At CFcamp 2012, me and Mark Drew did a presentation about Railo extensions, and the Railo Extension Builder. Right there, we released the first public version of Railo Extension Builder.
In case you weren't there, this blog post is a short recap of the presentation. The original slides can be found on slideshare.
Railo extensions are software installers, which can be found in, and installed with the Railo Administrator.
They are the easiest and fastest way to install CFML software for Railo users.
The only thing you have to do, is choosing an extension, click the install button, optionally some install steps, and you're done!
For all software publishers, both commercial and opensource, and both companies and individual programmers, Railo extensions can give your software a lot of extra attention, and makes it installable within seconds. This will dramatically lower the barrier for anyone who ever thought of checking out your software.
When you publish your extension to the Railo extension store, it will be shown in every Railo administrator around the world. Also, it will be shown and downloadable (for free extensions) from www.getrailo.org/store.
Untill now, creating a Railo extension wasn't that easy. There is documentation available online, but you still needed to manually create the extension, which could take quite a while. That is where the Railo Extension Builder comes into play!
The Extension Builder is a free and opensource web application, invented by Mark Drew, and created by Mark Drew and Paul Klinkenberg. It takes away all the complexity of creating an extension, and it allows you to publish your extension to the Extension Store with one single click.
Some features and facts about the Railo extension Builder:
- It is installable as an extension
- Built on FW/1 and Bootstrap
- Installs jars, admin plugins, applications, Built-in Functions, and Built-in Tags
- Can download your code from anywhere during install, for example from github. This makes sure that a user always installs the latest version of your software.
- Contains an ExtensionProvider cfc, which you can use for local testing, but also for your production environment.
Publishing and hosting your extension at the Extension Store is off course 100% free. For paid extensions, you'll need to contact us first.
You can download the Railo Extension Builder from github, or simply install the extension from within your Railo administrator.
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