Archive for December, 2010

Wheels Blog Badges, Wallpaper, and Free T-Shirts

ColdFusion on Wheels will be giving away a limited number of How’s My Coding? t-shirts at cf.Objective. In the spirit of upcoming conferences and love for Wheels, Chaz Chumley has made How’s My Coding? wallpaper and blog images.

cf.Objective(), April 22-24, and CFUnited, July 28-31, will have Wheels sessions so register, attend our sessions, and say Hi. (more…)

T-shirt and Hosting Giveaways at CFUnited 2010

Representatives from the ColdFusion on Wheels community are mingling around at CFUnited 2010, which was just kicked off by Adobe’s keynote. If you’re around at the conference, come say hi to myself, Mike Henke, and Chaz Chumley.

The 3 of us will be giving 3 different presentations about Wheels on Thursday afternoon:

If you run across us, we’re giving out some awesome t-shirts designed by Raul Riera and his dev shop, Hipervinculo. (more…)

ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1 Release Candidate 1

After fixing some bugs found in the 2nd beta, we are happy to release the first release candidate of version 1.1 of the ColdFusion on Wheels framework. If you’re currently developing with one of the beta releases or are considering exploring version 1.1, we strongly encourage that you download the RC today.


Congratulate Tony Petruzzi, our New Lead Developer

We are excited to announce that Tony Petruzzi is taking on the role of lead developer for the Wheels Core Team. Tony’s technical skill and dedication to the project will undoubtedly lead us to great places in the future. We are already cooking up some new plans and are excited to continue on under Tony’s leadership.

We would also like to take a moment to thank Per Djurner, who has led the project for several years now. Much of the code and documentation have been contributed by Per, and we ultimately wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for his generosity.

As we approach 2011, we will be focusing on ways to get the community more involved with contributing to the project. Stay tuned for more news soon.

Another great cf.Objective() is over – Wheels

Well, another great cf.Objective() is over.  I am still in overdrive, so it is perfect time to post about the Wheels presentation.

The first part focused on the ideas behind Wheels.  Convention Over Configuration (CoC), Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY), and Model View Controller (MVC), and Simplicity.

The second part, went over how Wheels works, server request are handled, understanding the Operation Trail (URL), and the File Structure.  This part we started by creating the normal, say controller, hello action but starting from the view, then working to the controller.  This was done to show how easy prototyping can be accomplished.


Released: ColdFusion on Wheels 1.0.3

Another maintenance release has been put up, including 13 bug fixes and improvements. Download ColdFusion on Wheels 1.0.3 to add more stability to your code base.

As always, if you’re already using Wheels 1.0.x, then the upgrade path is simple. All you need to do is replace the wheels folder and reload your application. Testing before pushing live probably isn’t a bad idea either. 😉

Thanks to the community for continuing to work together to build the best framework for CFML, period.

Wheels LitePost Contest – Win Amazon Gift Card

ColdFusion On Wheels is announcing a contest to create an example of LitePost using Wheels

The LitePost project is hosted here. It is a simple blogging application to compare different ColdFusion frameworks. A sql script for the tables and other framework examples are available. (more…)

Learning Wheels LitePost Contest Winners

We announced a Wheels LitePost Learning Contest on January 25. The contest consisted of creating a simple LitePost blogging application using Wheels.

In addition to the prizes listed below, everyone also was granted a one-year Mini Hosting Plan at Alurium Hosting (over $40 value). (more…)

cf.Objective starts and free t-shirts

cf.Objective() starts today and goes till April 24. The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, MN. Several pre-conference courses were being held the last couple days.

Mike Henke will be presenting “ColdFusion on Wheels, Inspired by Ruby on Rails” on Friday, April 23th at 4:15 in the Nicollet C room of the hotel. Find Mike at cf.Objective() and show him the wallpaper on your computer or the blog badge on your site and he’ll give you a free t-shirt while supplies last.

You can see and download the different wallpaper and badges psd/jpg files here.

ColdFusion on Wheels 1.1.1 Released

We’re releasing ColdFusion on Wheels version 1.1.1 today after identifying and fixing a few bugs reported over the past couple weeks. The upgrade should not affect current 1.1 users, so we strongly encourage that you upgrade immediately. (more…)