Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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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...

May 14, 2010

ColdFusion as a Service - method cheat sheet

I'm a massive fan of the ColdFusion as a Service feature added in to ColdFusion 9.

As my natural development path progressed from pure CF into adopting Flex technologies and practices, the integration between the two core languages and development platforms (CFML & Flex) became more important.

I've blogged about Read Article

May 13, 2010

We <3 SOTR

Scotch on the Rocks is now less than 11 days away.

If you haven't confirmed your place or purchased your ticket for the event yet, don't hesitate and secure one now from the official SOTR site:

We <3 our sessions

Covering two days, with two...

May 11, 2010

ColdFusion Security Hot Fix

A new ColdFusion Hotfix has been released, which applies to ColdFusion 8 and higher on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX systems.

The update itself resolves a vulnerability in a ColdFusion method that could lead to cross-site scripting in ColdFusion applications utilizing this method.

Get more details about this important update here: Read Article

May 10, 2010

Web Designer jQuery UI Tutorial

With the recent release of jQuery UI's updated version (1.8), the enhanced and extended widgets provided with the UI library offer developers and designers alike a superb framework and pre-defined interactive elements for use in wire-framing or production environments.

In the four-page tutorial featured in the May(170)...

Apr 12, 2010

ColdFusion Builder Custom Dictionaries

Dictionaries.. wonderful things. Languages evolve over time, and the extensive range of words and vocabulary inevitably adapts to 'roll with the changes'. Without dictionaries assisting us, we run the risk of becoming reticent with our choice of vocabulary and to an extent our progress with our chosen language.

This can be...

Apr 1, 2010

ColdFusion Builder Snippets

ColdFusion is a Rapid Application Development language, meaning that it allows developers to write powerful applications of any scale or magnitude with relative ease, and provides us the ability to code quickly and easily using relatively simple tag and script syntax to produce and perform some incredibly powerful tasks.

The speed...

Apr 1, 2010

ColdFusion 9 & Builder Bundle

Sale of the century!! Well, April and May anyway..

Fuzzy Orange Ltd are offering a free copy of ColdFusion Builder bundled with every ColdFusion 9 Enterprise license purchased between 1st April and 31st May 2010.

What does this mean?

It means, dear reader, that you get a kick ass development language AND the...