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And just like that it's almost the end of the year! As such, we decided to make the most out of these last few months by scheduling exciting events. Take a look at what's to come:
ColdBox Hero to Superhero Workshop
Dates: October 22- 23
Instructor: Luis Majano
In this workshop you will be building a headless CMS (Content Management System) via a secure and versioned RESTFul API. You will be leveraging security best practices and securing the API using JWT tokens and cbSecurity (coldbox-security.ortusbooks.com). Everything will be built using Behavior and Test Driven Programming. Every crook and cranny will have automated tests. You will be using several of the most advanced features of the CFML engine and of ColdBox HMVC. From flexible resource routing, AOP interception points, logging, fluent query building, integration and unit testing and so much more.
From Mura to ContentBox - Staying on the Open Source Upgrade Track
Date: October 30th
Instructor: Jon Clausen
In this session, we will walk you through some of the differences between Mura CMS and Contentbox - from administration to design and development. During the session we will demonstrate a full conversion of a Mura CMS site to Contentbox.
Up and Running with Quick Workshop
Dates: November 5 - 6
Instructor: Eric Peterson
This workshop will teach you how to use and configure Quick while building a real-world blogging application. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have the tools and knowledge to implement Quick in their own new or existing projects.
Into the Box LATAM
Dates: December 3 - 4
Into the Box LATAM will take place virtually the first week of December. From new technologies to innovative practices, attendees from Latin America will become part of the Modernize or Die revolution!
It's been 4 months since we've had a CommandBox release, but we've actually been quite busy on a number of large improvements that took a while to settle down. Today we are pleased to announce a Release Candidate 5.2.0-RC.1 for you to help test. There's not usually a release candidate for "minor" CommandBox releases, but we've updated a lot of libraries and introduced some pretty big new features so we wanted to have a round of testing and feedback before we cut the final release. There are 46 completed tickets for the 5.2.0 release.
Given the growing popularity of our Hero workshops, we decided to host the last two of the year. Our goal is to modernize and empower developers so that they can have the tools they need to succeed. As such, please find below the dates and pertinent information:
cbElasticsearch, the Elasticsearch module for the Coldbox platform, announced a major release with version 2.0.0 this week. Version 2.0.0 represents a major rewrite of the core Elasticsearch integration and converts the previous java-based JEST client implementation to a native CFML implementation, and adds the Hyper HTTP module as a dependency. In addition, support for Elasticsearch server versions < 6.5 has been removed, with support for 6.x versions being officially ended.
Yes, that’s not a typo, we really mean it: FREE forever! ContentBox, our modular content management engine that allows you to easily build websites, blogs, wikis, complex web applications, and RESTFul web services, will always, and we repeat, always be Open Source and FREE. You can use all of its goodies and features when you want them and wherever you want them.
Quick 4.0.0 was released this past week and brought with it some welcome quality-of-life improvements, a handy new counts feature, improvements to error messages, and a bunch of squashed bugs. Although it is technically a major version change, most users will be able to upgrade with no changes to their code. Let's dive in to see what's new.
qb 8.0.0 was released this past week, and it brings with it a small handful of new features. While this is technically a major release, I don't expect anyone to actually have a breaking change. In fact, I expect this will save you time and headaches as it has for me.