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Copyright Since 2005 ColdBox Platform by Luis Majano and Ortus Solutions, Corp |

Because of God's 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. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. ." Romans 5:5

Welcome to ColdBox

ColdBox is a conventions modular MVC development platform for ColdFusion (CFML).


Apache License, Version 2.0.

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


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

Important Links

Source Code

Bug Tracking/Agile Boards


Official Site

System Requirements

  • Lucee 4.5+
  • ColdFusion 11+

Quick Installation

Please go to our documentation for expanded instructions.

CommandBox (Recommended)

We recommend you use CommandBox, our CFML CLI and package manager, to install ColdBox.

Stable Release

box install coldbox

Bleeding Edge Release

box install coldbox@be

Bleeding edge releases are updated automatically when code is committed.


If you want to develop and hack at the source, you will need to download CommandBox first.

Then you need to install some CommandBox modules in order to work with environment variables and cfml engine configuration. Just type the following command:

install commandbox-cfconfig,commandbox-dotenv

Then in the root of this project, type box install. This will download the necessary dependencies to develop and test the core. You can then go ahead and start an embedded server box server start and start hacking around.

For running our test suites you will need 2 more steps, so please refer to the Readme in the tests folder.


"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me (JESUS)" Jn 14:1-12

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