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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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Presenting at the Melbourne CFUG October 18th

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I will be presenting at the Melbourne CFUG this October 18th on ColdBox. However, it will be on my 2AM, (thanks Mark!!) So I will have to struggle with sleep deprivation for the presentation. You can find more information on the presentation here.

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ColdBox 2.5.0 Beta 1 is now available!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Well ladies and gentleman, a new era of ColdBox is here and its called ColdBox 2.5.0 : Romans 8:32

This is a major step forwards for ColdBox and I am proud now to announce all the new features (some are left out for beta 2, hush hush). The new Dashboard is still in construction and not included in this beta. The sample applications are unfinished also, but 2.5.0 compliant.

Here are two new guides and the documentation will start its updating cycle starting today:

Compatibility Guide:
http://ortus.svnrepository.com/coldbox/trac.cgi/wiki/cbCompatabilityGuide_250

New Interceptors Guide:
http://ortus.svnrepository.com/coldbox/trac.cgi/wiki/cbInterceptorsGuide

New Request Context Decorators Guide:
http://ortus.svnrepository.com/coldbox/trac.cgi/wiki/cbRequestContextDecoratorGuide

 

You can find the download in the forums.

 


 

Fixes, Updates and New Features for 2.5.0 : Romans 8:32

- #135 Application.cfc Support, Application.cfm + index.cfm combo still supported but will be deprecated by the 2.7 version. Please update your apps to use the included Application.cfc.

- #163 Project Interceptors : You can now intercept calls in over 12 execution points of a user request,

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BlueDragon 7 bug when looping over an iterator. Need Help?

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I am now debugging ColdBox for BlueDragon 7 and came upon an interesting bug that I cannot find a solution for. I am trying to get an iterator out of a linkedHashMap and BD keeps throwing me a Method hasNext could not be legally accessed. Has anybody experienced this? If so, please help. Below is the current simple code: //Create HashMap LinkedHashMap = CreateObject("java","java.util.LinkedHashMap").init(3); Collections = createObject("java", "java.util.Collections"); //synch it LinkedHashMap = Collections.synchronizedMap(LinkedHashMap); //put some elements LinkedHashMap.put("name","luis"); LinkedHashMap.put("date",now()); //Iterate iterator = LinkedHashMap.keySet().iterator(); key = ""; /* Loop and execute each interceptor as registered in order */ while( iterator.hasNext() ){ key = iterator.next(); writeoutput(key & "
"); }

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ColdBox 2.5.0 Beta 1 Presso at Melbourne CFUG!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Here is the link to the presso I gave at the Melbourne CFUG this past week. It was an awesome presso delivered at my 2AM until 4AM. Thanks Mark, for the invitation. Anyways, this presso includes the latest 2.5.0 Beta features. A very nice in depth look into the coming version of ColdBox Romans 8:32. So enjoy: http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/p40648765/

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ColdBox Beta 2: Flex/AIR Integration

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Well, my secret project is out of the bag today. I have been working in embedding a remote proxy into ColdBox in order to enable remote applications like Flex and AIR to communicate with ColdBox and provide an event model for our model. If that makes sense!! Well, so what do we get? This feature lets you create an event driven model that can easily be called from any flex/air application. Not only that, but you can reinitialize the entire application, get settings, and yes, announce custom or core interceptions. You can create custom interceptor chains for your model that can be executed asynchronously when a user hits a save record button for example. The possibilities are endless. Not only that, but this enables you to actually create two front ends using the same reusable ColdBox and model code. The code is the same, you create event handlers, you interact with a request collection, with core and custom plugins, but you don't set views or layouts because the framework is now a remote framework for your model. So what do you do, well, return data, arrays, xml, value objects. Anything, right from withing the event handlers.

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ColdBox Nightly Builds now available!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Thanks to Rob Gonda., ColdBox now has nightly builds. You can download the nightly build from the following location: http://www.coldboxframework.com/downloads/nightlybuild/coldboxNB.zip I have added the information to the wiki and will be updating the other locations soon. The task runs at 12:00 AM every day. When you unzip the build, you will see a build file included, so you know which one it is.

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Down & Dirty With ColdBox 2.5.0 - Who, What, Why? at the ColdFusion Meetup next Thursday

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I will be presenting at the ColdFusion meetup group next week Thursday. So please check it out: http://coldfusion.meetup.com/17/calendar/6710816/ I will be presenting on the up and coming 2.5.0 release, so new features and sneek peeks will be shown. So Please RSVP!!

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ColdBox 2.5.0 RC 1 updated, please download fix.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I have just updated three critical fixes on the RC1 bits that I forgot to include in my script and on my tests. The fixes encompasses the following: 1) Applications running off a root where not registering the handlers property. This has been solved. 2) The multi-threaded logger for coldfusion 8 and bluedragon 7 has been updated with the correct attributes that where missing. 3) The multi-threaded cache manager for coldfusion 8 and bluedragon7 has been updated with the correct attributes that where missing. That's it folks, sorry for the excitement. Please give the download a try again. These errors where reported by Sana Ullah, so thanks so much Sana!! You are always helping out and making ColdBox better. Enjoy and God Bless. Download from here

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Dashboard problems on RC1

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I just realized that the compilation under cf8 will not work in cf7. Therefore, I will have to alter my compilation scripts to do cf7 and cf8 compilations for the Dashboard. Expect an update for the dashboard in the RC1 package by the end of the weekend. This should be easy to setup so I can deliver a cf8 and cf7 compiled dashboard.

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