No, this is the not the same model-glue that I used to eat in grade school, this is the framework for ColdFusion!
After watching Joe Rinehart's video tutorial that he did in preparation for Adobe Developer Week, I decided that it was really time to take a look at a framework to assist with my development projects.
To get started with this framework visit the website and grab the files.
Next - take a look at the QuickStart Guide - this is a sure way to get you up and running with Model-Glue in no time.
This is where I started.
I copied the application template directory and pasted it into my web root. Renamed the folder to my application name and made the changes as in the QuickStart Guide. I should make mention that I had to add these lines into the ModelGlue.xml file as they weren't there in the files that I had downloaded.
Are they really needed? Not sure, I've only been messing with this for a little over 10 minutes. I'll get back to you on that.
So - after making those changes and the change to the Application.cfm in the root of new application folder, I figured I was ready to go.
Launch browser... point to new application directory... BAM - Error.
For some reason it couldn't find the /ModelGlue/ModelGlue.cfm template.
Weird. Tried changing some things around and still couldn't get it to work.
Thought about it a bit more and thought I'd double check my mappings in my CF Administrator just to make sure that there wasn't some hokey mapping causing all my frustration. Well - there was!
I had a mapping for "/" set to my CFMX root instead of CFMX7 root.
Once I deleted that mapping, it worked like a charm!
Now it's time to turn one of my older applications into a lean, mean, Model-Glue fighting machine! I'll post about my experiences along the way.