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ColdBox RC 2 Now AVAILABLE!!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

RC 2 includes tons of fixes and the up and coming SES support. Please test to your heart's delight. Download RC 2 Now You can find more guides at the wiki and the What's new guide at http://ortus.svnrepository.com/coldbox/trac.cgi/wiki/cbWhatsNew2.50 That will tell you everything.

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ColdBox 2.5.0 Final Release is here!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

After several months of development, ColdBox 2.5.0 is finally here. This is a truly great release and I want to thank God for his guidance. The release includes tons of new features, updates and fixes. All you need to know about the framework has been documented and can be found at the current wiki: What's New in 2.5.0 Also, a compatibility guide has been created. Most likely all of your 2.0.3 code will be compatible. However, you need to understand the changes that 2.5.0 implements, since it now uses Application.cfc as a bootstrapper. You can find the guide here: Compatibility Guides for 2.5.0 Many people collaborated on this release and there are too many to name, but some are: Sana Ullah, Oscar Arevalo, Russ Johnson, Rob Gonda, Brian LeGros, Tom DeManincor, Matt Quackenbush, Aaron Roberson, Peter Bell, etc... Thanks guys!! Well, enjoy this release, and please let me know what are your thoughts and how "WE, TEAM COLDBOX" can improve on this incredible framework and software toolkit. You can download the software here: http://luismajano.com/index.cfm/Projects/dspColdBoxDownloads
Also, a new cheat sheet has been created and it totally rocks!! It is two pages long and it will help you in almost any ColdBox development. Enjoy this awesome release!!

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ColdBox 2.5.2 and New Official ColdBox Website Released Today!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

ColdBox 2.5.2 is now available! This is an important update that will fix several bugs and some new updates. Also, not only is the new version out, but the new Official ColdBox Website. It has a spanking new look and its full of information for all users. There are several announcements on it, as well as the starting point of turning ColdBox into a Professional Open Source Project. So 2008 will sure be an interesting year for ColdBox, so stay tuned as the website gathers momentum and the next versions are already in the works.

As a sidenote, the entire new website is based on the following technologies that ColdBox recommends as a base for all web development projects:

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New ColdBox Plugin: rssReader, get it from the code depot.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I have completed a very cool rssReader plugin for the next installment of ColdBox. This is a stand alone plugin that I would like the community to try out and see if it would make sense to add it to the core plugins list for version 2.6.

What is so special on this plugin?

  • Uses a file caching technique by serializing/deserializing the rss structure into bytearrays.
  • The file cache is configurable and has an exposed API for you to use.
  • One standard format for RSS or ATOM feeds
  • ISO86901 and RFC822 Date Formatting and parsing. All dates are translated to standard coldfusion date strings. No need to translate or parse.
  • Easily to configure via your coldbox.xml.cfm
  • Ability to return feed items as a query or array of structures.

Those are some of the features of this plugin. The plugin is built using a cfhttp method, so its compatible with cf7 and cf8. Anyways, take it for a spin and let me know your thoughts on it. Especially if you think the plugin would be beneficial for the next ColdBox version 2.6

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New ColdBox Plugin: rssGenerator, get it from the code depot.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I have just posted a new plugin for ColdBox called rssGenerator. You can download the plugin pack from the code depot. This plugin is based on the idea of coldfusion 8's cffeed but for any CFMX engine. It will take a standardized structure and convert it into an RSS 2.0 feed. Also, since cffeed offers a capability called column mapper, then so does this plugin. You can pass an optional structure that maps your query's columns to the feed's standard names. That way, you can aggregate any query by just mapping its columns to the feed. Soooo easy!!

In most cases, a database table uses column names that differ from the column names you must use to create the feed. Therefore, you must use the columnmap attribute to map the input query column names to the required column names.

