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Spry and ColdBox, what a great combination!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 31, 2008 00:00:00 UTC

Ernst van der Linden has just finalized his Spry Plugin for ColdBox and it totally rocks. It really simplifies the usage of Spry within any ColdBox application. Not only that, but he has compiled an incredible demo application that you can even download and check out online. The demo shows off some of the techniques, but you can do so much more. You can also find more plugins and interceptors at the ColdBox Code Depot

Live Demo

So please enjoy this great addition.

Russ Johnson on ColdBox Viewlets!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 21, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Russ Johnson, of Team ColdBox, has written a pretty nifty tutorial on ColdBox Viewlets.

From the docs:

A viewlet to me is a self sufficient view. A view that can live on its own, its data is pre-fetched and can just be renderer as is. What in the world is this? Well, imagine a portal, in which each section of the portal is self-sufficient, with controls and data. You don't want to call all the handlers for this data for every single piece. Its not efficient, you need to create a separation. Well, a viewlet is such a separation and all it comes down to, its that its a view that calls an event for data preparation. You can simulate this to a page controller.

SSL Interceptor does specific events now, great stuff Ernst

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 21, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Ernst has been busy and has updated his SSL Interceptor to do specific events and even pattern matching for events. So check his article out, truly nice work!!

SSL Interceptor by Ernst van der Linden

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 19, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Ernst has just posted his code for an ssl interceptor he just created. It looks awesome so take a look for yourself.

Want to Autowire your interceptors? Now you can!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 18, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Thanks to the autowire interceptor you are going now to be able to autowire your handlers/plugins and interceptors with any kind of objects from an IOC container like coldspring or lightwire. I just commited the update to the autowire interceptor and it works in the same way as handlers and plugins.

1. Declare the autowire interceptor

2. Add the autowire metadata property to your components: plugin, event handler or interceptor.


3. Add your setters/getters to your object.

That's it, easy as 1-2-3!!

Download now the nightly build.

ColdBox 2.5.2 update coming : autowire delight!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 16, 2008 00:00:00 UTC

For those of you interested in downloading the daily build, I have let

the cat out of the bag today, in which we will have version 2.5.2 in the next coming weeks.

Why the update if we are on schedule for 2.6? Well, these features

where left out of 2.5 until I was sure they where ok and now they are.

So what does the update include:

1. Two new interception points: afterHandlerCreation,


2. Fixes for using the coldboxproxy with event gateways (Thanks Tom!)

3. API documentation

4. Lightwire updated to include "containsBean" method

5. Due to the popularity of the flash RC persitance via setNextEvent

and setNextRoute, the method has been now exposed to the controller

and all plugins/handlers/interceptors. You can now persist variables

from the collection into the flash RC Ram via the method:

"persistVariables(comma-delimmited list of keys)".

You can now use it

to persist on demand. (Thanks Mark!!)

6. One new interceptor: autowire.cfc

This amazing interceptor will autowire your handlers and plugins with

beans from the ioc plugin (whether coldspring or lightwire). So you

can easily autowire your handlers and plugins with service objects or whatever you want. Man, am I

gonna have to configure mooore stuff. Well, not thanks to conventions

and metadata. All you do is:

- Declare the 'autowire=true' in your cfcomponent declaration.

- Then just create the getter/setters for your services (*They have to

be the same name as the bean names in your configurations)

And that is IT!!! No configuration, just add the "autowire" metadata parameter

to your handlers and plugins, create the getters and setters and you

are ready to roll.

The interceptor declaration would be:


The debugmode property just spits out to the log files any errors or

information stuff.

So there you go, one more surprise coming probably in about a week and

2.5.2 is a go!!

Enjoy the autowire interceptor!!

MacHeist!! Get tons of Mac apps for a super low price!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 13, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
Have you heard of MacHeist. I just did and man!! This is incredible. You can buy over 10 apps for a super low price of about $40 bucks!! I was super impressed by it, plus you give some stuff to charity. Just head over there and check it out.

The ten great applications that are on the list are: 1password $29.95 CoverSutra $22.00 Cha-Ching $40.00 iStopMotion $49.00 Awaken $12.95 TaskPaper $18.95 AppZapper $12.95 CSSEdit $29.95 Snapz Pro X $69.00 Pixelmator $59.00

25% of your purchase will be donated to the charity of your choice.

CF.Objective ColdBox Hands On, Need your Input!!

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 11, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I am super excited to be able to be part of CF.Objective this year. I attended last year and it was an incredible conference. If you have not registered for it, please do.

Now, I need your input on what exactly to show on the hands on session. Below is my outline of what I would like to show. However, if you have a specific idea on the topics below, please comment.

Speaking at CFUNITED 2008

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 11, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
I will be speaking at CFUNITED 2008 this year in Washington, DC. I am super excited since I have never been to a CFUNITED conference. So it will be a first experience speaking and attending. My topic will be on ColdBox of course.

So if you haven't registered for this conference, then do so now!!

ColdBox Interceptors Guide updated: Dependency Injection & LifeCycle

Posted by Luis Majano
Jan 10, 2008 00:00:00 UTC
The ColdBox interceptors guide has been updated with some new cool approaches on how to deal with interceptor dependencies and their life cycles. You can see how they get created and configured so you don't go in loops to know the actual process. The injection of dependencies is also demonstrated when using an IoC framework like ColdSpring/Lightwire and even when you are not.

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