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ColdBox 4.0 Release Candidate Avaialble

Releases

We've been hard at work on on ColdBox 4.0 ever since we announced the public roadmap back in February.  There has been two good rounds of feedback in our Alpha and Beta cycles and we are pleased to announce the general availability of our first release candidate for ColdBox 4.0.

ColdBox 4.0 is a major release of the software with a completely revamped core that's seen a complete modularization of 75% of of the features.  That means ColdBox is now leaner, faster, and more focused.  Don't worry, all your  favorite libraries are still available to you, but they've been moved to ForgeBox and you can install them easily with our new CLI and package manager CommandBox.

Please take ColdBox 4.0 out for a spin and kick the tires.  If  you're currently using an older version of ColdBox, start by reading our Compatibility Guide here:

http://wiki.coldbox.org/wiki/Compatibility:4.0.0.cfm

You can also get a leg up on the long list of the new features on our What's New page here:

http://wiki.coldbox.org/wiki/WhatsNew:4.0.0.cfm

Once you're ready to give it a spin, download ColdBox 4.0 Release Candidate from the "Upcoming Release" portion of our download page:

http://www.coldbox.org/download

Or better yet, fire up CommandBox, CD into your web root and run

install coldbox-be

And as usual, please report any issues or questions you have to our Google Group.

 

 


ColdBox 4 & CommandBox Beta have arrived!

CommandBox, ForgeBox, News, Releases

 

After almost half a year worth of work, we are finally here, ColdBox 4 & CommandBox CLI Beta have arrived.  For those of you who don't know what CommandBox is, CommandBox is our very own ColdFusion (CFML) Command Line Interface, package manager, REPL and recipe runner.  It connects to our ForgeBox online community for package repositories, installation and tracking.  It also has a very extensible commands interface that allows any CFML developer to contribute commands into CommandBox.  It ships with tons of commands for Coldbox 4 integration as well as the other boxes.  Check out the product pagedocumentation and Command API docs as well.  You can also check out the intro video below:

 

ColdBox 4 Major Features

So what's going with ColdBox 4.  ColdBox 4 is a major release in our ColdBox Platform series and includes a new revamped MVC core, extreme focus on Modularity and all extra functionality has been refactored into ColdBox modules. We have pushed the modular architecture to 1st class citizen even in the core itself. There are several compatibility updates that you must do in order to upgrade your ColdBox 3.X applications to CodlBox 4 standards. You will notice that the source and download of ColdBox 4 has been reduced by almost 75% in size. This is now due to our modular approach were functionality can just be brought in dynamically via CommandBox.  This has in turn made our release the smallest, fastest and most flexible ever. For in-depth guide, check out the What's New with ColdBox 4.0.0 guide and our Compatibility Guide.  Here is a breakdown of the major updates for this release.

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TestBox BDD v2.0.0 and MockBox Released!

CommandBox, MockBox, News, Releases, TestBox

We are so excited to bring you TestBox 2.0 and MockBox 3.0!  These releases are major releases of our libraries and include not only great features but a new repository home.  TestBox/MockBox have been decoupled from the ColdBox core and are now available standalone only (http://github.com/ortus-solutions/testbox).  They have also been integrated with CommandBox, our new ColdFusion CLI and package manager, to allow you to download, install and even execute tests in the command line.  We have also made available our integration server builds which can also be installed via our CLI.

You can now do this to install TestBox or MockBox.

// install testbox
box install testbox

// install testbox bleeding edge
box install testbox-be

// install mockbox
box install mockbox

// install mockbox bleeding edge
box install mockbox-be

// Execute tests
box testbox run runner="runner path"

// Generate a bdd spec
box testbox create bdd MySpec

 

