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Into The Box Conference Schedule Released!

Luis Majano
Feb 08, 2016

 

 

We are so excited to finally unveil the schedule lineup for our Into The Box technology conference.  We have over 15 speakers from around the world and over 20 sessions around technology, software craftsmanship and many of our Ortus products.  We are also excited to try a new format for our afternoon sessions we are calling: Tech Tasting Sessions.

Our tech tasting sessions will be 25-30 minutes sessions, back to back, culminating in our Happy Box event, where you will then have some nice food and drink tasting sessions.  We believe this format will allow attendees to get exposed to other technologies, approaches and speakers, instead of traditional 1 hour sessions.

Please remember that space is limited and seats do go fast, so get your early bird special on this conference.  See you in June!

 

 

Community, Community, Conferences, Conferences, Into The Box, Into The Box 0

CommandBox Connection on new 3.0.0 features: January 29th Noon Central

Brad Wood
Jan 26, 2016

 

If you didn't see our recent announcement, we've released the 3.0.0 beta of CommandBox for your testing and feedback. You can read more about the release here:

https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/commandbox-300-beta-released-for-testing

The updated docs for 3.0.0 can be previewed here:

http://commandbox.ortusbooks.com/content/v/development/

We're also announcing a CommandBox Connection webinar to take place this Friday the 29th at Noon Central time.  It will be via Adobe Connect and we will be recording it for those who can't attend.  Come by for an introduction to all the new features plus a walk through of how to use them so you can become more productive.

The webinar is complete and the recording has been added to our CommandBox Connection page:

https://www.ortussolutions.com/products/commandbox/commandbox-connection

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CommandBox 3.0.0 Beta Released for Testing

Brad Wood
Jan 19, 2016

 

We've been hard at work developing some cool new features for CFML's CLI, Package Manager, REPL, and Embedded Server, CommandBox.  Since there are so many major features, we're targeting this as a major release of the product, so welcome version 3.0.0s.  We want you to kick the tires and try out the newest features before our final release.   Please put in tickets for any issues you run across, or post to our mailing list.

Installation

First things first.  To install the latest 3.0.0 beta version of CommandBox, download the appropriate binary for your OS here:

http://integration.stg.ortussolutions.com/artifacts/ortussolutions/commandbox/3.0.0/

The first time you run box, it will install and replace any previous installation.  If you want to go back to the previous version later, you'll need to remove the .CommandBox folder in your user home first.

Documentation

The GitBook-based docs have had major updates made to them.  Prior to the final release of CommandBox 3.0.0, you can preview the bleeding edge of our docs here: 

http://commandbox.ortusbooks.com/content/v/development/

Also, the bleeding edge API docs are available here as well:

http://integration.stg.ortussolutions.com/artifacts/ortussolutions/commandbox/be-apidocs/

 

ColdFusion, ColdFusion, CommandBox, CommandBox, Releases, Releases 0

DocBox 2.0.5 Released with Updated CommandBox Commands

Brad Wood
Jan 19, 2016

 

We are excited to announce the general release of DocBox v2.0.5 and our new CommandBox DocBox command module.  This release brings some great features for the creation of API documents, but also the tight integration into  CommandBox to allow you to generate API Docs with only CommandBox installed.  Below you can learn more about our release.

This update fixes the installation so you can install DocBox into your project by running the following Command using CommandBox:

box install docbox

The code repo and readme for DocBox is here:

https://github.com/Ortus-Solutions/DocBox/

We have also released our first final 1.0.0 version of the CommandBox Docbox command.  If you want to generate your API docs completely from the command line without the need to even start a server, this is for you! The CommandBox commands are stored in a separate repo as well.

https://github.com/Ortus-Solutions/commandbox-docbox/

Install the new DocBox CommandBox Commands and use them like so:

box install commandbox-docbox
box docbox generate source=/path/to/coldbox mapping=coldbox excludes=tests strategy-outputDir=/output/path strategy-projectTitle="My Docs"

 

Please note, these command require the latest CommandBox 3.0 beta which can be downloaded from our integration server or via the CLI as well by running the command box upgrade --latest

This should allow you to really add some spice to your build jobs with new and easier ways to generate your API docs via Docbox.

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Coldbox Legacy App Demo

Brad Wood
Jan 18, 2016

 

There are a lot of people out there in the CFML world managing legacy codebases.  Some of them use frameworks that are no longer maintained, and many  use no framework at all.  A common question that I get is whether an app can be slowly converted over to  ColdBox without having to rewrite everything at once.  The answer is YES!  ColdBox will comfortably live alongside your legacy code, giving you the chance to slowly convert it over as you get the chance.  

ColdBox, CommandBox, Sample Apps, Tips & Tricks, Tutorials 0

DataBoss - Dynamic Administrator v2.1.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Dec 16, 2015

 

We are proud to announce today a nice minor release for Ortus DataBoss Version 1.5.0.  This release brings about several important fixes and trial version updates.  DataBoss 2.0.0 is already in the planning stages with a full migration to a ColdBox 4 module and CommandBox integration. 

