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Building Ionic Apps with ColdBox REST

Scott Steinbeck
Mar 22, 2016

 

Are you ready to enter the exciting world of app building? In today's world, 60% of people are viewing your website on a mobile phone most sites are hard to navigate.  People constantly have to scrolling around and zoom in and out to get all the information. The first option is to make a responsive site which will help but in squishing all your content down into a smaller screen, you lose a lot of the design aspects you spent all your time working on. 

What about a mobile app? Well that's just way too expensive to create, and plus you have to know Objective-C (or Swift) and Java.... Well thanks to some help from our friends at Ionic Framework now you too can create a mobile app without having to learn new languages. Now you can fully customize your user's experience on your site, plus use all of the functionality that is available to the phone. You can easily integrate popular plugins such as the Camera, Geolocation, Contacts, Bluetooth, TouchID, Accelerometer, and much more...

In my Webinar on March 30th I will give a quick overview of Ionic Framework and the Ionic Ecosystem, create a ContentBox REST API, and build an Ionic App that will pull live data from the ContentBox API to display pages and blog posts. 

The link to next week's webinar can be found here:
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/coldbox-restful-roadshow-2016-coming-your-way

 

 

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Ionic, REST, RoadShow 0

TestBox v2.3.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Mar 11, 2016

 

Team TestBox is proud to bring our latest release to the masses, v2.3.0.  This release includes a collection of fixes but also several new cool features thanks to Mr Eric Peterson and our Slack community. It has been incredible to get so much community support in this project and so many pull requests and even to our documentation. So thank you so much for supporting and believing in us. This release is for you!

All the docs have been updated in our documentation book and check out the what's new page for an in-depth overview of this release.

You can also very easily get started or update your project with TestBox via CommandBox CLI for ColdFusion (CFML):

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

CommandBox Now An Official Homebrew Formula

Jon Clausen
Feb 27, 2016

 

 

At Ortus, we try to make the installation of our tools as simple as possible, while supporting a variety of platforms.  For OS X users, staying up-to-date with your CommandBox installations just got a bit easier.   

CommandBox is now an official formula for Homebrew, the package manager for Mac users!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Tutorials 0

CommandBox 3.0.0 Final Released

Brad Wood
Feb 09, 2016

 

We are super excited to release CommandBox 3.0.0, our newest version of the CFML CLI, REPL, package manager, embedded server, and your source of awesome ASCII art.  This is a major release of the platform that contains many new features and improvements totaling over 50 tickets!  The final version is available for public consumption and we recommend all CommandBox users upgrade.  

Get It

As usual, the only step required to upgrade is to replace your 'box' binary and the next time CommandBox runs, it will complete the install. If you used yum, apt-get or brew to install, just request the newest version.  All the binaries are also available on our download page.

If you're new to CommandBox, no worries. Just check out our installation page where we have detailed instructions for each operating system to get you up and running in about 60 seconds.

https://ortus.gitbooks.io/commandbox-documentation/content/setup/installation.html

Got It

Once you've installed the latest 3.0.0 build, let's look around at some of the new stuff:

  • Config Settings - Customize and configure CommandBox just for you
  • Modules - The 'Box is now modular and can be extended like never before
  • Interceptors - Hook into the internals of the CLI and build upon it
  • Standardized Command Packaging - Custom commands can now be packaged up as modules
  • Server.json - Default every aspect of the embedded server for packaging and convenience
  • Shortcut for Native OS Binaries - Mucho improved native shell executions from inside CommandBox
  • Shortcut for CFML Functions via REPL - A new sweet way to run CFML functions right from the commandline
  • Expressions in Command Parameters - Express yourself with new syntaxes for calling commands with dynamic inputs
  • Command DSL - New features to help devs writing custom commands

There is a full write up on each of these features including examples and links to the docs here in our beta release post.  Please read through it if you want to dig in deeper to the new stuff.

http://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/commandbox-300-beta-released-for-testing

ColdFusion, CommandBox, Releases 0

CommandBox 3.0.0 Beta Released for Testing

Brad Wood
Jan 19, 2016

 

We've been hard at work developing some cool new features for CFML's CLI, Package Manager, REPL, and Embedded Server, CommandBox.  Since there are so many major features, we're targeting this as a major release of the product, so welcome version 3.0.0s.  We want you to kick the tires and try out the newest features before our final release.   Please put in tickets for any issues you run across, or post to our mailing list.

Installation

First things first.  To install the latest 3.0.0 beta version of CommandBox, download the appropriate binary for your OS here:

http://integration.stg.ortussolutions.com/artifacts/ortussolutions/commandbox/3.0.0/

The first time you run box, it will install and replace any previous installation.  If you want to go back to the previous version later, you'll need to remove the .CommandBox folder in your user home first.

