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CFUNITED 2007 - Frameworks BOF

July 1, 2007 ·

After the networking event, Joe Rinehart hosted a Birds of a Feather session on frameworks. He covered the new release of Model-Glue 2.0 for ColdFusion, the Alpha 1 release of Model-Glue for Flex (which looks very exciting!) and said that Model-Glue for Java, developed by Chris Scott (I think) would also become an official Model-Glue project - all on the new Model-Glue website. Next up I covered the Fusebox 5.5 release which is currently in limited Alpha with a public Beta planned in July (as soon as we can get enough documentation together on the new features). I also announced publicly that providing a migration path for Fusebox 3 was on the roadmap (for Fusebox 5.7 probably). Matt Woodward (and Peter Farrell) presented Mach II 1.5 which is in Beta right now, and the new website. He also talked about plans for their 2.0 release (but didn't go into specifics). Next up was Chris Scott, who said that an official 1.2 release would appear within a few weeks and then they would be working toward a 1.5 release. This will be the last release of ColdSpring that will run on CFMX 7 - ColdSpring 2.0 will require CF8 because they want to take advantage of cfinterface and onMissingMethod() to make ColdSpring faster (and simplify the core files). Last up was Doug Hughes who assured us that Reactor would hit an official 1.0 release as soon as the documentation was complete. Ah, the dreaded documentation...

Tags: cfunited07 · coldfusion · coldspring · fusebox · machii · modelglue · orm · oss

2 responses

  • 1 John Farrar // Jul 17, 2007 at 7:38 AM

    Sideline question: What type of "framework" would Fusebox, ColdBox, Machii, SOS, Model Glue and such be classified? Is there such an accepted name?
  • 2 Sean Corfield // Jul 17, 2007 at 8:00 AM

    @John, that's a good question - I tend to refer to them as "HTML Application Frameworks" to emphasize their leaning toward presentation and control logic.