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • [DATABOSS-93] - Collection Manager not display null as label values but escaped HTML
  • [DATABOSS-94] - Internet Explorer support via Bootstrap needs the scripts to load after CSS has loaded
  • [DATABOSS-95] - Singular relationships not being ordered correctly on editor lookups
  • [DATABOSS-96] - Standalone version acting with trial edition, as build not replacing right content,
  • [DATABOSS-97] - one to many relationships not being ordered correctly on collection manager dropdowns
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CommandBox 2.2.0 Released

Brad Wood
Nov 11, 2015

 

Monday, we released CommandBox 2.2.0, the latest version of CFML's package manager, REPL, embedded server, and CLI.  We've got a nice list of bug fixes and some fancy new installation endpoints like CFLib and RIAForge.  We've bumped the underlying version of Lucee to the new stable release of Lucee 4.5.2.018 which was also released Monday. Another nice feature is that the REPL now runs in the context of the current directory meaning you can create CFCs in the working directory and read/write files.  

Check out our release notes below and then head over to the download page to grab the latest box binary.  It will automatically upgrade any existing installation on first run.

Release Notes - CommandBox - Version 2.2.0

Bug

  • [COMMANDBOX-104] - Execute command doesn't work in interactive shell
  • [COMMANDBOX-112] - Testbox create commands break if testname includes package
  • [COMMANDBOX-270] - installpaths not added when not creating package directory
  • [COMMANDBOX-271] - Git endpoint psses java.io.File instead of string
  • [COMMANDBOX-273] - HTTP Endpoint package name guessing doesn't account for periods in file name
  • [COMMANDBOX-274] - When you do an 'update' command, it updates the modules but does not update the box.json with the latest version
  • [COMMANDBOX-275] - SQL Server JDBC driver doesn't work
  • [COMMANDBOX-282] - Sign Debian packages

New Feature

Improvement

  • [COMMANDBOX-204] - Add a directory argument for the REPL
  • [COMMANDBOX-265] - REPL's handling of functions that output content
  • [COMMANDBOX-267] - Optimize JVM Memory Arguments to Prevent PermGen and Java.lang.outOfMemory errors
  • [COMMANDBOX-276] - Improve error message when ForgeBox REST API is down
  • [COMMANDBOX-280] - Update to latest Lucee stable build
  • [COMMANDBOX-281] - Update to latest ColdBox application templates
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Ortus Developer Week 2015 is coming!

Luis Majano
Nov 02, 2015

 

Thanks to the huge success of our first three years of ColdBox Developer Week, we are back again for a fourth year, with a new name, Ortus Developer Week (ODW). ODW will be a series of FREE and live webinars hosted by the Ortus Team and seasoned developers from around the world. These sessions will cover software development, technologies, craftsmanship and usage of many of our open source and commercial products.  Visit our virtual conference page to get the latest information on sessions, speakers and details.
 

Register 4 FREE!


Come and join us for over 20 hours worth of FREE and live training. If you can't make it to all sessions, then don't worry, we will record all sessions for you and make them available through our Vimeo pages and we will also be creating our online training course out of these materials. So get your thinking caps on and get ready for a tremendous BOX geek-out week!  We will also have several prices from Ortus and Computer Know How.  We will raffle off 4 $50 gift cards, Sublime licenses and much more.  So make sure to register so you can be eligible to win.

We have a great range of sessions lined up this year that cover topics even outside of CFML like Travis CI, Ionic, and AngularJS.  We also have some great speakers presenting like Gert Franz, Mark Mandel, and a bonus session by Ray Camden.

Community, Community, Conferences, Conferences, ODW, ODW 0

TestBox v2.2.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Oct 21, 2015

 

Team TestBox is proud to bring our latest release to fruition, v2.2.0.  This release includes a collection of fixes but also several new cool features like gherkins-like syntax support, spec data binding, test listeners and much more.  We invite you to read our updated documentation book and the what's new page for an in-depth overview of the release.

You can also very easily get started or update your project with TestBox via CommandBox CLI for ColdFusion (CFML):

# install testbox
box install testbox

# update testbox
box update testbox

#what you thought there was more?

Major Features

Below you can find quick updates on our major features for this release.

ColdBox, ColdBox, ColdFusion, ColdFusion, Community, Community, News, News, Releases, Releases, TestBox, TestBox 0

FREE CFCamp 2015 ContentBox Beer-Shop

Luis Majano
Sep 30, 2015

 

    

Ortus Solutions is pleased to announce that we’ll be bringing a ContentBox CMS 3.0 pre conference Free Beer-Shop for this year's CFCamp 2015.  What’s the point of doing a workshop in Germany if you can't drink beer? Well the answer is simple: none. In Ortus we like to make sense, at least most of the time, so we are giving away free beer during the ContentBox 3.0 workshop, hence the name, beer-shop.
 

The beer-shop will be led by experienced beer taster Jorge Reyes, who will show you how to install ContentBox in your local machine using CommandBox CLI and create awesome sites with ContentBox widgets, clustering, offline admin deploys, and much more!

 
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