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Getting started with ColdBox Debugger

Daniel Garcia |  June 21, 2022

The ColdBox Debugger (cbDebugger) module is “a light-weight performance monitor and profiling tool for ColdBox applications” that can be used to see what is going on with your site. It can monitor any ColdBox site, from frontend sites with views to REST API sites. It can also track many things and give insights into requests, CacheBox caches, database activity (including cborm, quick, qb, and Adobe CF 2018+). It has also been recently updated to use Alpine JS as well as other enhancements. If you have not used ColdBox Debugger in a while, it is time to take another look.

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How Can I use a Jar library in CFML?

Michael Born |  June 14, 2022

CFML makes it simple to instantiate and use native Java classes without leaving CFML-land. For example, we can use Java's SimpleDateFormat library to format a date object. In order to use a third-party java library, however, such as the Jsoup HTML parser, you will need to load the jar into the CFML engine first, so let's see how we can do that.

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CommandBox 5.0.0 Released!

Brad Wood |  March 06, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of CommandBox 5.0.0.  This is a major release of our CLI package manager, REPL, and server tool. In this version are many library updates, new features, and bug fixes.  All in all, there were 77 tickets closed for this release.

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Modernize or Die® Podcast - CFML News for January 21st, 2020 - Episode 37

Gavin Pickin |  January 21, 2020

Gavin and Eric host this weeks episode.They talk Adobe CF Summit East 2020 announcing dates and prices, as well as Adobe’s ColdFusion Specialist Certification Post Conference Workshop and Ortus Solution’s Pre Conference Workshop. They also mentioned CFCamp will not be moved to May / June as planned and you won’t believe the reason why. ITB 2020 Call for Speakers is closed, with 138 submissions from the community plus all of the Ortus content as well, we’re still deciding on sessions. They talked about CF Summit 2019 Vegas releasing more videos from the sessions on YouTube. The playlist has 19 videos already. In case you missed Rakshith’s Webinar this week on CF2020 you can catch our views on it, and the link to the recording. They talk about Gavin and Michael Born’s plan for a new Live Coding Series this Wednesday. They discuss more information on CF Summit East 2020 and the workshops. They discuss selection for workshops and call for speakers for Into the Box 2020 in Houston in May including a special announcement, ITB 2020 will be 2 days of workshops plus 2 days of conference, so 4 days total, the Super Early Bird tickets are now available. They also discuss some other conferences you should consider attending.

They spotlight a lot of great blog posts, tweets, videos and podcasts, too many to list, so listen to the show. They show off our ForgeBox module of the Week, Eric Peterson’s ‘str’ utilities and this week’s VS Code extensions, Cloak by John Papa for hiding your .env variables when screen sharing etc.

We finish the podcast thank our Patreon supporters

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30+ ForgeBox Packages of the Week from 2019 Modernize or Die® CFML News Podcast

Gavin Pickin |  January 17, 2020

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 decided to dedicate a portion of our CFML News Podcast to ForgeBox Modules. We had 30+ episodes in 2019, 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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30+ VS Code Hints Tips and Tricks of the Week from 2019 Modernize or Die® CFML News Podcast

Gavin Pickin |  January 10, 2020

VS Code is the hottest IDE out there, and the most asked question I get at every conference I attend is, what VS Code extensions are you using. Since I got this question so much, we decided to dedicate a portion of our CFML News Podcast to VS Code Hints, Tips and Tricks. We had 34 episodes in 2019, each with a VS Code hint tip or trick, so we wanted to give you a way to see all of them in one place, so here they are.

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Want a free limited edition T-Shirt & support open source? You still have time - Hacktoberfest2018

Gavin Pickin |  October 23, 2018

October has been a busy month, so we are late sharing this information, but with over a week left in October, you have plenty of time to earn your free t-shirt. HacktoberFest is celebrating it's 5th year this year, and will be giving away 50,000 t-shirts this year, to those contributing 5 pull requests to open source projects on github.

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