Come Get Your Fresh 0.7 Release!

ColdFusion on Wheels is back with its triumphant 0.7 release. We’re glad to have Wheels’s ORM features back, along with a complete rewrite of the code base for improved performance. We’re hoping to write about great uses of the ORM features in particular in the coming weeks.

Some very capable hands went into this release. Per Djurner completely rewrote the code base, Peter Amiri has been helping with bug fixes and documentation, and yours truly has been coordinating efforts, documentation, and redesigning the site.

There is a ton to do. Peter, Per, and I will primarily be working together on documentation. We understand that it’s all quite sparse at the moment, and we also understand that it is our biggest opportunity for standing out from the other frameworks.

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  1. Simon says:

    does this site run on wheels?

  2. John says:

    Doesn’t look like it – see the BlogCFC attribution at the bottom.

  3. Izzak says:

    To me it seems like it is running on Wheels. If you click on any of the links
    for the function APIs you can see a url like /functions/functionname where
    functions is the controller and functionname is the name of the action.
    Look at the doc “Request Handling” (there is no data coming back when you click
    to the browser but the links are there for future use, I belive.)

  4. awesome work everyone. i’m defiantly going to be downloading and playing with Wheels this weekend.

  5. Izzak says:

    So I read the docs available for Database manipulation, and left me with
    one question… would the use of this framework kill my current SQL
    magic skills?
    I really like to simplify and speed up things running good SQL queries within
    my cfqueries, with joins, derived tables, multiple selects, unions etc..

  6. @izzak,

    I think your question is one of the biggest misconception about utilizing an ORM in your application. An ORM is there to making mundane tasks easier and quicker, such as CRUD. This doesn’t mean that you must use the ORM for all interactions with your database. You are correct that sometime is easier and more beneficial, especially for performance reasons, to hit the database directly and retrieve a query result directly rather then using an ORM to do it and wrapping the result in an array of objects.

  7. Chris Peters says:

    Just because Wheels is out doesn’t mean that anyone has written blog software that runs on the framework. BlogCFC seems to do the job pretty well, so I decided to use that. Perhaps a Blog on Wheels would be a good sub-project for someone…

    Yes, the rest of the site is using the Wheels framework. Probably not the best use of the framework, IMHO. If the site is a content site, why use an application development framework to display it? But here it is anyway. 🙂

  8. Chris,

    I just finished watching your tutorial video on Wheels and have to say THANK YOU! I’ve looked at other frameworks but wasn’t able to quickly grasp them. I think it was your video that really helped me understand the basics of wheels.

    Looking forward to other videos. Keep up the great work!


  9. Chris Peters says:


    Thank you for your compliment. I’d love to take credit for the videos, but all credit needs to go to Peter Amiri and Mike Haggerty (depending on which video you watched). I’m hoping to see more from them as well!