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CFFrameworks Recording on ColdBox!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


I just finished today my first presso with CFframeworks on ColdBox and man what an ordeal. The Adobe Connect completely failed on my Mac and rendered it useless. So I had to scramble to export the keynote to powerpoint, copy some files to my PC and try to get something going. So I truly apologize for not sticking to the entire agenda, but technical problems ensued. The worst thing is that I did not have a mic for the PC, so I hijacked a pair of earphones and use that as a microphone, Electrical Engineering 101!! So overall, at least I had something to show from the PC!! I though I never would have said this, but thank you PC for behaving!! Hopefully the next one will work on my Mac and all the samples I had. Anyways, I will be posting some scaffolding templates and try to record it. If anybody wants to donate iShowU I will create more recordings and post them up. Brief tutorials on several features. So please help out. Anyways, here is the link for the "Incredible" Presso If you have any questions, please let me know.

ColdBox MVC, Events, Presentations 5

ColdBox 2.0.3 Maintenance Release Soon!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


I have been doing some maintenance, bug fixes, and small additions that deserve a small maintenance release. I have updated the trac site to reflect this and will soon post this new update. A big thanks goes to Dr. Rob Gonda, for pointing out some very nice improvements!! Thanks again to all who attended the presso. More good stuff coming sooon!!

ColdBox MVC, News 1

Rob Gonda Joins Team ColdBox!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


I have know Rob for quite some time know and have been pestering him to give ColdBox a shot. He has now fallen and seen the light. I am happy to announce that Rob Gonda will be contributing to ColdBox architecture & development. His experience and software engineering skills are a true asset to this small team. He has already inspected almost the entire code base and is coming up with some incredible new features and tools. This is truly great news as ColdBox solidifies itself in the community and businesses around the world. So please welcome Rob to the team and for a brighter development future for ColdBox.

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Russ Johnson on Porting Fusebox 5 Apps to Coldbox : Controllers

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


Russ Johnson has just posted this very in depth guide that you have to check it out!!

ColdBox MVC, Tutorials 0

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
  • #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.

ColdBox MVC, Releases 3

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. 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

ColdBox MVC, Community, News 11

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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