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Munich CFCamp 2015 Training Bootcamp

Luis Majano
Jun 29, 2015

 



We are so excited to bring our training Bootcamp series back to Munich for 3 days of intense Box training right before this year's CFCamp (www.cfcamp.org) from October 19-21st, 2015 .  This training series will be led by Box creator Luis Majano and you will have the option of attending all 3 days, 2 days or just 1.  Whether you are an MVC expert or novice, this bootcamp will challenge you and refresh your skills to the latest ColdBox, CommandBox and TestBox versions.

The first 2 days of the course will focus on a quick start with CommandBox for CFML development and transitioning to ColdBox 4 MVC and Modular Development.  Day 3 will focus on one of the most feared topics for developers: TESTING!  We will demistify Behavior Driven Development and introduce the necessary tools to make you a testing nija. Please make sure you bring code to test if only attending the last day.

 

CFCamp Attendees Discount

If you will be attending CFCamp you can get an additional 100€ by using the discount code cfcamp or using the following registration link: https://box-cfcamp-2015.eventbrite.com/?discount=cfcamp

 

ColdBox MVC, Community, Events, News, Training 0

CommandBox v1.0.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Feb 04, 2015

 

After almost a year in development, we are so excited to finally announce the release of CommandBox 1.0.0 Final.  This has been definitely one of the most challenging and fun projects we have overtaken here at Ortus.  We had a vision of how we could accelerate not only development, tools and ultimately the ColdFusion (CFML) landscape by building a tool that could put us up to par with many other technologies.  I am glad to say we have now a great foundation to move forward.  CommandBox brings CFML to any Operating System and even embedded systems like the Raspberry and Banana Pi.  It also gives ColdFusion (CFML) developers a much better workflow to work with their projects and a sense of community we lovingly call ForgeBox.  

With anything we do here at Ortus, it is fully documented using our new book formats.  So head on over to commandbox.ortusbooks.com to download or read the entire CommandBox documentation.  In the next coming weeks we will begin our CommandBox 5 week roadshow that will include weekly blogging tutorials and video presentations, so stay tuned as each week progresses.  So without further ado, I present to you project Gideon: CommandBox CLI!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Community, Into The Box, News, Releases 0

Into The Box 2015 Registration is Live!

Luis Majano
Nov 25, 2014

 

We are extremely excited to announce the comeback of the Into The Box developer conference.  This year we had a sold out conference, over 14 incredible sessions and even a surprise Mariachi band in the closing session! Into The Box 2015 will be bigger and brighter!  

Into The Box is a 1-day, 2-track event with speakers from around the world presenting on topics surrounding web technologies, software craftsmanship and the Ortus Solutions product stack.  It will be held 1 day before one of the biggest enterprise development conferences in the world: dev.Objective() on May 12th, 2015.  We are currently seeking speakers and will providing a line up in January.

The registration for this event not only gets you in for a great day of training and networking but also you will receive the following and more:

  • 50 Free Business cards by Moo.com
  • 1 copy of Ortus DataBoss Standalone
  • Free subscription to HackMyCF
  • Much more

See you there in May!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, ContentBox CMS, Events, Into The Box 0

TestBox v2.1.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Nov 14, 2014

 

Team TestBox is proud to bring our latest release to fruition, v2.1.0.  This release includes a collection of fixes but also several new cool features like expectation concatenations,  aroundEach() lifecycle methods, better debugging and telemetry, UI report improvements and so much more.  We invite you to visit our engineering blog for a full description of this release and the following resources to get started:

You can also very easily get started with TestBox via CommandBox CLI for ColdFusion (CFML):

#install testbox
box install testbox

#what you thought there was more?

 

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, News, Releases, TestBox 0

ColdBox Developer Week 2014

Luis Majano
Sep 16, 2014

 

 

We are pleased to announce that ColdBox Developers Week (CBDW) is back for the third year now.  CBDW is a full week of completely free webinars (4-a-day) put on by Team ColdBox, ContentBox and other smart ColdFusion bods from around the world.  We've got some great topics this year that will discuss NoSQL, ColdBox 4.0, ContentBox CMS, and CommandBox.  Sign up and come to as many sessions as you like.  We'll also be recording every session as well for you to watch afterwards if you can't make it during the scheduled time.

So, here's the details.  CBDW will  be happening THIS month, September 22nd-26th.  There will be four sessions each day that week starting at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm Central time.  Want to know what that is in your time zone?  Head over to our site where we have every time zone in the world including yours (based on your IP address).

