Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Jun 29, 2010

MultiMap API ColdFusion Wrapper

At the end of last week, I released a new ColdFusion CFC wrapper to interact with the Multimap API.

I updated the version to 1.1 this morning to include a new method to obtain static map images.

Multimap... seemingly considered obsolete by some since Google steam-rollered into the geocoding mapping arean, making...

Jun 29, 2010

get your Tuesday on!

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Jun 22, 2010

Speaking at MAX 2010

I am incredibly delighted to announce that I'll be attending the annual Adobe MAX conference this year in Los Angeles.

Together with my 'partner in developmental crime' Andy Allan, we will be presenting a lab session: "Search Made Easy: Full-Text Document Search with ColdFusion".

In this...

Jun 22, 2010

Geek + Music = Codebass

Yesterday saw the launch of a brand new online project; a unique blog / portal combining music and Rich Internet Application technology. is the brainchild of Vicky Ryder, the talent behind and Read Article

Jun 11, 2010

ColdFusion Is Awesome

ColdFusion IS awesome.

ColdFusion is awesome!

It's monkehTime again, and another chance to win a super-sweet "ColdFusion Lives" t shirt.

To be in for a chance to win, simply add a comment to this post to tell me why ColdFusion Rocks.. what does it mean to...

Jun 11, 2010

ColdFusion Component Hint Checker Extension

Hints... they are an important part of life.

Consider dropping a hint for a long-sought after birthday gift. Hinting to someone that you like them, or hints for the latest console game to help you achieve maximum death rampage on "Killer Chocolate Bunnies from Mars".

Bottom line, hints are helpful.


Never more...

Jun 4, 2010

monkehTime Friday competition #1

It's Friiii-daaaaaay!

The weekend starts here, and I wanted to have some fun today.

I have an official CFDude t-shirt up for grabs for the 'winner' of this quick end-of-week contest.

All I want you to do is 'entertain me'. Let me see how you're spending your Friday.

Stuck at work? Weather bad? Working...

Jun 2, 2010

I'm a Reachie Receiver!

Wow! Just. Wow!

I was incredibly surprised and happy to receive an award at the first annual Reach awards at Scotch on the Rocks 2010.

I was the winner of the 'Best ColdFusion Blog' category, and am now the proud owner of a wicked iPod Nano.


Thank you to everyone...

Jun 1, 2010

Scotch on the Rocks 2010 (an insider's review)

With Scotch on the Rocks 2010 now complete, and a myriad of positive reviews and comments throughout the blogosphere and social media, it is now safe for me to come up for air, although not for too long.

Into the fray

Despite being on hand towards the end of last year's Scotch...

May 16, 2010

Extending the ColdFusion Service Layer

I received an excellent question in the comments of another post from Rajeev, who asked:

"I am trying to extract text from a pdf document using ColdFusion. But I need to invoke this as a web service from my PHP code.

I am able to use 'cfpdf' tag with 'extracttext' but as...