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CFEclipse 1.3 is out

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 29, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Mark for this great release. I use this tool every day.

Plus they have a new nice looking website.

Hi! Id like to buy a copy of Windows Vista!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 27, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
I guess the following cartoon explains it all?

I love Windows!! (Yea Right!!)

You thought ColdBox was Fast. Well it just got faster!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 21, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
For those of you interested in testing the upcoming 1.2.0 ColdBox release, please download it from the repository and give me your feedback. I have just finished uploading a stable version. Some of the new and interesting features are the following:

ColdBox Event Handler Caching

If you thought that ColdBox was a fast framework, well it just got faster. With the flick of a new setting HandlerCaching your application will cache the event handlers. This opens incredible opportunities for actually making your handlers into objects with more specific functions and processes. You can now implement an init method on them and instantiate services on them, etc. The possibilities are endless. NOTE: The init method's if implemented, will need to call super.init() mandatory. Look at documentation.

From some load testing I have done, I have seen execution improvements of around 35-40%. Which is extraordinary. Plus, it is Thread Safe. So you can implement AJAX interactions with peace of mind. So give them a test, you won't regret it.

ColdBox Event Handler Packages

This is a great feature in order to get ready for the 2.0 release. This enables the developer to actually create packages for your event handlers. So re usability and organization are expanded. You can create in your handlers directory a handler package for blog operations, for logging operations, etc. This is great if you want to place two,three, a thousand ColdBox applications into a single application. You will just create packages and place your handlers in specific package. The new ColdBox event registration system will find them and register them. You can then package your views and layouts. Multi-applications with one single configuration and structure. WOW!!! Ohh by the way, there is no long XML dialects in order to glue the events. Its pure ColdFusion, like it should be.

ColdBox for Compiled Code

Due to ColdBox's 1.1.0 event registration system, compiled applications would fail. NOT ANYMORE. The new registration system will now work with compiled code. Even more, you can even compile the framework. (Just make sure the config.xml.cfm's are not compiled, they are XML files not cfm)

Auto populate beans from a Request

This great feature was brought to you thanks to Sana Ullah. The beanFactory plugin now enables you to populate a named or instantiated bean with a request's data (request collection). So If you are using a IoC framework like Lightwire or ColdSpring. Then you will definitely benefit from the framework actually populating your beans without you doing it. Here is a cool snippet:

That is it. The bean is ready for update/delete/etc.

As always, this is still in development. So please give me all the feedback you can. You can find more on what features are coming, what bugs where fixed at the usual Trac Project site:

There are also a few surprises coming to the 1.2.0 release which I will not discuss until they are done. Just let me say, that It will truly make ColdBox a Swiss Army Knife, like Mr. Gonda refers to this framework!! (You will like this one!!)

Replacing an Ipod Hard Drive

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 19, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
A friend of mine, Josh Highland,

Just directed me to his blog were he has a step by step tutorial on how to update an ipod's harddrive. It is truly awesome and pretty straight forward. This is great if for example your hard drive dies!! You can easily replace it.

Just click here to link to Josh's Blog.

It is a truly awesome entry.

Help! What are good programs for Screen Video Captures?

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 04, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Can someone please help or recommend on a good video capture software for either pc or mac. I would prefer mac.

I want to start creating some video tutorials for ColdBox.

Any suggestions??

Great Frameworks Article, ColdBox mentioned.

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 03, 2007 00:00:00 UTC
You can head over at CFDJ for a great frameworks article by Faisal Abid : Frameworks, Frameworks, Frameworks

It talks about why frameworks should be used, their role and how they can help application development. The article mentions ColdBox and some of its features.

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