The Ortus BlogBox
We are excited to announce a major version release of [TestBox](/products/testbox) version 4.0.0. To install just use CommandBox: `install testbox --saveDev` or to update your TestBox installation `update testbox`. So let's explore this release!
We are so excited to bring you the first public beta of the next generation of ColdBox HMVC , version 6.0. This version has been in development for quite some time now and it is introducing some revolutionary new programming techniques for ColdFusion (CFML) developers. This major bump is a huge leap into modern programming and breaksthrough to the next generation of apps we are building at Ortus. Enjoy!
We are excited to announce a new minor release of TestBox version 3.2.0. To install just use CommandBox:
install testbox --saveDev or to update your TestBox installation
update testbox. So let's explore this release
- [TESTBOX-265] - Code coverage doesn't always capture ending parenthesis
- [TESTBOX-268] - When the key existed
- [TESTBOX-269] - missing
- [TESTBOX-270] - Lowercase
cbstreamsfor case-sensitive file systems
Gavin and Brad host this weeks episode.They talk Adobe's ColdFusion prerelease program. They announce ITB 2020 Workshops and Pricing. They talk about Eric Peterson hosting Ortus Solution's first Webinar of the year on cbInertia. They talk about Gavin and Michael Born's live streams and how Gavin started his daily code challenge with Codewars, streaming live on Twitter and replaying on YouTube.They discuss the big push for CFML to be added to Codewars and how it is now live on the Codewars site. Adobe CF Summit East 2020 announcing dates and prices, as well as Adobe's ColdFusion Specialist Certification Post Conference Workshop and Ortus Solution's Pre Conference Workshop. They discuss more information on CF Summit East 2020 and the workshops, ITB 2020 and the workshops, They also discuss some other conferences you should consider attending. They spotlight a lot of great blog posts, tweets, videos and podcasts, too many to list, so listen to the show.
They show off our ForgeBox module of the Week, Jordan Clarks CFIPAPI and this week's VS Code extensions, Vue Peek.
We finish the podcast thank our Patreon supporters
Gavin and Eric host this weeks episode.They talk Adobe CF Summit East 2020 announcing dates and prices, as well as Adobe’s ColdFusion Specialist Certification Post Conference Workshop and Ortus Solution’s Pre Conference Workshop. They also mentioned CFCamp will not be moved to May / June as planned and you won’t believe the reason why. ITB 2020 Call for Speakers is closed, with 138 submissions from the community plus all of the Ortus content as well, we’re still deciding on sessions. They talked about CF Summit 2019 Vegas releasing more videos from the sessions on YouTube. The playlist has 19 videos already. In case you missed Rakshith’s Webinar this week on CF2020 you can catch our views on it, and the link to the recording. They talk about Gavin and Michael Born’s plan for a new Live Coding Series this Wednesday. They discuss more information on CF Summit East 2020 and the workshops. They discuss selection for workshops and call for speakers for Into the Box 2020 in Houston in May including a special announcement, ITB 2020 will be 2 days of workshops plus 2 days of conference, so 4 days total, the Super Early Bird tickets are now available. They also discuss some other conferences you should consider attending.
They spotlight a lot of great blog posts, tweets, videos and podcasts, too many to list, so listen to the show. They show off our ForgeBox module of the Week, Eric Peterson’s ‘str’ utilities and this week’s VS Code extensions, Cloak by John Papa for hiding your .env variables when screen sharing etc.
We finish the podcast thank our Patreon supporters
We are excited to bring our training Bootcamp series back to the DC area before CFSummit East on April 20th and April 21st. This training series will be led by Box creator Luis Majano at the Regus Franklin Square 5 minute walk from the conference center. Register as soon as possible as space is very limited!
ForgeBox is the NPM of the ColdFusion world, and with CommandBox, CFML's CLI, you can easily add new functionality to your project with a simple `box install packageName`. We decided to dedicate a portion of our CFML News Podcast to ForgeBox Modules. We had 30+ episodes in 2019, each with a ForgeBox Module, so we wanted to give you a way to see all of them in one place, so here they are.
At Ortus Solutions we are known for building open source projects for the ColdFusion (CFML) community such as ColdBox, CommandBox, ContentBox Modular CMS, ForgeBox and many more. All of those products are licensed under the Apache 2 license and are completely FREE to use and extend.
However, the amount of effort needed to maintain and develop new features for all projects is not sustainable without proper financial backing. This is where you can come in and help support Ortus Open Source Software by pledging on Patreon. We have completely revamped all our patreon levels and refreshed all the rewards for those that share and give!
In a recent study done by Harvard University, it was proven that the act of giving and generosity would ensue happiness! Don't beleive me, check this article out: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/04/money-spent-on-others-can-buy-happiness/. So actually supporting our Open Source Initiatives will bring you happiness!
If you run a business and are using Ortus Open Source software in a revenue generating product or service, it makes sense to sponsor Ortus Open Source Software development: it ensures the project that your product/services use stays healthy and actively maintained. If you are an individual user and have enjoyed the productivity of our Open Source Software tools, consider donating as a sign of appreciation.