CFWheels 2.0.0-beta.1 Now Available


It’s been about a year in the making, and well over 1000 commits, but the beta for 2.0 has now arrived! We’re still catching up on the main documentation as there’s so much to cover in this release, so bear with us a bit! In the meantime, please do check it out:

  • Direct Download: Download zip
  • Commandbox quick install : install [email protected] (Just downloads and unzips)
  • Commandbox install wizard via CFWheels CLI (with url rewriting included):  wheels new
    (make sure your version of the CLI is up to date with install cfwheels-cli)

Make sure to check the “Breaking Changes” section below, and please report any bugs.


Need a little help upgrading?

There will be some more posts coming up covering some of the big topics like routing & migrations, but in the meantime:

  • Check out Adam’s upgrade advisor plugin (Commandbox: install upgradeadvisor)
  • Get in touch via the Mailing List, Slack channel etc.

Changelog

Model Enhancements

  • Support for passing in select=false to property() to not include a calculated property by default in SELECT clauses – #122 [Adam Chapman, Per Djurner]
  • Support for setting calculated properties to a specific data type – [Per Djurner]
  • Support for returnIncludedAs and returnIncluded arguments to properties() for returning nested properties – [Adam Chapman]
  • Support for calling updateProperty() with dynamic argument, e.g. updateProperty(firstName="Per") – [Per Djurner]
  • Support for using boolean transaction argument, e.g. update(transaction=false)#654 [Adam Chapman]
  • Support for MariaDB – #563 [AlexeiCF, Adam Chapman]
  • Model instance isPersisted() and propertyIsBlank() methods – #559 [Chris Peters]
  • Database Migrations (dbmigrate) now available in the core – #664 [Adam Chapman, Tom King, Mike Grogan]
  • Databases can now be automatically migrated to the latest version on application start – #766 [Tom King]
  • New timeStampMode setting ("utc", "local" or "epoch") for the createdAt and updatedAtcolumns – [Andy Bellenie]
  • Allow nested transactions – #732 [Andy Bellenie]
  • The handle argument to finders now set the variable name for the query so it’s easier to find in the debug output – [Per Djurner]
  • Support added for HAVING when using aggregate functions in the where argument – #483 [Per Djurner]
  • Added support for the JSON data type in the MySQL adapter – #759 [Joel Stobart]
  • Corrected mapping for text types in the MySQL adapter – #759 [Joel Stobart]
  • Added global setting, lowerCaseTableNames, to always lower case table names in SQL statements – [Per Djurner]

View Enhancements

  • flashMessages() are now in default layout.cfm – #650 [Tom King]
  • Added ability to override value in textField(), passwordField() and hiddenField()#633 [Per Djurner, Chris Peters]
  • Support for the method argument in buttonTo() helper – #761 [Adam Chapman]

Controller Enhancements

  • Support for HTTP verbs, scopes, namespaces, and resources in routes (ColdRoute) [Don Humphreys, James Gibson, Tom King]
  • Support for passing in ram:// resources to sendFile()#566 [Tom King]
  • Extended sendMail() so that it can return the text and/or html content of the email – #122 [Adam Chapman]
  • renderWith() can now set http status codes in header with the status argument – #549 [Tom King]
  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) protection – #613 [Chris Peters]
  • Parse JSON body and add to params struct – [Tom King, Per Djurner]

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes skipped model instantiation due to Linux file case sensitivity – #643 [Adam Chapman, Tom King]
  • Added spatial datatypes for MySQL – #660 [Normal Cesar]
  • Made humanize() keep spaces in input – #663 [Per Djurner, Chris Peters]
  • Avoid double redirect error when doing delayed redirects from a verification handler function – [Per Djurner]
  • Fixes attempts to insert nulls for blank strings – #654 [Andy Bellenie, Per Djurner]
  • Fix for using validatePresenceOf() with default on update – [Andy Bellenie]
  • Fixes so paginated finder calls with no records include column names – #722 [Per Djurner]
  • Fixes “invalid data” error when using unsigned integers in MySQL – #768 [Per Djurner]

