Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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...

Jul 5, 2011

I'm speaking at the ColdFusion Unconference @ Adobe MAX 2011

I'm delighted to announce that I'll be speaking this year at the ColdFusion Unconference at Adobe MAX.

This is my second year in a row both at MAX and speaking at the unconference, and I'm really looking forward to it!

Ray (Camden, who else) recently Read Article

Jun 24, 2011

Adobe Edge for standards-based web animation

A heads up for anyone who has not seen or heard of Adobe Edge yet.

This awesome tool allows you to create smooth transitions for your HTML5/CSS layouts using JSON to control easing and animation.

Check out the preview video for an idea of what...

Jun 23, 2011

Twitter Application Permission Model Changes

A note for all Twitter application developers, including everyone using monkehTweet...

Twitter have made changes to the application permission model which has an impact on what services your application can manage on behalf of the user, with a particular focus of accessing their Direct Messages.

When...

Jun 21, 2011

I'm speaking at Adobe MAX 2011

Now that the session is officially listed on the MAX scheduler, I can now proudly announce that I will be speaking at Adobe MAX 2011 in October.

The session itself is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) lab session titled " Read Article

Jun 13, 2011

Shareaholic API ColdFusion Wrapper

Crawling through my code library and various directories in ColdFusion Builder earlier today, I stumbled across a project that I had started in January 2011 but had never released (although it was complete).

A few minor tweaks and changes to tidy up some code and prep it for release, please find...

Jun 10, 2011

Cannot load 32-bit SWT libraries on 64-bit JVM

I've been doing a little application maintenance today and restoring my standalone version of ColdFusion Builder 2, making sure it has all of the Eclipse plugins and extras that I use on a daily basis.

I fell foul of a common issue that although I've dealt with before, still took a...

Jun 6, 2011

Adobe MAX 2011 is coming!

Adobe MAX is back!

Opening it's doors once again in Los Angeles between 1st - 5th October 2011, this is going to be a fantastic conference!

The sessions, labs and schedules are still in the process of being finalised and populated, but the schedule is up and registration is now open.

There are...