New Documentation: Using Layouts Chapter & New Tutorials

Right now is a pretty good time to be learning ColdFusion on Wheels. You can review the documentation that’s been written and learn as we write new chapters. So far, I’m guessing that it would be pretty easy to keep up with us!

If you haven’t been keeping up with the conversation in the discussion group, we’ve been producing some great new material. Up in the Docs are 2 new videos and 2 new written chapters.

New Getting Started Tutorials

As he had blogged before, Peter has created a new Getting Started video tutorial. We now have it published on the Wheels site in the new “Video Tutorials” section of the Documentation.

Peter and I have also written an accompanying Getting Started chapter that covers most of the video’s contents.

New Video Tutorial: Building a Blog

Mike Haggerty has contributed a video where he starts building a blog in Wheels. In the video, he does a great job of showing off some of Wheels’s ORM and form helper capabilities.

If you’ve been on the fence on whether or not you want to dig into Wheels, this video will probably push you over the edge!

New Chapter: Using Layouts

I finally published a new chapter on Using Layouts in Wheels. I’ve been working on it since November, so I hope to take some crap for that in the comments. 🙂

Layouts are definitely worth learning about early on as they give you a solid structure for factoring out your application’s header, navigation, and footer. No need for repeating that code in every single view in your app!


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