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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 Training Partnership with Rachel Queen Services Group, LLC

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

ColdBox Training Partnership with Rachel Queen Services Group, LLC and Ortus Solutions, Corp

June 26, 2008

As previously announced, ColdBox is in the midst of a transition from an Open Source Software project to a Professional Open Source Software project. It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce yet another step in this transition: a new strategic partnership between Ortus Solutions, Corp and Rachel Queen Services Group, LLC, which will oversee ColdBox Platform Official Training Seminars and curriculum development.

ColdBox Platform Official Training Seminars will provide 16+ hours of intense, hands-on training featuring:

  • 2-Day Introduction to ColdBox and ColdBox Platform Development (ColdBox Platform 101) or
  • 2-Day Advanced ColdBox Techniques and Application Development (ColdBox Platform 201)
  • Official Training Seminar Workbook + Goodies.
  • Limited Seating will be available, providing a more intimate learning atmosphere (10-15 people max)
  • Regional Training Seminars (off-site, schedule TBA)
  • Private Training Seminars (on-site)

The first ColdBox Platform Official Training Seminar set to cover Introduction to ColdBox and ColdBox Platform Development will be held in Dallas, Texas, and is tentatively scheduled for October 11-12, 2008. To reserve your seat and/or seats for your development team, please contact us at training@coldboxframework.com. Please be sure to let us know how many seats you would like to reserve, as seats are limited!

NOTE: We are in the process of locking in the Dallas venue and price schedule. As soon as these details are finalized we will make a formal announcement on official location, traveling arrangements, official schedule, individual pricing and curriculum.

 

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ColdBox Training Seminar Venue, Dates, Schedule and Pricing Posted. REGISTER NOW!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I am pleased to announce the Early-Bird Special discount registration price of just $1,195 for the October 2008 ColdBox Platform 101 seminar to be held at the Hyatt Place Dallas/Grapevine in Dallas, Texas October 4-5, 2008. Registrants can take advantage of this $200 savings over the full seminar price of $1,395 by completing their registration before 5PM (Pacific Daylight Time) on July 31, 2008.

The ColdBox Platform 101 Seminar is a 2-Day Introduction to ColdBox and ColdBox Platform Application Development providing 16+ hours of intense, hands-on training with ColdBox author Luis Majano and other qualified ColdBox Trainers in an intimate setting with only 15 seats available. Register now as seats will fill up quickly.  Attendees will be guided through every aspect of The ColdBox Platform and then step-by-step instruction on putting ColdBox to work for themselves in their own applications. The skills learned in this seminar can be immediately applied to a developer's daily tasks.

For more information on ColdBox Platform Training or to register, please visit the ColdBox Training web site, where you can download the full seminar schedule, an FAQ and in the coming days the entire course outline.  Below you can see the intense training schedule for this 2-day Training Seminar.

 

Schedule

     

Saturday

From

To

Description

 
 

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast / Registration

 

8:00 AM

10:10 AM

Unit 1

   
 

10:10 AM

10:30 AM

Mid-Morning Break

 
 

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

Unit 2

   
 

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch

   
 

1:30 PM

3:50 PM

Unit 3

   
 

3:50 PM

4:10 PM

Afternoon Break

 
 

4:10 PM

6:30 PM

Unit 4

   
 

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Dinner

   
 

8:30 PM

10:00 PM

Q&A/BOF

           
 

Schedule

     

Sunday

From

To

Description

 
 

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast

   
 

8:00 AM

10:10 AM

Unit 5

   
 

10:10 AM

10:30 AM

Mid-Morning Break

 
 

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

Unit 6

   
 

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch

   
 

1:30 PM

3:30 PM

Unit 7

   
 

3:30 PM

3:45 PM

Afternoon Break

 
 

3:45 PM

5:00 PM

Unit 8

   
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BugLog and ColdBox

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Tom de manincor has another interesting tutorial on how to integrate BugLogHQ into his ColdBox Applications. So go read it here.

