ColdBox[3.5] cfproperty

I used to declare <cfproperty in the begining of each cfc component as soon as I upgrade to 3.5 I no longer have to do that and the code is still works as long as I use getModel(“beanName”)

Is that how the coldbox 3.5 intend to work?

No the getModel is the manual way of loading something and having the framework run all the injections etc needed.

It comes down to personal preference as to what you want to do.