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ColdBox Manual - v5.x

ColdBox is a conventions-based HMVC development framework for ColdFusion (CFML). It provides a set of reusable code and tools that can be used to increase your development productivity as well as a development standard for working in team environments.

ColdBox is natively based on modular architecture which helps address most infrastructure concerns of typical web applications and thus called an HMVC framework.


ColdBox is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible.Releases will be numbered with the following format:


And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)

  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)

  • Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch


The ColdBox Platform is open source and licensed under the Apache 2 License. If you use ColdBox, please try to make mention of it in your code or web site or add a Powered By Coldbox icon.

  • Copyright by Ortus Solutions, Corp

  • ColdBox is a registered trademark by Ortus Solutions, Corp

Info: The ColdBox Websites, Documentation, logo and content have a separate license and they are a separate entity.

Discussion & Help

The ColdBox help and discussion group can be found here:!forum/coldbox

Reporting a Bug

We all make mistakes from time to time :) So why not let us know about it and help us out. We also love pull requests, so please star us and fork us:

Professional Open Source

ColdBox is a professional open source software backed by Ortus Solutions, Corp offering services like:

  • Custom Development

  • Professional Support & Mentoring

  • Training

  • Server Tuning

  • Security Hardening

  • Code Reviews



Because of His grace, this project exists. If you don't like this, then don't read it, it's not for you.

"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:5

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