Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Aug 17, 2011

Github Post-Receive Custom ColdFusion Hook

I love writing open source ColdFusion apps.. it helps to grow the community, possibly fill some gaps or requirements, and allows me to keep learning and experimenting with code and processes.

All of my open-source releases are pushed to riaforge.org (which should be EVERY...

Aug 1, 2011

How I got started in ColdFusion

This is in response to Steve Bryant's original post and idea.

It always puzzled me how my fellow school leavers and peers knew what they wanted to be when they "grew up". With a world of possibilities out...

Aug 1, 2011

Adobe Edge Public Preview Available Now

Today is an exciting day for anyone wishing to take the leap into HTML5 animations and CSS3 transitions as Adobe have released their interactive tool Edge, now available for public preview via Adobe labs.

Build interactive layouts and animated transitions with ease using the new tool. Free to download and experiment...

Jul 29, 2011

.net Magazine awards 2011

This year sees the return of the .net awards organised by the fantastic .net Magazine.

Now in its 13th year, the awards are now open for public voting. Good news for Adobe, the superb Dreamweaver CS5.5 release has been nominated for Innovation of the Year.

I...

Jul 21, 2011

"How I got started in ColdFusion" day

An important date for everyone's diary - August 1st 2011 - "How I got started in ColdFusion" day.

Steve Bryant has suggested what I think is a fantastic idea, and that is for everyone to write a blog post (or submit as a comment on...

Jul 21, 2011

Farewell 80sFriday

After over two years of weekly collaboration, fun and musical inspiration, this Friday (22nd July) will be the last ever official 80sFriday show on monkehRadio, and indeed the final day of broadcast for monkehRadio.

Where it all began

What started out as two guys sharing a playlist every Friday afternoon quickly turned...

Jul 21, 2011

ColdFusion Meetup 200th Episode

Today sees a momentous milestone in the ColdFusion user group community. The online ColdFusion meetup user group hosted by Charlie Arehart hits its 200th episode and is celebrating with a special event at 12pm US ET today (21st July 2011).

Charlie puts a lot...

Jul 8, 2011

RIAForge project link Wordpress shortcode plugin

I've created a very simple Wordpress plugin that makes use of the awesome shortcode API to generate content within the editor.

In this case, I wanted something to automatically generate a link to a specific project page on RIAForge. When I release open source projects on the site, I always link...

Jul 8, 2011

ColdFusion Unconference on Lanyrd.com

This year at Adobe MAX sees the return of the very popular ColdFusion Unconference sessions.

Spread over the three days (3rd - 5th October 2011) the unconference sessions are open to all attendees with a MAX pass, including those with "Exhibits Only" access.

There is an official entry for the unconference on...

Jul 7, 2011

Generating HTML output through a ColdFusion Component

I've been wrestling with a legacy application that I've inherited over the last month or so, and the more I look into it the more things I find that make me cringe.

The most frustrating of all is the fact that numerous CFCs are being used across the site to generate...