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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 2 - server.json

Brad Wood |  December 15, 2017

Welcome back to another installment of the 12 days of (CommandBox) Christmas.  One thing I love about this season is the traditions that our family does over and over each year.  Another thing worth doing over and over the same way is staring your CommandBox servers!  That's why we have server.json-- your key to repeatable, consistent server starts.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 1 - Task Runners

Brad Wood |  December 14, 2017

It's that time of year again.  Trees are lit, presents are being wrapped, and relatives are coming to visit.  That's right, it's time again for the 12 days of (CommandBox) Christmas-- 2017 edition!  We'll publish one invaluable hint from today until Christmas right here on the Ortus blog.  Consider it our early Christmas gift to you.  Right, so let's get going.  Today's tip are about CommandBox task runners.  These are now the easiest and most robust way to do CLI scripting in CFML.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 12 - Custom Error Pages

Brad Wood |  December 26, 2016

This is our final installment of the 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas and we hope you've learned some new tricks!  In this last segment, we'll cover setting up custom error pages for your CommandBox-based web servers.  This applies to all CF engines that you start and can help you add a bit of polish to a CommandBox-powered site you want to make public! 

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 11 - Semantic Versioning

Brad Wood |  December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas everyone!  We hope you had special time with your family and loved ones.  You may have a new year's resolution to learn something new.  Well, why wait when you can learn something new right now!  Today in our 12 tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, we'll do a quick crash course on semantic versioning, or semver as you'll oft see it called.  You may think you know everything, but keep reading and I'll bet you learn something.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 10 - Converting Apache and IIS URL Rewrites

Brad Wood |  December 24, 2016

Christmas baking has probably began in your house, filling the air with the sweet aroma of sugar, carbs, cholesterol, and partially hydrogenated oil.  Mmm, just like Grandma used to make!  What better time to cook up a new development environment that runs on CommandBox!  

URL rewriting is common on many server setups and while everyone does the same basic things, the config files they use vary greatly based on the web server they have in play.  CommandBox allows for URL rewriting, but a common question I get is how to convert the rewrites people already have on their existing web servers so CommandBox can use them.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 9 - Command line integrations

Brad Wood |  December 23, 2016

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go.  There's a lot of ways to get to grandmother's house just like there a lot of ways to use CommandBox in your workflow. In today's edition of the 12 tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, we'll hopefully teach you some new tricks. Oh-- and while you're at grandma's, tell her to stay away from those reindeer!  

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 8 - Managing all your servers

Brad Wood |  December 22, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and depending on where you live, snow may be falling!  The only thing cooler than this weather is our 12 Tips of CommandBox Christmas series where today we'll dig into taming all those server environments.  Some of you may only have one site you work on (lucky!) but others of us are always juggling several servers.  Maybe it's more than one CF engine on a single codebase, or perhaps you just have 3 or 4 clients projects going right now.  We've got some tips for keeping everything running.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 7 - Server Logs

Brad Wood |  December 21, 2016

Christmas is almost here and if you listen carefully you can probably hear the jingling bells on Santa's sleigh.  If you listen even harder, you can hear the cries of anguish from CF developers around the world who's server won't boot and they need to track down the console log!  In this next installment of the 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, we've got some help.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 6 - Ngrok Server Shares

Brad Wood |  December 20, 2016

Christmas is a time of sharing here at Ortus HQ.  That's why we're sharing this 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas with you.  You may also want to share your hard work with others as well such as co-workers, far away clients, or your mom.  Luckily for you, there's a community Ngrok module that allows you to do just that-- instantly demo a local CommandBox site to anyone in the world via a private URL.  

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 5 - FusionReactor

Brad Wood |  December 19, 2016

If you run an online retailer, your site might be creaking under the load of millions of last-minute shoppers gobbling up your products.  What's that?  Time for some quick load tests to find those slow queries!  This sounds like a job for FusionReactor's monitoring, profiling, and debugging-- the best gift you can give a server this year as part of our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

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