ColdFusion on Wheels 1.0 a production ready version hits the web today. To be frank I haven't tried it before and just want to understand its specific features over the other frameworks available for ColdFusion. So I have downloaded and installed it in my system. It's really simple to install CFWheels without worrying about setting any configuration variables that's one of its features as well. So without delay here is the simple 3 steps installation of CFWheels 1.0 framework in Windows with IIS.
- Download CFWheels 1.0 from here or check out it from SVN Trunk here.
- Unzip and copy the contents of "cfwheels.1.0-final" directory from the downloaded CFWheels 1.0 framework and put that into any folder in your systems. I have placed the contents at "D:\Websites\Development\myCFWheelsApp"
- Create a new Virtual Directory or Web Site in the IIS and map the above folder path to it. I have named this virtual directory as "mycfwheelsapp".
That's it we have completed the installation of CFWheels Framework and we are ready to create our first CFWheels powered site. Here is the screenshot of the CFWheels site.
That's it we have completed the installation of CFWheels Framework and we are ready to create our first CFWheels powered site. Here is the screenshot of the CFWheels site. In the above screenshot you can some useful information like CFWheels running version, CFML Engine and the current Active Environment. By default the Active Environment will be Design, we can change that in environment.cfm file under config folder. We will discuss about that in the further blog post. Also we can reload the CFWheels Application scope by clicking Reload link.