Monthly Archives: July 2009

Coldbox 3.0 and the ‘Box Suite’ are on the brink…

Luis and Team Coldbox have been busy as usual creating top-notch code for us all to use.

The upcoming 3.0 version of Coldbox is packed with improvements, new features, and all kinds of tools to make a CF developers life easier.

It’s in alpha now and available from the Coldbox download page.

You’ll also find LogBox, a logging framework, and MockBox, an object stubbing framework, are ready for the public to get their hands on. BlenderBox, a new IOC framework is around the corner, as well. Whether Luis likes it or not, I have deemed the new collection the ‘Box Suite’, for obvious reasons.

I am not on any milk cartons, yet…

I have received a number of emails and some comments about my lack of involvement in the CF community lately.

I do apologize, and am hoping to make a strong return.

After spending a year taking a beating on the West Coast in a corporate environment, establishing a development department, while managing a team, and playing the role of lead developer on applications with unrealistic deadlines…I am happy to still be alive.

It was a learning experience to say the least. Fortunately, I was able to get away when I did.

I have accepted an offer from fellow Team Coldbox member, Ernst van der Linden, to join his company, and partner RemuNet Services. It’s more then just a new job, it’s a new country and a new lifestyle.

ColdFusion has taken me from New York to Miami, and from Miami to Los Angeles. Now, it’s landed me in the Netherlands. Who says its not a powerful language?

It’s been a little over 2 months, and I am finally settled in my own place, and the paperwork is practically complete.
I have started to get organized again and re-acquainted with my projects.

I am looking forward to the synergy between Ernst and I, and expect to be contributing quite a bit on a solo and team effort.

I have some old entries to post and a handful of new ones to come.

I also want to thank those who have sent me feedback, comments, and contributions to existing projects during my hiatus. That’s the spirit that makes it all worth it, and what makes the CF community so special.