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Couchbase: Cluster Setup + ORM Secondary Cache Introduction

Brad Wood |  July 31, 2013

This is our second part of our Couchbase and CFML series that we started last week.  In our first post, “Installation and Introduction to Couchbase” we talked about Couchbase Server, how to install it, and how it can help create a fast and scalable caching layer for your applications.  Today we’re going to talk about setting up a Couchbase cluster and look at our first use for it: as a Hibernate secondary cache for ColdFusion ORM.

Horizontal Scalability


In our previous post we set up a very simple cluster of only one node.  Let’s look at how Couchbase lets you expand your cluster horizontally as your needs increase.  A cluster can have as many nodes as you want, seriously!  All nodes in a cluster will be exact copies of each other in regards to their buckets and even their configuration.  When you set up the first node, you will choose how much RAM you want for each node in that cluster to allocate itself.  You can only add a new node to the cluster if it has enough RAM to allow for the node size specified in the cluster at setup.  Therefore, the total amount of RAM in the entire cluster will be the node size times the number of nodes.

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Intro to Couchbase Server for ColdFusion - Clustered NoSQL and Caching at its Finest

Brad Wood |  July 26, 2013

Caching is an important layer in today's applications that require high availability in clustered environments.  Caching demands require fast performance, lots of storage, and the ability to scale horizontally so your cache infrastructure can grow with your needs.  We take caching seriously which is why we've built tools like CacheBox which is not only a caching engine, but an aggregator and API for other caches.  In-process caches which run on the JVM alongside your application and share the same heap space are convenient and easy to set up, but they have limitations.  This is why we've spent time learning about other out-of-process caching strategies.

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ContentBox Modular CMS v1.5.5 Released!

Luis Majano |  July 11, 2013

ContentBox Modular CMS v1.1.5 has now been released sporting over 40 closed issues and enhancements.  Check out our engineering blog for an in-depth o...

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ContentBox v1.5.5 Released!

Luis Majano |  July 10, 2013

We are announcing the release of ContentBox v1.5.5 which includes over 40 different issues closed and updated.  You can either download the updates or use our auto-update panel to upgrade.  The updates are now cumulative for the 1.5.X series only as well, so you can upgrade from any 1.2 version or higher.

  • ContentBox Source: To deploy in any CFML engine (Adobe or Railo)
  • ContentBox WAR: To deploy in any J2EE engine
  • ContentBox Express: To deploy in any machine

Release Notes

You can read our very detailed release notes in our archive page.  Below we will cover the major enhancements this release brings to the table a part from all the improvements and bugs that where squashed.

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ColdBox Platform, ColdBox LITE and Library Releases

Luis Majano |  July 10, 2013

It has been a busy past few months here at Ortus Solutions and we have some cool new stuff to share with the world today.  We have updates for all our major open source libraries this week. Some are minor releases and some are cool enhancement releases thanks to everybody's feedback and contributions.  You can find much more about the releases in our ColdBox engineering blog or in our online documentation wiki:

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Google+ Page Activated

Luis Majano |  June 16, 2013


For some reason our Google+ Page dissapeared, but we are back in business. So check it out and stay informed!

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Form Builder Module 1.5 Released

Curt Gratz |  June 05, 2013

The Form Builder Module has been updated to support the latest version of ContentBox.

We have included lots of bug fixes and enhancements so you can create forms and easily deploy them to your pages or blog entries. Try it out and give us your feedback. Feel free to file bugs on the GitHub issues pages.

Forgebox Link:

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Announcing ColdBox Developers Week 2013

Brad Wood |  June 01, 2013

What: CBDW 2013

When: June 17th - 21st (from 11am to 6pm Central)

Where: The Interwebs

Cost: FREE!

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ContentBox v1.5.3 Released

Luis Majano |  May 23, 2013

We are announcing the availability of v1.5.3 of ContentBox as a critical update that fixes a lot of issues our customers have experienced.  You can either download the updates or use our auto-update panel to upgrade.  The updates are now cumulative for the 1.5.X series only.

  • ContentBox Source: To deploy in any CFML engine (Adobe or Railo)
  • ContentBox WAR: ...
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