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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…)

Released: ColdFusion on Wheels 1.0.4

Today we’re releasing ColdFusion on Wheels version 1.0.4. This release fixes another round of bugs and adds more stability improvements.

Download it now, replace the wheels folder with the new one, and reload your application. If you’re upgrading from a version earlier than 1.0, follow these instructions. (more…)

CFMeetup – Intro to Wheels ORM Thurs Jan 21 6pm EST

What: “Intro to Wheels Object Relational Mapping (ORM)”, with Mike Henke

WHEN: Thurs. Jan 21, 6:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-5)


DURATION: Approx. 1 hour Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at (more…)

New Tutorial: Wheels, AJAX, and You

Raúl Riera and I collaborated on a new tutorial in the reference guide called Wheels, AJAX, and You. The tutorial discusses 3 different ways to request and receive data from the controller using asynchronous JavaScript.

While much of this may be standardized in future releases of Wheels, this tutorial gives you some fairly simple options for integrating AJAX functionality into your Wheels 1.0.x applications today.

ColdFusion on Wheels 1.0.2 Maintenance Release

As many of you have noticed we have released a maintenance version of ColdFusion on Wheels 1.0.2. This release comes on the heels of the 1.0.1 release made only days ago. In fact there are no new features in version 1.0.2 and this release only addresses some bugs that made their way into the release cycle of 1.0.1. (more…)