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Welcome to the era of BoxLang : A Multi-Runtime JVM Dynamic Language

Luis Majano |  May 17, 2024

Finally, the wait is over! After a lot of intrigue and almost 10 months of extremely hard work, we can finally tell you about the most important release of the year for us at Ortus:

BoxLang: Multi-Runtime Dynamic JVM Language

BoxLang is a modern dynamic JVM language that can be deployed on multiple runtimes: operating system (Windows/Mac/nix/Embedded), web server, lambda, iOS, android, web assembly, and more. BoxLang combines many features from different programming languages, including Java, ColdFusion, Python, Ruby, Go, and PHP, to provide developers with a modern and expressive syntax.

BoxLang has been designed to be a highly adaptable and dynamic language to take advantage of all the modern features of the JVM and was designed with several goals in mind:

  • Be a rapid application development (RAD) scripting language and middleware;.
  • Unstagnate the dynamic language ecosystem within Java.
  • Be dynamic, modular, lightweight, and fast.
  • Be 100% interoperable with Java.
  • Be modern, functional, and fluent (Think mixing CFML, Node, Kotlin, Java, and Clojure)
  • Be able to support the following runtime environments and future runtimes through modularity:
    • Native OS Binaries (CLI Tooling, compilers, etc.)
    • Servlet Containers - CommandBox/Tomcat/Jetty/JBoss
    • Serverless (AWS Lambda/Azure Functions)
    • JSR-223 Common JVM Scripting API
    • Android/iOS Devices
    • Web assembly
  • Compile down to Java ByteCode
  • Allow backward compatibility with the ColdFusion/CFML Language
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Ortus Redis Extension v3.3.0 Released!

Jon Clausen |  February 16, 2024

We are very excited to bring you another release for our Redis Lucee Extension. The most significant feature in this release is the addition of the `` and `redisLock{}` tag, which allows you perform a lock across all instances in a cluster.

Ortus Redis Extension v3.3.0 gives you greater control over concurrent modifications in a distributed environment, utilizing your distributed cache to prevent overlaps!

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CommandBox 6.0.0 Released!

Brad Wood |  February 15, 2024

We are pleased to announce the release of CommandBox 6.0.0.  This is a major release of our CLI, REPL, Package Manager, and CFML Server.  It comes with some major new features for you to play with.  And even better, CommandBox 6 should be 99% backwards compatible with CommandBox 5.9 s...

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ColdBox Debugger v4.2 - Unleashing a Wave of Debugging Power!

Luis Majano |  January 11, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of web development, staying ahead requires cutting-edge tools. Enter ColdBox Debugger v4.2.0, the latest release that promises an action-packed experience with a plethora of features, improvements, and bug fixes.

ColdBox Debugger v4.2.0 is not just an upgrade; it's a leap forward in simplifying the debugging process and enhancing overall development efficiency. Explore the new features and take your debugging game to new heights!

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ContentBox v6.0 Released

Luis Majano |  December 19, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the release of ContentBox 6, a significant update that propels this Content Management System (CMS) to new heights. Packed with a myriad of enhancements and stability improvements, ContentBox 6 promises to make your content management experience faster, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

You can find our release notes here: https://contentbox.ortusbooks.com/readme/release-history/whats-new-with-6.0.0

Below you can find the major updates for this release.

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ColdBox 7.2.0 Released

Luis Majano |  November 20, 2023

ColdBox, a widely used development platform for ColdFusion (CFML), has unveiled version 7.2. Packed with compelling new features, bug fixes, and enhancements, this release is designed to empower developers by boosting productivity, refining scheduled task capabilities, and enhancing the overall reliability and efficiency of application development. This article will delve into the key highlights of ColdBox 7.2 and elucidate how these advancements can positively impact developers in their daily coding endeavors.

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FORGEBOX v7.7 Released

Javier Quintero |  October 25, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of software development, staying at the forefront is essential. That's why we're thrilled to announce the release of ForgeBox 7.7, a significant update that promises to make your experience even better. This release brings a host of new features and enhancements that will empower developers like never before.

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CommandBox 5.9.1 Released!

Brad Wood |  August 16, 2023

We are pleased to announce the general availability of CommandBox 5.9.1. This is a very small release with two changes.

  • Update to Lucee 5.4.3.2
  • Update bundled JRE to 11.0.20+8

Note Lucee 5.4.3.2 contains critical security patches which are outlined here:

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ColdBox 7.1.0 Released

Luis Majano |  August 03, 2023

ColdBox, the popular ColdFusion (CFML) development platform, has released version 7.1, bringing exciting new features, bug fixes, and improvements to further empower developers. This release focuses on enhancing productivity, improving debugging capabilities, and ensuring more reliable and efficient application development. In this blog post, we will explore the key highlights of ColdBox 7.1 and how they can benefit developers in their day-to-day coding activities.

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TestBox v5.3 Release

Luis Majano |  August 01, 2023

Introducing TestBox v5.3: Enhanced Testing with Exciting New Features and Bug Fixes!

We are thrilled to announce the release of TestBox v5.3, the latest version of our powerful and flexible testing framework for ColdFusion (CFML) applications. In this release, we have focused on enhancing your testing experience by introducing new features and addressing bugs to ensure a smoother testing process. Let's dive into the exciting changelogs for TestBox v5.3:

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