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ColdBox 2.0.3 & Dashboard 2.2.1 now available!!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Well, we have done it again, version 2.0.3 of The ColdBox Framework is now out and can be downloaded here. and we have a new logo: This release is the first one to include contributed content from Rob Gonda, Tom de Manincor, Brian LeGros, Sana Ullah and Aaron Roberson. The ColdBox Team and contributors are growing. The following is a list of what this release is composed of:

  • Documentation updated and more guides
  • New Sample Apps: Lightwire Sample and CCTApp by Tom de Manincor & Rob Gonda
  • #169 Structure variable declarations in the config updated, you can now also use = and : when declaring complex variables.
  • #178 LightWire is now fully supported and included with ColdBox for out of the box IOC. You can now develop your applications using a dependency injection framework right out of the box. Thanks to Aaron Roberson & Peter bell for contributing this key feature
  • #200 queryHelper new methods: getColumnArray(), getCountDistinct(), getRowNumber() thanks to Sana Ullah
  • #205 Critical Concurrency fix in the coldbox.cfm template.
  • #206 Removal of client variable references.
  • #207 clientstorage plugin syntax updated
  • #208 sessionstorage plugin syntax updated
  • #209 ColdBoxFactory.cfc updated with new method - getColdboxOCM(). To get a reference to the cache manager
    from within coldspring.
  • #210 Samples Gallery Content Updated.
  • #211 Var scoping optimizations
  • #212 Illidium Scaffolding Templates
  • #213 Configuration file now named: coldbox.xml.cfm or config.xml.cfm
  • #214 Testcontroller - When unit testing relocations, the setnext event will now save the event and querystring
    in the request collection for assertions.
  • #215 Significant Performance Optimizations, you thought ColdBox was fast, well now you will fly!! If you are running ColdFusion 8, the performance boost is SUBSTANTIAL
  • #217 Eclipse Dictionaries and snippets Updated
  • #218 ColdBox Cheat Sheet Updated
  • #219 Samples with JQuery updated to 1.1.3.1
  • #220 rc scope can now be found natively in all layouts and views. No need to declare it. This does not apply to handler/plugins.
  • #221 Logger plugin has been optimized and its 50% faster. You can also define the maximum number
    of archives to keep in the rotation, you can configure it via the settings.xml
  • ColdBox Dashboard 2.2.1 is also now included to take care of all setting updates.

For a more in depth overview, look at the Trac Site So enjoy this release. The ColdBox website is also being renovated and will be launched soon. Development is now strong for version 2.1.0 and we have some extraordinary features coming your way. So please show your support and God Bless.

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ColdBox archive update with new Illidium Templates

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Thanks to Aaron Roberson, the ColdBox archive has been updated with an updated version of the illidium templates. You can download the archive or the templates by themselves. http://ortus.svnrepository.com/coldbox/trac.cgi Thanks Aaron!! Luis

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Russ Johnson on Porting Fusebox 5 Apps to Coldbox : Views

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Russ Johnson has just posted this very in depth guide that you have to check it out!! He describes his process when migrating his applications to ColdBox from fusebox. This guide deals with migrating views.

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ColdBox 2.1.0 wishlist, what do you want?

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

As ColdBox has gathered steam and continues to do so, development for the 2.1.0 release has already begun. We are also in need of your observations and suggestions. We have gotten several wishlists and feature requests that will be implemented for version 2.1.0

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Weekly ColdBox Development Update!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I am starting a new series today in which I'll document the progress the ColdBox team is making on the development efforts of ColdBox. This series is mostly focused on the development and how we are achieving it. It will be interesting to get input from all ColdBox developers as new features are added, bugs are fixed and more.

Weekly Report:

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Railo 2.0 and ColdBox!! A great Combo!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

If you have not heard about Railo, then you should. It is an excellent CFML engine and best of all, the pricing on it is awesome. ColdBox is fully supported under the new Railo 2.0 and let me tell you, it FLIES!! Railo on itself is an incredibly fast CFML engine. You add ColdBox to the mix and you have a powerful combination. You can go here and find out more information about Railo & ColdBox. ColdBox can also be converted into a Railo archive and all the new upcoming releases will include the framework in Railo Archive format. So if you haven't checked out Railo, then do, it is a great CFML alternative.

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ColdBox needs Designers or CSS Masters for Error Template!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

This is a call to designers or CSS masters. I am currently modifying the error template for ColdBox and need a new design and layout. If you are interesting in taking on this task and helping out, then please download the attached zip file and do your magic. The only requirements is that it needs to be css and look attractive. The attached file contains a style sheet and the Bug Report file. The report gets both rendered and emailed. No images can be used, just color combinations and effects. So if you can help out, please do. Then just submit them to info@coldboxframework.com. I have no money to bribe you with or gifts. This is to collaborate to this project. So if you have any extra time and want to take a shot at creating the error template, then many many thanks and blessings!!

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Bi-Weekly ColdBox Development Update!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Well another two weeks go by and work keeps piling up. However, there where several steps forwards with ColdBox this past two weeks. I have been toying with the new website concept and have spent most of my time back in Fireworks and Art Director's Toolkit. Ahh the world of design, how hard are thee!! Anyways, there are several things to report and how progress continues. Also, Compatibility Guide for 2.1.0

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Miami here I come!! Vacation Time, Sorry No ColdBox Dev.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Sorry guys, no ColdBox development for about a week and a half!! The wife requires it, now that we are going to Florida for a brothers reunion. So DON"T BOTHER ME!! Have a great week.

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ColdBox Docs now include cache information.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I updated the ColdBox docs api to include ColdBox cache metadata information. It was an easy addition and a great one. Now you can use this to actually document your handlers if you wanted and get the extra ColdBox metadata javadocs style. Below you can see a screenshot. docs cache The project used is CFCDoc and can be found at http://cfcdoc.riaforge.org/. To do the metadata update if you use this great project, you will need to open the doctemplate.cfm found in the templates folder. Look for the following line of code:

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