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ColdBox Training Seminar FAQ Updated

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

We have updated the Seminar FAQ with more valuable information regarding the 2-day seminar. Please visit our training section for more information and online registration.

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ColdBox Dreamweaver hints updated its an MXP now

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Thanks to Aaron Roberson and massimo foti, the dreamweaver hints for coldbox have been updated to an MXP file that will do all the installation for you in both PC and MAC. Very cool!! Not only does it have syntax highlighting, but tag highlighting and lots of plugin highlighting. That one alone is making me consider to switch to it. Anyways, enjoy and please thank Aaron for maintaining the snippets. You can download from here

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ColdBox Training Seminars Early Bird Pricing ends in 18 Days

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

There are only 18 days left for the early bird pricing of the ColdBox Training Seminar in Dallas, Texas on October 4th and 5th. You can also register online NOW by visiting our training registration page.. Also note that space is limited to 15 attendees, so get your reservations in before July 31st and save more than $200.

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ColdBox at the Boston CFUG

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I had the privilege of presenting at the Boston CFUG last night on the glories of ColdBox. I was cordially invited by mi friend Brian Rinaldi, so first of all, thank you very much Brian for inviting me to speak. It was a very cool presentation showcasing all of the 2.6.0 features, the methodologies behind it and some very cool examples. I showcased a flex app talking to a coldbox application and using the coldbox debugger, being able to monitor and see the data coming in and out of both technologies. Granted my charting blew up (TEST TEST TEST), but overall, it was a great presentation. The presentation recording has been added to the presentations and media section of the wiki or you can launch it here.

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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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ColdBox 2.6.0 Final Release is now available.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

ColdBox 2.6.0 is finally out and in final release. You can now download it from the downloads section of the website.  This has been a much anticipated journey and it would have not been possible without all the collaboration from contributors, team members and the community. It would take so many lines to thank everybody, but for this release I want to thank Sana Ullah for a TREMENDOUS amount of work and dedication to the team.  We also welcomed Matt Quackenbush to the team and more might be joining the efforts soon, especially Ernst van der Linden for always helping out and creating tons of sample applications.  So thank you for your time and dedication to this project and making it a true world collaboration project.

As you can see from the image below, ColdBox has become more than just a framework but into a robust application development platform composed of several pieces that when used in conjunction, they can be an incredibly powerful development platform.  ColdBox 2.6.0 introduces tons of new features and optimizations that can be read in the What's New Guide in the official wiki site.


The ColdBox Platform

I also recommend reading the compatibility guide for pre 2.6.0 applications. This guide will show you if there are any compatibility issues with your application when upgrading. It can show you the workarounds and even guide you from version 2.0 if necessary.  Our vision for version 2.6.0 was to solidify our 2.5 features such as caching, interceptions, conventions, stability and tools.  We have included more than 100 cfeclipse snippets, an enhanced insight dictionary for both CFEclipse and Dreamweaver, a new eclipse documentation and reference plugin that will help you read all the documentation about the framework's API and configuration file from within Eclipse Help, a new enhanced ColdBox Dashboard with even more code generation features, more cheatsheets and help.  There are over 500 pages worth of documentation in the ColdBox wiki, searchable and indexed in such a manner that you can find all the information you need.  The entire documentation set has been revised and ready for reading. It has been a long project I undertook more than 2 months ago and finally finalized.  The entire documentation is up to date with version 2.6.0 and also prepared for the upcoming versions.  Version 2.7.0 has already have a few tickets already assigned and the wheels will be spinning to still provide a community based development environment and help developers around the world create better ColdFusion applications. In summary, thank you for the support and contributions to this project, as they are absolutely of the utmost importance to such a community project. 

Also, take note that ColdBox Platform Training Seminars begin this October 4th and 5th in Dallas, Texas. You will be able to register online at our training section of the website and take advantage of our early bird pricing until July 31st.  You will be able to get more than 16 hours of training and several hours of QA with us and discuss your specific needs.  We are extremely excited about how ColdBox will be able to help your business in the future.  So once again, thank you for the support and please enjoy this release.

FAITH

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