SELECT * FROM orders

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ColdBox Dashboard updated, 2.6.0 beta 1 updated

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I just commited a nice fix for the ColdBox Dashboard so you can create new folders that was left out and pointed out by Dan Sorensen. I have updated the ColdBox 2.6.0 Beta 1 bits for you to have an updated ColdBox Dashboard. I have made several improvements to the ColdBox Dashboard which I have not blogged about, but I will be in the coming days. I will also start blogging about all the great new features in 2.6.0.

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ColdBox 2.6.0 Beta 1 is now available.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

ColdBox 2.6.0 Beta 1 has been released. This is another major update to the framework and toolkit that encompasses on optimizations, bug fixes and several new features. The full release notes and what's new document have been posted to the wiki and you can check them out. Below is just a condensed listing of some of the new features that have been implemented for 2.6.0 beta 1. There are some that are still missing for a full release and of course, your testing and ideas are still welcomed for this version. The beta of 2.6.0 is planned to go on for about 3-4 weeks, depending on the amount of testing done and submissions.

What's New?

  • Per application conventions. Control how each application is defined. More granularity and portability.
  • New convention: Default Event Action = index(). Each handler can implement a default action to be executed if an event just defines the handler. Of course, you can change this via the per-application conventions.
  • onMissingAction() - You can now define this powerful action in your handlers and create virtual events, error handling or whatever you feel like doing. It simulates onMissingMethod() but on a handler level basis.
  • Debugger Panel Updates and configuration: You can now fully configure the debugger panel to your liking.
  • Execution Profiler Monitor: The framework now saves a stack of requests (configurable) and creates a monitor so you can do execution profiling and poll incoming requests. Again, ANY request, via FLEX/AJAX/AIR or normal http request.


  • Reinit Button on info panel: You can now reinit the framework right from your panel.


  • Messagebox Plugin enhanced with multiple optimizations and new methods
  • Environment Interceptor enhanced
  • New plugin: json
  • Complex configuration settings are now JSON based.
  • New plugin: methodInjector
  • New supertype methods: htmlhead(), getInterceptor()
  • getInterceptor() can now retrieve specific interceptors that have been loaded in your application.
  • IoC plugin optimizations and updates
  • LightWire fixes and updates
  • Application storage and session storage plugins optimized and updated
  • SES numerical and alphanumerical route definitions
  • New Interceptor: security. Secure your event-driven applications with ease. Tons of configuration options and ease of use.
  • Cookiestorage plugin can now do encryption
  • Render views and cache them at the same time
  • Flash persistence scope can now be choosen for flash saving of variables on redirections
  • You can now define and execute private events via runEvent(event, private=true)
  • Major Caching Updates
    • Use of java softreferences to create a memory aware caching mechanism
    • Usage of JDK 1.5 > concurrency classes for atomical operations and locking features
    • Create your own eviction policies
    • Cache panel and graphing updates
    • Discard mechanism updated and can even use regular expressions
  • cfc Viewer plugin is spanking new
  • Request context new methods: isSES(), buildLink() and much more.

 

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ColdBox 2.6.0 RC 1 and more news.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

After much hard work by Team ColdBox, we are glad to put out our first release candidate. Below are some of the new features introduced and the fixes introduced in the release candidate. So please enjoy this release as we approach a final 2.6 version. We will probably have one more release candidate before release and we need all the testing you can give us. If you would like to find out all about the 2.6.0 release, please visit the What's New page in our wiki. Also, please remember that there are a few compatibility issues with version 2.5.X, that may or may not apply to you, so please read the Compatibility Guide to learn if you need to alter something or not. The documentation revisions have started for version 2.6 and all documentation is right now in constant update, not only in English, but in Spanish and Japanese. We are also looking for people or companies interested in the translation efforts, if you are interested, please contact us at partners@coldboxframework.com for more information of how to partner with ColdBox.

