Welcome to my new attempt (did try before but failed) at putting out an open source weekly update on things CFML related. I’ll be keeping an eye out on RiaForge, Blog posts, Github and a few other places to piece these together over the duration of a week. Hopefully people will find it useful and projects will get a one or two more visitors.
I’ll also be including the Github charts with some added information. They’ll show how positions have fluctuated compared to previous weeks (given time to build up that is) and similar changes to forks, networks, open issues and stars. It’d be nice to know what people think of it.
Josh Knutson has releases a set of replacement debug templates for Adobe ColdFusion, inspired by the debug output from ColdBox.
Ortus-Solutions have released their first Adobe ColdFusion Builder extension: ContentBox Utilities. Providing you with code / ContentBox helper / layout helper introspection generate new widgets / layout themes / modules, installation of contributions from ForgeBox and more.
It has been a busy week for Orus-Solutions with them also releasing ColdBox Lite. An MVC framework based on a stripped down version of the full ColdBox framework, focusing on the MVC primarily. Available in two flavours, with and without ORM support built in and also includes WireBox as the standard engine for models, dependency injection and persistence.
Includes a new datasource and database installer, mobile layout detection, layout inheritance new UI actions and other bells and whistles.
Mura V6 has been granted a preview release into the wild. It contains quite a few improvements including a new UI (Twitter Bootstrap based), image cropping, multi-file upload, recurring events and much more.
Ortus Solutions are running a competition for the chance to win a Kindle Fire and other gift certificates. All you have to do is submit a theme or cool module for ContentBox on ForgeBox by December 14th to be in with a chance.
A short post highlighting the FarCry 6.2 diff engine, that’ll let you quickly see what changes there are between different versions of a content item.
Showcasing of the TAFE Western site that has been built using FarCry 6.2. Includes some screenshots and mentions that they took advantage of FarCry plugins for Solr based searching, Google Analytics and Google oAuth.
The FarCry blog digs up a roadmap from its past, goes over a little history and mentions that they’re hoping to have a beta of Farcry 7 out in time for their 10 year anniversary (April 2013).
Sean Corfield posted on the FW/1 mailing list, that he’s progressing with his Clojure port of his FW/1 framework. He believe’s that he soon might reach the point where he’d consider switching from the CFML version to the Clojure for his work purposes, at World Singles. His post gives us the heads up that, at some point in the future, he’ll be looking for a steward to take over the CFML version of FW/1.
A “State of the Platform” panel was held on November 13th with John Farrar (SOSensible), Michael and Judith Dinowitz (House of Fusion), Gert Franz (Railo) and Vlad Friedman (EdgeWebHosting.net). They go over aspects of the community and attempt to pinpoint areas of concern, like the need for killer CFML apps and ease of hooking into major service API’s using CFML.
Gert Franz (Railo) posted to the Railo discussion group that IntelliJ are working on a CFML debugger, asking for the community to help and vote for the issue. Matt Quackenbush (QuackFuzed) also chimed in with a reminder to other Railo related issues for the IntelliJ editor.
- IDEA-90264: Railo Dictionary Syntax Enhancements
- IDEA-92289: Railo Language Version: Incorrect Comment Syntax in CFScript
- IDEA-92290: Railo Language Version: Essentially No Insight in CFScript
- IDEA-92291 Railo Language Version: Smart [TAB] Disaster Land
- IDEA-92292: Railo Language Version: No Syntax Highlighting
- IDEA-92342: CFML vs. Railo Dictionary Dilemma
- IDEA-95071: ColdFusion Railo Debugger
Over on the Railo blog, Gert Franz has posted a “User Agent Parser” that has been ported over from PHP and then improved to get even better performance out of it.
Clicking the above image will take you to the CFML github report. As the weeks pass, the chart will be building up addition information, so you’ll see sparklines showing changes in position, stars, forks, network and open issues. Hovering over repository names will provide some additional information and clicking the repository avatar will give you a drop down list of project related links. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.
Entypo pictograms by Daniel Bruce — www.entypo.com