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Fusebox 4

Fusebox 4 is widely used within the Fusebox Community. Recently superseded by Fusebox 5, the articles in this section are still applicable to the current build.

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Beginning Articles

Introduction to the Fusebox Framework

Published: 2003 - Kay Smoljak

If you are evaluating or learning Fusebox 4, have a Fusebox 3 or older style Fusebox application to maintain, or are just curious about Fusebox, this article is for you. This article explains what Fusebox is, and explains some of the concepts and terminology you can use to talk about it.

Tap the power of the popular Fusebox 4

Published: November 12, 2003 - Brian Kotek

Fusebox first appeared on the scene in 1998 as little more than some bits of code and some good coding practices for ColdFusion developers. It has since arguably become the most popular framework for building ColdFusion applications. Why? Because it's free, it's easy to learn and use, and it works very well. This article will review some of the great new features of the latest version, Fusebox 4.


Published by Sean Corfield -

Fusebox is an application framework that is very popular in the ColdFusion community and many of its adherents are very zealous about it. Fusebox provides a small set of 'core' files and a large amount of structure which is very helpful for a lot of developers: it emphasizes and strongly encourages separation of presentation from logic and uses a readily understandable idiom for modeling websites, namely circuits, fuses and switches.

Layouts with Content Variables for PHP

Phillip Harrington

Content Variables are a way to capture the results of a DO statement and (as of Fusebox 4.1) an INCLUDE statement into a variable, instead of having those results output to the screen.

Setting Up the Fusebox 4 for PHP Core Files Part 2

Phillip Harrington

Welcome back! In our first tutorial we started setting up a working installation of the Fusebox for PHP core files. If you are new to Fusebox for PHP and you have not gone through the Part 1 of this tutorial, I recommend giving it a once over before continuing.

Setting Up the Fusebox 4 for PHP Core Files Part 1

Phillip Harrington

Fusebox 4 for PHP is unofficially available as a beta release on Sourceforge. If you're new to Fusebox 4 or new to Fusebox completely, it might be a little confusing at first. In this tutorial, and in Part 2, I will describe how to set up a basic working Fusebox core file installation. At the end of this two part tutorial you should have a decent "base" Fusebox installation, ready for copying into a new project folder so you can begin architecting new applications.

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Advanced Articles

Ray Camden

Ray blogs about his experience with Fusebox

CFCs in Fusebox

Published: April 25, 2006 - Craig

Ok, so it's been a while since the last fusebox tutorial and I figured enough time has passed since you began working with fusebox and you should be feeling fairly confident by now with it. I let some time lapse for several reasons, first and foremost I've been busy, second cfc's in fusebox are rather complex thing to get into. It takes some understanding of how fusebox works before you can dive into cfcs.

Petmarket a la Fusebox

Published: January 31, 2006 - Jeff Peters

Simon says, "Build the Pet Market app in Fusebox." Simon says, "Write an article about it."

Comparing and contrasting Mach-II and Fusebox 4.1 frameworks for ColdFusion MX

Published: February 2, 2005 - Brian Kotek

The ColdFusion MX development community is maturing. Most CF developers have moved past spaghetti code and the mixing of business logic with presentation code. But it can be difficult and wasteful to "re-invent the wheel" for every application you write.

Fusebox 3 vs. Fusebox 4

Published: January 8, 2005 -

Similarities and Differences from a Developer's Point of View

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