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CFUnited Early Bird Ending Soon

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Only a few days left for the Early Bird special for CFUnited. So if you haven't registered yet, I really hope you do. I will be doing a great session on ColdBox at the conference and it should be a great one.

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CF Objective is almost here! ColdBox Session Debut

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Well, CF Objective is almost here, only 31 more days!! I am super excited that this year I will be attending again and actually speaking on two sessions:

  • ColdBox Framework 101
  • ColdBox Advanced Techniques Workshop

These sessions should definitely get you familiar with what ColdBox is and how it can help you or your organization. The two hour hands-on workshop will surely be an interesting one as I will demo lots of features and some clever tips and tricks. Hope to see you there and don't forget to register for these sessions.

ColdBox MVC, Conferences, Events, News 0

ColdBox Eclipse Help Plugin: API Reference

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

The beta for ColdBox 2.6.0 will be coming soon and its full of wonderful optimizations and some new features. You can read all about its progress here. The compatibility guide is also being written and if you are upgrading from previous releases you might want to check it out just in case there is something you need to update.

As you can see from the screenshot above, the new 2.6.0 comes with an eclipse documentation plugin, that embeds the entire codebase API into your eclipse help. The other cool thing is that all the documentation was produced by a coldbox application using the updated cfcViewer plugin. As you can see from the screenshot, the class documented is the new MXUnit class to support unit testing via MXUnit. Anyways, the plugin is now available in the nightly build or via SVN, and there might be some other plugins coming your way? (Husshhh) or maybe even a wiki? (Hushhhh)

ColdBox MVC, News 1

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.

ColdBox MVC, News, Releases 0

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.

 

ColdBox MVC, News, Releases 1

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.

ColdBox MVC, News, Plugins 2

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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