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ColdBox Platform, ColdBox LITE and Library Releases

Luis Majano
Jul 10, 2013


It has been a busy past few months here at Ortus Solutions and we have some cool new stuff to share with the world today.  We have updates for all our major open source libraries this week. Some are minor releases and some are cool enhancement releases thanks to everybody's feedback and contributions.  You can find much more about the releases in our ColdBox engineering blog or in our online documentation wiki:

We have lots of other cool stuff coming soon so stay tuned!

CacheBox, ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, ContentBox CMS, LogBox, News, Releases, TestBox, WireBox 0

*Box Party Hackathon at CFObjective 2013

Luis Majano
May 11, 2013


We are excited to announce our first ever *BOX Party Hackathon at this year's CFObjective 2013 in conjunction with Computer Know How.  We will be holding a get together for all *BOX aficionados (WireBox, MockBox, LogBox, ColdBox, ColdBox LITE, DevBox, ContentBox, DataBoss, etc) filled with drinks, prizes and cool hacking events.  We have some awesome geek prizes from rubik's cubes, to 80's inspired electronics and more.  So even if you are not a *BOX aficionado, drop by and get to know your CFML community.

WHEN: Friday May 17th, 2013 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar inside the Radisson Blu Hotel, where the pool tables are and where all the geeks have gathered up!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, Events, News 0

Introducing Ortus DataBoss: Dynamic ORM Administrator

Luis Majano
Mar 26, 2013


We are proud to announce today the public release of our product Ortus DataBoss.  We have been working on this product for a few years now and finally it has reached its culmination and is ready available for purchase.  So let me introduce to you our new brain child: DataBoss.


What is DataBoss?

Ortus DataBoss is an application that will help you manage CFML Object Relational Mapper (ORM) objects without the need of writing administrative code for them; thus a Dynamic Administrator.  DataBoss will talk to the underlying ORM engine (Hibernate) and get all the necessary information to manage all the ORM entities and its relationships in that specific CFML application DataBoss has been deployed to.  You can watch our introductory video to get a quick overview of what DataBoss is and how it can benefit your development.



ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, DataBoss, News, Releases 0

Ortus Products Available As Railo Extensions

Luis Majano
Dec 08, 2012


We are proud to announce the availability of all our major products as Railo Extensions today.  Railo is an incredible open source ColdFusion engine that supports all of our products with 1 click installs.  The extensions that we have made available starting today are:

With a few easy steps you can install any of our products:

Step 1: Log in to your Railo web administrator

Step 2: Click on the "Applications" menu

Step 3: Select any of our products and click install.


CacheBox, ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, ContentBox CMS, LogBox, TestBox, WireBox 0

ContentBox Utilities 4 Adobe CF Builder

Luis Majano
Nov 15, 2012


Our engineering team is proud to introduce our ContentBox Utilities extension for Adobe ColdFusion Builder IDE.  This IDE is an incredible IDE for ColdFusion development and best of all they even have an express edition which is absolutely FREE!!  With this extension you will be able to get introspection into core ContentBox classes, generate layouts, widgets and even entire modules.  We truly recommend this companion if you will be working with ContentBox Modular CMS.

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ColdBox Platform 3.5.3 Release Galore!

Luis Majano
Nov 03, 2012


We are proud to announce yet another release of our ColdBox Platform version 3.5.3.   This is not only a full platform release but a whole set of releases of all of our internal projects and frameworks.  Here are the releases and their appropriate release information from our engineering blog:


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FREE Open Source CFML Government Day!

Luis Majano
Oct 01, 2012


Ortus is proud to announce its prescense at the first FREE Open Source CFML government day conference in Washington, DC this October 9th, 2012 sponsored by the Open CFML Foundation.  We will be showcasing our newest product, ContentBox, and of course ColdBox.  So if you are close to the DC area, please stop by this October 9th and join us for this free one-day conference at the Pew Conference Center (901 E Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004).

There will be topics like:

  • Open-source CFML engines
  • Top Open-Source CFML Applications
  • Case Studies

See you there! It's FREE!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, ContentBox CMS, Events, News 0

ColdBox Platform 3.5.1 Released!

Luis Majano
May 30, 2012



We are proud to announce yet another release of our ColdBox Platform product: version 3.5.1.   This patch release includes some tremendous updates and tuning of our 3.5 series that will bring more optimizations and performance to your already 3.5 applications.  We also where able to introduce a few enhancements that will help when doing object creations and DI under high load, Continuous Integration ANT scripts, better ORM population from forms, better event handling for caching, DI and AOP events, new validation engine validators and so much more.

To read the entire press release of features and geeky juicy details, head out to our engineering blog:

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, News, Releases 0

WireBox v1.4.0 Released!

Luis Majano
May 30, 2012



We have now released version 1.4.0 of  WireBox, our Dependency Injection and AOP framework for ColdFusion.  This release is packed with great fixes and lots of enhancements.  So check out our official release in the ColdBox engineering blog to read all the geeky and juicy specifics of this release.

This release sports great things like:

  • Better ColdFusion scoping and locking
  • Improved performance on creation and storage of Request scoped objects
  • Improved locking on Cache or time persisted objects
  • Introduction of parent object definitions via the Binder or object mappings
  • Ability to demarcate objects to be constructed in thread safety environments, especially for high load systems.
  • So much more.
ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Releases, WireBox 0

ColdBox ColdFusion Builder Extension Updates

Luis Majano
May 23, 2012


We are proud to announce a major update to our Adobe ColdFusion Builder extension product: ColdBox Platform Utilities v2.9.  This release includes some incredible updates for the latest ColdBox compatibilities and features, but also fully tested under the new ColdFusion Builder update.  So check out our engineering blog to read more about this great release.

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