Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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May 5, 2011

I'm speaking at Future of Web Design 2011

I'm really excited and honoured to say that I will be speaking at the Future of Web Design 2011 conference in London on Tuesday 17th May.

Organised by Carsonified, the FOWD events are a fantastic way to meet new people, find...

Apr 19, 2011

Managing multiple Twitter users authentication with monkehTweet

One of the questions I get asked frequently in regards to the monkehTweet ColdFusion Twitter wrapper is the ability to manage multiple users and their access to Twitter.

In this post, I've written a sample application to emulate a user-based system. Once a user has logged in, the application can access...

Apr 13, 2011

Web Designer Magazine - Multiple Design Views with Dreamweaver CS5 HTML5 Pack

With a myriad of platforms, mobile devices and screen sizes / resolutions to cater for, the modern web designer's job is rapidly becoming more complex dealing with visual layouts to compliment the range of viewing devices now available.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 update 11.0.3 included an additional tool (the HTML5 pack) to...

Apr 12, 2011

Presentation on Thursday - OAuth: demystified (hopefully)

I am giving my presentation "OAuth: demystified (hopefully)" through the online ColdFusion Meetup user group this Thursday, April 14th at 12 EST.

This presentation is a mild reworking of the same presentation I gave at Scotch on the Rocks 2011. There...

Apr 11, 2011

monkehTweets v1.2.5 released

monkehTweets has been updated with the release to v1.2.5 this morning, which includes the following fixes and amendments:

  • additional methods added
    • getRetweets()
    • retweetedBy()
    • retweetedByIDs()
    • geoSearch()
    • geoSimilarPlaces()
    • addMemberToList()
    • deleteListMember()
  • resolved minor authentication issues with getUserTimeline() and friendshipExists() methods
  • revised spelling mistake in geoReverseGeocode() method name

Download the updated version from


Apr 11, 2011

Do you personalise your laptop?

I've pushed the boat out and (shock horror) finally started adding some stickers to my MBP; the first one to go on was the awesome "I love CF" sticker that was handed out at SOTR2011.

So, do you / have you personalised your laptop / equipment to show a little of...

Apr 11, 2011

ColdFusion Builder 2

For any who aren't yet aware, ColdFusion Builder (a damn good kick ass IDE) has been given an upgrade and packed full of more time-saving features and functions, now in the form of ColdFusion Builder 2!

There are a whole host of features added into this...

Mar 28, 2011

.net Magazine - ColdFusion Object Relational Mapping

In this month's issue (May 2011 - issue 214), net magazine have opened up a brand new 16-page feature to focus more of server-side tutorials and articles, and I'm very happy to say it features my three-page tutorial, an introduction to Object Relational Mapping (ORM)...

Mar 23, 2011

Pingdom API ColdFusion Wrapper

For any who don't know, Pingdom is a service that offers web site monitoring and notification.. a pretty sweet little application, and fairly powerful from what I've seen of it so far.

It turns out that yesterday they announced the release of their API in public beta....

Mar 10, 2011

Web Designer Magazine - Build an Android Application Using Adobe Flash Builder (part two)

Following on from last month's tutorial where I introduced developing an Android application using Adobe AIR, Flash Builder and ColdFusion, the March issue (181) of Web Designer magazine continues the project...