Release Notes

Bug

  • [TESTBOX-75] - Suite marked as skipped even when nested suites executed
  • [TESTBOX-76] - assertSame / assertNotSame behaving differently from MXUnit
  • [TESTBOX-77] - Incorrect message for isNotEmpty assertion
  • [TESTBOX-79] - isEmpty returns true when it receives a function
  • [TESTBOX-84] - TestBox is walking up the tree instead of down the tree for beforeEach
  • [TESTBOX-87] - addAssertions() method failure on adding CFCs
  • [TESTBOX-90] - teardown(), afterEach() will only be executed if the test not Failed
  • [TESTBOX-92] - HTML reporter not showing skipped or hidden specs/suites correctly

Improvement

  • [TESTBOX-73] - Always output variables when using assertEquals()
  • [TESTBOX-81] - Add a shorthand for getMockBox.prepareMock(Object).$getProperty('VarName')

New Feature

  • [TESTBOX-74] - Ability to pass labels to the URL runner to execute only the labels thanks To Juerg Anderegg
  • [TESTBOX-78] - New method to retrieve private variables: getProperty()
  • [TESTBOX-83] - Add echo of test results on ANT build file so you can see results on the console
  • [TESTBOX-88] - Refactor to its new repository
  • [TESTBOX-93] - Integreate with box.json for CommandBox package management
  • [TESTBOX-94] - TestBox now sends a mini report as headers when making HTTP requests to it

Resources

Finally, TestBox is also a direct drop-replacement for MXUnit as well.  


ColdBox Platform Utilities v4.0.0 with TestBox Support Released

CFBuilder, Community, News, Releases

We are so proud to announce another update to our Adobe ColdFusion Builder exension: ColdBox Platform Utilities v4.0.  This update has tons of cool updates and fixes:

Bugs Squashed

Improvements

New Features

So either download the extension and install it or if you have it installed, just click "ColdBox Platform > Check For Extension Updates..." and perform our sweet auto update!  Here are a few screenshots of some new functionality:

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ColdBox 4 Roadmap Released

News, Releases

We've been hard at work planning the future of CFML's most comprehensive development platform and we're pleased to announce our roadmap for the next major version of the ColdBox MVC Platform.  Click the button below to download our complete roadmap document.


TestBox BDD/xUnit Testing v1.1.0 Final

News, Releases, TestBox

We are very happy to release our first minor patch for TestBox.  This update includes finalizations of some features but mostly tons and tons of improvements and fixes as our library matures.  For those of you who do not know about TestBox, TestBox is a next generation testing framework for ColdFusion (CFML) that is based on BDD (Behavior Driven Development) for providing a clean obvious syntax for writing tests.

It contains not only a testing framework, runner, assertions and expectations library but also integrates with MockBox for mocking and stubbing. It also supports xUnit style of testing and MXUnit compatibilities.  TestBox can be downloaded from our main downloads page and it has been also integrated into the ColdBox platform as well.

Release Notes

Bugs

  • [TESTBOX-43] - Test case names in xUnit have better definitions
  • [TESTBOX-44] - Output and mode arguments not compat with MXUnit's HTML formats
  • [TESTBOX-45] - isExpectedException fails on non-inherited specs
  • [TESTBOX-46] - ANTJunit reporter needs to build single tree suite instead of nested suites
  • [TESTBOX-51] - Some MXUnit extension assertions are missing
  • [TESTBOX-53] - makePublic() doesn't seem to work for packaged methods on compatibility mode
  • [TESTBOX-54] - mock(), getMockFactory(), setMockingframework() not implemented
  • [TESTBOX-56] - The method init was not found in component TestCase.cfc.
  • [TESTBOX-58] - toThrow() cannot match empty message & cannot match detail
  • [TESTBOX-59] - isEqual assertion returns false with two equal complex structures or arrays
  • [TESTBOX-60] - HTTP Runner in samples errors
  • [TESTBOX-61] - Samples will not run without ColdBox
  • [TESTBOX-63] - beforeEach does not fire in recursive fashion for nested suites
  • [TESTBOX-65] - expectException() doesn't work on certain use cases with annotations and method calls.
  • [TESTBOX-67] - directoryTestSuite.run() doesn't completely respect its "excludes" argument in compat mode
  • [TESTBOX-68] - TestCase.cfc doesn't have life-cycle methods on compat mode
  • [TESTBOX-71] - "Global Stats" summary does not include failures from "Global Bundle Exception" failures
  • [TESTBOX-72] - Nested empty describe blocks don't show in runner

Improvement

  • [TESTBOX-57] - Allow building of ant.properties file for ANT runner so build can fail
  • [TESTBOX-70] - Reporters improved to allow for better UI when skipping and excluding tests

Resources

Finally, TestBox is also a direct drop-replacement for MXUnit as well.  


