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Fusebox + Model-Glue = ?

posted under category: ColdFusion on April 26, 2006 at 1:00 am by MrNate

Sean Corfield mentioned this entry from his blog on the Fusebox 5 dev mailing list. I had read over the entry the other day when he posted it, but I'm still only grasping the relevance of it.

Putting the extensible in XML, it almost looks like Sean is calling Model-Glue THROUGH Fusebox5. Now, how exactly does that work? Ahh, it's the beauty of those lexicons - they're more than meets the eye, apparently.

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On Apr 26, 2006 at 1:00 AM Sean Corfield ( said:
It isn't calling Model-Glue - it's pure Fusebox 5. The custom lexicon provides verbs that simulate the XML grammar of Model-Glue so you can write fuseactions that implicitly invoke CFCs (controllers, declared as regular Fusebox classes in fusebox.xml) using the broadcasts / message verbs and the views / include verbs create a viewState for the include files to use.

Hope that clarifies?

On Apr 27, 2006 at 1:00 AM Stephen Cassady ( said:
I've been on the list and I'm amazed at what Sean's been doing with the FB rewrite. It is very apparent that he's taken his experience with MII and MG and expanding FB to utilize the best-of-breed aspects of those frameworks, while holding true to some fundamental FB items (pre-compilation, ease of entry for new developers, flexible style). Fusebox 5 will be very very flexible to the needs of developers. If this rewrite had been done by somebody without the broad background (a more solid FB only person), there wouldn't be anywhere near the new power.

Ok. I like FB. It'll show.
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