Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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...

Mar 8, 2011

Scotch on the Rocks 2011 (an insider's review)

Last week saw the momentous return of Scotch on the Rocks, Europe's longest running ColdFusion conference.

This year was a special occasion in the life of the event as it was finally returning back to it's spiritual home in Edinburgh, Scotland, having...

Mar 8, 2011

ColdFusion projects on github

I'm relatively new to the world of git.

I primarily use SVN as my method of version control. In fact, it wasn't until I sat in on Sim Bateman's presentation at the ColdFusion un-conference at MAX 2010 until I finally started to look into it. It's a nice system, incredibly powerful...

Mar 3, 2011

ColdFusion Builder 2 Public Beta

Sweet!

For those who don't know, ColdFusion Builder 2 (aka Storm) has been released and is now available on public beta from the Adobe Labs site.

If you haven't already got a copy of ColdFusion Builder, make sure you

Feb 7, 2011

Web Designer Magazine - Build an Android Application Using Adobe Flash Builder

Mobile application development and the creation of apps for multi-screen formats is certainly an area of web development which is proving to be almost a necessity to learn. Clients will want not only an amazing web site, but also now (thanks to the constant release of ever-evolving smartphones and tablet...

Feb 6, 2011

Introducing My Son

I am thrilled, overjoyed and immensely proud to announce the arrival of my son, Edward Wiremu Wood Gifford, born on 2nd February.

He kept us waiting for almost 42 weeks, but since his arrival the gorgeous healthy boy has made the world a much brighter...

Jan 28, 2011

Adobe Community Professional 2011

I awoke this fine morning to a fantastic email in the inbox, informing me that my status as an Adobe Community Professional for ColdFusion had been renewed for 2011!

This is my second year as a member of this amazing programme, and...

Jan 17, 2011

The processing instruction target matching "[xX][mM][lL]" is not allowed

Whilst working on the Scotch on the Rocks 2011 site, I also created a mini-api to power the application and to allow remote access for external applications.

During testing of the XML output, I received a strange error message that I had not previously encountered:

The processing instruction target matching "[xX][mM][lL]" is...