Plugins

  • Plugins now distributed via forgebox.io [Tom King]
  • Update to the plugin system to allow overriding of the same framework method multiple times – #681 [James Gibson, Tom King]
  • Added ability to turn off incompatible plugin warnings from showing – [Danny Beard]
  • Plugins now have any java lib/class files automatically mapped onApplicationStart 731 [Andy Bellenie, Tom King]
  • Plugins now read version number off their box.json files and are displayed in debug area #68 [Tom King]
  • Plugin meta data as set in box.json now available in application.wheels.pluginMeta scope #68 [Tom King]

Miscellaneous

  • Redirect away after a reload request – [Chris Peters]
  • Support checking IP in http_x_forwarded_for when doing maintenance mode exclusions – [Per Djurner]
  • Support checking user agent string when doing maintenance mode exclusions – [Per Djurner]
  • Added JUnit and JSON format test results – [Adam Chapman]
  • Added empty application test directories – [Chris Peters, Adam Chapman]
  • Added default urlrewrite.xml to support Tuckey URL rewriting with Commandbox #649 – [Tom King]
  • Added beforeAll(), afterAll(), packageSetup(), packageTeardown() methods to test framework #651 – [Adam Chapman]
  • Added errorEmailFromAddress and errorEmailToAddress config settings – #95 [Andy Bellenie, Tony Petruzzi, Per Djurner]
  • Support for passing in any “truthy” value to assert() in tests – [Per Djurner]
  • Added /app/ mapping pointing to the root of the application – [Per Djurner]
  • Added a processRequest() function that simplifies testing controllers – [Per Djurner]
  • Added new embedded documentation viewer/generator for JavaDoc – #734 [Tom King]
  • Removes all references to Railo – #656 (Adam Chapman)
  • Made uncountable and irregular words configurable – #739 [Per Djurner]
  • Removed design mode – [Per Djurner]
  • Removed cacheRoutes setting – [Per Djurner]
  • The cacheFileChecking and cacheImages settings are now turned off in development mode – [Per Djurner]
  • Added includeErrorInEmailSubject setting – [Per Djurner]
  • Environment switching via URL can now be turned off via allowEnvironmentSwitchViaUrl#766 [Tom King]

Breaking Changes

  • Minimum Lucee version is now 4.5.5.006.
  • Minimum ACF version is now 10.0.23 / 11.0.12.
  • Support for Railo has been dropped.
  • Rewrite and config files for IIS and Apache have been removed and has to be added manually instead.
  • The events/functions.cfm file has been moved to global/functions.cfm.
  • The models/Model.cfc file should extend wheels.Model instead of Wheels (models/Wheels.cfc can be deleted).
  • The controllers/Controller.cfc file should extend wheels.Controller instead of Wheels(controllers/Wheels.cfc can be deleted).
  • The init function of controllers and models should now be named config instead.
  • The global setting modelRequireInit has been renamed to modelRequireConfig.
  • The global setting cacheControllerInitialization has been renamed to cacheControllerConfig.
  • The global setting cacheModelInitialization has been renamed to cacheModelConfig.
  • The global setting clearServerCache has been renamed to clearTemplateCache.
  • The updateProperties() method has been removed, use update() instead.
  • Form labels automatically generated based on foreign key properties will drop the “Id” from the end (e.g., the label for the “userId” property will be “User”, not “User Id”).
  • Routes need to be updated to use the new routing system by calling mapper().
  • JavaScript arguments like confirm and disable have been removed from the link and form helper functions (use the JS Confirm and JS Disable plugins to reinstate the old behaviour).
  • Timestamping (createdAt, updatedAt) is now in UTC by default (set the global timeStampModesetting to local to reinstate the old behaviour).
  • Blank strings in SQL are now converted to null checks (e.g. where="x=''" becomes where="x IS NULL").
  • Tags are now closed in HTML5 style (e.g. <img src="x"> instead of <img src="x" />).
  • The encode argument to mailTo now encodes tag content and attributes instead of outputting JavaScript.
  • Class output is now dasherized (e.g. field-with-errors instead of fieldWithErrors).
  • The renderPage function has been renamed to renderView.

Comments

  1. Mike Collins says:

    Tom,

    I’d love to see a new Meetup, through Charlie’s channel, or your own. First, do an Intro to CFWheels then you can get into the new features. I think many CFers would be interested to learn more about the new version from the folks that built it.

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