We are excited to announce a major version release of [TestBox](/products/testbox) version 4.0.0. To install just use CommandBox: `install testbox --saveDev` or to update your TestBox installation `update testbox`. So let's explore this release!
Today we are pleased to announce the final release of CommandBox 5.2.0. This release has been 5 months in the making and covers nearly 50 tickets. We've already covered the full list of new features and enhancements in our release candidate announcement which you can read here:
After a month of RC testing, we've made several additional improvements and are ready to release.
Adobe released ColdFusion 2021 this week. It's a pretty big release with a modularization of the core engine and a nice list of language enhancements.
Here's what you need to know for using it with CommandBox.
We are so excited to bring you a minor but huuuge release for FORGEBOX and all of its editions. Here are the major updates for this release and the full release notes.
We have made the upgrade and forgebox.io is now fully powered by ColdBox 6.1.0. This was a major upgrade to our entire framework engine and we are reaping the so many benefits of the ColdBox release. From async operations, to major rendering improvements. The entire logging enhancements on its own have rendered a 2x performance boost for API calls. We have also analyzed our traffic data and our page rendering has increased by 27% due to the ColdBox 6 Rendering capabilities. These are significant boosts in performance and stability just by the underlying framework on itself. Great job ColdBox Team!
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:
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.
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.
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 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.