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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 4 - Web Server Aliases

Brad Wood
Dec 18, 2016

 

If you haven't purchased all your Christmas presents, it's time to made a mad dash for Amazon and reach for the quick shipping. If your stockings are already hung by the chimney with care then you'll have time for this next tidbit in our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas series.  One of our goals for CommandBox is for it to become a drop-in replacement for your local dev environment with the least amount of hassle and to do that you'll likely need to create some web aliases (or virtual directories as IIS calls them).  

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 4 - Login Security

Gavin Pickin
Dec 18, 2016

 

At Ortus Solutions, we love the holidays, and we wanted to gift you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, and I am going to share 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas.

Security is a big issue with any website these days, and with the number of word press hacks in the wild, it’s a big PRO to using ContentBox. With Brute force attacks to admins so prominent, we have a fewof features to make your life easier, and your website safer.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 3 - GitHub Integration

Brad Wood
Dec 17, 2016

 

Snuggle up with a warm cup of eggnog (if you're into that sort of thing) because here comes the 3rd installment of our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas aimed at lifting holiday spirits and empowering developers.  Today we look at the sweet GitHub integrations we offer.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 3 - Scheduled Posts and Content

Gavin Pickin
Dec 17, 2016

 

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas.

Running a website, on top of your normal job duties can be a lot of work. Time is valuable, and important when trying to plan your content and the corresponding social media publication. This is the reason why we created an important ( but often overlooked ) feature, Publication and Expiration dates for content. You might be surprised what in ContentBox is date controlled.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 2 - Customized Dashboard

Gavin Pickin
Dec 16, 2016

 

As we continue with our 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas, we at Ortus Solutions are giving you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is also doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas,

When you or your team log into your ContentBox site, you see your ContentBox Dashboard. You can see recent content, recent comments, recent news, some data snapshots… but you can also quickly customize this to help your team communicate. It is as easy as changing a few ContentBox admin settings.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 2 - Working Offline

Brad Wood
Dec 16, 2016

 

Today we continue our 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas series aimed at bringing warmth, holiday cheer, and useful information to a cubicle near you.  CommandBox does a lot of things online for you.  It connects to ForgeBox, the CFML package repository, it downloads CF engines to start servers, and can even update your packages to new versions.  This is great when some Starbucks Wifi is in reach, but what about at 30,000 ft or working on the road.  You still need to be able to start up servers, install dependencies, kick butt, and take names (all in the Christmas spirit, of course!).  Here are some clever tricks to keep you working even when the network is unplugged.  

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 1 - ContentBox API

Gavin Pickin
Dec 15, 2016

 

The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas - Day 1 - ContentBox APIAt Ortus Solutions, we love the holidays, and we wanted to gift you a gift of developer productivity, we will share a few tips and tricks that will keep giving all year around. Brad Wood is doing 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, and I am going to share 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas.

In today's day and age, it's API here, API there, here an API, everywhere an API. Rightfully so, because of mobile, javascript, working with APIs are not only convenient, but almost necessary. While building ContentBox, we have always been mindful of how we can expose ContentBox as an API. Since ContentBox is built on top of ColdBox, exposing data from ContentBox is probably much easier than you think. In this post, we'll show you how you can start using it, in seconds.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas - Day 1 - Network Proxy

Brad Wood
Dec 15, 2016

 

At Ortus we love the holidays and we figured the best way to get you in the Christmas mood was to share the gift of developer productivity this year.  That's why we're doing a 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas this year to send you into the new year with some clever tricks you can use as leverage when asking for your raise.

Network Proxy

Love to use CommandBox but your network admins require you to use a company proxy for all your internet traffic?  This can give you weird errors any time you try to install packages, search ForgeBox, or start up an Adobe server.  That's because each of those items requires you to connect to the Internet.  

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Configuring your CommandBox servers on first start

Brad Wood
Dec 13, 2016

 

More and more people are starting to use CommandBox for their local development, especially among teams who want to quickly and easily start up the same environment on each of their machines.  That has led to the most common question now for CommandBox users which is: "How do I automatically configure my ColdFusion/Lucee settings on my server?"

This is a fair question, and for the most part I've treated configuring the settings in your CF engine to be outside the realm of what CommandBox tries to solve.  The reality is, the CF engines often times fall short and people need a better way.  Here's a guide for your current options when it comes to configuring the settings on your CF engine.

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Call For Speakers Open for Into The Box 2017

Brad Wood
Nov 30, 2016

 

We're gearing up to bring Into The Box back-- our yearly Ortus conference of Boxy goodness.  This year will have some major changes from previous years.

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