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Frameworks Conference, I got nominated. Vote for me

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 25, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I just realized that I got nominated to speak at the Frameworks Conference in DC in February. So if you really support ColdBox and would like a ColdBox 101 session for this conference, then go to the link below and vote for me.

Thanks again for your ColdBox support.

ColdBox 1.1.0 Release and Dashboard Preview

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 23, 2006 00:00:00 UTC

I have just updated the site to hold the latest release 1.1.0. This is a major upgrade thanks to all the feedback on the 1.0.2 version. It includes tons of fixes and more aspect programming. You can download it as usual from the projects sections

Download ColdBox

What is New?

Well, a lot!! JEJEJE. Here is some of the new features and capabilities.

  • Varscoper Checks, Code Optimization and cleanup.
  • Global Server Installation Method.
  • CFMX 6.X & BlueDragon are now fully Supported.
  • Datasources support via config.xml. You can now use the getDatasource("name") in the

    event handlers/plugins to retrieve a datsource bean.

  • Mail Settings bean support. You can now use the getMailSettings() to retreive it.
  • Messagebox.render(clearFlag) now has a clearFlag in order to clear or not, the message

    structure after rendering.

  • Eventhandler.cfc code optimization, no longer need of writing an init method.

    PLEASE REMOVE THEM unless you have any code that needs to be executed every time

    an event is called. Look at:

  • Renderview can now accept a view name as a parameter. You can then render a view

    anywhere you want, layouts, within views, event handlers, etc, and as content variables.


  • New Plugins: FileWriter & StringBuffer
  • Framework/Application extensions via custom plugins, declared in config.xml.cfm
  • Coldbox Logging Facilities: ColdBox now provides you with a per application

    logging facility for errors and custom (error|fatal|information|warning) entries by

    simplify filling out two settings in your config.xml and using the logger plugin.

  • Event Handlers/Plugins now have a "rc" scope available, that is a direct line to the request collection.
  • New Method: paramValue("var name","default") same as cfparam but for the request collection.
  • cfcViewer plugin was revised. You can now use it to render documentation with any


  • New i18n and Resource Bundles Plugins based on Paul Hastings work.
  • New Method: getSettingStructure( structure, deep_copy_flag ) Retrieves the entire configStruct

    or the fwSettingsStructure.

  • Mapping of Exception Types:
  • Check out the latest API:
  • New Dashboard (Will be release later)
  • Eclipse Snippets
  • New sample applications: i18n Gallery, samples gallery, coldboxreader, Illidium CFC Generator

You can also check out the progress of the new ColdBox Dashboard which will be used to maintan a ColdBox installation, tool sets, logging and auditing for all your framework enabled applications, auto-updates and more.

Open Dashboard Here

The default password to use is "coldbox"

So welcome to a new era for ColdBox, where it will continue to move towards a pure event driven framework, based on proven design patterns and help you achieve more in less time and with no complex XML dialects. So give it a try. Post here all your comments, questions and suggestions.

The offical bug email is [email protected], or you can report them to the forums.

Online ColdBox Reader Updated

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 23, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I have just updated my ColdBox RSS Reader in order for users to update their profile and request new passwords. So now you can change your password and update your email address. So please head over there:

ColdBox Reader

And update your profile or if you do not have a profile, then create one and start sharing your feeds.

By the way, it is running on ColdBox 1.1.0


I am an Uncle

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 21, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I am an Uncle today,

Nicolas Majano Larrea was born today at South Miami Hospital!! I am extremely happy, I can't imagine when it will be my very own son!

I won't be at MAX, but Oscar Will!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 21, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I won't be going this year to MAX, due to me starting a new job at ESRI the coming month. SO you won't be able to drill me with questions about ColdBox. However, Oscar Arevalo is on its way as the representative of Home Portals ( and ColdBox. He is part of the ColdBox team, so if you see him at the conference, ask him!! He has the latest copy of 1.1.0 preview, so if you are interested, you can bump a copy from him. Sorry Oscar!!

Anyways, enjoy the conference and looking forward to reading your reports.

Getting Ready for ColdBox 1.1.0: Exceptions Listings, Documentation, Need help and more.

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 18, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
In preparation for the 1.1.0 release of ColdBox, I am writing documentation like crazy so I can help developers understand more on how to use this framework. I have just finished all of the Guides and a new section which actually lists all the thrown exceptions by the framework.

You can take a look at the list here:

Exceptions List





So please check out the Trac wiki for all the updated documentation and all the features that will be on 1.1.0. Again, if you have any questions on why use the framework, differences, or your experience with ColdBox, please post it in the comments. All your questions please, so I can add them to the FAQ.

If you have any good articles about your experience with ColdBox, please send them to me, so I can add them to the Articles section of the wiki.

If you have no idea what ColdBox is? Well please READ!!!

If you also have some public projects that you want to showcase, please send me the URL, so I can post them in the wiki section for it.

Thanks again for your support.

Adiue Sandals!! Welcome ESRI!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 16, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
This post is dedicated to the Sandals development team since I have place my resignation last week. I will be moving to better and more distant fields at ESRI in Redlands, California.

I excited to announce that I have accepted a senior web development position at ESRI ( The Geoghraphical software giants, and will be starting mid-November. I am truly excited to start work at this great company and with so many great engineers. I hope they like ColdBox!! jejeje :)

I thank Sandals for all the time they gave me, the opportunity to shine and bring forward more Object Oriented Coldfusion than they ever imagined possible. Thanks for this great 4 years where I have grown and learned.

I guess I have a cool new governor, ARNOLD!!

Adiue Sandals!!

ColdBox 1.1.0 Update: ColdBox Reader 1.1.0 Preview

Posted by Luis Majano
Oct 02, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I have deployed the latest build of the 1.1.0 release to my website and now providing the backbone for this blog, the forums, and ColdBox Reader.

This post is to showcase ColdBox Reader. It is a web 2.0 application built using ColdBox and Ajax interactions. You can start checking it out here:

ColdBox Reader

This is a shared rss reader that will captivate your mind. Here is a screenshot of the application:

So please check it out and see how ColdBox can work for you. More updates are coming, so stay posted.

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