24
  • Added more tests
  • Added ability to chain methods on all methods that where void before.
  • document.asYAML() is not fully implemented so you can convert the document to yaml.
  • Upgraded createLinkedHashMap() to use new ACF structNew( "ordered" ) instead.

cbSwagger v2.0

This module automatically generates OpenAPI documenation from your configured application and module routes in either JSON or YAML by simply visiting /cbSwagger in your URL. Focus on building your APIs and document them with ease by simply annotating your handlers.

box install cbSwagger

v2.0.0

  • feature: Upgraded to swagger-sdk 2.0.0 to support OpenAPI 3.0.x. A great guide on migrating is here: https://blog.readme.io/an-example-filled-guide-to-swagger-3-2/

  • Migrated cbSwagger settings to the moduleSettings struct instead of top-level in the config/ColdBox.cfc. Make sure you move your settings.

  • feature : You can now pass a format to the /cbSwagger endpoint to either get the OpenAPI doc as json or yml. Eg: /cbswagger?format=yml

  • feature : You have two distinct routes for the json and yml formats: /cbSwagger/json and /cbSwagger/yml

  • You can choose your default output format via the module settings: defaultFormat setting. Valid options are json and yml

  • features : Support for ColdBox 5 event routing and response routing.

  • improvement : You can now tag your handlers with a displayName that will be used for operation ID building

  • improvement : Improved the way operation Ids are reported so they can be unique when reusing handler actions.

  • improvement : Refactored createLinkedHashMap() -> structNew( "ordered" )

  • improvement: Removed lucee 4.5, acf11 support.

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Releases, REST 0

DataBoss - Dynamic Administrator v3.0.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Aug 29, 2019

 

It has been a long time coming, but we finally get a major release for DataBoss our Dynamic Administrator. This major release brings a slew of updates, new features and now Adobe 2016, 2018 and Lucee 5 Support.

DataBoss, News, Releases 0

Into The Box 2019 Video Recordings Available Now!

Luis Majano
Aug 28, 2019

 

We are so excited to finally announce our video recordings for Into The Box 2019! You can now get this video collection or individual recordings from our vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/itb2019. Over 23 hours of instructional videos at your disposal! Enjoy!

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cbORM v2.2.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Aug 23, 2019

 

We are so excited to bring you yet another minor release for our cborm project to version 2.2. We have fine tuned our module with some cool new features and some major improvements. So let's start with our orm adventure by installing or updating.

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CommandBox Service Manager 1.0.0 Released

Brad Wood
Aug 22, 2019

 

We are pleased to announce the first release of the CommandBox Service Manager 1.0.0.  The Service Manager is a commercial CommandBox module that allows you to create, update, and control Windows Services for your CommandBox servers with ease.  You can configure logging, auto-restart, and the user the service runs as.   This is ideal for a staging or production server setup where you want certain CommandBox servers to always be running, even if the server reboots.

Usage

 After you purchase and install module, you'll unlock a new set of "server service" commands to create and manage your services.

install commandbox-service-manager@ortus

server service create
server service start

Here is the full list of commands you can use:

  • server service create - Create a new Windows service that will start a CommandBox server
  • server service remove - Remove a Windows service
  • server service update - Update settings for an existing service
  • server service start - Start a service (same as clicking start in the Windows Services screen)
  • server service stop - Stop a service (same as clicking stop  in the Windows Services screen)
  • server service restart - Restart a service (same as clicking restart in the Windows Services screen)
  • server service status - View the status of a service

You can read more in depth information in our docs:

https://commandbox-service-manager.ortusbooks.com/

Purchase

The module is priced at $49 per server and you can manage as many services as you like on that server with your license.  The licensing is simple and works the same whether it's your production server, or a local development machine.  

To purchase the module and start using it today, head over to our product page:

https://ortussolutions.com/products/commandbox-service-manager

Linux support is underway and we'll be adding Mac support as well soon.

CommandBox, Modules, News, Releases 0

Webinar: cbORM: Enjoy ColdFusion ORM again!

