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CommandBox 3.7 Docker Images Released

Jon Clausen
Aug 11, 2017


On the heels of and in conjunction with the 3.7.0 release of ContentBox, we are pleased to announce the 3.7.0 release of CommandBox ( a happy coincidence that the version numbers of the two are the same! ).

This release provides major updates in security and functionality to the CFConfig module, which may be used to configure CFML servers at runtime. The settings and environment variables, which were previously handled by the bash script used to start the image, are now delegated to CFConfig. You can read more on using environment variables for CFConfig here.

ColdFusion, CommandBox, Docker, Lucee 0

Easy Bake: Multi-Tier Deployments using CommandBox Docker Images

Jon Clausen
Jul 24, 2017


We've been using our CommandBox Docker images for awhile now for multi-tier development and deployment. We've also received a lot of great feedback from the community that has helped to expand the power and flexibility of the those images in orchestrating CFML server environments.

One important aspect of non-development deployments of applications on the CommandBox image, is the need to warm up the server by seeding the CFML engine file system and configuration before the application is deployed in its target environment/tier. Other than the default Lucee 4.5 engine, which is what CommandBox, itself, runs on, any CFML engine specified in your application's server.json file is downloaded upon server start. Depending on the latency of your Docker environment's connection, this can mean that a bare-bones first run of your application can take minutes to start up, rather than seconds. For obvious reasons, this is not desirable.

Cloud, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Lucee, Tutorials 0

How to use a database in CLI scripts with CommandBox

Brad Wood
Feb 21, 2017


One of the cool things that CommandBox allows you to do is run CFML code directly from the command line via the execute command, or on Unix as a natively-executable hash bang script! This opens up all sorts of doors for scheduling cron jobs and whatnot that you can write in CFML much faster and easier than using bash or shell scripts. One common question is how to access the database from one of these scripts.

CommandBox, Lucee, Tutorials 0

CommandBox 3.4.0 Released

Brad Wood
Nov 16, 2016


We are pleased to announce the general availability of CommandBox 3.4.0! This is a minor release of the CLI tool aimed at fixing bugs and introducing a number of small improvements and polish to the tool!

ColdFusion, CommandBox, Lucee, Releases 0