Documentation

The GitBook-based docs have had major updates made to them.  Prior to the final release of CommandBox 3.0.0, you can preview the bleeding edge of our docs here: 

http://commandbox.ortusbooks.com/content/v/development/

Also, the bleeding edge API docs are available here as well:

http://integration.stg.ortussolutions.com/artifacts/ortussolutions/commandbox/be-apidocs/

 

ColdFusion, CommandBox, Releases 0

TestBox v2.2.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Oct 21, 2015

 

Team TestBox is proud to bring our latest release to fruition, v2.2.0.  This release includes a collection of fixes but also several new cool features like gherkins-like syntax support, spec data binding, test listeners and much more.  We invite you to read our updated documentation book and the what's new page for an in-depth overview of the release.

You can also very easily get started or update your project with TestBox via CommandBox CLI for ColdFusion (CFML):

# install testbox
box install testbox

# update testbox
box update testbox

#what you thought there was more?

Major Features

Below you can find quick updates on our major features for this release.

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

Ortus Sponsoring at CFCamp 2015 - Munich

Luis Majano
Jul 28, 2015

 

CFCamp 2015 - Munich

We are excited to be part of CFCamp 2015 this year.  This is truly an awesome conference with over 26 different sessions, amazing speakers and of course it is hosted in one of my favorite cities in the world, Munich! So head over to their registration and get registered now as this event is around the corner.  We will also be holding a 3 day training event right before the conference on October 19-21st and if you are attending CFCamp you get an additional 30% off the entrance fee.  How do you get it? Use the following discount link: https://box-cfcamp-2015.eventbrite.com/?discount=cfcamp

See you soon!

ColdFusion, Community, Events, News 0

CommandBox v1.0.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Feb 04, 2015

 

After almost a year in development, we are so excited to finally announce the release of CommandBox 1.0.0 Final.  This has been definitely one of the most challenging and fun projects we have overtaken here at Ortus.  We had a vision of how we could accelerate not only development, tools and ultimately the ColdFusion (CFML) landscape by building a tool that could put us up to par with many other technologies.  I am glad to say we have now a great foundation to move forward.  CommandBox brings CFML to any Operating System and even embedded systems like the Raspberry and Banana Pi.  It also gives ColdFusion (CFML) developers a much better workflow to work with their projects and a sense of community we lovingly call ForgeBox.  

With anything we do here at Ortus, it is fully documented using our new book formats.  So head on over to commandbox.ortusbooks.com to download or read the entire CommandBox documentation.  In the next coming weeks we will begin our CommandBox 5 week roadshow that will include weekly blogging tutorials and video presentations, so stay tuned as each week progresses.  So without further ado, I present to you project Gideon: CommandBox CLI!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Community, Into The Box, News, Releases 0

ColdBox 4 Has Landed!

Luis Majano
Jan 22, 2015

 

Ortus Solutions is proud to announce the general availability of ColdBox 4.0.0, WireBox 2.0.0, CacheBox 2.0.0 and LogBox 2.0.0.  This has been over 1 year of hard work from the engineering team to bring you some great updates to our complete web development framework line.

ColdBox has become one of the most widely used MVC frameworks and we take it to another level in this release by completely modularizing the core even further and decoupling all major functionality into Core Modules that can be assembled by CommandBox for you, our very own CFML CLI and Package Manager.  This means that the source has been reduced by over 80% which leaves core MVC as the only thing delivered with ColdBox now.  Everything else is optional and brought on-demand via CommandBox.  There are over 50 issues and features in this release and you can find out much more about it in our brand new ColdBox Manual book and engineering blog.

ColdBox Manual

That's right!  The entire documentation for the ColdBox Platform will be now delivered in book format and anybody can contribute as the documentation is now hosted in GitHub.  Users can also subscribe to documentation changes, download for iOS, Android, Kindle, PDF and much more.  We have been hearing everybody about how to improve our documentation and this is our first big step in making it easier for folks to find what they need.

 

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Releases 0

Into The Box 2015 Registration is Live!

Luis Majano
Nov 25, 2014

 

We are extremely excited to announce the comeback of the Into The Box developer conference.  This year we had a sold out conference, over 14 incredible sessions and even a surprise Mariachi band in the closing session! Into The Box 2015 will be bigger and brighter!  

Into The Box is a 1-day, 2-track event with speakers from around the world presenting on topics surrounding web technologies, software craftsmanship and the Ortus Solutions product stack.  It will be held 1 day before one of the biggest enterprise development conferences in the world: dev.Objective() on May 12th, 2015.  We are currently seeking speakers and will providing a line up in January.

The registration for this event not only gets you in for a great day of training and networking but also you will receive the following and more:

  • 50 Free Business cards by Moo.com
  • 1 copy of Ortus DataBoss Standalone
  • Free subscription to HackMyCF
  • Much more

See you there in May!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, ContentBox CMS, Events, Into The Box 0