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Spec Data Binding in TestBox

Luis Majano |  May 06, 2016

This issue has comed up several times in our mailing lists, so why not expand a little with a blog post.

The Problem

Many developers working with TestBox love the BDD approach to spec design. Once they get familiar with the syntax they start getting funky! It is just natural! Since they are coding within a CFC they decide to create dynamic it() or specs by iterating o...

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REST2016 - Versioning Your ColdBox REST API with Modules (Runnable Example)

Brad Wood |  March 09, 2016

In our ColdBox RESTFul RoadShow this month, we've been talking about why ColdBox is the fastest and easiest ways to build a robust REST API in CFML.  One of the very powerful features of the ColdBox MVC Platform is that you can use modules to break your apps and APIs up into management chunks  instead of building a monolith.  Modules also let you decouple pieces of your application so multiple teams can work on different parts.  And with the power of CommandBox's CLI and package manager to assemble your app's dependencies, you can even store modules in a completely separate code repository!   This is exactly what we're going to demo today.

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CommandBox Now An Official Homebrew Formula

Jon Clausen |  February 27, 2016

 

At Ortus, we try to make the installation of our tools as simple as possible, while supporting a variety of platforms.  For OS X users, staying up-to-date with your CommandBox installations just got a bit easier.   

CommandBox is now an official formula for Homebrew, the package manager for Mac users!

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Coldbox Legacy App Demo

Brad Wood |  January 18, 2016

There are a lot of people out there in the CFML world managing legacy codebases.  Some of them use frameworks that are no longer maintained, and many  use no framework at all.  A common question that I get is whether an app can be slowly converted over to  ColdBox without having to rewrite everything at once.  The answer is YES!  ColdBox will comfortably live alongside your legacy code, giving you the chance to slowly convert it over as you get the chance.  

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Coldbox Legacy App Demo

Brad Wood |  January 18, 2016

There are a lot of people out there in the CFML world managing legacy codebases.  Some of them use frameworks that are no longer maintained, and many  use no framework at all.  A common question that I get is whether an app can be slowly converted over to  ColdBox without having to rewrite everything at once.  The answer is YES!  ColdBox will comfortably live alongside your legacy code, giving you the chance to slowly convert it over as you get the chance.  

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Submit Your First Pull Request to an Open Source Project

Brad Wood |  September 23, 2015

Update 10/10/2015 -- New tickets added!

Perhaps you're using open source projects with your work.  You've heard about how Git works, and maybe you even attended one of my sessions on how to submit pull requests. You've never actually tried to do one before though.  You were brave one day and click...

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Submit Your First Pull Request to an Open Source Project

Brad Wood |  September 23, 2015

Update 10/10/2015 -- New tickets added!

Perhaps you're using open source projects with your work.  You've heard about how Git works, and maybe you even attended one of my sessions on how to submit pull requests. You've never actually tried to do one before though.  You were brave one day and click...

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How To Submit Pull Requests to the ColdBox Platform

Brad Wood |  August 28, 2015

The best part about open source projects is you! Many hands make light work and at Ortus we love getting input from the many smart community members out there.  The first way you can help is to report bugs or enhancements in our ticket tracking system.  You can read our guide for that here:

http://blog.coldbox.org/blog/how-to-create-a-jira-account-and-enter-coldbox-tickets

The second thing you can do is to actually submit fixes yourself!  This may seem scary, but it's a pretty straight forward process once you've done it once.  We can never have too many people willing to help. Let's jump in and cover the steps it takes to submit some code to the ColdBox Platform.

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How To Submit Pull Requests to the ColdBox Platform

Brad Wood |  August 28, 2015

The best part about open source projects is you! Many hands make light work and at Ortus we love getting input from the many smart community members out there.  The first way you can help is to report bugs or enhancements in our ticket tracking system.  You can read our guide for that here:

http://blog.coldbox.org/blog/how-to-create-a-jira-account-and-enter-coldbox-tickets

The second thing you can do is to actually submit fixes yourself!  This may seem scary, but it's a pretty straight forward process once you've done it once.  We can never have too many people willing to help. Let's jump in and cover the steps it takes to submit some code to the ColdBox Platform.

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Bypassing ColdBox's Error Handling

Brad Wood |  April 10, 2015

Error handling is one of those important things that many developers neglect.  Your code never errors once you're done testing it, right :) ColdFusion's detailed error messages were always a draw to the platform, but have become a bit of an embarrassment when surfing across a site that's sporting the defau...

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