I just ran across this little gem and wanted to throw it out there for anyone else who uses GitHub. If you're ever viewing a unified diff like the kind that shows up at the bottom of a commit list, you might find it annoying if there were a bunch of whitespace changes (like tabs and such) that are cluttering the diff.
ColdFusion's getMetaData function is a very handy way to introspect the functions, properties, and annotations of a component in an easy-to-digest format of arrays and structs. ColdFusion even nests structs to represent the metadata of the classes your component extends as well. Recently, for an enhancement I was building for WireBox, the DI/AOP framework inside ColdBox, I wanted to be able to condense all the metadata down for the component in question as well as all the components it inherits from to a single list of functions, properties, and annotations. After a short bit of Googling, I didn't find any code that did that so I decided it was a perfect opportunity to write a function that did just that.
Just a quick reminder that the latest ColdBox Connection starts at Noon Central today. Luis will be talking about the new features of WireBox 3.1 which was just released as well as an in-depth explanation of of the new AOP implementation. AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) is seriously cool stuff, so put your thinking caps on and come learn. You can't beat free ColdBox training!
You'll find the meeting here:
Here is the recording URL of the meeting:
Just a friendly reminder about the ColdBox Connection meeting today at noon Central. ColdBox Connection is an online webinar that is held every two weeks by Team ColdBox to showcase a part of the ColdBox Platform and answer your questions. Today's is being hosted by Aaron Greenlee and will be discussing CacheBox, the enterprise caching framework which is baked into ColdBox as well as available as a separate utility for your existing apps.
Here is the Connect room: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/coldbox-connection/
Hope you see you there!
In case you missed the ColdBox Connection webinar today and are dying to know all about LogBox, the enterprise logging library that can be used stand-alone or inside a ColdBox application, I have good news! Here is a link to the recording, my slide deck and most importantly ALL the sample code I used including the Pirate Log Formatter and the QR Code log appender.
ColdBox has an online meetup every other week called the ColdBox Connection. Just a note that the next one is this Thursday at noon Central time. I will be talking about LogBox-- the Logging framework that is built into ColdBox and also can be used as a stand-alone logging utility in a legacy app. See you there!