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FW/1 Team Expands!

November 17, 2009 ·

I'm pleased to announce that Ryan Cogswell has joined the Framework One team as a committer! Ryan has been providing excellent feedback on the framework for quite a while and always provides suggested code changes with his ideas. I've been incorporating almost everything that he has raised so I felt it was time to provide him with full Subversion access and become a full-fledged member of the development team. Ryan's recent additions to FW/1 include a number of enhancements that make the framework more robust and more flexible, especially around error situations or accidental misuse of certain framework features - which all help developers be more successful with FW/1. The latest enhancement from Ryan is the ability to string together multiple FW/1 applications as "subsystems" so that URLs can take the form app1:section.item and app2:section.item, allowing for modular construction of large, complex applications. New modules can just be dropped in alongside existing modules and seamlessly integrated! Nice work Ryan - thank you! As the FW/1 mailing list has grown to nearly 80 members since I launched the project in late July and several people have sites in production based on FW/1, I'm going to start blogging more here as I feel it is now realistic to start promoting FW/1 as a serious option for CF developers at large who are looking for a framework that provides structure without getting in the way. I'll be submitting talks to cf.Objective() 2010 and CFUnited 2010 that will introduce FW/1 to a larger audience (if the talks are accepted, of course)!

Tags: coldfusion · fw1

4 responses

  • 1 AJ Mercer // Nov 17, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Hi Sean,

    Do you think you will be attending webDU 2010
  • 2 Sean Corfield // Nov 17, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    It will depend on finances and dates...
  • 3 Marko Simic // Nov 18, 2009 at 4:12 AM

    Glad to see FW/1 is expanding and framework continue improving. Colleague and me are working on two smaller projects that we based on FW/1 and, so far, we are quite happy with it. Personally I see MVC frameworks as tamer of personal chaotic organizational tendencies.
    Also, simplicity is one of things I favor a lot in (professional) life. So, FW/1 fits me perfectly ;)
  • 4 John Allen // Nov 18, 2009 at 6:02 AM

    "...a framework that provides structure without getting in the way."

    Yep, that's exactly what FW/1 is. It's a great framework.

    Congrats and thanks to Ryan.