We are so excited to bring you the release of ContentBox Hybrid CMS version 5.3.0. This might be the last release in this major series as we are beginning the push of the next major release of ContentBox v6. Here is our what's new guide with our full release notes: https://contentbox.ortusbooks.com/intro/release-history/whats-new-with-5.3.0
We are excited to announce Ortus's Training Workshop at CF Summit in Las Vegas this October 5th and 6th, 2022. Luis Majano and Gavin Pickin will be leading this workshop bringing you a deep dive 2 day workshop using the ColdBox framework to build a REST API to power a VueJS front end application, deployed to multiple platforms with the power of Quasar. The workshop is back in the Luxurious Aria Hotel and Casino, following Adobe's CF Summit this year.
I am incredibly excited to announce the release of ColdBox v6.7.0 and its standalone companion libraries: CacheBox, LogBox and WireBox. This is an action packed release for all internal libraries with a big focus on performance, async programming, task scheduling and testing. With that said, let's explore this release. How do you update?
The ColdBox Debugger (cbDebugger) module is “a light-weight performance monitor and profiling tool for ColdBox applications” that can be used to see what is going on with your site. It can monitor any ColdBox site, from frontend sites with views to REST API sites. It can also track many things and give insights into requests, CacheBox caches, database activity (including cborm, quick, qb, and Adobe CF 2018+). It has also been recently updated to use Alpine JS as well as other enhancements. If you have not used ColdBox Debugger in a while, it is time to take another look.
I am very excited to announce the support for the Mailgun email delivery service in our ColdBox Mail Services module (
cbmailservices) thanks to Scott Steinbeck.
Mailgun is an email delivery service for sending, receiving, and tracking emails. You can find a great introduction here: https://www.mailgun.com/blog/product/getting-started-with-mailgun-introduction-to-platform-training/
CFML makes it simple to instantiate and use native Java classes without leaving CFML-land. For example, we can use Java's SimpleDateFormat library to format a date object. In order to use a third-party java library, however, such as the Jsoup HTML parser, you will need to load the jar into the CFML engine first, so let's see how we can do that.
ColdSpring was the first dependency injection framework for ColdFusion in the good 'ol days. It was inspired by Java Spring and it rocked during its tenure. As a matter of fact, there is still quite a large number of applications leveraging it, even though the framework itself is completey legacy, unsupported and might not even work on some versions of Adobe 2018+ as well. If you are in this technical debt boat and want a quick win and recover some ground in the technical debt war, then this tutorial is for you.
We are so excited to bring you a minor release update for ContentBox Hybrid CMS. This patch has taken quite some time to put together due to extensive implementations we have been releasing with ContentBox. It addresses a plethora of issues from our initial first major version release. It brings not only stability but an incredibly slew of updates and improvements to make developing with ContentBox easier.