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CF on Wheels 0.5 Released

posted under category: ColdFusion on June 14, 2006 at 1:00 am 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.