ColdBox Platform v3.8.1 Released!

News, Releases

logoWe are proud to announce ColdBox Platform release version 3.8.1. This patch release updates a few critical fixes and a complete update of TestBox: Our BDD and xUnit testing framework

Internal Library Updates

Below are all the internal library updates for this patch.

Bugs Squashed

  • [COLDBOX-243] - Intermittent flash scope not build yet exception
  • [COLDBOX-245] - SES interceptors prevents Implicit view dispatch on views in the root of the views directory.
  • [COLDBOX-247] - Context decorator is not configuring before request capture

Thanks for always supporting us!

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MockBox v2.3.0 Released!

MockBox, News, Releases

logo

We are proud to announce MockBox 2.3.0. This version of MockBox includes some important fixes for your mocking adventures. You can read our What's new with MockBox 2.3 to get a better idea of this release.

 

 

 

Bug

  • [MOCKBOX-16] - Cannot mock built-in CF functions

Improvement

  • [MOCKBOX-8] - Allow a 'callback' argument to be passed to $() and a new $callback() method

Resources:


TestBox BDD/xUnit Testing v1.0.0 Final

News, Releases, TestBox

We are so tremendously happy to finally bring you the final version of: TestBox 1.0.0.  We have been working tremendously hard to get this release out before the holidays, so please enjoy it.  We have also introduced two new ref cards for TestBox, which are available now as well.  For those of you who do not know about TestBox, TestBox is a next generation testing framework for ColdFusion that is based on BDD (Behavior Driven Development) for providing a clean obvious syntax for writing tests. It contains not only a testing framework, runner, assertions and expectations library but also integrates with MockBox for mocking and stubbing. It also supports xUnit style of testing and MXUnit compatibilities.  TestBox can be downloaded from our main downloads page and it has been also integrated into the ColdBox platform as well.  The following are the release notes for this final release:

Release Notes

Bugs Squashed

  • [TESTBOX-26] - Debug stream not working for multiple bundles
  • [TESTBOX-34] - runAll button not working correctly when executing CFC directly
  • [TESTBOX-38] - HTML producing runners doesn't escape HTML output

Improvements & New Features

  • [TESTBOX-27] - Debug null support
  • [TESTBOX-29] - Directory argument can now be a simple value and it builds the necessary structs for you
  • [TESTBOX-32] - All test methods must start or end with the term, "test".
  • [TESTBOX-33] - Added injectMethod and injectProperty compatibles for MXUnit
  • [TESTBOX-41] - added styles and js inline to avoid having a web exposed mapping to /testbox
  • [TESTBOX-42] - assert methods had actual then expected when it should have been expected then actual params
  • [TESTBOX-28] - Global test runner
  • [TESTBOX-30] - MXUnit DirectoryTestSuite runner compatibility
  • [TESTBOX-31] - MXUnit compatibilty for TestSuites objects
  • [TESTBOX-35] - New Doc reporter which produces semantic HTML great for documentation and styling purposes
  • [TESTBOX-36] - New CodexWiki reporter that produces mediawiki syntax
  • [TESTBOX-37] - New TestBox test browser to browse and execute tests and directories

