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Dashboard Urgent Update!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 31, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Thanks to AJ Mercer,

The application template included in the download for the dashboard became corrupt. I replaced them in the distribution files and I am attaching the zip file to this post. You can download it and place it under the following directory:


Just replace the old zip file and you should be ok. If not, just download the bundle again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

ColdBox 2.0.1 Request Snapshot Debugger, see your data as events get fired!!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 29, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
One of the most coolest features the 2.0.1 release brings is a Request Context snapshot viewer as part of the ColdBox Debugger. This snapshot shows you the state of your request at every specific event execution time. I find this tool extremely amazing, since I can see how my variables change, when they change, which event changed/added/removed them and much more. Look at the screenshot below:

ColdBox Debugger

As you can see from the screenshot, the debugger has a RC Snapshot column that you can expand and collapse. Once expanded on a specific event, you can see the content of the request collection as the event got executed. You can see the xeh variables, the dbService object and its type, the event variable and more. As your application executes events, the snapshots are taken and will be ready for visualization in the debugger.

This is a great tool and a great way to debug your applications. No more cfdump and aborts to see where variables get set. Just look at the snapshot.

ColdBox Refactoring Guide!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 29, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
As with the new 2.0.1 release from yesterday, you now also get a new Refactoring Guide. This guide is a step by step guide on how to refactor ColdBox for use in your own custom server environments, shared environments or even embedding ColdBox in your commercial applications.

Open The Refactoring Guide

If you would like to add anything to this guide, please let me know and it will be added. Also, if you have other alternatives to refactoring, then please let me know.

More coming soon.

ColdBox 2.0.1, Dashboard 2.1.0 Released and much more!!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 28, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Welcome to another wonderful release day. This day marks a milestone in ColdBox development as I deploy the new deployment formats and two separate products: ColdBox ColdFusion Framework and ColdBox Dashboard.

They are now two separate products with separate licenses and development timelines. So enjoy these new versions!!

Before the news and release notes I want to thank God for his wisdom in yet another action packed release and for giving me the projects to help the ColdFusion community. And now the news:

Brian LeGros Joins the ColdBox Team

I met Brian last year in Florida and met him again at CF Objective this year. We went over the entire roadmap of ColdBox and he decided to dedicate development time to the framework and has already come up with some exciting new features for the framework. He has over 7 years experience with ColdFusion and assorted web-based technologies,

employed by Central Florida Investments as a Technical Lead for the Web Development Team and has a degree from the University of Central Florida, BS in Computer Science. His Java and OO experience will bring new methodologies and technology to this framework. So please welcome Brian to this community effort.

ColdBox 2.0.1

Welcome to another release of the ColdBox framework. Below you will see a summary of all the fixes and new features this release now holds.

Updates and Enhancements

* All guides updated with new content and strategies.

* New Guides: Plugins Guide, Refactoring Guide

* RequestContext/Event Debugger Monitor : You can now see snapshots of the request context as it traverses executed events. Great for debugging changes in the request context. You can now monitor EVERYTHING!

* Custom Conventions : You can now choose your own application layout conventions. YES SIR!! Choose your own conventions and easily update them using the new ColdBox Dashboard.

* Modified Application Template, more generation via ANT, unit tests and consolidations. Yes, you heard me right, you can now do Unit Tests on Event Handlers!!

* Addition of Cache Object Expiration Dates to debugger, you can now see when objects will expire.

* Added Memento's to ColdBox Bean Objects

* Custom Exception Template Included in application template. WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

* Config Override Variable - Choose your own config file from within the index.cfm. You can now choose to load any coldbox configuration file for your application. You can do multi-tiered configurations files and load them as needed. WOW!!


* Fixes for case sensitive OS's

* Timer Plugin extends fix.

* Cache Panel Monitor Not opening div Fix

* Samples gallery changelocale context fix

* Coldboxreader - ehUser.doLogin, context not found Fix

* Config.xsd - Change xs:sequence to xs:all

* XMLParser fails on file read for CFMX 6.XX

* Logger Plugin - init method fails if using as a new instance - check for coldboxlogslocation var

* beanFactory - not properly executing MIXIN or injected UDF's on CFC

* Debugger Panel CSS and HTML Cleanup

* Cache locking timeouts increased to 30 seconds

* Debugger fails when request.debugTimers is not set

* Critical Error when using Cache JVM Thresholds - 500 Error

* MS Sql 200 scripts for coldboxreader failed

* Galleon Admin Sample - Paging is invalid

* Login sample App Updated

* Refactor.xml - Errors on absolute prefixes.

* Bug Report/Debugger enhance to use request Context Methods

* Transfer Sample, MSSQL script is invalid

* Timer Fix - Initial testing logic for determining application in debug mode.

As you can see, action packed!! And now to a new generation of ColdBox IDE.

ColdBox Dashboard 2.1.0

The new dashboard has several internal fixes and the following enhancements:

* Framework Conventions: You can now change your application layout conventions right from the dashboard.

* Application Generator: Introducing the basis of RAD for ColdBox applications. You now have an application generator that will generate your basic application with several customizable features and even UNIT TESTS!!

App Generator

Well, this wraps up another release day. Stay tuned as there are tons of more upcoming releases and plans for The Premier ColdFusion Framework, ColdBox!!

ColdBox Dashboard gets a Trac Site!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 19, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Well, more development has been under way this weekend and there is a lot of exciting news and updates that will be coming in the next few weeks, but I can't tell you! :)

However, I can tell you that the companion application to the ColdBox Framework has received a new Trac site at the following location:

You can now follow the ColdBox Dashboard's development progress. So check out the new features in the upcoming 2.0.1 release.

God Bless

ColdBox & Ajax In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 11, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Catchy and corny title, right? Well, get your mind out of the gutter now and welcome another new guide for you Ajax Masters!!

ColdBox & Ajax In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!

It might be a short guide, but it sure is sweet!! Ok, enough with these corny references. Hope you enjoy it.

ColdBox My First App Guide Unleashed!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 11, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I have just spend some good time working on a revamped guide that will truly help the ColdBox newbie digest and get a hands on approach. You can reach it by clicking me here.

This guide covers the application template and ANT generation scripts that ColdBox provides. It will be further enhanced once the application generator is finalized in the ColdBox Dashboard.

Please give me your thoughts on this guide. Do you find it too technical, want to see more information on a specific topic, etc?

Case sensitive OS' Updated!!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 07, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
A small typo on my part would make some case sensitive OS's caput on the requestService due to my mispelling of the "requestContext"

I had typed "RequestContext", anyways, the zip has been updated with this small correction. Please download if you are getting weird behavior on case sensitive OS's.

So download the latest bits to resolve these issues.

ColdBox 2.0.1 Coming soon!

Posted by Luis Majano
May 05, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I am just gathering more little fixes and updates to the 2.0.0 major release and getting ready for the first utility patch. This solves basic bug fixes that arose from the 2.0.0 bits.

You can find more information about the current patches by going to the roadmap in the Trac Site.

ColdBox 2.0.0 Linux Fix Updated

Posted by Luis Majano
May 03, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
A small typo on my part would make some case sensitive OS's caput on the requestService due to my mispelling of the "requestContext"

I had typed "RequestContext", anyways, the zip has been updated with this small correction. Please download if you are getting weird behavior on case sensitive OS's.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Luis off to Cf.Objective()

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