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FORGEBOX v7.0 Released

Javier Quintero |  August 22, 2022

We are so happy to announce a major release for our package management system. FORGEBOX 7 is a major update which has a bunch of performance updates, and more activity logs to keep track of all the actions you perform via CommandBox and the ForgeBox UI. We have made a big change to our search engine and introduced Elastic Search as the default search engine which provides better and more accurate results when searching on the site or using our search endpoint.

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Software Craftsmanship - Why should I use 3rd party libraries vs Roll my own?

Gavin Pickin |  May 18, 2022

There is always a trade-off between using a 3rd party library and rolling your version in software development. I often hear many of these points in discussions, but I wonder how many people know and consider them, so I wanted to share my pros and cons.

TLDR

This article will help convince you that libraries are not EVIL like so many haters believe. Choosing the right libraries make you more productive and efficient, not lazy. This article identifies solid use-cases for using a 3rd party library in your application. It gives you a checklist of questions to help you identify the red flags of unsafe, unreliable, poorly supported, or ill-suited libraries.

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FORGEBOX 6 has landed!

Javier Quintero |  October 26, 2021

After several months of work, we are proud to announce the release of FORGEBOX 6. This has been a major undertaking spawning several months worth of work, a complete UI revamp for registered users, many bug fixes, multi-key API, and much more. We have also introduced our new Business Accounts with the ability for organizations to have a simple and human way of managing their final package releases and their teams.

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New FORGEBOX® Pricing for 2021+

Paulina Lainez |  March 03, 2021

A new year means focusing on new priorities and projects. With that in mind, we wanted to give FORGEBOX® the spotlight it deserves. Our goal is to make your job and your life easier, that’s why we have decided to bring down our pricing considerably!

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Introducing the New Ortus Community

Brad Wood |  January 21, 2021

Hi everyone, great news! Ortus is rolling out our new Ortus Community site to help consolidate all of our community support and interaction. As part of that effort, all our Google Group threads have been imported to the new Ortus Community and effective immediately, our Google Groups are closed for further posting.

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50 ForgeBox Modules of the Week from 2020 Modernize or Die® CFML News Podcast

Paulina Lainez |  January 05, 2021

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 dedicate a portion of our CFML News Podcast to ForgeBox Modules. We had approximately 50 episodes in 2020, 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.

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FORGEBOX v5.4 Released

Luis Majano |  November 10, 2020

Modernize all things!

FORGEBOX v5.4.0 released!

We are so excited to bring you a minor but huuuge release for FORGEBOX and all of its editions. Here are the major updates for this release and the full release notes.


Major Updates

ColdBox 6

We have made the upgrade and forgebox.io is now fully powered by ColdBox 6.1.0. This was a major upgrade to our entire framework engine and we are reaping the so many benefits of the ColdBox release. From async operations, to major rendering improvements. The entire logging enhancements on its own have rendered a 2x performance boost for API calls. We have also analyzed our traffic data and our page rendering has increased by 27% due to the ColdBox 6 Rendering capabilities. These are significant boosts in performance and stability just by the underlying framework on itself. Great job ColdBox Team!

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qb 8.0.0 Released

Eric Peterson |  July 31, 2020

qb 8.0.0 was released this past week, and it brings with it a small handful of new features. While this is technically a major release, I don't expect anyone to actually have a breaking change. In fact, I expect this will save you time and headaches as it has for me.

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FORGEBOX v5.1.0 Released

Luis Majano |  June 01, 2020

Modernize all things!

FORGEBOX v5.1.0 released!

Today we are pleased to announce a minor release for our FORGEBOX suite of products to version 5.1.0. It has tons of updates and nice features for all plans. Enjoy!

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Lucee Server Snapshots and "Light" builds on ForgeBox

Brad Wood |  March 11, 2020

We've been publishing all stable Lucee builds and select release candidate builds to ForgeBox for some time now.  This allows you to use CommandBox CLI to start up a Lucee server running the version of your choice.

server start cfengine=lucee@5.3.4.77

Publishing these CF engines has been a manual process in the past, and was something we'd do after Lucee issued a release announcement.  This has changed last week now with three major additions to our process aimed at giving you faster builds, easier testing, and more deployment options.

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