Features At A Glance

  • Here are a simple listing of features TestBox brings to the table:
  • BDD style testing
  • xUnit style testing
  • Testing life-cycle methods
  • MockBox integration for mocking and stubbing
  • Ability to extend and create custom test runners
  • Ability to extend and create custom test reporters
  • Extensible reporters, bundled with tons of them:
  •     JSON
  •     XML
  •     JUnit 4 XML
  •     Text (80's style)
  •     Console
  •     TAP (Test Anything Protocol)
  •     Simple HTML
  •     Min - Minimalistic Heaven
  •     Raw
  • Asynchronous testing
  • Multi-suite capabilities
  • Test skipping
  • Suite skipping
  • Dynamic skipping support via runtime executions
  • Test one or more suites exclusively
  • Test one or more tests/specs exclusively
  • Test labels and tagging
  • Clickable suite titles to filter test execution
  • Direct MXUnit replacement
  • Global Test Browser
  • Global Test Runner
  • ANT Junitreport Compatibility
  • ANT integrations
  • Much more!

Ref Cards

  
TestBox BDD Refcard       TestBox xUnit Refcard

Like with anything we do, it is completely documented in three separate guides:

  1. TestBox Complete Docs - Nerdy complete boring manual
  2. TestBox BDD Primer - Getting started with BDD
  3. TestBox xUnit Primer - Getting started with xUnit Testing

Finally, TestBox is also a direct drop-replacement for MXUnit as well.  


ColdBox Platform v3.8.0 Released!

News, Releases

logoWe are proud to announce ColdBox Platform release version 3.8.0 and ColdBox DevBox 2.5. This is an important release that addresses many important issues, but also introduces some great enhancements. Here is our "What's New" guideline:

This release includes updates to all of our major internal libraries as well as introducing our latest framework: TestBox.

Bugs Squashed

  • [COLDBOX-105] - HTMLHelper.entityFields() fails on binding entity for boolean select
  • [COLDBOX-184] - SES interceptor ommitting the context root or sub directory paths if they are found in the incoming route
  • [COLDBOX-185] - Fix for redirecting with mod_rewrite and the security interceptor
  • [COLDBOX-187] - cf8 incompat in request context
  • [COLDBOX-188] - First hit problem when using RequestContextDecorator
  • [COLDBOX-189] - error on threading async interceptors with buffer arguments
  • [COLDBOX-206] - Wrong Name in Debug Logging for IOC adapter with debugging messages enabled.
  • [COLDBOX-212] - Can't set a custom validation manager
  • [COLDBOX-213] - MailService overidding SSL with TLS exception property on mail objects
  • [COLDBOX-216] - ColdBox debug panel can be accessed without a password (even when one is set)
  • [COLDBOX-224] - Incorrect function return type in /coldbox/system/orm/hibernate/VirtualEntityService.cfc Line 167
  • [COLDBOX-232] - Changed Validators validation data to "any" from "string" to account for more flexibility

Improvements & New Features

  • [COLDBOX-160] - NULL Support in BeanPopulator
  • [COLDBOX-183] - Allow modules to override flash settings, flash now will build in aspects
  • [COLDBOX-197] - Added the isBinary to the renderdata() methods to allow for correct content-type delivery of custom content marshalling
  • [COLDBOX-201] - Ability to override events at any level NOT just the main event via "preEvent" interceptor
  • [COLDBOX-203] - Ability to get SQL string information from CriteriaBuilder
  • [COLDBOX-218] - Default reinit and debug hashed passwords
  • [COLDBOX-231] - HTMLHelper doesn't escape special characters when building HTML
  • [COLDBOX-200] - Register all base test cases as interceptors automatically when doing integration testing
  • [COLDBOX-215] - new population method: populateFromStructWithPrefix() so you can prefix structures like 'user_id', 'user_name'
  • [COLDBOX-223] - Security Interceptor allow for a "useSSL" property that is environment-based for defaulting it for rules
  • [COLDBOX-228] - Added content-size headers when using the file utilities sendFile() methods
  • [COLDBOX-229] - Ability to track and load multiple resource bundles instead of one
  • [COLDBOX-230] - Add ability to register multiple resource bundles in config
  • [COLDBOX-233] - Module i18n features with resource bundles
  • [COLDBOX-235] - Migrated all testing core features to TestBox

Thanks for always supporting us!

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