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ColdBox Training Partnership with Rachel Queen Services Group, LLC

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 26, 2008 00:00:00 UTC

ColdBox Training Partnership with Rachel Queen Services Group, LLC and Ortus Solutions, Corp

June 26, 2008

As previously announced, ColdBox is in the midst of a transition from an Open Source Software project to a Professional Open Source Software project. It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce yet another step in this transition: a new strategic partnership between Ortus Solutions, Corp and Rachel Queen Services Group, LLC, which will oversee ColdBox Platform Official Training Seminars and curriculum development.

ColdBox Platform Official Training Seminars will provide 16+ hours of intense, hands-on training featuring:

  • 2-Day Introduction to ColdBox and ColdBox Platform Development (ColdBox Platform 101) or
  • 2-Day Advanced ColdBox Techniques and Application Development (ColdBox Platform 201)
  • Official Training Seminar Workbook + Goodies.
  • Limited Seating will be available, providing a more intimate learning atmosphere (10-15 people max)
  • Regional Training Seminars (off-site, schedule TBA)
  • Private Training Seminars (on-site)

The first ColdBox Platform Official Training Seminar set to cover Introduction to ColdBox and ColdBox Platform Development will be held in Dallas, Texas, and is tentatively scheduled for October 11-12, 2008. To reserve your seat and/or seats for your development team, please contact us at [email protected]. Please be sure to let us know how many seats you would like to reserve, as seats are limited!

NOTE: We are in the process of locking in the Dallas venue and price schedule. As soon as these details are finalized we will make a formal announcement on official location, traveling arrangements, official schedule, individual pricing and curriculum.

ColdBox 2.6.0 RC2 Released + Announcements

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 15, 2008 00:00:00 UTC

ColdBox RC2 includes some new features and bug fixes to complete the entire feature release schedule for version 2.6. There will be no more release candidates after RC2 but the Final Release in July. We are extremely happy to introduce some cool new features we have been working on for quite a while now. So please enjoy this RC update and stay tuned for the final 2.6 FAITH release in July. As always, you can visit the What's New wiki page for all the in depth document. All of the documents in the wiki are in Revision State and almost all of them have been revised for version 2.6. We are expecting to complete our documentation revisions by July, so keep posted to the wiki timeline as guides are being updated with the latest and greatest documentation for the 2.6 release. Below are also some announcements:

The ColdBox Platform:

The following diagram shows the ColdBox Platform and all of its components. This gives you a better understanding of how ColdBox is not a mere MVC framework but an application platform and a set of developer tools.

My CFUnited Schedule

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 12, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I am really excited about CFUnited this year, again, it will be my first experience as both an attendee and a speaker at this great conference. I look forward to learning all kinds of new stuff. I am attaching my schedule.

Amcom Technology Chooses ColdBox

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 11, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Yesterday Amcom Technology, a software development company based in San Francisco, announced that they did some extensive analysis when choosing the framework for their next big CRM project and had chosen ColdBox. The analysis document is very straightforward and very informative. You can find the link to it in their press release.

In his statement, Tariq Ahmed, Manager of Product Development, points out the following:

From a technical level, our own experiences and research showed that all the MVC Frameworks we evaluated were generally equal in performance and scalability. However we found that ColdBox offered distinct advantages in other areas; particularly the toolkit nature of the project which offers various features like debugging, custom exception handling, interceptors, and AOP error logging abilities, but also the fine grain ability to hook in and extend the Framework.

From a business perspective, it was a no brainer. The level of documentation rivals professional technical publication teams. And the high degree of long term persistent development activity on the project provides security in the sense that these guys have an unlimited amount of passion to remain committed at that level for so long.

CFunited 2008 Presentation Posted

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 08, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I am super excited to be going to my first CFUnited Conference in the next few weeks. I will be doing my first presentations on ColdBox and I just posted such presentations in the official ColdBox Wiki. So please check them out as they are different than any of the presentations and it includes most of the 2.6 features.

ColdBox now has Dreamweaver hints

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 06, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Aaron Roberson, we now have the ColdBox dictionaries on Dreamweaver (For those that still use it). I will be updating a guide in the wiki on this, but have also uploaded it to the SVN. If you wish to download it now, please click here.

Here are some screenshots:

Railo 3.0 New Features

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 05, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I was just going over the Railo 3.0 new features and the following just smacked me in my forehead!!

New features

Amazon S3 resource

Cluster Scope

instance synchronization

Spooler with frontend in the admin for mail, thread-tasks, instance synchronization

Definition of constants in the Railo XML

Cluster scope and synchronization!! WOW!! These are features that anybody running on a cluster would appreciate. I am excited to try this out.

Railo goes Open Source!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 05, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
WOW!! I got the news today and I am extremely happy for Railo Technologies. They will release a CFML version at, which is the leading j2ee engine. I am super excited about this news, because I love the Railo cfml engine. It is snappy, responsive and extremely compatible. What I love the most is:

As part of the work with Railo, the community will be working on

several enhancements to provide CFML developers tag-based access to

JBoss core functionalities, including JBoss Cache and Messaging.

Finally, some CFML JBoss Cache!!! Again, these are great news and congrats to the Railo crew on trying to expand CFML to the massess.

Creating Charts with WebCharts 3D and ColdBox

Posted by Luis Majano
Jun 04, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Ernst van der Linden has created an incredible tutorial on how to leverage the WebCharts (Included in ColdFusion) library to create amazing map charts, extreme charts and so much more. He has created a coldbox plugin for it and does a step by step tutorial on how to build them. It is really fascinating stuff. So check it out for yourself:

Download Guide or visit the ColdBox Wiki

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