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ColdBox Training in Dallas, are you ready?

Luis Majano |  September 30, 2009
Our registration for our November ColdBox Training Seminar is now open: http://www.coldboxframework.com/index.cfm/events/dallas-tx-nov-2009.  Our next seminar will be located in Dallas, Texas and we will cover our CBOX-101 course with sneek peeks into ColdBox 3.0.0 during our course.

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ColdBox 3.0.0 Beta 1 Released!

Luis Majano |  August 12, 2009
It has been a long road and we are proud to announce our first beta of our 3.0.0 line for ColdBox.  There are over 192 closed issues corresponding to enhancements, fixes and tasks for this first beta release.  We have created several upgrade guides and what's new guide to get you started with this new release.  All of the new features have not been documented fully, but will be soon as development continues.  The major updates as we have been seeing is the modularization of i...
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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:

Coldbox SimpleMVC Demystifyed

Luis Majano |  July 23, 2009

I have been asked quite a few times why not make a ColdBox lite version where you can only have the basics?  Well, not many people now that this already exists.  Therefore, I am linking to the SimpleMVC template you can use if you are just starting with ColdBox.  This template is just the basic ColdBox conventions and a few settings, that's it. This template will ease you in to ColdBox MVC development.  Once you are comfortable with just the basics of how to build apps with conventions you can always add on and start brining in extra features from the Coldbox Platform like: caching, logging, AOP, interceptors, feed integrations, security, etc.  However, you won't feel as intimidated as if you where starting with a huge settings file.

The reason of having all the settings listed out is to tell the developer that there are all these settings you can use.  It is also hard to create templates when everybody's level and approach is different.  However, this can be overwhelming to entry level users, therefore we are now including the SimpleMVC template in the coldbox downloads to come or you can download it from here now: http://www.coldbox.org/downloads/simpleMVC.zip (3.0 template)

So let's do a simple ColdBox for Newbies guide:

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