Module Inception

Last updated 8 months ago

ColdBox 4 allows you to nest modules within modules up to the Nth degree. You can package a module with other modules that can even contain other modules within them. It really opens a great opportunity for better packaging, delivery and a further break from monolithic applications. To use, just create a modules folder in your module and drop the modules there as well. You can also just create a box.json in the root of your module and let CommandBox manage your module dependencies. Here is an example of the ColdBox ORM Module:

{
"name" : "ColdBox ORM Extensions",
"version" : "1.0.3",
"author" : "Luis Majano <lmajano@ortussolutions.com",
"slug" : "cborm",
"type" : "modules",
"homepage" : "http://www.coldbox.org",
"documentation" : "http://wiki.coldbox.org",
"repository" : { "type" : "git", "url" : "https://github.com/ColdBox/cbox-cborm" },
"shortDescription" : "Enhances the ColdFusion ORM with tons of utilities.",
"license" : [
{ "type" : "Apache2", "url" : "http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html" }
],
"contributors" : [
"Brad Wood <bdw429s@gmail.com>", "Curt Gratz <gratz@computerknowhow.com>", "Joel Watson <existdissolve@gmail.com>"
],
"dependencies" :{
"cbvalidation" : "1.0.2"
},
"ignore":[
"**/.*",
"tests",
"apidocs",
"*/.md"
]
}