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Into The Box 2018 | Go from Zero to Hero

Dillon Slaughter
Feb 23, 2018


Logo Banner - Into the Box 2018 - Coldfusion and Java redefined

Into The Box 2018 is going to be an extravaganza of coldfusion madness with over 25 + different speaking sessions and 4 hands on workshops April 25th-27th in The Woodlands, TX! Our speakers include our very own Ortus team and others from all around the globe that are a huge part of the CFML community. This week we wanted to inform you that one of our most popular workshops, Coldbox 0–Hero has already sold out, but we have good news! We have decided to add another assistant and make room for 5 more attendees! So get your seat before it's too late! But you might be wondering what exactly does it look like to go from Zero to Hero?

Go From Zero to Hero


10 Weeks Left Until Into The Box 2018! | Workshops + Group Hotel Discount Code

Dillon Slaughter
Feb 14, 2018


Into The box 2018 Trailer from Luis Majano on Vimeo.

Into The Box 2018 is just around the corner and our Early Bird Special is ending soon! So if you haven't made your purchase yet, the sale ends February 25th!

Our event will be hosted at the Hyatt Placein The Woodlands, Tx April 25th–27th. To receive a discounted group rate on room reservations call @ 855-312-7268 or visit their website and enter the group promo code G-ORSO! We are incredibly thankful to be hosting another year and look forward to exploring the latest advancements in the CFML community with you all!

Register Today!


12 Weeks Left Until ITB 2018 | Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!

Dillon Slaughter
Feb 07, 2018


We are offering Into The Box Early Bird Pricing only up to the 25th of February! Hurry and purchase your seat soon as time and spots are running out! Also for this week we are continuing with more speaker highlights featuring 3 more of our awesome keynotes!


TestBox v2.6.0 Released!

Luis Majano
Feb 06, 2018


We are excited to announce the release of TestBox version 2.6.0. To install just do:

box install testbox --savedev

To upgrade your current testbox installation just run the following:

box uninstall testbox && install testbox --savedev

TestBox 2.6.0 is a minor release with some great new functionality and tons of fixes. You can find the release notes here and the major updates for this release.

ColdBox MVC, ColdFusion, Community, News, Releases, TestBox 0

More Speaker Highlights | Only 13 Weeks Until ITB 2018!

Dillon Slaughter
Feb 02, 2018


Get ready for Ortus' Into the Box 2018 by getting to know our speakers! With only 13 weeks to go, hurry and sign up today. The Early Bird special is endind soon, February 25th! Sign up today!

Register Early Bird!


Screencast - Running CommandBox servers behind IIS with Boncode

Brad Wood
Jan 30, 2018


We've made another screencast for you and this one shows how you can run CommandBox sites behind an IIS web server using the Boncode connector.  If you're interested in using CommandBox for easy management of your production websites, this allows static files like images, JavaScript, or PDFs to be served by the web server.  It can also be handy if your site requires some IIS-specific features but you still want the portability and ease of deployment that comes with CommandBox and CFConfig.  

CommandBox, Tutorials 0

Screencast - Starting CommandBox Servers as a Windows Service

Brad Wood
Jan 29, 2018


A common question we get now is how to take a CommandBox server and wrap it in a Windows service so it starts automatically at boot time.  This is ideal for production use or just a dev site that you always want to stay running.  With this new screencast, you will learn how to take any CommandBox server and install it as a Windows service using a free tool called NSSM.

CommandBox, Tutorials 2

Speakers Highlights | Into Box 2018

Dillon Slaughter
Jan 25, 2018


Into The box 2018 Trailer from Luis Majano on Vimeo.

Into The Box 2018 is coming up faster than you think—just fourteen weeks away! The schedule is out and the speakers are getting ready to roll. We wanted to let you get to know them just a little bit, so we are giving you a sneak peak at some of our keynotes and the topics they will be delivering. So here are three of our very own...


Upgrading ContentBox with CommandBox? Here's something you need to know before you do

Gavin Pickin
Jan 22, 2018


CommandBox is a great product, and it is always improving. Recently, one of those improvements threw a MASSIVE wrench in my world, and it might affect you too. Long story short, ContentBox stores custom modules, themes, widgets inside of the ContentBox module, usually with some tricky gitignore magic, you can ignore the core, and just commit your custom code to your repo. Now, after an update to CommandBox, if you do a install contentbox --force to update ContentBox around your changes, you might be surprised when CommandBox deletes all of your ContentBox modules, all of your ContentBox themes, all of your ContentBox widgets. Why CommandBox hates us all of a sudden?

CommandBox, ContentBox CMS 0

Redis Lucee v1.0.0 Extension Released!

Luis Majano
Jan 17, 2018



We are very excited to bring you a new commercial product release for the Ortus Family: Redis Lucee Extension  The Redis Lucee Extension allows you to natively connect to a Redis Server cluster and leverage it for distributed caching, session/client storage and distribution, cluster RAM file systems, and much more. It can allow your Lucee servers to scale and extend easily by leveraging Redis Server as the platform of choice for session/cluster managements, caching and virtual file-systems.

If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then our Lucee Extension can help you:

  • Want to use round-robin balancing instead of sticky sessions?
  • How do you deal with session/client information when you have more than 1 server in your cluster?
  • How can I scale my Lucee servers when I am running out of RAM?
  • Do you want your users to still be logged in even if a server in my cluster dies or is restarted?
  • Do you want to have a cluster-wide file system?
  • Do you want to be able to cache data in a distributed and elastic fashion?


We have been working with Redis Server for many years and it has been a true pleasure to not only build scalable farms with it, but also it is incredibly responsive when it comes down to key-value storage and caching transactions.


Here are some of the major features of our Redis Extension:

  • Add Native Redis functionality to any Lucee CFML application
  • Install at the server level (Available to all contexts)
  • Create Cache connections in the Lucee administrator to connect to any network-accessible Redis cluster
  • Set and get objects from Redis via standard CFML functions and tags cachePut(), cacheGet(), <cfcache action="get|put">
  • Fully supports all built-in Lucee cache functions including wildcard filters
  • Seamlessly distribute storage of the following to any bucket in a Redis cluster
    • Lucee session storage
    • Lucee client storage
    • Lucee RAM resource ram://...
  • Seamlessly cache the following to any timeout-sensitive bucket in a Redis cluster
    • Results of database queries <cfquery cachedwithin>
    • Results of deterministic functions <cffunction cachedwithin>
    • Complex or simple objects in your application's code
    • Cached templates <cfcache action="content|cache|serverCache">
  • Registers new CFML Built-In Functions (BIFs) for native Java access to Redis
  • Extremely lightweight and fast


Purchase Extension


Please visit our Extension page for all the necessary resources.

Lucee, Lucee Extensions, News, Redis, Releases 0