Download RC 1

New Features

  • Plugin/Handler Cache integration services re-built. This provides a huge performance boost on object retrievals..
  • New method: uploadFile() on the Utilities plugin for easy file uploading
  • Environment interceptor re factored to include a new method: detectEnvironement() that can be easily extended by your own custom environment interceptor. This will allow you to do any kind of detection algorithm.
  • Query Helper new method: filterNull(qry, field, NULL or IS NOT NULL) a cute utility method to filter out rows.
  • Autowire interceptor can now read cfproperty tags from plugins/handlers/interceptors or anything you send to it. So now the interceptor can inject via cfproperty annotations or via setters. I like cfproperty because of the following:

  • As you can see from above, the cfproperty tag will grab all the properties of type ioc and then will inject them into the object according to the scope attribute you provide. The default scope is the variables scope. How cool is that. The interceptor will still search for setters and will inject them via setter injection if they have not been injected before. cfproperty takes precedence over the setter.
  • The Attesoro i18n tool has been updated to version 1.8
  • The JavaLoader utility has been updated to version 0.6
  • The request context decorator now receives a reference to the ColdBox controller and a getController() method. You can now develop even richer request context objects by using settings, plugins, or anything that you have available from the ColdBox controller. This really expands on the effectiveness of building request context decorators.
  • Interceptor Service: you now have the ability to register and unregister interceptors at runtime. You don't even need to declare them via the config if you want. You can load them up at runtime. You can even now append custom interception points at runtime. This is a great features that can provide auto-registration systems or drop and play functionality to systems by just tapping into the API and register interceptors and observers. Not only that, but you know have access to retrieve the state containers so you can build your own debugging panels, or interact with any of the observable states. You can add/remove and do all kinds of reporting via the interceptor service API.

Bug Fixes-Optimizations

  • Handler dictionaries not clearing on reinitializations or auto reloads
  • ColdBox factory missing a throw() method
  • Unnecessary creation of request context objects during a request. Instead of creating just one it was re-creating about 5-6 objects. This has been fixed and optimized. A common request was optimized by over 100-300 ms due to this bug.
  • ColdBox reader sample application bugs and fixes
  • Flex Tester sample application bugs and fixes
  • Transfer Sample application bugs and fixes
  • Logger plugin was appending an extra OS slash on the log full path
  • Login Sample application refactored
  • Autowire interceptor was not correctly traversing the inheritance tree to find dependencies
  • Handler Service error on exception string when no handlers found in system.
  • Debugging panel css/html cleanup.
  • More unit testing and complete migration to MXUnit for all our test cases and suites.
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ColdBox 2.6.0 RC2 Released + Announcements

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

ColdBox RC2 includes some new features and bug fixes to complete the entire feature release schedule for version 2.6. There will be no more release candidates after RC2 but the Final Release in July. We are extremely happy to introduce some cool new features we have been working on for quite a while now. So please enjoy this RC update and stay tuned for the final 2.6 FAITH release in July. As always, you can visit the What's New wiki page for all the in depth document. All of the documents in the wiki are in Revision State and almost all of them have been revised for version 2.6. We are expecting to complete our documentation revisions by July, so keep posted to the wiki timeline as guides are being updated with the latest and greatest documentation for the 2.6 release. Below are also some announcements:

The ColdBox Platform:
The following diagram shows the ColdBox Platform and all of its components. This gives you a better understanding of how ColdBox is not a mere MVC framework but an application platform and a set of developer tools.

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ColdBox Eclipse Help Plugins Updated

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Due to the ColdBox 2.6.0 release coming this weekend, the ColdBox eclipse plugin has been updated to reflect the latest API and documentation. So please update to get the latest help and be ready for the release. I have committed some final bug fixes and updates to the repository and hopefully nothing more will pop up until release this Sunday. Thank you for all your input and for making 2.6.0 a great release. If you have any pending issues on 2.6.0, please make sure to send them to me ASAP. Also, don't forget the early bird pricing on ColdBox Training ends July 31st.

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