Welcome to the 2nd post in my CFML Open Source Weekly updates. There’s a lot more in this weeks post as I’ve delved into any new CFML project on github that looks interesting. Plus there is also the GitHub report, which is now showing chart movement since it’s got two weeks worth of data.
This new project was mentioned on the Railo mailing list as simple setup to launch a VM using Vagrant running Ubuntu 12.04 and Railo (jar method).
A demo application to provide a template for running Railo4 applications on Heroku.
Some of you are probably thinking that this isn’t a new project! But if you take a wonder over to github, you’ll find that Raymond Camden has created a repository holding the source code for the site. Haven’t seen any offical word on the purpose for this repository, but it’s still pretty interesting.
Spotted on github, this project is a “ColdFusion library to create arbitrary data to test with”.Looks like it would be useful for testing purporses or the creation of dummy data for content.
James Gibson also created another project on github, this time a plugin for CFWheels for hash properties in your models..
An open source Mura CMS plugin template available on github that takes advantage of FW/1 and DI/1. Would give you a head start with any Mura plugins, instead of starting from scratch.
Another project created by Semnet GmbH, this one with the purpose of providing a nice template to start your FW/1 and DI/1 based applications with.
A third new project for Semnet GmbH. Which is an “Open Source multilanguage integration for ColdFusion applications based on the Java ResourceBundle specification”.
Haven’t found out the purpose behind this new repository on github, but it appears to be a complete dump of all the methods and libraries on CFLib.org.
Managed to miss the fact that CFWheels released 1.2.0-preview1 last week and this week they’ve followed it up with “preview2″. It apparently contains a slew of features (see changelog) and they’re requesting help with testing to iron out the bugs ready for a future full release. Even if it’s just running the included test framework on your installation.
Gert Franz posted on the Railo blog that V4.0.2.000 RC2 is now available. He includes a list of the fixes and changes made since 4.0.0.013 and mentions that the full release should be out next week (week of 26th November, judging from the blog post date).
A new release of Simon Bingham’s Xindi CMS which is built upon a foundation of FW/1, DI/1, ValidateThis, Hoth, MXUnit and CFSelenium.
The Railo blog has shared a function for comparing two arrays with each other. Mentioning the hope (possible plans) that Railo will, at some point, allow for user defined methods against an array variable (
Mark Drew let slip that the Railo team are looking into handling database drivers in Railo as extensions. This would allow drivers to be easily updated, independantly from the rest of the CFML engine.
CFMitrah (which translates to CF Friend) has created a ContentBox module to show social icons in pages.
A call from Adam Cameron, as the ordained approver of CFLib submissions, for people to submit more UDF’s to the site. That also includes improvements on existing ones.
A bit of self promotion, this is my post suggesting that other blog authors consider stating a license for their code snippets that they post.
The first report generated with previous data for comparisons means you’ll see chart and stat movement indicators, sparklines and highlighted cells. For example, MuraCMS managed to take the #1 stop from Hoth in the “Most Starred This Month” table and ContentBox plus CFlow made new appearances in the “Most Forked This Month”.
Entypo pictograms by Daniel Bruce — www.entypo.com