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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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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 4 - Web Server Aliases

Brad Wood |  December 18, 2016

If you haven't purchased all your Christmas presents, it's time to made a mad dash for Amazon and reach for the quick shipping! If your stockings are already hung by the chimney with care then you'll have time for this next tidbit in our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas series.  One of our goals for CommandBox is for it to become a drop-in replacement for your local dev environment with the least amount of hassle and to do that you'll likely need to create some web aliases (or virtual directories as IIS calls them).  

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 3 - GitHub Integration

Brad Wood |  December 17, 2016

Snuggle up with a warm cup of eggnog (if you're into that sort of thing) because here comes the 3rd installment of our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas aimed at lifting holiday spirits and empowering developers!  Today we look at the sweet GitHub integrations we offer!

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 2 - Working Offline

Brad Wood |  December 16, 2016

Today we continue our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas series aimed at bringing warmth, holiday cheer, and useful information to a cubicle near you.  CommandBox does a lot of things online for you.  It connects to ForgeBox, the CFML package repository, it downloads CF engines to start servers, and can even update your packages to new versions.  This is great when some Starbucks Wifi is in reach, but what about at 30,000 ft or working on the road.  You still need to be able to start up servers, install dependencies, kick butt, and take names (all in the Christmas spirit, of course!).  Here are some clever tricks to keep you working even when the network is unplugged.  

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 1 - Network Proxy

Brad Wood |  December 15, 2016

At Ortus we love the holidays and we figured the best way to get you in the Christmas mood was to share the gift of developer productivity this year.  That's why we're doing a 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas this year to send you into the new year with some clever tricks you can use as leverage when asking for your raise!

Network Proxy

Love to use CommandBox but your network admins require you to use a company proxy for all your internet traffic?  This can give you weird errors any time you try to install packages, search ForgeBox, or start up an Adobe server.  That's because each of those items requires you to connect to the Internet.  

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Configuring your CommandBox servers on first start

Brad Wood |  December 13, 2016

More and more people are starting to use CommandBox for their local development, especially among teams who want to quickly and easily start up the same environment on each of their machines.  That has led to the most common question now for CommandBox users which is: "How do I automatically configure my ColdFusion/Lucee settings on my server?"

This is a fair question, and for the most part I've treated configuring the settings in your CF engine to be outside the realm of what CommandBox tries to solve.  The reality is, the CF engines often times fall short and people need a better way.  Here's a guide for your current options when it comes to configuring the settings on your CF engine.

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CommandBox 3.4.0 Released

Brad Wood |  November 16, 2016

We are pleased to announce the general availability of CommandBox 3.4.0! This is a minor release of the CLI tool aimed at fixing bugs and introducing a number of small improvements and polish to the tool!

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