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ColdBox: ColdFusion MX 6.X issues and support

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 26, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
Support for ColdFusion 6.X will be on the next revision 1.0.3 plus other great features that you can check out here. 6.X has some issues that were shown into light by Aaron Conran.

You can download the zip in this post that contains a new settings.cfc, XMLParser.cfc, and Application.cfm. Just replace them in your system folder and also use the Application.cfm as a template for your applications, including the samples gallery.

Another drawback is that the Dashboard is only supported on CFMX 7.0 and above. If you can make it work for cfmx 6.X, then let me know.

Issues with 6.X click on them to view them.

ColdBox Framework: Config.xml Tutorial Part II

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 19, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
Yesterday, we went over the initial steps on the config.xml, click here to read it. We went over the Settings element and all the configurations that ColdBox can do for you. Today we continue on reviewing the rest of the elements in this config file.

This is the full config.xml file:




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ColdBox: Dashboard Auto Update Video Tutorial

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 18, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I just uploaded a small video to youtube to demonstrate how easy it is to use the ColdBox Dashboard to auto update your ColdBox installation.

You can find the video here:

Or you can view it below, if the embedded video works:

ColdBox: Config.xml Tutorial Part I

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 18, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
This is Part I of a tutorial about the ColdBox config.xml This introduces you to the framework settings and what you can define and do in ColdBox. You can find a sample config.xml below. We will go section by section, explain what each section does, how you can use it, and maybe you can give me feedback on future versions. Also, you can find the schema documentation by using the link below:

A great place to start can also be found in the wiki:

How does ColdBox compare to other Frameworks

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 18, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
On my last post, Sami Hoda, pointed out the following:

How about an architectural comparison between Coldbox and other frameworks to give existing frameworks people perspective?

And I think it is a great idea to give reference on what ColdBox can do and how does it compare to other frameworks. However, I do need some help from you (Developers) to post exactly what you want to compare. I can ramble and ramble, but I would prefer to get a listing of what exactly needs comparison. So please post all your questions about this framework and I will start gathering the answers and posting them. Please try to be specific, give examples if possible, I have not used all the frameworks out there and I am no expert on any of them, except my own, :)

Here are some questions that I came up with:

  • What are ColdBox plugins?
  • What is the difference between a ColdBox event handler and a Model Glue controller?
  • How does model calls differ from ColdBox than Model Glue?
  • How are views in ColdBox different than in Model Glue?
  • Why does ColdBox have Layouts and views, while Model Glue only has views?
  • Coldbox can use UDF libraries, can other framework use them?
  • Do I code in my config.xml like Model Glue/Mach II in Coldbox

These are just some. So please bombard me with what needs answering, I will try my best to conjure up excellent answers.

Have a good night.

Coldbox Download Error, My Apologies

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 14, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I just realized that the bundle upload was incorrect. You should now be able to download the coldbox bundle. My apologies, the file escaped my mind!!


ColdBox: 1.0.2 is now available.

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 14, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
This new revision is now available for download. It includes the new JavaLoader cfc by Mark Mandel as a ColdBox plugin, a new sample application to show how to use the plugin, two fixes and mostly code cleanup.

The docs have been updated and so has the wiki. In the future I will be mostly updating the wiki docs, and posting the documentation there.

So please give this revision a try. You can use the auto-update feature on the Dashboard or just simply download it.

Download ColdBox 1.0.2

I also noticed that Mr Ray Camden release a new galleon forums. So I will be updating the framework version of it to include his changes. Hopefully, by the time I finish, he still has not release a new one!! You are a machine!!hehe.


Eclipse Video Tutorials

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 13, 2006 00:00:00 UTC

I found these tutorials for Callisto on Eclipse that are very nice and can help any newbie setup eclipse and some great plugins and features.

Go to: 

You will see them on the right hand side. They have tutorials on

  • Installing Eclipse SDK 3.2
  • Installing Features from the Callisto Discovery Site
  • Installing and using the Eclipse Visual Editor
  • Installing and Using the Eclipse Web Tools
  • Installing BIRT (Reporting)

I just viewed them all and find them pretty great!!


ColdBox: 1.0.2 for Friday

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 12, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I will be releasing a minor update this Friday for ColdBox. This is special, because it now includes a JavaLoader CFC plug-in and it works great. It remains true to the actual cfc, just a little bit simpler to use. I will be including a new sample application to demonstrate how to use the JavaLoader cfc and updating the Wiki.

It also includes a fix for the CustomException Handler, it now has the exceptionBean in the request collection for usage if needed. Code cleanup and removal of unused files that escaped my mind.

A good note about the CustomExceptionHandler receiving the ExceptionBean is that you can determine the type of error and determine what to do with it.

For example, all of the framework internals throw certain types of errors that can be handled by this exception handler. ( ExceptionBean.getType() ) One that I use very often is:


You can use this if the event being passed via the url is incorrect.


You can use this if the event that is tried to be executed is not a registered handler in the framework. You can then proceed to redirect or do the necessary steps to deal with this exception.

I will be posting this revision on Friday. I would also welcome your feedback, you can comment here on this Blog, or use the Forums or just email me at [email protected]


ColdBox: 1.0.1 revision is now available.

Posted by Luis Majano
Jul 10, 2006 00:00:00 UTC
I just finished uploading some initial observations of the beta. Specifically one with the ApplicationStartHandler, where it was not firing automatically, just manually through the fwreinit action.

You can download the update, or you can use the auto-update feature of the dashboard.

So give that auto-update feature a spin and let me know if it blows up.


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