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CF on Wheels 0.5 Released

posted under category: ColdFusion on June 14, 2006 by Nathan

Rob Cameron just released CFWheels 0.5. Take a look at it, it's really coming together. I knew it was coming eventually, and now here it is: Rob has put in some Ruby on Rails style scaffolding. That's a lot of work, good job, man! Fascinatingly, the whole thing really looks similar to CFoW's older cousin, RoR, but the instant-admin thing makes it 10 times easier and nicer.

One thing that really strikes me is that his documentation is the best I've ever seen for a CF framework. Screencasts, pdf downloads (read the "Building your first app"one), and an online help file. Others could really learn from this. (don't point at me - hey, if anybody gets me a copy of Captivate or Camtasia, I'd love to do them for everybody :)

Another thing Rob is pimpin' is called Hadron. It's like yum or apt-get on linux systems, but for CF. It keeps your frameworks and other 3rd party packages up to date. Interesting stuff, though I can't say I'd love to use it without a gui.

Nathan is a software developer at The Boeing Company in Charleston, SC. He is essentially a big programming nerd. Really, you could say that makes him a nerd among nerds. Aside from making software for the web, he plays with tech toys and likes to think about programming's big picture while speaking at conferences and generally impressing people with massive nerdiness and straight-faced sarcastic humor. Nathan got his programming start writing batch files in DOS. It should go without saying, but these thought and opinions have nothing to do with Boeing in any way.
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