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Project CommandBox (Gideon): The CFML CLI, Package Manager and REPL

Brad Wood |  May 16, 2014

So at Into The Box this week we unveiled our latest here at Ortus that we've been calling project Gideon.  I'll note now that I'm blogging this to the Ortus blog because this is not beholden to the ColdBox MVC p<...

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DataBoss - Dynamic Administrator v1.3.0 Released!

Luis Majano |  March 31, 2014

We are proud to announce today a nice minor release for Ortus DataBoss version 1.3.0.  This release fixes lots of UI cosmetic issues and adds many improvements not only to the UI but also to better listing visualizations when having many-to-one and one-to-one relationships.

The major updates of this release is the capability to visualize many-to-one and one-to-one relationships on the listing screens now.  They also respect the db_display annotation as well, so you can pick and choose what shows on the listing screen.  This is great for visualizing many-to-many or relationships.

We have also added a new HTML control called "datetime" which allows you to split a timestamp or datetime field into a date and time picker.

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ColdBox Platform Utilities v4.0.0 with TestBox Support Released

Luis Majano |  March 28, 2014

We are so proud to announce another update to our Adobe ColdFusion Builder exension: ColdBox Platform Utilities v4.0.  This update has tons of cool updates and fixes:

Bugs Squashed


New Features

So either download the extension and install it or if you have it installed, just click "ColdBox Platform > Check For Extension Updates..." and perform our sweet auto update!  Here are a few screenshots of some new functionality:

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Couchbase Railo Extension Released!

Luis Majano |  March 11, 2014

We are very excited to bring you a new commercial product release for the Ortus Family: Couchbase Railo Extension  The Couchbase Railo Extension allows you to natively connect to a Couchbase NoSQL Server cluster and leverage it for distributed caching, session/client storage and distribution, cluster RAM file systems, and much more. It can allow your Railo servers to scale and extend easily by leveraging Couchbase NoSQL Server as the platform of choice for session/cluster managements, caching and virtual file-systems.

We have been working with Couchbase NoSQL Server for a while now it has been a true pleasure to not only build scalable farms with it, but also it is incredibly responsive when it comes down to NoSQL and caching transactions.


Here are some of the major features of our Couchbase Extension:

  • Add Couchbase functionality to any Railo application
  • Install at the web context level or the server level (Available to all contexts)
  • Create Cache connections in the Railo administrator to connect to any network-accessable Couchbase cluster
  • Set and get objects from Couchbase via standard CFML functions and tags cachePut(), cacheGet(), <cfcache action="get|put">
  • Fully supports all built-in Railo cache functions including wildcard filters
  • Seamlessly distribute storage of the following to any bucket in a Couchbase cluster
    • Railo session storage
    • Railo client storage
    • Railo RAM resouce ram://...
  • Seamlessly cache the following to any timeout-sensitive bucket in a Couchbase cluster
    • Results of database queries <cfquery cachedwithin>
    • Results of deterministic functions <cffunction cachedwithin>
    • Complex or simple objects in your application's code
    • Cached templates <cfcache action="content|cache|serverCache">
  • Registers new CFML Built-In Functions (BIFs) for executing user-defined queries against Couchbase views.
  • Extremely lightweight and fast


Purchase Extension

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CFCouchbase SDK Released

Luis Majano |  March 03, 2014

We are very excited to spring forth a new open source product for the Ortus Family: CFCouchbase SDK.  The CFCouchbase SDK is a CFML library for interacting with Couchbase NoSQL Server. It can be used by any CFML application or CFML framework to provide them with NoSQL, distributed caching, dynamic queries and many more capabilities. 

We have been working with Couchbase NoSQL Server for a while now it has been a true pleasure to not only build scalable farms with it, but also it is incredibly responsive when it comes down to NoSQL and caching transactions.  We have extended their Java SDK and wrapped it in some dynamic CFML goodness.  We not only expose all of the capabilities of the Java SDK, but we also provide automatic CFML to Java serialization and deserializations, Querying DSL, and also a way to automatically serialize and deserialize ColdFusion Components CFCs.

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ColdBox 4 Roadmap Released

Brad Wood |  February 12, 2014

We've been hard at work planning the future of CFML's most comprehensive development platform and we're pleased to announce our roadmap for the next major version of the ColdBox MVC Platform.  Click the button below to download our complete roadmap document.

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TestBox BDD/xUnit Testing v1.1.0 Final

Luis Majano |  February 12, 2014

We are very happy to release our first minor patch for TestBox.  This update includes finalizations of some features but mostly tons and tons of improvements and fixes as our library matures.  For those of you who do not know about TestBox, TestBox is a next generation testing framework for ColdFusion (CFML) that is based on BDD (Behavi...

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ColdBox Platform v3.8.1 Released!

Luis Majano |  February 12, 2014

logoWe are proud to announce ColdBox Platform release version 3.8.1. This patch release updates a few critical fixes and a complete update of TestBox: Our BDD and xUnit testing framework

Internal Library Updates

Below are all the internal...

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MockBox v2.3.0 Released!

Luis Majano |  February 12, 2014


We are proud to announce MockBox 2.3.0. This version of MockBox includes some important fixes for your mocking adventures. You can read our What's new with MockBox 2.3 to get a better idea of this release.


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DataBoss - Dynamic Administrator v1.2.0 Released!

Luis Majano |  January 08, 2014

We are proud to announce today a minor release for Ortus DataBoss version 1.1.0.  This release fixes lots of issues reported and also introduces one of DataBoss' most impressive feature yet: RESTFul ORM exports.  You can now use DataBoss as a centralized data hub with export capabilities of data and entity with its relationships in JSON, JSONP, XML, WDDX or even PDF formats.  We have completely documented the RESTFul endpoints for DataBoss and even added pagination to the native API.

We have also added localized support for all dates and times and even added a fancy time picker to make time entry a lot easier for applications.

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