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ColdBox Repository Updates

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Just some notification that the src folder in the repository has been refactored to make it easier on builds. The folder is now called testharness and the system folder has been pulled out to the root to keep consistency with the actual build. I have slacked off on this updated, but finally here. So if you do auto builds from SVN, please update.

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The power of ColdBox Complex Settings.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

One of my favorite updates to 2.6.0 is the ability to create complex elements on my settings using JSON notation. In previous versions, you had a very limited JSON notation, but now you have the full fledged notation. This is particularly useful if you want to override settings using the environment interceptor. You can actually override datasource elements or any part of the configuration file. It becomes tricky when overriding structures, but the notation helps out incredibly. Let's say that I have a datasource declaration like this on my coldbox configuration file: But I would like to override or maybe add another datasource element. If I want to override then I can create a setting element on my environment file that can look like this: This will override the datasources structure with the JSON inflated structure. This is really helpful when overriding complex variables and also for setting up new complex settings.

ColdBox MVC, Tutorials, Tutorials 0

Creating Charts with WebCharts 3D and ColdBox

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Ernst van der Linden has created an incredible tutorial on how to leverage the WebCharts (Included in ColdFusion) library to create amazing map charts, extreme charts and so much more. He has created a coldbox plugin for it and does a step by step tutorial on how to build them. It is really fascinating stuff. So check it out for yourself: Download Guide or visit the ColdBox Wiki

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ColdBox now has Dreamweaver hints

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Thanks to Aaron Roberson, we now have the ColdBox dictionaries on Dreamweaver (For those that still use it). I will be updating a guide in the wiki on this, but have also uploaded it to the SVN. If you wish to download it now, please click here. Here are some screenshots:

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CFunited 2008 Presentation Posted

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

I am super excited to be going to my first CFUnited Conference in the next few weeks. I will be doing my first presentations on ColdBox and I just posted such presentations in the official ColdBox Wiki. So please check them out as they are different than any of the presentations and it includes most of the 2.6 features.

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Amcom Technology Chooses ColdBox

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008

 

Yesterday Amcom Technology, a software development company based in San Francisco, announced that they did some extensive analysis when choosing the framework for their next big CRM project and had chosen ColdBox. The analysis document is very straightforward and very informative. You can find the link to it in their press release. In his statement, Tariq Ahmed, Manager of Product Development, points out the following:

From a technical level, our own experiences and research showed that all the MVC Frameworks we evaluated were generally equal in performance and scalability. However we found that ColdBox offered distinct advantages in other areas; particularly the toolkit nature of the project which offers various features like debugging, custom exception handling, interceptors, and AOP error logging abilities, but also the fine grain ability to hook in and extend the Framework. From a business perspective, it was a no brainer. The level of documentation rivals professional technical publication teams. And the high degree of long term persistent development activity on the project provides security in the sense that these guys have an unlimited amount of passion to remain committed at that level for so long.
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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.

ColdBox MVC, News, Releases 1

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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