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Fusebox 5.5 - What's coming? Here's 10 great features.

posted under category: Fusebox on May 30, 2007 by Nathan

The list of new features for Fusebox 5.5 is growing. There's a fair amount of chatter on the list surrounding what's going to be in there. Here are some of the things Sean has been talking about.

  • XML files will now be optional.
  • You can use or omit the fusebox.xml file, defaults will be configurable through a simple struct.
  • You can use or omit the circuit.xml files from Fusebox 4 and 5.
  • You can use plain-jane directories and cfm files for the circuits.
  • Fusebox will automatically discover your circuits and fuses, with or without a circuit.xml file, with or without a reference in your fusebox.xml file.
  • You can use CFC files to run your circuit, you just have to implement an interface (no, not literally).
  • Fusebox prefers if you use /model/ /view/ and /controller/ folders and circuits.
  • You can mix and match your preferences within a single Fusebox 6 application - some circuits with CFCs, some with plain files, some with circuit.xml files, etc.
  • There will be a dynamic "do" action, you call"circuit.fuseaction").
  • Scaffolding for CRUD applications through a plugin or extension.

(Updated 6/8, Renamed Fusebox 6 to Fusebox 5.5)

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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