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ColdBox Workshop at the IECFUG

Luis Majano |  October 03, 2009
This is just an announcement that I will be running a ColdBox Workshop on October 15th at our CFUG meeting in Cal Poly Pomona.  Here is a brief description:

Come and kick start your ColdBox development with this introductory
workshop. We will cover the basics of ColdBox 3.0.0 and how to develop
sustainable ColdFusion applications.

So head on over to the iecfug website to ...
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ColdBox Case Studies

Luis Majano |  September 25, 2009
I have been recollecting some case studies of companies that have succesfully adopted the ColdBox Platform in their organizations.  If you or your organization are interested in filling out a case study questionnaire, please download it from here and send it to  We are creating a special section of the website to cater to case studies and whitepapers, so if y...
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ColdBox Open Source Project of the Year!

Luis Majano |  August 17, 2009

I got word today after leaving CFUnited to come back to California that ColdBox was announced as The Open Source Project of the Year by the Community Achievement Awards!  I am super excited and happy about this award and you can see the recording here:

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ColdBox 101 2-Day Training Seminar - Choose your city

Luis Majano |  August 04, 2009
I have been pondering in doing another 2-Day Training Seminar in either late October or early November.  I am still indecisive in the location, but I have narrowed it down to 3 cities:
  1. Los Angeles & Vicinity
  2. Dallas
  3. Houston
If you would like to attend to this 2 day intensive ColdBox training, please leave a comment and choose your city.  The curriculum for this class can be found here:
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A ColdBox plugin for ValidateThis!

Luis Majano |  July 24, 2009
Bob Silverberg just announced the availability of a ColdBox plugin for interacting with his Validate This! framework!  I highly encourage you to test drive Validate This as it is truly an awesome validation framework.  He not only did the plugin but adapted a sample application to work with it.

So if you are still trying to determine validation and want an easy and great solution, give ValidateThis a shot!  Here are some links for you:

Would you like a private request collection?

Luis Majano |  July 13, 2009

This topic has been going on for a while, where some people have come up with the idea of having a private request collection that is unaffected by the incoming URL/FORM/REMOTE variables but still have access to it via the request context object.  You already CAN do this by just building a simple request context decorator.  However, some people think that this could be a cool core addition.  I am starting to think so also, so here are my thoughts on the topic.

The purpose of this pos...

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New ColdBox Feedback Forum

Luis Majano |  June 15, 2009
We have added a new FeedBack Forum to all of the ColdBox websites so it makes it easy for the community to report new features, ideas, enhancements and bugs.  Not only that, but we can all vote for what features to support or build and so much more.  So please check it out, by going here: or just by clicking on the new feedback tabs on the sites.

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ColdBox Training at CFUnited 2009

Luis Majano |  June 15, 2009
This is a reminder that will be having a 1 day training at CFUnited 2009 on August 11th.  This is a full day of ColdBox training and goodness.  You don't want to miss this!  The course we will be delivering is CBOX-100 and you can find more information about it here
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New ColdBox Alliance Partner: Computer Know How

Luis Majano |  June 06, 2009
We are kicking off our ColdBox Alliance Program with the company Computer Know How.

Computer Know How was founded in 1997 as a resale and consulting firm. At Computer Know How, we understand that technology...
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Should ColdBox Drop ColdFusion 7 support? Get Involved!!

Luis Majano |  May 28, 2009

I have been debating with the decision to continue to support ColdFusion 7 in the main ColdBox core for version 3.0.0 and move ahead with CF8 compatibility. As of now, we have decided to maintain ColdFusion 7 support, but you can make this change. Our upcoming version is targeted for release by Fall of 2009 and we need your input. We have put together a small survey below and according to the community's response, we will either maintain the core to be ColdFusion 7 compatible or move ahead...

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