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Why is Code Reuse Important?

Gavin Pickin |  May 02, 2022

I know we all reuse code and some types of reuse are better than the others (I'm looking at you COPY AND PASTE / man in the mirror), but copy-paste is only a symptom of a larger issue, that WET code is not as easy to maintain as DRY code.

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New Dates for Into the Box 2022 and Why we changed them

Gavin Pickin |  April 27, 2022

Ortus Solutions is happy to announce we have new finalized dates for Into the Box 2022 and the venue. Into the Box 2022 will be hosted in Houston Texas, Tuesday September 6th through Thursday September 8th, 2022. The conference will be at a new venue, the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village.

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Call For Speakers Open for Into The Box 2022

Luis Majano |  March 24, 2022

We are very excited that the Into The Box conference is coming back to the Houston area in September of 2022. Registration is now officially open and call for papers is now open as well.

  • Full 2-day conference with over 30 different technology topics
  • An additional full day of hands-on training available for a veritable 3 days of awesomeness
  • A warm and sunny city of The Woodlands, Texas
  • When: First Weeks of September 2022
  • Modernize Your Skillz
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Migrating From ColdSpring to WireBox

Luis Majano |  March 24, 2022

ColdSpring was the first dependency injection framework for ColdFusion in the good 'ol days. It was inspired by Java Spring and it rocked during its tenure. As a matter of fact, there is still quite a large number of applications leveraging it, even though the framework itself is completey legacy, unsupported and might not even work on some versions of Adobe 2018+ as well. If you are in this technical debt boat and want a quick win and recover some ground in the technical debt war, then this tutorial is for you.

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ContentBox v5.1 Released

Luis Majano |  March 21, 2022

We are so excited to bring you a minor release update for ContentBox Hybrid CMS. This patch has taken quite some time to put together due to extensive implementations we have been releasing with ContentBox. It addresses a plethora of issues from our initial first major version release. It brings not only stability but an incredibly slew of updates and improvements to make developing with ContentBox easier.

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ColdBox 15 Year Anniversary Video

Luis Majano |  March 16, 2022

We are so excited to share a small video celebrating the 15 years of the legacy of the ColdBox Platform rocking the ColdFusion (CFML) World. It has been a truly tremendous ride, filled with lots of joy, challenges, frustrations and satisfaction that ColdBox is powering applications from companies all over the world. We started as the very first conventions over configuration MVC framework. It has become the most widely used ColdFusion (CFML) framework and the standard for developing modern web applications in ColdFusion (CFML). With tons of products, modules and frameworks that have stemmed from this initial project. ColdBox HMVC has truly been a catalyst at Ortus!

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Built With ColdFusion and Ortus

Luis Majano |  March 04, 2022

Today we are announcing the availability of a new initiative to store and share sites, applications and companies that leverage ColdFusion (CMFL) and any of our Ortus Technology. This is a simple repository ...

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Documenting CFML with DocBox

Michael Born |  February 25, 2022

DocBox is a documentation generator for CFML which analyzes your component metadata and structured comments to build beautiful, functional HTML documentation.

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CommandBox Github Actions v2.0.0 Released

Luis Majano |  February 17, 2022

We are so incredibly excited to bring about an official release of this github action that our very own Eric Peterson has started. This has been a collective effort with the mighty Michael Born, Github Actions Guru, to bring you speed, optimizations and documentation to getting CommandBox CLI installed in Github actions easily and speedily.

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ColdBox 6.6.0 Released

Luis Majano |  February 04, 2022

 

Today we are incredibly excited to release ColdBox v6.6.0 and its standalone companion libraries: CacheBox, LogBox and WireBox. This release has taken quite a few months and tons of years of research to complete. We have finally made WireBox a Hierarchical Dependency Injection framework. This is our first huge step into allowing multi-dependency management in ColdBox Modules. This means that you will be able to have modules of different versions running within the same ColdBox app and each module will be able to get the right dependency that it needs. With that said, let's explore this release.

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