 

Register Today   View Schedule

Community, Community, Conferences, Conferences, ContentBox CMS, News, News 0

Ortus Sponsors Another Free Training Event

Brad Wood
Sep 10, 2014

 

Ortus is the company that has brought you the ColdBox MVC Platform, TestBox, CacheBox, WireBox, etc and we're still coming out with cool new stuff like our NoSQL library and CommandBox.  And while we offer on-site consulting and training as part of our professional services, we love to sponsor free training for the ColdFusion/CFML community because we believe better-equipped developers make for a healthier ecosystem.  

This will be the third year Team ColdBox puts on ColdBox Developer's Week, a full week of online webinars totalling over 20 hours of content.  Speakers are coming together from around the world to put this on and Ortus is a proud sponsor of the effort, even donating some of the daily door prizes.  There will be 4 sessions a day the entire week of September 22nd-26th.

You can read more about CBDW and sign up for free over on the ColdBox engineering blog.  

http://blog.coldbox.org/blog/announcing-coldbox-developer-week-2014

Or just skip straight to the sessions here:

http://www.coldbox.org/cbdw

Signup is free and if you really like the value of our sessions feel free to use the donation option built into EventBrite.

ColdBox MVC, Community, Presentations 0

Ortus Railo CloudVPS Servers Have Arrived!

Luis Majano
Aug 29, 2014

 

We are excited today to announce the general availability of our Railo CloudVPS servers.  We have partnered with KickassVPS to bring about an offering of three great Railo CloudVPS pre-configured packages.  These CloudVPS offerings come fully loaded with features from the latest Railo 4.2 pre-configured and tuned, SSD drives, Railo Plesk+Apache+NginX integration, CommandBox CLI, instant scaling, automatic backups, MySQL, Email server and so much more.

Railo Pre-Configured

Your CloudVPS server already has Railo+Tomcat installed with the right JVM tuning according to the plan you select.  It also has the right connectors in place with Apache and NginX so you can just create websites via the Plesk panels and your sites will automatically be configured for you with Railo CFML capabilities.

Cloud-Based VPS Server

Your Railo CloudVPS Server server is cloud-based, meaning it has full redundancy, instant scaling ability, and high-performance for the most demanding Railo applications.

Cloud-Based VDS Hosting Management

Enjoy all the Cloud features on your VDS server, including instant scaling, hardware migrations, offline management, server reboots, resource usage and monitoring, backups, and reinstalls.

FREE Parallels Plesk Control Panel

Not a Server Admin? No worries, our CloudVPS servers also come with optional Parallels Plesk 11 for browser-based Server Administration.

 

Get Your VPS Today

ColdFusion, CommandBox, Community, News, Releases 0

ContentBox at the North Virginia User Group (August 13)

Luis Majano
Aug 01, 2014

 

This August 13th at 7PM Luis Majano, creator of ContentBox, will be presenting the newest version of our CMS at the North Virginia ColdFusion User Group. So if you are in the Washington, DC and/or Virginia vicinity, please drop on by.  Luis will be reviewing all the new features of ContentBox and the upcoming roadmap of this Modular CMS.  For much more information and your RSVP, please go to: http://www.meetup.com/nvcfug/events/198139752/ See you there!

Community, ContentBox CMS, Presentations 0

How To Create A JIRA Account And Enter ColdBox Tickets

Brad Wood
Jun 27, 2014

 

After using the ColdBox MVC Platform or any of the Box libraries you might think of an enhancement or new feature you'd like to see.  Or perhaps you found an issue, and after posting it to our Google Group, we asked you to put in a ticket.  Well, today is you day because here is a step by step guide for getting set up in our bug tracker so you can enter tickets, as well as comment, vote, or watch other people's tickets.  Out open source libraries are developed out in the open for full transparency and to encourage the public to join in and be part of the exciting process.

Atlassian JIRA

Atlassian has created a number of development workflow tools like BitBucket, SourceTree, and Bamboo.  JIRA (pronounced Jeer-ah) is their popular system for bug tracking and does lots of cool stuff with agile plugins. The URL for the Ortus JIRA bug tracker is (We'll wait while you bookmark it):

https://ortussolutions.atlassian.net/browse/COLDBOX/

When you first visit, you'll see something like this. From a non-logged in state you can still view tickets and read comments but you can't create tickets or interact with existing ones.  Start by hitting the green "Log In" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Not logged in (click to enlarge)

On the log in form, click the "Create an account" link on the right hand column under the username and password fields.  Don't be tempted to use the "Log in using Google" option.  That only works if your E-mail address ends in @ortussolutions.com!

ColdBox MVC, Community, Tutorials, Tutorials, Tutorials 0