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Upgrading ContentBox with CommandBox? Here's something you need to know before you do

Gavin Pickin
Jan 22, 2018

 

CommandBox is a great product, and it is always improving. Recently, one of those improvements threw a MASSIVE wrench in my world, and it might affect you too. Long story short, ContentBox stores custom modules, themes, widgets inside of the ContentBox module, usually with some tricky gitignore magic, you can ignore the core, and just commit your custom code to your repo. Now, after an update to CommandBox, if you do a install contentbox --force to update ContentBox around your changes, you might be surprised when CommandBox deletes all of your ContentBox modules, all of your ContentBox themes, all of your ContentBox widgets. Why CommandBox hates us all of a sudden?

CommandBox, ContentBox CMS 0

Screencast - CommandBox Package Link for Module Development

Brad Wood
Jan 03, 2018

 

The package link and package unlink commands are fairly new to CommandBox and here's a brief screencast that shows you a real life use case for them.  The package link command will create a symlink from your current directory into your CommandBox's system modules folder and reload your shell. 

CommandBox, Modules, Tutorials 0

The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 12 - CommandBox 4.0 Roadmap

Brad Wood
Dec 25, 2017

 

Merry Christmas everyone!   This is our final installment for this year's 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas! We're leaving this year with a bang as we look forward to what's coming in the future with the next major release of CommandBox CLI.

12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, CommandBox 0

The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 11 - Super Easy Module Scaffolding

Brad Wood
Dec 25, 2017

 

We've talked about what packages are, how to create them and how to publish them on Forgebox.  Now that you have the basics down, we've got some special ninja kung foo magic that will let you crank out modules with almost no effort at all.  We obviously can't implement the module for you, but there is a lot of boilerplate around creating the Git repo, scaffolding out files, setting up tests, and publishing.  We can turn all that boilerplate into 2 commands. **

** Some one-time setup required

12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, CommandBox 0

The 12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas — Day 11 — CommandBox Migrations

Eric Peterson
Dec 24, 2017

 

Let's tackle a powerful module today. It will take quite a bit of configuration, but hopefully you will see the usefulness of this module by the end of this post. Meet CommandBox Migrations, a tool for managing and running your database migrations with CommandBox.

12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas, CommandBox, ForgeBox, Modules 0

The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 10 - Private ForgeBox Packages

Brad Wood
Dec 23, 2017

 

For today's 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas blog, we're covering private ForgeBox packages.  This has been out for a while but we haven't talked a great deal about it.  The idea of private packages is that you want to have packages of code that you and your coworkers use to build your apps and you want to use ForgeBox to list them so you can have CommandBox manage their installation and updating versions.  However, these are internal packages that you don't to share with the rest of the world.  

12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, CommandBox 0

The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 9 - Debugging Server Starts

Brad Wood
Dec 22, 2017

 

For today's 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas we're going to review how to debug a server that don't want to start.  Figuring out why a server won't come up is usually very easy, but some people will waste a lot of time on it if they don't know how to access the logs.  Part of the issue is that the start command fires off an async process to actually start up the server, so you don't get much feedback right there in your console.

12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, CommandBox 0

The 12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas — Day 9 — verify-csrf-interceptor

Eric Peterson
Dec 22, 2017

 

I love modules that help me do the right thing in my code, especially when I often forget to do something. Today's module is very straight-forward — verify-csrf-interceptor — an interceptor that will automatically check for CSRF tokens for all non-GET requests to help protect against cross-site request forgery.

12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas, ColdBox MVC, CommandBox, ForgeBox, Modules 0

The 12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas 2017- Day 8 - Custom Java Versions

Brad Wood
Dec 21, 2017

 

As Christmas draws near, remember to pick up batteries for all those toys.  There's nothing worse than a Christmas morning with not enough AA's.  In fact, there's solid evidence that this entire holiday is a ruse to keep battery manufacturers in business.  They're probably kahoots with the peppermint latte guys.  Anyhoo, let's talk quickly about using custom versions of Java with CommandBox.  

12 Tips of (CommandBox) Christmas, CommandBox 1

The 12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas — Day 8 — CommandBox Githooks

Eric Peterson
Dec 21, 2017

 

A short one but a good one today. Let's see how we can automate tasks with CommandBox Githooks.

12 Modules of (ForgeBox) Christmas, CommandBox, ForgeBox, Modules 1