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ColdBox Update-Dashboard Preview

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


Well, it is almost a week since my announcement of ColdBox and here are the updates on my progress.

  • The dashboard is complete with the framework auto-update feature included
  • i18N support via resource bundles is complete, you can now internationalize your applications via the config.xml and one simple getresource method. It takes more time to create the resource bundles than to actually enable multi-language support.
  • Samples gallery application finished in both English and Spanish
  • Quick Start Guide almost finished.

What is keeping me back from opening the source is the Quick Start Guide. I want to be able to provide some decent and abundant documentation, so from now on, that is the only task I am doing. This guide will give you an overview of the framework, how to use it, why use it, why not to use it, and more.

Now to the Dashboard preview. Below you can see some thumbnails of the sections of the Dashboard and brief descriptions:

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ColdBox:A ColdFusion Framework: Dashboard now in Spanish.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


Thanks to ColdBox's easy i18n and resource bundle support (Paul Hastings and Ray Camden) the dashboard application is now in Spanish for all of the Latinos in the CF community. Also, the samples gallery application is in Spanish. I will be updating all the documentation to Spanish too, but it will take me some time. I really would appreciate your feedback on typos or sentences that really do not make any sense or if you want to help me translate, well,you are more than welcome. You can download the ColdBox public beta 1.0.0 from here: Enjoy.

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ColdBox 1.1.0 Release and Dashboard Preview

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


Finally, 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. renderView("myTags/main_menu")
  • 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 stylesheet.
  • 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, or you can report them to the forums.

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ColdBox Dashboard 2.0.0 Beta Screenshots

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


I have just updated the ColdBox Screenshots so you can see a first hand look at the new and improved ColdBox Dashboard. This is a great application that will surely grow and help developers create and maintain ColdBox Applications. Please remember that it is still beta and improvements are ongoing. However, for this 2.0.0 release, they will be both be released at the same time. After that, separate timelines will be in place. I welcome your ideas and suggestions on this great dashboard. More fun stuff coming soon. If you really find these tools to fill your needs, please Click Here to Donate or visit my Amazon Wishlist. This project only survives because of the community and I would appreciate your support.

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ColdBox Dashboard, Take it for a spin!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


I just update my dashboard subdomain so you can test out the dashboard for yourself. You head on over to and log in with 'coldbox' to test drive this unique approach to framework management. Please send me your feedback and suggestions. This is still in beta as the framework, and they should be soon released. Thanks again for all your support.

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ColdBox Dashboard gets a Trac Site!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


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

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Dashboard Urgent Update!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


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: {DashboardInstall}/model/templates/ Just replace the old zip file and you should be ok. If not, just download the bundle again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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ColdBox Dashboard supports railo as an archive.

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


The ColdBox Dashboard application is now fully functional on Railo 2.0RC and will be distributed as the Railo Archive is prepared for it. As of now, Railo fans will have to wait somewhat for the inclusion of the archive. So please bear with me as the Archive is included. As of now, the dashboard is compiled to work on Adobe ColdFusion 7 & 8, and BlueDragon 6 and 7. Thanks

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ColdBox Dashboard Client Variables Error!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


If you downloaded the Dashboard and are having problems with the client variables error, then don't worry, its just the clientmanagement setting to true that throws it. I have attached an Application.cfc for you that you can use instead. The next release will include an uncompiled Application.cfc Sorry for this...

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ColdBox 2.0.3 & Dashboard 2.2.1 now available!!!

Luis Majano
Oct 15, 2008


Well, we have done it again, version 2.0.3 of The ColdBox Framework is now out and can be downloaded here. and we have a new logo: This release is the first one to include contributed content from Rob Gonda, Tom de Manincor, Brian LeGros, Sana Ullah and Aaron Roberson. The ColdBox Team and contributors are growing. The following is a list of what this release is composed of:

  • Documentation updated and more guides
  • New Sample Apps: Lightwire Sample and CCTApp by Tom de Manincor & Rob Gonda
  • #169 Structure variable declarations in the config updated, you can now also use = and : when declaring complex variables.
  • #178 LightWire is now fully supported and included with ColdBox for out of the box IOC. You can now develop your applications using a dependency injection framework right out of the box. Thanks to Aaron Roberson & Peter bell for contributing this key feature
  • #200 queryHelper new methods: getColumnArray(), getCountDistinct(), getRowNumber() thanks to Sana Ullah
  • #205 Critical Concurrency fix in the coldbox.cfm template.
  • #206 Removal of client variable references.
  • #207 clientstorage plugin syntax updated
  • #208 sessionstorage plugin syntax updated
  • #209 ColdBoxFactory.cfc updated with new method - getColdboxOCM(). To get a reference to the cache manager
    from within coldspring.
  • #210 Samples Gallery Content Updated.
  • #211 Var scoping optimizations
  • #212 Illidium Scaffolding Templates
  • #213 Configuration file now named: coldbox.xml.cfm or config.xml.cfm
  • #214 Testcontroller - When unit testing relocations, the setnext event will now save the event and querystring
    in the request collection for assertions.
  • #215 Significant Performance Optimizations, you thought ColdBox was fast, well now you will fly!! If you are running ColdFusion 8, the performance boost is SUBSTANTIAL
  • #217 Eclipse Dictionaries and snippets Updated
  • #218 ColdBox Cheat Sheet Updated
  • #219 Samples with JQuery updated to
  • #220 rc scope can now be found natively in all layouts and views. No need to declare it. This does not apply to handler/plugins.
  • #221 Logger plugin has been optimized and its 50% faster. You can also define the maximum number
    of archives to keep in the rotation, you can configure it via the settings.xml
  • ColdBox Dashboard 2.2.1 is also now included to take care of all setting updates.

For a more in depth overview, look at the Trac Site So enjoy this release. The ColdBox website is also being renovated and will be launched soon. Development is now strong for version 2.1.0 and we have some extraordinary features coming your way. So please show your support and God Bless.

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