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MongoDB Lucee v1.0.0 Extension Released!

Luis Majano
Oct 08, 2019

 

 

We are very excited to bring you a new commercial product release for the Ortus Family: MongoDB Server Lucee Extension  The MongoDB Server Lucee Extension allows you to natively connect to a MongoDB Server cluster and leverage it for distributed caching, session/client storage and distribution, cluster RAM file systems, and much more. It can allow your Lucee servers to scale and extend easily by leveraging MongoDB Server as the platform of choice for session/cluster managements, NoSQL, caching and virtual file-systems.

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then our Lucee Extension can help you:

  • Want to use round-robin balancing instead of sticky sessions?
  • How do you deal with session/client information when you have more than 1 server in your cluster?
  • How can I scale my Lucee servers when I am running out of RAM?
  • Do you want your users to still be logged in even if a server in my cluster dies or is restarted?
  • Do you want to have a cluster-wide file system?
  • Do you want to be able to cache data in a distributed and elastic fashion?
  • Do you want a professional supported Lucee extension?

 

We have been working with MongoDB Server for many years and even host the official mongo SDK for CFML.

Capabilities

Here are some of the major features of our MongoDB Extension:

  • Add Native MongoDB functionality to any Lucee CFML application
  • Install at the server level (Available to all contexts)
  • Create Cache connections in the Lucee administrator to connect to any network-accessible MongoDB cluster
  • Set and get objects from MongoDB via standard CFML functions and tags cachePut(), cacheGet(), <cfcache action="get|put">
  • Fully supports all built-in Lucee cache functions including wildcard filters
  • Seamlessly distribute storage of the following to any bucket in a MongoDB cluster
    • Lucee session storage
    • Lucee client storage
    • Lucee RAM resource ram://...
  • Seamlessly cache the following to any timeout-sensitive bucket in a MongoDB cluster
    • Results of database queries <cfquery cachedwithin>
    • Results of deterministic functions <cffunction cachedwithin>
    • Complex or simple objects in your application's code
    • Cached templates <cfcache action="content|cache|serverCache">
  • Registers new CFML Built-In Functions (BIFs) for native Java access to MongoDB
  • Extremely lightweight and fast

 

Purchase Extension

Resources

Please visit our Extension page for all the necessary resources.

Lucee, Lucee Extensions, News, Redis, Releases 0

CommandBox Web Server Lockdown Example

Brad Wood
Oct 07, 2019

 

More and more people are using CommandBox or our Ortus Docker containers (powered by CommandBox) for production deployments.  Commandbox uses JBoss Undertow which is very lightweight and fast, and capable of service traffic just as fast as IIS or Apache.  A lot of people ask me about running CommandBox in production and I always say it's find so long as you follow the same basic lockdown procedures you'd take on any web server.  If you have IIS or Apache sitting in front of CommandBox, most of this configuration can happen there, but for people who want drop-dead simply prod servers, here's some quick tips on locking down your CommandBox server.

CommandBox, Security, Tutorials 0

Redis Lucee v1.3.0 Extension Released!

Luis Majano
Sep 30, 2019

 

 

We are very excited to bring you another release for our Redis Lucee Extension. This is a minor release and it sports quite a few updates thanks to customer feedback, especially on clients working with hosted Redis solutions that would required SSL and password authentication. We have expanded the connections to have more configuration parameters, especially if you are dealing with high traffic applications.

Overview

The Redis Lucee Extension allows you to natively connect to a Redis Server cluster and leverage it for distributed caching, session/client storage and distribution, cluster RAM file systems, and much more. It can allow your Lucee servers to scale and extend easily by leveraging Redis Server as the platform of choice for session/cluster managements, caching and virtual file-systems.

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then our Lucee Extension can help you:

  • Want to use round-robin balancing instead of sticky sessions?
  • How do you deal with session/client information when you have more than 1 server in your cluster?
  • How can I scale my Lucee servers when I am running out of RAM?
  • Do you want your users to still be logged in even if a server in my cluster dies or is restarted?
  • Do you want to have a cluster-wide file system?
  • Are you using a container based deployment and need off heap peristence?
  • Do you want to be able to cache data in a distributed and elastic fashion?
Lucee, Lucee Extensions, News, Redis, Releases 0

ColdBox Security v2.0.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Sep 27, 2019

 

We are so excited to release The ColdBox Security Module version 2.0.0. It has been quite a few years since we did a major version of our security module, but it is worth the wait. It is just easier to say we completely rewrote it in modern CFML and introduced modern Security practices, HMVC security to modules, annotation driven security and JWT token services. Never again write API security, we got you covered! We also completelty rewrote the documentation and now we have yet another awesome security book: https://coldbox-security.ortusbooks.com/

install cbsecurity
update cbsecurity

There are just too many things to talk about in this release, so we will just list out the major features and you can visit our docs for the complete rundown of ColdBox Security 2.0.0.

Introduction

The ColdBox cbsecurity module will enhance your ColdBox applications by providing out of the box security in the form of:

  • A security rule engine for incoming requests
  • Annotation driven security for handlers and actions
  • JWT (Json Web Tokens) generator, decoder and authentication services

Features

  • Ability to have global security rules
  • Ability for modules to add their own security rules and action overrides
  • Ability to distinguish between authentication and authorization issues
  • Annotation driven cascading security for handlers and actions
  • Security rules can exist in:
    • XML File
    • JSON File
    • Database
    • Models
  • The rules can be configured to use regular expressions or simple snippets
  • Can use ColdFusion authentication security
  • Can leverage any custom authentication provider
  • Plug any Authentication service or can leverage cbauth by default
  • Capability to distinguish between invalid authentication and invalid authorization and determine an outcome of the process.
  • Ability to load/unload security rules from contributing modules.
  • Ability for each module to define it's own validator
ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Interceptors, News, Releases, Security 0

TestBox v3.1.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Sep 27, 2019

 


We are excited to announce the release of TestBox version 3.1.0. To install just use CommandBox: install testbox --saveDev or to update your TestBox installation update testbox. So let's explore this release

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, News, Releases, TestBox 0

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