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ColdBox 2.6.0 Beta sneek peek + Eclipse Update Site

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I have just released a partial list of the release notes for 2.6.0 Beta 1 that will be released in the coming days. You can find also a compatibility guide and a what's new guide, so you can see what are all the cool new features. One of the new things is that I am now delving into Eclipse and the first official ColdBox Eclipse Plugin is now online. The eclipse update site can now be found here: http://www.coldboxframework.com/distribution/eclipse/ Enjoy the coming eclipse plugins... UPDATE: The update site shown above is meant to be used within eclipse. For further instructions, see http://www.coldboxframework.com/index.cfm/download/extras

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Sana Ullah on ColdBox making your life easier!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Sana Ullah of Team ColdBox is now blogging at the coldfusion community and has some great and interesting posts on the new ColdBox features and their established features. Please go here and check them out.

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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 Beta 2 + Dashboard + New Plugin Pack Update

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I have just updated the bits for ColdBox 2.6.0 Beta 2. This update includes tons of fixes on caching, request context optimizations, var scoping fixes, sample application updates, flex tester upgrade, dashboard windows compatibility, mxunit generation, performance updates and a new Cheat Sheet. Phew!! What a week getting ready for CF. Objective. The other update is for the extra downloads, the plugin pack. The plugin pack includes an update rssReader plugin that will now cache either in the coldbox cache or files. This gives you more versatility. Also, you can now decide how many entries per feed you want to create. The other update is also for the plugin pack, new plugin called paging.cfc. This plugin will create a carrousel for paging for any type of recordset or whatever you want to create paging or carrousels for. The api is very simple to use. Anyways, please enjoy this beta and test to your heart's content.

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ColdBox Forums with Google Search now!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I have just implemented a Google custom search engine for the entire ColdBox Forums that you will find really nice. There are over 1300 messages on the forums now and they now get the best search engine so you can search all you want. So if you really want some advanced searching on any ColdBox topic on the forums, give it a whirl. As a side note, the entire ColdBox Framework site also implements a custom google search engine that searches this blog, the forums, the wiki documentation, and much more.

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ColdBox Documentation Internationalization Project is here!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

This is an announcement that an internationalization translation project is way on its way for the ColdBox documentation. If you go to the official wiki site, you will see two new languages: Japanese and Spanish. The entire docs are being translated now to these languages and should be done by version 2.6 release if possible. Also, a new group has been created for ColdBox Translators. So if you are interested in helping out in the translation process, become an official translator or just help out, please email us at info@coldboxframework.com. Right now we have one Japanase translator and one Spanish translator. So please contribute if you have time.

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CFObjective 2008 Advanced Workshop Resources posted

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I just posted my Advanced Workshop session given today. It was a great presentation and attendance. If you where not there, you can still check it out by going to the wiki presentations area. The presentation shows all the demos we should have done, I am also uploading the complete workshop source code and the script that was my guide to create the demos. As a side note, I will be translating the demos to screencasts so you can follow along. It should take me a few weeks, but they will get there.

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ColdBox and MVC Demystified.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I just updated the ColdBox MVC Guide to help newbies to the whole framework and object oriented approaches get an understanding of how to apply its uses. I am starting a whole set of newbie guides on the wiki to not only guide on Coldbox, but also on basic object oriented principles and guidelines. Your input is much appreciated and also resource links are much appreciated.

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CFObjective ColdBox Framework 101 session posted

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I just posted my 101 Framework session given this Friday. It was a great presentation and attendance. If you where not there, you can still check it out by going to the wiki presentations area.

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