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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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.