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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 7 - Keeping up to date

Brad Wood
Dec 20, 2017

 

For today's 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, we'll talk about staying up to date when it comes to your CLI binary and the modules you have installed.  New versions of stuff come out all the time and you don't want to be stuck on an old version.  

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The 12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas — Day 7 — cfcollection

Eric Peterson
Dec 20, 2017

 

Learn about a cross-engine. expressive, and extendible functional programming library today — cfcollection.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas 2017 - Day 7 - Media Manager Image Editor

Gavin Pickin
Dec 20, 2017

 

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. In this series we'll be giving you 12 ContentBox tips. Keep your eye out for other 12 tips of Christmas series on our blog, including a new one this year, 12 modules of Christmas on ForgeBox.

Day 7 - Media Manager Image Editor. Thanks to our good friend Francesco Pepe (@tropicalista), we now have a full-fledged image editor in ContentBox Media Manager.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 6 - Docker

Brad Wood
Dec 19, 2017

 

In today's The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas we're going to discuss Docker. Containers are changing how the world deploys apps and services for development and production.  With Docker you don't need to ask around to find a good ColdFusion hosting company.  All you need is a company who supports Docker and you know you can deploy there.  Docker requires a shift in thinking though.  Smaller, transient servers that you don't install every time.  Portable configuration and flexible deployments based on text configuration files and environment variables.  Hey, that sounds right up CommandBox's alley!  

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The 12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas — Day 6 — qb

Eric Peterson
Dec 19, 2017

 

In the CFML scene, there seems to be two names when it comes to data persistance plain ole' cfquery and ORM — not much inbetween. Our module highlight today is out to change that.

Meet qb.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas 2017 - Day 6 - New User Invite Workflow

Gavin Pickin
Dec 19, 2017

 

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. In this series we'll be giving you 12 ContentBox tips. Keep your eye out for other 12 tips of Christmas series on our blog, including a new one this year, 12 modules of Christmas on ForgeBox.

Day 6 - New User Invite Workflow. We have introduced a new approach to creating authors in ContentBox. You will now be presented with the new author wizard which will allow you to pre-fill author details in a secure manner.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 5 - TestBox Run

Brad Wood
Dec 18, 2017

 

For Christmas this year, why don't you give the gift of unit tests to everyone (including yourself) who may work on your app in the future.  Nothing else brings about the same amount of confidence in refactoring or assurance that your app still works on that new CF engine update you just installed.  While you use TestBox to write and run your tests, CommandBox has some commands built in to help you do it in style.  And most importantly, these CLI commands are perfect for automating your tests on your favorite CI server like Jenkins or Travis.

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The 12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas — Day 5 — whoops

Eric Peterson
Dec 18, 2017

 

Today let's look at a quick, fun module today. It will make your exception experience in development just a little bit nicer. It's called whoops.

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The 12 Tips of (ContentBox) Christmas 2017 - Day 5 - Admin Bar

Gavin Pickin
Dec 18, 2017

 

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. In this series we'll be giving you 12 ContentBox tips. Keep your eye out for other 12 tips of Christmas series on our blog, including a new one this year, 12 modules of Christmas on ForgeBox.

Day 5 - Admin Bar - We have added a new Admin Bar that can help you manage and edit content from the front end website. This Admin Bar can be enabled/disabled from the ContentBox Settings panel and will only show up if it meets certain criteria.

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The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 4 - CFConfig

Brad Wood
Dec 17, 2017

 

In this installment of The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas we'll talk about a CommandBox module called CFConfig that will make your life a whole lot easier.  A couple of days ago we covered the server.json file which helps you define what CF engine to use (Lucee, Adobe, etc) and your JVM settings and web server settings in a way that is easy to distribute to you coworkers.  There was one big thing missing though and that is all of the settings that you put in your ColdFusion administrator like datasources, CF mappings, and request timeouts.  Well, Christmas has come early this year because CFConfig is the piece of the puzzle that does that for you!

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