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Screencast - Running CommandBox servers behind IIS with Boncode

Brad Wood
Jan 30, 2018

 

We've made another screencast for you and this one shows how you can run CommandBox sites behind an IIS web server using the Boncode connector.  If you're interested in using CommandBox for easy management of your production websites, this allows static files like images, JavaScript, or PDFs to be served by the web server.  It can also be handy if your site requires some IIS-specific features but you still want the portability and ease of deployment that comes with CommandBox and CFConfig.  

CommandBox, Tutorials 0

Screencast - Starting CommandBox Servers as a Windows Service

Brad Wood
Jan 29, 2018

 

A common question we get now is how to take a CommandBox server and wrap it in a Windows service so it starts automatically at boot time.  This is ideal for production use or just a dev site that you always want to stay running.  With this new screencast, you will learn how to take any CommandBox server and install it as a Windows service using a free tool called NSSM.

CommandBox, Tutorials 0

Screencast - CommandBox Package Link for Module Development

Brad Wood
Jan 03, 2018

 

The package link and package unlink commands are fairly new to CommandBox and here's a brief screencast that shows you a real life use case for them.  The package link command will create a symlink from your current directory into your CommandBox's system modules folder and reload your shell. 

CommandBox, Modules, Tutorials 0

Screencast Intro to FusionReactor Cloud & Docker Swarm Demo

Brad Wood
Oct 27, 2017

 

We've made a new screencast that shows an introduction to FusionReactor Cloud, a new way to monitor any number of servers in a consolidated interface that can scale up and down with your infrastructure.  Not only do new servers automatically register and deregister themselves with the Cloud dashboard, but it supports a pay-for-what-you-use model that prevents you from locking into a specific number of licenses.  

CommandBox, Docker, FusionReactor, Tutorials 0

CONTAINERS2017 - Your first Docker Compose

Gavin Pickin
Sep 05, 2017

 

The roadshow has just started, and you might have learned what Docker is, why you could / should use it, and then maybe a little of how to use it. You can spin up a Docker container pretty easily, with a command or two, but usually, we work with multiple servers. Configuring that might be confusing at first... you might wonder, if i spin up 3 containers, how do they know how to find each other, and other questions like this, are easily solved, with Compose files. That is what we're going to look at today.

CommandBox, Docker, RoadShow, Tutorials 0

Easy Bake: Multi-Tier Deployments using CommandBox Docker Images

Jon Clausen
Jul 24, 2017

 

We've been using our CommandBox Docker images for awhile now for multi-tier development and deployment. We've also received a lot of great feedback from the community that has helped to expand the power and flexibility of the those images in orchestrating CFML server environments.

One important aspect of non-development deployments of applications on the CommandBox image, is the need to warm up the server by seeding the CFML engine file system and configuration before the application is deployed in its target environment/tier. Other than the default Lucee 4.5 engine, which is what CommandBox, itself, runs on, any CFML engine specified in your application's server.json file is downloaded upon server start. Depending on the latency of your Docker environment's connection, this can mean that a bare-bones first run of your application can take minutes to start up, rather than seconds. For obvious reasons, this is not desirable.

Cloud, ColdFusion, CommandBox, Lucee, Tutorials 0

Portainer Docker Support for CommandBox and ContentBox

Luis Majano
May 23, 2017

 

We are very excited that the [Portainer.io](http://portainer.io/) crew has added support for CommandBox and CommandBox docker image deployment!

Don't know what a container is? Continue down and we will show you what it's all about!

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, CommandBox, ContentBox CMS, Docker, Tutorials 0

Using "testbox watch" to Automate Your Testing Suite

Brad Wood
May 19, 2017

 

Using "testbox watch" to Automate Your Testing Suite

There is a new command in town in the CommandBox 3.7 snapshot build.  If you want to get the current snapshot build of CommandBox 3.7 to try this out, and play with it, simply run the following command and it will direct you to the latest bleeding edge download page:

CommandBox> upgrade --latest
CommandBox, TestBox, Tutorials 0

ColdBox Framework Reinit Strategies

Brad Wood
May 11, 2017

 

ColdBox Framework Reinit Strategies!

Everybody updates their code.  Some more than others, and many during business hours.  This leads to the inevitable conundrum of needing to reinit your ColdBox application to pick up said changes. If ColdBox is reinitted while a server is under load, some users may get errors, so it's a very common to get questions about how to handle that. 

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Tutorials 1

CommandBox FusionReactor Module v1.6.0 released

Brad Wood
Apr 18, 2017

 

We've had our CommandBox FusionReactor Module out for about 6 months now which lets you easily enable FusionReactor on your CommandBox servers.  It works for Lucee and Adobe servers alike and requires no manual installation. All you need to do is install the module and add in your license key with these two commands:

CommandBox> install commandbox-fusionreactor
CommandBox> fusionreactor register "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
CommandBox, Tutorials 0
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