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New ColdBox Certified Trainer: Tom de Manincor in Europe

Luis Majano |  September 25, 2009
It is my pleasure to announce Tom de Manincor as our first ColdBox Certified Trainer.  Tom has been part of ColdBox since the project started and has demonstrated guru skills when it comes down to ColdBox application development.  He has now joined the professional servic...
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ColdBox Case Studies

Luis Majano |  September 25, 2009
I have been recollecting some case studies of companies that have succesfully adopted the ColdBox Platform in their organizations.  If you or your organization are interested in filling out a case study questionnaire, please download it from here and send it to  We are creating a special section of the website to cater to case studies and whitepapers, so if y...
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ColdBox Extension For ColdFusion Builder!

Luis Majano |  August 25, 2009

Sana Ullah, from Team ColdBox, started this project a while back and it has gotten quite some tracking that we are now releasing a 1.0 of this extension for Adobe ColdFusion Builder. If you do not know that we now have ...
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ColdBox Open Source Project of the Year!

Luis Majano |  August 17, 2009

I got word today after leaving CFUnited to come back to California that ColdBox was announced as The Open Source Project of the Year by the Community Achievement Awards!  I am super excited and happy about this award and you can see the recording here:

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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: (3.0 template)

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

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ColdBox 2.6.4 Released

Luis Majano |  July 17, 2009
This is a very small update that just let's you CF9 folks to get up and running better.  So grab this update so you can have all the CF9 goodness.

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ColdBox Training In August: CFunited 2009

Luis Majano |  July 16, 2009
CFUnited 2009 is coming soon and we still have seats available for ColdBox Training.  This is a full day of ColdBox training and goodness.  You don't want to miss this!  The course is CBOX-100 and you can find more information about it here.

Intro to ColdBox is an intense 1-day training course that will get you start...
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LogBox Beta 2 Released

Luis Majano |  July 16, 2009
Another happy LogBox day.  Today we are releasing a quick beta update to LogBox.  This update includes a fix thanks to Mark Mandel and one of my favorite features: Category Inheritance. First of all, LogBox is an Enterprise Logging Library that is part of the up and coming ColdBox 3.0.0 Platform Suite.  It is completely standalone from ColdBox MVC and can be used in any project you like.  The full documentation can be found here:
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