Showing posts with label CommandBox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CommandBox. Show all posts

Monday 20 July 2015

Are we getting closer to having a CLI & REPL on ColdFusion?

I have to admit this is pretty much a click-baiting exercise, whilst also trying to drum up some community interest and support in a bugbase ticket.

A while back I raised 4013832, which says:

CLI/REPL - probably via CommandBox

I'm sure this has been raised before, but I cannot find the ticket.

ColdFusion needs a CLI/REPL for it to be taken seriously in these times. It's just a fundamental.

CommandBox is really good in this regard, so perhaps bundling it with ColdFusion under licence might be a solution.

This is by no means an original idea, and plenty of people have lamented the absence of this fundamental platform feature in ColdFusion for years. Indeed I've mentioned it a number of times previously on this very blog:
And I'd even raised a previous bE/R for it back in 2013: 3646258. The indication then was that it was going to be picked up for ColdFusion 11, btw.

I'm nothing if not predictably repetitive.

Saturday 18 October 2014


I watched a good amount of bickering between two fellas who should know better last night:

(click through and read the "conversation" if you want to. I'll not reproduce it here as it's a bit embarrassing for the participants, I think).

Also, I "published" some misinformation of my own about CommandBox a day or so ago (as a comment on Cutter's blog:  "What's Wrong With ColdFusion - 2014 Edition"). So I figured I owed to Brad and Luis to actually have a look at CommandBox (which I do like the sound of, see "Ortus does what Adobe / Railo ought to have done...").