Issue #5 of my CFML Open Source weekly update series. A couple of quite unique projects have come into existance this week, including a stats provider for Munin and a SSH client & server. Plus the weekly github report, seeing some movement in the most starred projects of all time table.
A really interesting project that provides data for Munin monitoring. Currently only provides uptime, application instance count and session instance count. But looks simple enough to add other statistics in.
Chris has created an offshoot of FW/1 called Cyril. It’s based on a consolidation of features and patterns that he usually uses when creating a web application.
Appears to be a project for taking advantage of SSH to transfer files (SCP) to and fro.
Related to the project above, but takes advantage of Apache SSHD to provide the actual SSH server.
Looks like another CFML based CMS.
A CFML component designed for easy interaction with the Batchbook v2 API.
Brian has also put together a CFML component to easily abstract access to REST based APIs. Providing helper functions and a testable CFHTTP framework (CF8+).
Mura CMS has reached version 6 which includes a bunch of additions over previous versions. This include a brand new admin UI (Twitter Bootstrap based), streamlined editing forms, improved tagging and much more.
They’ve also posted some technical notes for the release. Worth a read if you’re using the project as it provides some IIS and CFML engine compatibility information.
This is a CFML component that provides jQuery like selector usage against web content. The update included a new version of the Jericho library used (v3.3), performance improvements, Javaloader fix and more.
Provides simple access to the Java Concurrency Framework in CFML applications. This release removes Adobe ColdFusion 9 support, due to a user discovering a massive memory leak issue under that version of ACF. Support may return if Marc manages to convince Adobe to fix the underlying issue. If you’re using CFConcurrent anywhere with ACF9, you may want to consider voting on the issue.
A port of “Underscore.js” for CFML, making use of closures and anonymous functions to easily perform tasks of collections. Update includes a bunch of new methods like (but not limited to): value(), push(), shift(), unshirt(), join(), pairs(), random(). Plus support for Foundry and fixes for the mxunit based testing.
Slatwall related modules
Greg has been busy and created repositories for some modules/extensions/plugins to hook other projects into Slatwall.
Christine has created a ContentBox Module for automatically including an author bio in blog posts.
This module by William loads a Contactor plugin to let guests, to your ContentBox based site, send you messages.
William has also produced an theme for ContentBox called “Elegance”.
A plugin designed to prevent spam by protecting forms in a “less annoying way”, from James Gibson.
A module for ColdBox that will recursively scan any folder on your server, reporting the kinds of line breaks in use.
Matthew announced on the OpenBD mailing list, that there is now a Google Chrome extension available for easily accessing the manual information.
The 5th github report for ColdFusion see’s MXUnit jump up to 13th in the table for most starred ColdFusion projects (although it’s joint with CFTracker and ContentBox).
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