Edgardo Cabezas
Aug 20, 2019

 

Join us to our next webinar:

cbORM: Enjoy ColdFusion ORM again!
August 30th, 2019 CST 11:00 A.M. CST (GMT -5:00)
with Luis Majano

Register Now!

In this session, Luis Majano, CEO of Ortus Solutions and creator of COLDBOX, will guide us into a tour over all-new features of the recent new release of the cbORM module.

This is a complete overhaul of our library and it now includes support for Hibernate 3, 4 and 5 in order to support Lucee5, Adobe ColdFusion 2016, 2018 and beyond. We have made tremendous new improvements and compelling performance upgrades for any ORM related operation.

So, get ready for a new ORM adventure and join us in this new Ortus webinar


The Ortus Team

Register Now!
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ColdBox 5.6.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Aug 16, 2019

 

We are very excited to announce the release of ColdBox version 5.6.0 alongside all the companion standalone libraries: WireBox, LogBox and CacheBox.

What's New With 5.6.0

ColdBox 5.6.0 is a minor version update with lots of fixes, improvements, performance enhancements and some nice new features. Below are the major areas of improvement and the full release notes. To update ColdBox or any of the standalone libraries just leverage CommandBox:

  • update coldbox
  • update logbox
  • update wirebox
  • update cachebox

Major Updates

Performance

We had two specific tickets that have resulted in extreme performance improvements for ALL ColdBox requests. You will feel and see the difference:

  • [COLDBOX-799] - Event Handler Bean: Single instance per handler action for major performance improvements

This ticket was contributed by Dom Watson (https://twitter.com/dom_watson) one of the lead engineers of the amazing PresideCMS project built on top of ColdBox. We worked together to avoid the creation of handler beans on each runnable event. We now cache each event handler bean representation which results in an extreme boost in performance. Thanks Dom!

  • [COLDBOX-810] - Remove afterInstanceAutowire interceptor in handlerService as afterHandlerCreation is now officially removed.

Thanks to our local mad scientist Brad Wood, he reported that the handler services still listened to ALL CFC creations in an application in order to relay an afterHandlerCreation interception point from the good 'ol 2.6 days. This has been finally removed and boom, another big boost in performance!

Better Bug Reports

We have enhanced the bug reporting templates to include much more information when dealing with exceptions:

  • Show SQL error details on Adobe CF
  • Current route, params and debug info
  • Contributing module for the current routed URL

Merging of HTTP Verbs

Thanks to our very own Eric Peterson, you can now merge HTTP verbs on the same route pattern, which you could not do before:

router
    .post( "photos/", "photos.create" )
    .get( "photos/", "photos.index" )
    .delete( "photos/", "photos.remove" );

ColdBox Core Release Notes

Bugs

  • [COLDBOX-778] - ModuleService to add default route doesn't work correctly
  • [COLDBOX-794] - Fix default bug report to show SQL error detail for adobe SQL exceptions
  • [COLDBOX-796] - When doing package resolving if you are in a module it still tries to resolve a module
  • [COLDBOX-806] - Error in HTML helper WRAPPERATTRS doesn't exist in argument scope
  • [COLDBOX-811] - Include the colon for non 80 or 443 port numbers #419 in github

New Features

  • [COLDBOX-812] - Allow merging of HTTP verbs when doing separate verbs for the same route
  • [COLDBOX-813] - Update cfconfig to use env variables instead of inline mixins, modernizeOrDie

Improvements

  • [COLDBOX-795] - Add more current route information to the BugReport.cfm template
  • [COLDBOX-797] - Ability for bug reports and app to know which module contributed the incoming URL route.
  • [COLDBOX-798] - Use of .keyExists() can needlessly use memory in requests, suggest StructKeyExists() instead
  • [COLDBOX-799] - Event Handler Bean: Single instance per handler action for major performance improvements
  • [COLDBOX-800] - HandlerService.cfc$newHandler(): declares variables that are never used
  • [COLDBOX-810] - Remove afterInstanceAutowire interceptor in handlerService as afterHandlerCreation is now officially removed.

CacheBox Release Notes

Bugs

  • [CACHEBOX-56] - AbstractCacheProvider.getOrSet(): local var unscoped when checking if null
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